Belgium and Luxembourg: travel books to read before you go
Few foreigners have taken up the challenge of penning travel tales about Belgium…and only one man has tackled Luxembourg. Still, what’s on offer is well worth reading...
Places in Luxembourg
If you thought that the Grand Duchy's capital was nothing more than banks and EU offices, you'll be delighted at discovering the attractive reality. The Unesco-listed Old Town is one of Europe's most scenic capitals, thanks largely to its unusual setting, draped across the deep gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers.
This scenic area is Luxembourg's best for outdoor activities. Müllerthal’s intriguing corners are cut with narrow, mossy ravines, crystal-clear creeks and strange rock formations. A great network of hiking trails is the best way to reach these hidden areas, largely located in the sighing woodlands west of historic Echternach.
A fine base for hiking and biking and one of Luxembourg's prettiest towns, Echternach boasts a strikingly beautiful central square and a long history as a monastery settlement. It makes a great base for exploring this part of the country and is the sort of place everyone descends on for a lazy afternoon's stroll on a sunny weekend.
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Destination at a glance: Luxembourg
Luxembourg is one of those wonderful little European countries that can easily be undressed from head to toe in a week – many a traveller's dream...