Luxembourg may well be one of the smallest members of the European community, but don't let its size deceive you. Through its impressive contrasts of cityscapes, picturesque countryside and the independent Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, this country has plenty to provide to its visitors and also has a large variety of holiday rental properties.
Consisting of approximately 480,000 multi-lingual and friendly citizens who speak a combination of French, Luxembourgian and German, Luxembourg has a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy, bordering France to the South, Belgium to the West and the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate to the East. The head of state is the Grand Duke Henri, and Luxembourg has its National Holiday on June 23rd to celebrate the sovereign's birthday. Over hundreds of years, Luxembourg has developed into a small yet prosperous metropolis.
If you're looking to rent a holiday rental property in Luxembourg, its capital is a great place to start. The historic centre of Luxembourg has been awarded with UNESCO World Heritage status. For anyone who has visited the remarkable Grand Ducal Palace, the City Hall, the Chamber of Deputies or the Main Station, this should come as no surprise. During your stay be sure to soak up the view from Le Chemin de la Corniche, a pedestrian promenade also known as 'the most beautiful balcony in Europe'. From here you can take in stunning panoramic views of the city and its castle walls, with a backdrop of the Alzette river and its valleys.
Despite its impressive history, Luxembourg is also a very modern city, with excellent highway connections, an international airport and a connection to the French TGV rail network. From Luxembourg, you can easily catch the train and travel to stunning cities elsewhere in Europe such as Brussels, Strasbourg or Lille, so an apartment here is a great location for a keen traveller. This makes the city a perfect place not only for a holiday but also for business and trade fair and congress centres. The headquarters of one of Europe's biggest media enterprises, RTL, is also situated in the Grand-Duchy.
Your villa in Luxembourg is an ideal location to discover the nation's lansdscape, which is characterised by flowing rivers, lush green rolling valleys and hundreds of beautiful bridges. The highest point of the country is the “Montée de Dommeldange” with its peak at 408 metres above sea level, from where you'll have a beautiful view, and the lowest lying point is “Beggen” at only 203 metres above sea level. With a height of 103 metres, the tallest building is of course the “Cour de justice des Communautés européennes” (Court of Justice of the European Union). The Grand-Duchy is also home to a wide variety of historical ruins and monuments for you to visit – all of which serve as a reminder of Luxembourg's great history.
If you're in search of Luxembourg apartments in a location where nature meets history, you should head to the North of the country. The Ardennes, for example, is a beautiful region filled with forests and valleys, but also medieval ruins and quaint villages. In this area you'll also find the Naturpark Our and the Naturpark Öewersauer, the two largest nature reserves in this country. This makes the North of Luxembourg an ideal destination for anyone looking to go on a cycling or hiking trail during their holiday.
Whilst Luxembourg may not be the first country to spring to mind when you think of wine, it is in fact home to many well known varieties of the drink. The valley of the Moselle is famous for producing white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Auxerrois. If wine isn't your drink of choice however, you'll find that this area also produces liqueurs and schnapps, as well as fresh juices. So if you're looking for a holiday to relax and have a drink or two, a villa in Luxembourg is the perfect destination for you.
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