Luxembourg's second most populous town and not to mix up with the region Luxembourg in Belgium forms a gateway to a region which combines rural charm with industrial history in a fascinating mix. Esch-sur-Alzette is a small town which has enjoyed a rich and diverse history, much of which relates to the presence of iron ore in the area. Now a cosmopolitan place with some excellent shopping facilities, it is Luxembourg's second largest town, with a population of just under 30 000 people.
Anyone enjoying Esch-sur-Alzette holidays who is interested in history should make a point of visiting the National Museum of the Resistance in the town. This explores how some of the people of Luxembourg orgnaised resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War Two. Art lovers holidaying in Esch-sur-Alzette apartments will also appreciate Lucien Wercollier's sculpture 'The Political Prisoner', which is located in the entrance hall of the museum.
The town is also well known for its architectural charms, with several famous architects, including Joseph Stübben and Gottfried Böhm, having worked here. Amongst the town's many enchanting monuments is the Berwart Tower, which was built in 1621. The Lankelz miniature railway, open on Sundays and public holidays, is another local curiosity well worth enjoying, and is popular with children. Cinemas and art galleries are also on offer.
For people who want to enjoy what the outdoors can offer, the recreation centre at Glagenberg is well worth a visit. For anyone staying in Esch-sur-Alzette apartments, this park provides walking trails, beautiful gardens and a waterfall, amongst other things. There is also an animal park to keep the children happy, as well as a campsite for anyone keen to get closer to nature during their Esch-sur-Alzette holidays.The landscape of Luxembourg is rustic and wooded, and there are plenty of places to walk, cycle or even ride horses through the forest landscape. For sports fans, the town is in the southern soccer heartland of Luxembourg, and it is possible to take in one of Jeunesse Esch's games while enjoying Esch-sur-Alzette holidays. The town has also hosted stages of the Tour de France cycling race in recent years.
With excellent road and rail links which connect the town to both the rest of Luxembourg and to Germany with its easily reached apartments in Black Forest , no one staying in Esch-sur-Alzette apartments will feel isolated. The town is only 17 kilometres from Luxembourg's capital and 25 kilometres from the airport. The town is a great gateway to one of Europe's most charming countries.
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