. Presently is has one of Europe's healthiest economies and a general high standard of living. It's total population is 466,000 although it feels like twice that amount, mainly due to tourism I think. The capital is also called Luxembourg and must be one of Europe's best kept secret, it is vibrant,dynamic and very very beautiful. The new part is like any other city but the old city is a delight to meander through.
We caught the usual public transport to the city, bus stop just outside the park here and the ride only took us 15 minutes. We did get off at the wrong spot though, we were told where to get off but did not know exactly where that was ( no signs anywhere much ), so when we arrived at the railway station we felt that this would be a pretty safe place to get of the bus
. sorry but we were 2 stops too early, walked to the centre of the city , found the tourist office after searching for half an hour or so. All good once we visited that, received some good maps with very good indications where to walk. They showed us how to do the city walk, which we did. This only took about 2 hours and was absolutely beautiful. So much history to look at. The wall build around the old city is massive and makes you wonder how this place was invaded so many times. Had a tea break half way through our walk, good to sit down for a while as well. Our walk finished through the park which lies at the bottom of the wall. Suddenly we were over run by joggers, they came out from everywhere. Seems that during their lunch break most of the office workers don their suits and put on their jogging gear and run for half an hour or so. Mostly men I might add , dressed in their lycra, not always a pretty sight.I hope they have shower facilities at their work as it would be a smelly afternoon in the office otherwise. A big uphill climb back to the main part of town , then the walk back to catch a bus home. We decided not to walk all the way to the railway station and found our bus number along the main drag. Lucky us because by now we did not want to walk much further.
We can recommend a visit to this city as it is a delight to visit and discover it's history
A lovely day in a lovely country, you should have been here.
Introducing the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2586 sq km in area, 57km wide and 82km long. It is made of fairytale stuff and goes back in times of Counts,Dynasties,Wars and Victories.