Discover this modern European City.
Unless you have been here or love to study modern European history, chances are you haven’t heard much about Luxembourg. So what the heck is Luxembourg and why would you ever want to go?
(Above: That white building close to the center is my hostel. It is a bit of an uphill trek to the main part of town, but there are some cool bars down in the valley – overall it’s a pretty sweet location.)
Luxembourg is a small (and super underated) European country landlocked by France, Germany, and Belgium. Despite it’s size, the country plays an integral role in European affairs and is, essentially, the birthplace of the European Union.
1. Luxembourg City is unlike any city I’ve ever been to. The lay out of the city is so interesting. The city was fortified centuries ago so there are literally different layers of town and it feels like you’ve gone back in time! (Check out the pictures below)
2. White wine from Luxembourg is some of the best in the world. And speaking of drinks, we found a club right across from Braurei with bottomless champagne, beer, AND shots for about 10 Euro. How can you beat that?
3. The people in Luxembourg are some of the friendliest people in the world. My travel buddies and I were lost looking for a laundromat (side note: there are none in Luxembourg). A random couple could tell that we were lost so they came up to us to ask if we needed help. In the end, we never found a laundromat but that couple sure was nice.
Oh and one last thing…
CAUTION to all H&M lovers: H&M here seems to be about as common as Starbucks is in the states. I encountered two within one block and they were both three stories tall! Make sure your bank accounts are well fed, you’ll probably want to spend some of your dough here!