While Luxembourg is a landlocked country and has no access to the seas, its terrain and scenery are not only gorgeous but varied too. It’s interestingly split into two parts – its northern region is hilly and filled with plateaus and low mountains, and this area is part of the Ardennes, a beautiful stretch of forests and raw soil. Its southern parts are filled with valleys and rivers, and long stretches of fertile soil.
Like with many countries of similar size and stature, Luxembourg’s cuisine is intrinsically connected with its larger, and influential, neighbours. Maybe the roots of the food found in Luxembourg come from the peasantry from ages past, there’s still a touch of refinement that was influenced by France, and an interesting German element when it comes to heartier more meat-based dishes. It’s not uncommon to find elegant pastries served beside bacon and vegetables, all alongside the more modern influence in food caused by Italian cuisine.
Maybe not as internationally renowned as its neighbours, Luxembourg’s culture is nonetheless refined and unbelievably interesting. Its territory was a sort of the centre of the wider region, and in the past, its more powerful neighbours coveted Luxembourg’s position which led to occupation and domination by foreign forces, that in turn caused a fascinating amalgamation between German and French culture and art. Today, all of those influences from the past can be easily witnessed, as Luxembourg is a country that proudly displays its works of arts which are definitely of the highest calibre.
As a country with long and detailed history, as well as a founding member of the European Union, the capital of the country – Luxembourg City – is one of the three capitals of the European Union. The cities of Luxembourg are absolutely breathtaking with numerous peculiar sights to see, like fascinating architecture and beautiful displays of art, cities like Echternach and Ettelbruck are chock full with life, and easily convey the spirit of Luxembourg.