OLD CITY OF LUXEMBOURG

May 31, 2015

Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer

The first things that springs to mind for many people when they think of Luxembourg are EU offices, banks for the wealthy and tax havens - however there's so much more to the country than just that that.  Nestled between Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is stooped with historic intrigue and gorgeous architecture from a diverse range of influences.  The capital, Luxembourg City, is small, quaint and picturesque; particularly around its old quarters and fortifications which have UNESCO World Heritage status.   There are stunning views across the old parts of the city from 'Chemin de la Corniche' the walkway across its historic fortress.

Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Casemates. 

The casemates are one of the city's most famous attractions; the remarkable set of underground galleries date back to the 18th century can be explored from within.  

Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Fortifications of the Wenzelsmauer (Wenceslas Wall).
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Joined by fellow travel writers, Yayan and Lloyd. 

I had the pleasure of exploring Luxembourg with awesome travel guys Yayan and Lloyd from Hand Luggage Only.  You couldn't ask for better travel company than this jet-setting, fashion-forward duo; I had so much fun with them.

Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer
Joined by Sandy Rischette from the Luxembourg Tourism Board.
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer

Just like the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, 'love locks' have begun to accumulate on the fencing at Chemin de la Corniche.
Luxembourg City - The Wayfarer

It's not hard to see why this historic promenade is said to be the most beautiful balcony in Europe; the views of the Old City are unforgettable, particularly if you are an architecture lover.  I've read a lot of articles on Europe's most beautiful cities and more often than not Luxembourg doesn't make the list for some reason and because of this I feel it's somewhat underrated.  The view of Luxembourg's Old City is very special, one that everyone should see for themselves at least once.

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