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Luxembourg for the Indian Traveler

September 06, 2018

Luxembourg for The Indian Traveler

Luxembourg or Lucilinburhuc means little fortification. The country was larger in former times, but had bits and pieces nibbled off by the neighbors it shares borders with; namely France, Belgium, and Germany. And Luxembourg does have an army; it consists of 800 soldiers and 100 civil servants according to Wiki. They do believe in the power of both the pen and the sword.

The Schengen visa agreement was agreed upon and signed in a little winemaking town known by the same name in south-eastern Luxembourg.

The capital of Luxembourg is also known as Luxembourg. Per capita, it’s one of the richest countries in the world, mainly due to banking and lax taxation. The city has a medieval and fairytale quality to it and town’s core is a UNESCO protected area full of surprises. Spread out across the deep valleys of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, it full of surprises and hidden nooks and crannies.

Bock Casemates (Luxembourg city) are caves, tunnels, and passages carved by the Spanish between 1737 and 1746 and a favorite with children. Through the ages, they have been used as bakeries, slaughterhouses and during the two World Wars, as a shelter for 35,000 locals.

Chemin de la Corniche (Luxembourg city) is the main promenade that follows the main ramparts of the city and known as ‘Europe’s most beautiful balcony’ for the views it offers across the river.

US Military Cemetery (Luxembourg city) has the remains of 5,000 American soldiers, including Gen. George Patton. The liberation of Luxembourg during the second war was a hard fought battle and the city was devastated.

Mudam (Luxembourg city) is housed in a futuristic, ultra-modern building and exhibits experiential art and installations, fashion design and multimedia.

Château Beaufort (Beaufort) Once a Roman Camp, then a 12th-century fort; it was bombed in the Battle of Ardennes during WWII and is now in ruins. This five-story fort is situated behind the village of Beaufort and still looks impressive.

Château de Vianden (Vianden) was built from the 11th to the 14th century; it then lay neglected until restored in the 20th century. A walkway deep into the interior lets you trace its history from Roman times to the present. It has an impressive Byzantine hall, a chapel built around a well and tapestries woven in Flanders.

If you plan to visit Luxembourg, keep in mind that hotel rates are higher during weekdays and parking is expensive; weekends, the parking is free. Book early and get more discounts and bargains. For all your travel expenses, carry EbixCash World Money’s Multi-Currency Forex card which is safe as well as economical. The card comes with pin/chip security and is backed by 24x7 customer support. 

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