Just because a destination is small doesn't mean it should be forgotten. The 1000 square mile Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, located between Belgium, Germany and France, is just such a place. Europcar still has six locations in the country, allowing the 900,000 annual visitors to enjoy the benefits of first class car hire. Europcar's fleet of safe and reliable vehicles - capable of meeting all budgets and requirements - useful services like express pick-up, easy online booking, and options like child seats, navigation and additional driver cover, are still all available to ensure that any driving vacation beginning in Luxembourg will be handled with the professionalism that's to be expected.
As the world's only remaining Grand Duchy, a constitutional monarchy ruled by a Grand Duke, Luxembourg is far more than just a city. The rocky hills of the Ardennes extend into the land, and there are more than 130 châteaux and castles to be discovered. The landscape is awe-inspiring, ranging from mountainous, to the altogether gentler slopes of the river Moselle in the south-east, that softly floats by, flanked with vineyards. Luxembourg city enjoys a spectacular setting, straddling the green valleys of two rivers, the Alzette and Pétrusse. Visit the Old Town on the upper plateau and enjoy the sturdy ruins of its fortifications. Descend by elevator or steps to the valley floor. There is the kind of shopping you'd expect from a major European city, a lively club and bar scene, plus are many good restaurants. Luxembourg cuisine is known to partner the sophistication and quality of the French with the portion sizes of Germany and Belgium.
The City of Luxembourg – A major visitors destination for both business and pleasure, historic Luxembourg City is the seat of many major European government buildings and financial institutions, including the European Court of Justice and the secretariat of the European Parliament, the majority of which are found on the Kirchberg Plateau, along with the impressive Museum of Modern Art and the Philharmonie concert hall. The old town houses the ancient fortifications and defenses, including the Bock fort and the underground Casemates, and historic landmarks like the Grand Ducal Palace, the 18th century Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and the beautiful Adolphe Bridge spanning the valley, are all within walking distance. The Grund, in the valley itself, once considered a poor part of the city, has become popular of late for its lively nightlife, narrow medieval streets and many old-time restaurants.
Vianden – A small town near the German border that sits in a wonderful setting on the River Our, beneath the painstakingly restored 11th and 14th century Vianden Castle that stands high above the river. The town is also known for its old-world feel, and a chair lift that reaches a restaurant in the mountains, high above the castle. Near to the River Our bridge is a former residence of Victor Hugo, converted into a museum dedicated to him and exhibiting his original letters and drawings.
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