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11 October 2012 The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg can be reached easily by motorway, express train or plane, and will surprise you by its varied sceneries. Low mountain ranges set amidst nature reserves in the Ardennes, vineyards on the slopes along the Mosel, ‘the Land of the red rocks’ in the south, rock formations, cascades and crags in Mullerthal,(Luxembourg’s little Switzerland) and a cosmopolitan and internationally capital. ‘Outdoor Paradise’ Hiking, Biking (pedelec/e-bikes) and Golfing Rambling along the Mullerthal Trail or across the plateaus of the Ardennes, free of luggage, or hiking with trains or buses along easy to moderately difficult paths means enjoying panoramic views. Enjoy bike rides (ebikes-pedelec) along gently sloping former railway embankments, with rail or bus connections in each case. You can take your bicycle on the train and/or bus without any difficulty. Thanks to elaborate signposting, you can cross the entire country using safe cycling routes. With accommodation in “Bed & Bike” hotels, Youthhostels and campsites, stays can be geared to all cyclists (leisure, mountain bikers). Luxembourg offers you the chance for recreation through healthy activity along 575 km of waymarked and safe cycle paths and 5,000 km of signposted footpaths! The varied landscapes also provide the ideal setting for extensive golf courses, with panoramic views and challenging grounds. A wide selection of attractive golf packages are often combined with a wellness stay. Gourmet Delights- Star Performance Indulge in the many regional products and be pampered with delicious food. Luxembourg has the highest density of Michelin starred restaurants per capital, among them, Lea Linster of Luxembourg, who is the first woman to have won the Bocuse d’Or Prize. Various Luxembourg chefs are pleased to pass on their tips and invite you to a show cooking event. Enjoy a cruise on the Luxembourg Mosel and savour a wide select ion of wines from the region while visiting the wine cellars. Wine festivals, nut markets and culinary markets are high points of the good life in Luxembourg. Wellness, Health and Relaxation A major spa tradition does not rule out the very latest sauna landscapes and thermal baths supplied by mineral water springs at temperatures of 24°. Bad Mondorf, with its rich cultural programme has been a favourite gathering place for relaxation and regeneration since the 19th century. Anti-aging, anti-stress programmes or simple wellness facilities promote health and relaxation. Culturally Exciting Culture plays an important role in Luxembourg. The country’s favourable position between the Latin and Germanic cultural areas has promoted international architecture and brought the biggest names in architecture together in Luxembourg (Gottfried Böhm, Ieoh Ming Pei, Christian de Porzemparc, Arquitectonica and Richard Meier...),which prompted an avant-garde local scene. “Architectour.lu” is a guide that opens up modern architecture in Luxembourg. Amist the many Luxembourg museums, among the contemporary museums ‘MUDAM’, (Museum of Modern Art), ‘Casino – Forum d’Art Contemporain’, a visit to the world premier of an opera at the Grosse Stadttheater or the Philharmonie, is a MUST. Luxembourg has a fascinating cultural history with no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the former fortress and old city of Luxembourg, the photograph exhibition “The Family of Man” by Edward Steichen in Clervaux castle,(closed for restoration 2013), and the Dancing Procession in Echternach. A stroll through the many art galleries and flea markets will delight any ‘Art collector’s’ heart – and not just in the capital! Discover Luxembourg With The LuxembourgCard The LuxembourgCard offers a great option for saving money! The purchase of the pass offers singles, couples and families up to 5 personnes free or reduced admission to 55 different sights and provides free use of all rail and bus connections within the Grand Duchy! Luxembourg Safe Haven And Quality Conscious The Grand Duchy is marked by quality and safety. According to the MERCER study, the capital is the safest city in the world. Luxembourg also ranks high among the smart cities (<500,000 inhabitants), which means high-quality urban living. The proportion of hotels, campsites and leisure attractions that bear the “Service-Qualitéit Lëtzebuerg Q” quality label is surprisingly high compared with other countries. Environmentally aware hotels or campsites proudly display the Eco label backed by the state, while the Eurewelcome label assures guests with limited mobility the best possible comfort. The European Commission has granted the Obersauer nature reserve, the winegrowing village of Schengen, whose name is synonymous with freedom of movement in Europe, and the abbey town of Echternach the “Eden” label for environmentally aware tourism. Source: Luxembourg National Tourist Office
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