As the seat of the European Court of Justice and several other EU institutions, Luxembourg City plays an important role in global diplomacy. But it’s not all work and no play here in Luxembourg’s capital city; there’s also an impressive array of notable museums, scenic parks and hidden nooks to discover.
With its multi-level feel featuring plateaus and valleys, Luxembourg City is sometimes referred to as the “Gibraltar of the North.” The city itself is divided into 24 districts including the medieval Ville Haute (High City) and the picturesque Ville Basse (Low City) situated within the main gorge.
A particular highlight in Luxembourg City are the Bock Casemates, a sprawling complex of underground tunnels that was first built into the Alzette gorge in the 1600s. These passages beneath Montee de Clausen have had several uses over the years, including as a shelter for locals during World War I and World War II.
Another favourite spot is MUDAM (Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean), a wonderful museum designed by I.M. Pei, who also created the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.