Incredible Luxembourg City in Western Europe
Placed right in the middle of Western Europe in close proximity to important cities such as Paris and Brussels is the astonishingly beautiful, safe and economically prosperous Luxembourg City. As the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this incredible city is commonly known as one of the safest in Europe as well as the wealthiest in the world, since it flaunts a GDP of $80,119 per capita. Its outstanding economical success was built on a foundation of banking and administrative institutions, but Luxembourg is also a much appreciated tourist destination due to its sublime architecture and endless attractions.
As one of the most important cities in the European Union, Luxembourg is the seat of several important institutions such as the European Court of Auditors, European Court of Justice and European Investment Bank, but many visitors are equally impressed with the city’s topography and complex layout that comprises several levels. Attractions include a series of fortifications, the Adolphe Bridge, the city hall, the Neumünster Abbey, the Gëlle Fra war memorial and the Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame, but Americans in particular would be highly interested in visiting the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery is the final resting place to a great deal of World War II American soldiers, including famous General George S. Patton who commanded the Seventh United States Army and the Third United States Army.
Luxembourg is also the host of several prestigious sports events such as the BGL Luxembourg Open tennis tournament and the ING Europe Marathon. As far as accommodations are concerned, tourists can have their pick from several cozy, welcoming and sometimes luxurious hotels that are scattered near the city’s most appreciated points of interest. Depending on the depths of their pockets, visitors can choose to stay at budget establishments such as the Hotel Empire or at mid-range hotels such as the Grand Hotel Cravat. Furthermore, those who can afford to spend large sums of money can opt for the luxurious Hotel Albert Premier or Sofitel Luxembourg Europe, both being famous for their irreproachable services.