Luxembourg City is one of the wealthiest cities in the whole world, having developed into a banking and also into a administrative centre. Luxembourg is a seat of several institutions of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, and the European Investment Bank.
When Luxembourg’s founder laid the city’s first stone back in the tenth century, he chose his spot carefully. Sigefroid, as he was known, decided to perch his fortress on a daunting rock, and it soon became known as one of Europe’s most impregnable towns. Nowadays the city’s warlike history has given way to a more relaxed, cosmopolitan present, and, as a visitor there, you will be joined by many of Europe’s business and political elite.
We spent a whole day in Luxembourg City and then the night at a 5-star hotel, the Novotel by the Gare District. Walked the entire old town, taking constant photos of the medieval walls and fortresses perching thru the hills surrounding the city.