Size deceives, and GDP too. Luxembourg (country) has just 2600 km2 and the highest GDP per capita in the world. Luxembourg (city) however, is not only a European financial and political center, it is much more than that and in a weekend getaway you will find romantic corners, charming restaurants and cafes and a history and architecture that will surprise you as much as me.
Luxembourg is Europe capital, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, for its political importance in the affairs of the European Union, so it is not surprising to go to the side of works where administrative buildings for the institutions of the continent are built.
But it is not strange, and it is also sought, walk 17th century walls, stroll through a neighborhood of the fourteenth century or contemplate a huge and centenary stone bridge.
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- Luxembourg: History brushstrokes
- Grund: the medieval district of Luxembourg
- Corniche: the largest balcony in Europe
- Bock: passage of military tunnels in the rock
- Squares, buildings and parks in Luxembourg
Luxembourg: History brushstrokes
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was born in the shadow of a castle, today in ruins, in the 10th century. Its strategic situation He made the small country palatable to the European powers and was contested by France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Spain also had control of Luxembourg for several periods of time that totaled two centuries, from the middle of the 16th century to the beginning of the 18th century. As with the Netherlands, to which it was in some way associated, it ended up losing its power and influence in the area.