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Luxembourg that is also called Luxembourg City is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and also the most crowded city in the country. With its excellent location at the intersection point of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, Luxembourg is located in the heart of Western Europe. Luxembourg, which is located about 213 km far from Brussels, is about 372 km far from Paris, France and 209 km far from Cologne. The city was founded by Franks in the Middle Ages, and it is rapidly progressing to become one of the most popular tourist destinations of Western Europe.

Luxembourg City is an enormous combination of ancient and modern, local and global, simplicity and gaudiness, and it is also undoubtedly one of the first cities that is remembered when talking about culture, art, history, nature, adventure or entertainment in Western Europe. Casemates du Bock, which is located just below the historic castle named Montée de Clausen, is an old tunnel built by carving rocks between the years 1737-1746 by the Spanish. This tunnel, which was the shelter for more than 35,000 soldiers during the First World War and World War II, is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The palace named Palais Grand-Ducal, which was built in the 16th century and was used as the residence of the royal family, is a masterpiece of medieval-gothic architecture. The Luxembourg City History Museum is a 17th-century building and sheds light on the history of Luxembourg; some old photographs, postcards, ceramics, topographic modeling, and drafts regarding urban development are exhibited there. The Château de Vianden, one of Luxembourg's most impressive buildings, was built between the 11th and 14th centuries. The main parts of the castle are a magnificent chapel and many large and small palaces built independently from each other. The Notre Dame Cathedral that was built by the Jesuits between 1613 and 1621 attracts many tourists thanks to its modern sculptures, the eye-catching details of the stained glass and two lions designed by Auguste Trémont.

To experience wonderful moments with the exceptional quality of acoustics and the impressive performances of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, it is enough to take the road to the Philharmonic Luxembourg. You can follow the current event schedules of Philharmonic Luxembourg that is known as one of the best concert halls of Europe. The historic bridge named Passerelle Viaduc is a unique building that offers breathtaking panoramic views of Luxembourg. The Passarelle Viaduc, which was built between 1859 and 1861, can be reached by train from the city center.

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