This characterful capital may only cover a small area of the hilly landscape, but it’s a big enough city to be full of surprises.
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With world-class museums sitting alongside fine dining destinations and scenic viewpoints.
Food and drink
You’ll never go hungry in Luxembourg. Large portions and hearty local ingredients ensure that you won’t be left wanting after a meal out.
Freshwater fish is a common sight on local menus, brought straight from Luxembourg’s numerous rivers and prepared freshly every day. If that’s not to your taste, try judd mat gaardebounen, the national dish. It’s a filling meal of smoked pork collar with broad beans – a riff on the classic peas-and-ham combo more familiar to Brits.
While the Grand Duchy is a place that holds on tightly to tradition, its trendy and modern capital has embraced 21st-century dining in a big way. Smart, high-end restaurants have emerged to serve the international politicians, financiers and lawyers that make their way to the city for work. Michelin stars abound and you’ll often find French cuisine on the menus.
The Moselle Valley lies outside the city centre, with fertile soil that's ideal for growing grapes. Take a trip outside the capital to explore the wineries that line the edges of the river. Visit one of the vineyards to sample the local vintages and make sure you try a sparkling Crémant.