The Middle Ages come to life in Luxembourg as it is the land of castles, rugged nature, lakes and rivers.
A drive of only three or four hours takes you from Calais to Luxembourg, land of castles and fortresses. They are Luxembourgers most proud possession so they like to throw parties to celebrate. All the castles are truly beautiful sites, such as Castle Vianden which towers over the town and makes for a beautiful view of the vast green landscape.
When you think of Luxembourg, you think of dark green forests, rocks and rivers. In the Luxembourg-Ardennes you can mountain bike through rugged forests or paddle through the rapids. In the ‘Mullerthal’ region you can walk endlessly and the trails are beautiful! The wine is grown locally and you can really taste the flavour of the Luxembourg nature.
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Area: 2,586.4 square kilometers
Highest point: Kneiff, 560 m
Language: Luxembourgish, German, French
Our recommendations for Luxembourg:
The Bouneschlupp, bean soup is one of the most popular dishes of the area.
Ingredients for 4 people:
650 g of fresh green beans, 1 bunch of savory, 5 medium potatoes, 2 l vegetable broth, 50 g butter, 2 ½ tablespoons flour, vinegar, pepper and salt
Take the beans and cook them along with two litres of salty vegetable broth for about 45 minutes over medium heat. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. With the butter and flour to prepare a roux (thickener for soups), which is then mixed in the soup. Add the potatoes and cook for another quarter of an hour. Season with vinegar, salt and pepper.