Table of Contents of "The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg" Tourist Guide


CONTENTS
Welcome to Luxembourg
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GENERAL INFORMATIONS
1.PRACTICAL TIPS AND ADVICE
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Accommodation 7 - Camping 7 - Currency and Exchange Rates 8 - Customs and Visa Regulations 8 - Emergencies 8 - Holidays, Weather 9 - Post 9 - Public Holidays 9 - Shopping 10 - Sport and Leisure 10 Telephone 13 - Traffic 14 Walking and Cycling 15 Gastronomy: In the Country of "Judd mat Gardebounen" 16
2. THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE
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At the Heart of Europe 19 - Varied Landscape 19 - Temperate Atlantic Climate 19 - Population 19 - Eventful History 20 - Luxembourg in the 20th Century 22 - Political System 23 - From Agricultural Land to Banking and Media Centre 24 - Lhtzebuergesch, the Luxembourg Language 25 - Colourful Cultural Palette 26
LUXEMBOURG CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
3. THE CAPITAL CITY, LUXEMBOURG
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The Changing History of the City 29 - The Historic Heart of the City 32 - The Charming City Centre 40 - The Lower City 45 - The Kirchberg Plateau 47 - The Railway Station District 50 - Luxembourg and its Surrounding Area 51
Luxembourg, the European City: Open to the World 49
Kermess Festival "Schueberfouer": Spectacle of the Senses 53
4. MERSCH AND THE MAMER, EISCH AND ATTERT VALLEYS
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Mersch 56 - The Mamer Valley 57 - The Eisch Valley 58 - The Attert Valley 61 - Between Eisch and Attert 64 - The Alzette Valley from Mersch to Ettelbruck 65
THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY
5. ETTELBRUCK AND ITS SURROUNDING AREA
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Ettelbruck 66 - The Surrounding Area 67
6. DIEKIRCH AND ITS SURROUNDING AREA
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Diekirch 69
The Ardennes Offensive in World War II (The Battle of the Bulge: Memorials and Museums are a Reminder of Bad Times 71
7. THE UPPER SURE FROM ERPELDANGE TO ESCH-SUR-SURE
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Bourscheid Castle 74
8. ESCH-SUR-SURE AND THE UPPER SURE LAKE
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Esch-sur-Sure 77 - The Lake as a Holiday Resort 78 - The Northern Shore of the Lake 79 - The Upper Sure to Martelange and its Surrounding Area 80 - The Southern Shore of the Lake and its Surrounding Area 81
The Upper Sūre Nature Reserve: Environmentally Conscious Tourism 83
9. WILTZ AND ITS SURROUNDING AREA
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Wiltz 85 - The Surrounding Area of Wiltz 88 - The Wiltz Valley to Kautenbach 89 - The Clert Valley and its Surrounding Area 90
10. CLERVAUX AND ITS SURROUNDING AREA
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Clervaux 93 - The Surrounding Area of Clervaux 95
"Family of Man" in Clervaux Castle: A Photographic Heritage 98
11. TROISVIERGES AND THE FAR NORTH OF THE OESLING
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Troisvierges and its Surrounding Area 100
12. VIANDEN AND THE OUR VALLEY
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Vianden 103 - Historic Vianden 105 - The Upper Our Valley 107 - From Vianden to the Blees Valley 110 - From Vianden to the Lower Sore Valley 111
THE EAST OF THE COUNTRY
13. THE LOWER SURE FROM DIEKIRCH To ECHTERNACH
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14. ECHTERNACH AND LITTLE SWITZERLAND
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Echternach 117 - Places of Interest 118 - The Mullertal Valley: Luxembourg's Little Switzerland 123 - Larochette and its Surrounding Area 126
Echternach Spring Procession: The Skipping Pilgrims 130
15.THE LOWER SURE FROM ECHTERNACH To WASSERBILLIG
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16. THE LUXEMBOURG MOSELLE
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From Wasserbillig to Remich 137 - Remich and its Surrounding Area 147 - From Remich to Schengen 148
Gre venmacher Butterfly Garden: The Tropics on the Moselle 145
The Wines and Sparkling Wines of the Luxembourg Moselle: The Romans Treasured this "Noble Drop" 152
17. MONDORF-LES-BAINS AND ITS SURROUNDING AREA
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The Surrounding Area of Mondort-les-Bains 157
Memories of the Golden Age 159
THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY
18. SOUTHERN LUXEMBOURG
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Esch-sur-Alzette 161 - The Surrounding Area of Esch-surAlzette 165
Facades which Tell a Story 164
Brewing: Cheers Gambrin us! 172
APPENDIX
Information Offices 173 - Embassies 174 - Camp Sites 175 - Youth Hostels 179 - Culture: Libraries 179 - Cinemas 180 - Museums 181- Theatres 184 - Footpaths 184
Index of Places and People
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