Introducing Luxembourg City
For a country less than 1000 square miles, Luxembourg packs a punch. A tranche of land between Belgium, Germany, and France, Luxembourg’s trilingual (Luxemburgish, French, and German) citizens exemplify the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity. The diminutive capital city brims with glorious palaces, first rate museums, vibrant conservatories, and prestigious galleries.
The city’s modern downtown area, or Kirchberg, is dominated by financial corporations and European Union institutions that have made the city (which barely makes it on to most maps) their home: European Court of Justice; General Secretariat of the European Parliament; European Court of Auditors.
Luxembourg City’s Old Town is a medieval cornucopia of pointy steeples that lead to pristine squares. Huddled within a neat set piece of 17th-century townhouses, the city’s absorbing History Museum unveils the country’s turbulent past. The pedestrian promenade, Le Chemin de la Corniche, traces the line of the city’s 17th-century ramparts and is often referred to as Europe’s most beautiful balcony, and for good reason. The area that surrounds the city is simply ravishing. To the north of the city, the fairytale lands of Müllerthal—spliced by crevices, creeks, and ravines draped with luxuriant vegetation—are best explored from pretty, perky Echternach. The mythical lands of the Ardennes are dotted with turreted castles, crumbling villages, and red-roofed farm houses.
Airports within a 40-mile radius of Luxembourg City:
- Luxembourg Airport (LUX)
- Bitburg Airport (BBJ)
- Rouvres Airport (LFQE)
- Trier Fohren Airport (ZQF)
Popular aircraft charters* in Luxembourg include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.