Majestically set across the deep gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, Luxembourg City is one of Europe’s most scenic capitals. Its Old Town is a warren of tunnels, nooks and crannies sheltering some outstanding museums, as well as lively drinking and dining scenes.
Musee D’Historie de la Ville
Hidden within a series of 17th- to 19th-century houses, including a former ‘holiday home’ of the Bishop of Orval, the city’s history museum is engrossing. Permanent collections on its lower levels cover the city’s industrial, handicraft and commercial heritage, with models, plans and engravings, textiles, ceramics, posters, photographs and household items. Upper floors host temporary exhibitions. Its enormous glass elevator provides views of the rock foundations, the Grund valley and Rham plateau; there’s also a lovely garden and panoramic terrace