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Live like royalty in Luxembourg: A guide to a luxurious getaway

15 OCTOBER 2012

With Prince Guillaume and Stephanie de Lannoy's Luxembourg wedding on the horizon, we explore the regal destination in all its glory.

Luxembourg, home to the happy couple, earns itself a firm spot for a stylish and tranquil European holiday. And if you're searching for a touch of indulgence, this cultural wonder is the perfect location. Here, frugality is to many a foreign concept, making the ideal setting for experiencing luxury on the highest level.

Enriched in history, art and culture, the country boasts delectable cuisine, tourist attractions and more castles than you can imagine. From the finest of hotels and panoramic views to Michelin-starred restaurants, this is a truly impressive travel destination not to be forsaken.

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Luxembourg's landscapes often look like that of a fairytale. For a cultural stop off, visit the Viandem castle in Ardennes and take a tour of the country's history. The enchanting castle, surrounded by river and forest, can be visited by cable cars which transport tourists up the hill to the castle gate.

Be sure to stay at the stunning Sofitel Luxembourg Europe (Kirchberg Plateau) or Le Royal Hotel (Luxembourg City) and dine in ultimate style in world class restaurants. Gastronomy here is at its best with the possibility of sampling dishes brought to you by over a dozen Michelin starred restaurants.

With a vibrant food scene, renowned restaurant Mosconi comes in at first place. Located on 13 rue Munster in Luxembourg City and sporting two Michelin stars, its eight course tasting menu – starting at 72 Euro – combining French, Italian and German cuisine is sensational.

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For expert wine connoisseurs in town wanting to explore Luxembourg's renowned vineyards, sample the finest dry white wines, as you overlook the river at Moselle vineyard, in the region of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

In the south-east, alleviate stress in style in the town of Mondorf-les-Bains. Due to Domain Thermal, this spa town takes relaxation to a whole new level, offering massages and treatments including lava-stone therapy, algae wraps and lymphatic drainage.  

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Don't forget to visit the Luxembourg Palace itself – home to Grand Duke Henri, Head of state. Located in the little-known capital Luxembourg City, the palace is a reflection of the country's fascinating history and gives us a glimpse of the ultimate Luxembourgeois royal lifestyle.

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