The capital and its surroundings are at the heart of Guttland, geographic region which includes the central and southern parts of the country, extending from the river valleys in the west to the rocky labyrinths in the east.
This area, often called the orchard of Luxembourg, consists mainly of fields and forests. The Grand Duchy's finest forests are to be found here. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that this region is, throughout the year, highly popular with hikers.
Right outside the capital, two large forests invite you to unwind and to pursue sporting activities: the 'Bambësch' and the 'Gréngewald', which are the largest wooded area in the country.
To the west of the capital, the Eisch valley, also called the Valley of the Seven Castles, unites along its 24km length the castles of Mersch, Schoenfels and Hollenfels, the two castles of Ansembourg, the castle of Septfontaines and the ruins of the castle of Koerich. These castles blend harmoniously into a landscape of meadows and historic villages, inviting for long walks in the winding valley of the Eisch.
Hospitable, authentic and beautifully restored villages also await discovery in this region. The picturesque villages of Bourglinster and Useldange are fine examples thereof.