Luxembourg, an invitation to slow tourism Take a walk on the slow side

Do you fancy a week brimming with relaxing walks amidst unspoilt landscapes to recharge your batteries after a long year of work? Need to unwind after a meeting? Luxembourg is known to be a vibrant country, but also an ideal destination for slow tourism. Amazing castles, unspoilt nature, city parks and regional products made according to traditional methods await you across the whole country. It's a perfect opportunity to take care of yourself, but also to meet new friends in an environment that is prone to long conversations and cultural exchange.

Everyday slow tourism

Everyday worries sometimes make it hard for us to see the strengths of our closest environment. Yet places such as Luxembourg City's parks are just what you need to enjoy some peace and quiet in the middle of a busy work day.

For example, summer is the perfect season for picnics in the Villa Vauban's park. It features a small beach with activities to do by yourself or with your family. Take part in a yoga class or let yourself go with the Klassik am Park classical music open-air concerts.

Are you an art lover? So have your lunchbreak at Tony Neuman Park in Limperstberg to enjoy a walk amidst sculptures. Are you keen on roses? Then you will love Merl Park's rose garden, known as Rousegäertchen in Luxembourgish, featuring a small lake with miniature sailing boats. Track them with your eyes and enjoy a peaceful moment...

After your day at work, you can also recharge your batteries at the gateway to Luxembourg City. You could take a bus of the public transport network to go to the Bambësch or Gréngewald. This way, you could free yourself from the stress of driving your car and you could be mentally ready for your quiet stroll in these woods that represent Luxembourg's largest wooded area. Take one of the marked paths and breathe in and out deeply to feel good for work on the next day.

You can also finish your day in utter peace thanks to various wellness centres and spa waters. No need to go far to slow down in your everyday life!

The gardens of Villa Vauban, an invitation to slow tourism in the heart of the city.
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Reading break in the park - a moment of calm.
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Guttland - a perfect region to slow down

Even though the Guttland region represents the heart of Luxembourg, it is an oasis of peace and quiet. At the gateway of the capital, hundreds of kilometres of footpaths and cycle tracks criss-cross pristine landscapes, encouraging green mobility. Examples of the region's historical heritage are everywhere, whether in the Valley of the Seven Castles, at the many Gallo-Roman sites or in the fascinating rural museums.

Do you fancy a quiet trip travelling through time while giving your health a treat? Why not take the national hiking trail between Gaichel and Mersch to discover the Valley of the Seven Castles? You can also take advantage of the Bed+Bike initiative and travel the region knowing that a lovely place to stay awaits you and your bike, at the end of the day!

Are you looking for a getaway that goes hand in hand with your environmental conscience and your support in preserving biodiversity and regional produce? Come and visit the many innovative and sustainable regional projects! The Thillenvogtei rural museum offers a glimpse of what it was like to live and work in the countryside in past centuries. The Beckerich water mill offers guided tours about renewable energy sources and sustainable development.

Easily accessible from Luxembourg City by public transport, the multi-faceted Guttland region will delight anyone who is looking for slow tourism.

Cycling - Soft mobility to discover the Guttland region.
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A walk along the Moselle river to discover another Luxembourg region calmly.
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Slow food, a movement that is also here in Luxembourg

The slow food philosophy is the backbone of slow tourism. The movement found its roots in Italy in the 1980s and establishes a clear link between pleasure, the origin of food and rural life. Nowadays, it is an international movement promoting the respect of lifestyles in harmony with nature.

This approach also exists in Luxembourg. In fact, the Slow Food Luxembourg association was founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting the philosophy and objectives of the international movement in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It offers a wide range of activities: tasting workshops, cookery lessons and visits of producers, etc.

Allow yourself to take the time to enjoy the benefits of slow food made with Luxembourgish produce. And why not pair them with our wines and crémants? The dolce vita is waiting for you everywhere in Luxembourg!

The Klouschtergaart, at the foot of the Bock rock, an oasis for traditional plants.
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Slow food, the backbone of slow tourism.
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