Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (also named "Luxembourg"), and the country's most populous commune. Standing at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe. The city contains Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.


In 2011, Luxembourg was ranked as having the second highest per capita GDP in the world at $80,119 with the city having developed into a banking and administrative center. In the 2011 Mercer worldwide survey of 221 cities, Luxembourg was placed first for personal safety while it was ranked 19th for quality of living. It is a seat of several institutions of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, the Secretariat of the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund, and the European Stability Mechanism. 


Before I arrived, I thought that it was going to be a sleepy little town without a whole lot going on; and it is sleepy. It is quiet and slow paced. The architecture is beautiful and there is a lot to see, being such a small city. When night fell, I discovered that there is still a night life. I highly recommend a visit to this underrated destination.