Luxembourg City



If you love visiting fortifications then Luxembourg ranks up there with the best of them. Known as the "Gibraltar of the North" this city of about 100,000 inhabitants has centuries old bastions, steep ring walls, ramparts and tower-gates still standing guard. Heck, with over 250 financial institutions having a presence here the city can use the extra protection. It's a pretty compact place thanks to bridges spanning the deep gorges that cut through the city. Though Luxembourgish is the official language, French, German and thankfully English are widely employed.