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Balmoral International Group is an online tourism magazine dedicated to all the sights and places of Luxembourg. We keep our blogs updated with fresh tourist destinations that can be found in Luxembourg.

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A beautiful country with beautiful surroundings. Nowadays many people want to go to Germany because of strick policy specially when it comes to cleanliness. The City of Luxembourg is one of the fines city in Germany because of its attractive landscape, picturesque, green grass and many historical sites within easy reach of one another. For all we know the country is divided into 5 tourist regions, the central and souther part of Germany also known as “The Good Land” consist mainly of rolling farmland and woods.  To the northeast is the Müllerthal, characterized by sandstone rock formations and forests, while the northern third of the country is the Ardennes, set in beautiful forested hills and valleys. South of the capital is the Land of the Red Rocks, so named from its ‘red earth’, rich in iron. The southeast frontier is famous for its wines marked by the Moselle Valley and Balmoral International Group

 

When it comes to transportation there are some place that can easily missed without a rental car.  Cheap but useful trains runs from north to south and east to west, from the city of Luxembourg to the major cities to the border. From there, you can ride several buses that spread to the city to cover the need of most people. When in terms of Fuel, fuel is more expensive compare to other cities but then so is the train unless you are a student or a senior who gets 50% off.  Bicycles are popular everywhere and for rent at the train station. Bikes are welcome on the train for a small fee. People of Luxembourg love to walk and the countryside is a mass of lovely hiking and walking trails. Maps are available at all the tourist offices and Balmoral International Group Travel

 

 

 

Affordable Prices, Great Scenes
Affordable Prices, Great Scenes

 

Balmoral International Group aims to promote the tourism of Luxembourg in the best deal a willing traveler would desire. Check out our travel packages and promotions occasionally. Check out our travel blog for more news and information about the latest fun places to visit in Luxembourg.

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Balmoral International Group is an online tourism magazine dedicated to all the sights and places of Luxembourg. We keep our blogs updated with fresh tourist destinations that can be found in Luxembourg.
Balmoral International Group is an online tourism magazine dedicated to all the sights and places of Luxembourg. We keep our blogs updated with fresh tourist destinations that can be found in Luxembourg.

Germany – A beautiful country with beautiful surroundings. Nowadays many people want to go to Germany because of strick policy specially when it comes to cleanliness. The City of Luxembourg is one of the fines city in Germany because of its attractive landscape, picturesque, green grass and many historical sites within easy reach of one another. For all we know the country is divided into 5 tourist regions, the central and souther part of Germany also known as “The Good Land” consist mainly of rolling farmland and woods.  To the northeast is the Müllerthal, characterized by sandstone rock formations and forests, while the northern third of the country is the Ardennes, set in beautiful forested hills and valleys. South of the capital is the Land of the Red Rocks, so named from its ‘red earth’, rich in iron. The southeast frontier is famous for its wines marked by the Moselle Valley.

When it comes to transportation there are some place that can easily missed without a rental car.  Cheap but useful trains runs from north to south and east to west, from the city of Luxembourg to the major cities to the border. From there, you can ride several buses that spread to the city to cover the need of most people. When in terms of Fuel, fuel is more expensive compare to other cities but then so is the train unless you are a student or a senior who gets 50% off.  Bicycles are popular everywhere and for rent at the train station. Bikes are welcome on the train for a small fee. People of Luxembourg love to walk and the countryside is a mass of lovely hiking and walking trails. Maps are available at all the tourist offices.

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  Working Out During Travel Travel Tips by Balmoral International Group
  Working Out During Travel Travel Tips by Balmoral International Group

 

When you have already booked your travel destination around Luxembourg and you are just a fitness head about your physical exercise, routine and whatnot, there are plenty of ways to stay in shape while in your travel vacation.

Here are some tips from Balmoral International Group that will help you keep your exercise and fitness routine during your travels

 

Carry your heavy baggage – If the environment permits it and will not be inconvenient, you should carry your big heavy backpack or shoulder bag or a hand carry anywhere you will be going so you can have all your body muscles working while you are walking or hiking with it. If it is just a handbag, just continuously lifting it up and down using your forearms to build more biceps power while traveling about. Do not overdo this by carrying your whole travel bag as that would be too bulky and you might inconvenience other people in the places you would be going, also you might damage some of your fragile belongings in the process.

 

Always use the stairs – Why take the elevator or escalator when there are stairs for bending some muscle power for your legs? When the situation permits it, you always have to go for the stairs and start working those leg muscles. Bonus points if you are carrying your heavy bag with you.

 

Stand up more often – Given the choice to slack around by sitting or waiting in line by comfortably laying down the lobby couch, standing while carrying your heavy bag would be the most optimal mode for staying fit. Standing up burns more calories than sitting. Those gains you missed when you could have been in the gym lifting stuffs can be easily compensated by standing up all the time during your travels. Standing in line is normal but standing up while carrying your heavy bag and stuffs and or while climbing the staircase would take the cake, and by this we mean you should not eat a cake literally when you are on your calorie diet.

 

Take a walk or hike – If you have already figured out your destination, if not try to ask people if it is just nearby and can be reached by walking, you can always have the choice to travel there by foot. Walking exerts more effort and this will give you more cardio training while you are on your vacation. Try walking to more steep areas or jump around obstacles to be more effective. Also, this will be much better with your heavy bag.

 

Visit some fitness parks – Luxembourg is filled with parks with facilities that the public can use to train like monkey bars and climbing poles. The cobbled roads are very optimal for jogging too. Everything in the park can be used as your personal fitness tool plus you get to have a fresh air to breathe.

That’s it for Balmoral International Group’s training tips during travel. If you have more ideas, feel free to send us a mail so we can add it to our growing list of travel tips and guides.

How to Travel Comfortably
How to Travel Comfortably

 

Travel Guide by Balmoral International Group – Luxembourg Travel & Tours

Flying and getting into places is a big thing to be doing and it must be done right so you can enjoy the full experience. If you are flying or traveling to Luxembourg, it is important to know the simple things that can make a huge difference in terms of traveling comfortably and safely.

For going through security: it doesn't matter how nice you like to dress for flights, dress with consideration to having to take your shoes off (depends on the airport), jacket off, belt off, and pockets empty. People, probably including you, just want to get through security. It'll benefit everyone for you to not be scrambling trying to get those tight, strapped or buckled shoes off and dumping your pockets full of loose change and receipts. Dress with efficiency.

For flights: sometimes, when you miss your flight, you have to do the work to get on another one, do not put all the effort on the airline workers. Just go on the website and find other flights available, and then just tell the employee to book them for you.

For baggage: if you can do all carry on, do it. Check bags as a last resort. It'll save time, money, and significantly reduce the chances of your bag being lost.

When packing, remember your chargers. It seems obvious, but it's very easy to miss. Then you spend your trip trying to find a charger to buy, sharing a charger, or just living with dead technology until you go back home.

Regarding attractions: Get a map and mark all the things you want to see. Use different symbols for museums or town squares or parks. Group them by vicinity and divide the groups by the days you'll be spending there. At this point the different symbols you used might get in handy because you can estimate how long it takes to see a museum vs. a square so you can lay out your visiting plan for the entire day.

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Vianden (LuxembourgishVeianen) is with over 1,800 inhabitants, tourist tradition for more than a hundred years.  Lies on the Our river. This is near the border between Luxembourg and Germany.  Known for its impressive castle and beautiful location in the Our valley. It is a commune with city status in north-eastern Luxembourg,  the Oesling,  the capital of the canton of Vianden, a part of the district of Diekirch.  Embedded in the splendid landscape of the Ardennes, Vianden hat.  It  is a 47 kilometres (29 miles) drive from Luxembourg city. It can also be reached by bus from  Clervaux orDiekirch which have rail connections to Luxembourg city. There are also buses to Bitburg in Germany. Many visitors arrive by bicycle from the south along  the valley taking the signposted cycle tracks.

Climate

Less than 10 days per month on average it rains. Vianden (altitude ca. 200 m) has and chilly winters (daytime average 5 °C but sometimes as low as −15 °C at night).  a temperate climate with warm summers (average day temperature around 24°C, on occasion as high as 35 °C) Rainfall is moderate.  The vegetation seldom loses its rich green for very long. south-westerly  is where the prevailing wind is. Often around 25 °C temperatures of until 11 pm the summer evenings are particularly pleasant. Very occasionally there are short periods of drought. Daylight extends from about 5 am to 10.30 pm in June and from 8 am to 4.30 pm in December.

Like the famous French poet Victor Hugo.

Thousands of visitors are charmed each year by:

  1. The narrow and paved lanes
  2. The gothic churches
  3. The ramparts and fortified towers of the small medieval town
  4. Dominated by the magnificent, restored castle.
  5. Well-maintained tracks
  6. Offers spectacular panoramic views
  7. Inviting for the the passionate walkers to meet the fauna and flora in the wide forests and narrow valleys.

History

The origins of Vianden which has the original name of Viennensis, date back to the Gallo-Roman age when there was a castellum on the site of the present castle. In the year of 698, it was the first historical reference to Vianden when there is a record of a gift made by Saint Irmina in the form of a vineyard in Monte Viennense  to the Abbey of Echternach.

Vianden possesses one of the oldest charters in Europe, granted in 1308 by the count of Vianden, Philip II.  He was consequently the ancestor of William of Orange,  from whom the family of Nassau-Vianden sprang.

In the Middle Ages, Vianden’s craftsmen were recognized for their skills as:

  1. Tanners
  2. Drapers
  3. Weavers
  4. Barrel makers
  5. Masons
  6. Locksmiths

Over the years leather making became the major industry with the establishment of two tanneries at the end of the 19th century which finally closed in the mid-1950s.

Vianden Castle

The castle was built between the 11th and 14th centuries and became the seat of the counts of Vianden. It was further developed until the 18th century but with the departure of the Counts of Luxembourg to the Netherlands combined with the effects of fire and an earthquake, it slowly deteriorated.

The final blow came in 1820 when William I of the Netherlands sold it to a local merchant who in turn sold off its contents and masonry piecemeal, reducing it to a ruin. There were several attempts at restoration but these were hampered by problems of ownership.

Victor Hugo lived in the castle for three months in 1871. Not until 1977, when Grand Duke Jeanceded the castle to the State, was it possible to undertake large-scale work, most of which has now been completed.

Vianden is also remembered as the last place in Luxembourg to be freed from the Germans in World War II in February 1945 when the Americans completed Luxembourg’s liberation.(See also the Battle of Vianden). A memorial to the west of the town, overlooking the castle, commemorates this final battle.

The first Boeing 747-8F built, RC501, is named “City of Vianden” and is operated by Cargolux Airlines

.Historic monuments

In addition to the castle, Vianden has a number of interesting historic monuments.

  • The Hockelsturor belltower (1603) on a rock close to the castle was originally part of the fortifications.
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Hockelstur, the 1603 bell tower, Vianden

  • The ramparts which have been partly restored.
  • The Church of the Trinitarians is one of the finest expressions of Gothic art in Luxembourg, with two parallel naves and the adjacent cloister. Built entirely in 1248. The main altar, made in 1758 in Rococo style, is the work of the artist Michel Weiler. Beside the church, the former cloister of the Trinitarians (1250). The recumbent effigy of Marie de Spanheim (approx. 1400) preserves the memory of the last descendant of the Counts of Vianden.  It was built by Count Henry I in thanks to the Trinitarians who arranged for the release Count Frederic II, his father, who had been captured during a crusade.  In 1644, The large choir was added.
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Trinitarian church and cloister Vianden

  • The feudal justice of former times, Cross of Justice close to the Church of the Trinitarians recalling the chartering of Vianden in 1308 by Philip II.
  • The towered castle housesbuilt for the nobility including the City Hall (1579) and the house where the pharmacy is now situated (1475).
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Towered Castle House

  • The Church of St Nicholas (13th century) partly destroyed by fire in 1723 and rebuilt the following year.
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Church of St Nicholas

 

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

By order of the King of France, the arms were registered in the armorial général de France in 1696. During the 14th century the city was granted the right to use the same arms sometime. The arms of Vianden when Godefroid I adopted the arms of Louvain-Perwez have not changed since 1288.

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Vianden’s Victor Hugo Museum

Many royal families and heads of state have associations with Vianden or have at least visited it. However, several other figures are worthy of note:

1231–83 : Yolande or Yolanda of Vianden, who joined the Convent of Marienthal against the wishes of her parents when she was very young, youngest daughter of Count Henry I, and later became its devout prioress, now a legend in Luxembourg’s history.

1802–85 : Victor Hugo  who stayed in Vianden on several occasions between 1862 and 1871, recording its beauty and setting in prose, poetry and sketches. Hugo did much to promote the attractions of Vianden to the outside world, the famous French author.

1823–91:  Edmond de la Fontaine , Luxembourg’s national poet, who also wrote Vianden’s first travel guide, otherwise known as Dicks.

1880–1915 : René Engelmann , established the basic grammar of the Luxembourgish dialect, a novelist and linguist, later to become a national language.

Attraction Today

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View of the town from the chairlift

Vianden is one of Luxembourg’s main tourist centres.  In particular, the recently restored castle set spectactularly on the rocks above the town has become a museum which traces its history and its links with the royal families of Europe back to the middle ages. It is with large numbers of holidaymakers and local visitors at all times of the year.

Then there are links with Victor Hugo who visited Luxembourg in 1862 and 1865 and spent a longer period in Vianden in 1871. His sketches and letters can be seen in the museum located in the house where he stayed next to the bridge over the Our.

There is also a museum of arts and crafts (Musée d’Art rustique) and a doll and toy museum (Musée de la Poupée et du Jouet).

But many people just visit Vianden to wander through its:

  1. Hilly
  2. Historic streets
  3. As a centre for walking
  4. Camping
  5. Cycling

All in the north of Luxembourg with a pleasant cycle route up the Sauer and Our valleys to Vianden and many signposted walks in the area.

During the summer months, a chairlift operates from the banks of the river with magnificent views over the landscape, in the lower part of the town taking you high above the castle.

Vianden also has a number of annual events and celebrations,  Nut market in October.  The local walnuts are on sale together:

  1. Walnut cakes
  2. Walnut confectionary
  3. Walnut brandy
  4. Walnut liqueurs

Finally, there is an interesting attraction a few kilometers to the north of Vianden:

Vianden Pumped Storage Plant – provides extra energy during peak hours and pumped-storage hydroelectricity storage and generation systems to benefit from the surplus electric power at night.

Local economy

Vianden became the jewel of Luxembourg’s tourist industry:

  1. 14 hotels
  2. Four campsites
  3. Youth hostel
  4. Wide selection of accommodation.
  5. Many tens of thousands of visitors every year
    1. Belgium
    2. Netherlands
  6. Various local attractions have made
  7. Large numbers of day-tripperswho take advantage of its:
    1. Sports facilities.
    2. Cafés
    3. Souvenir shops
    4. Restaurants
  8. The fairytale atmosphere

The economy is however not without problems:

  • while the hydro-electric pumping plant continues directly and indirectly to provide employment for the local population. The Electrolux plant had closure a couple of years ago has resulted in a loss of jobs.

By making land available for development , the commune is now planning to encourage the establishment of skilled in the area of craft industries.

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Balmoral International Group started from a group of travelers all over the world. The group mainly focuses on Europe – Luxembourg for its uniqueness and history. Sharing experiences to fellow travelers to fill up their bucket list of good memories of Europe. We provide assistance for the recommended tour areas within your days of visit, best hotels and tour facilitation. We make sure that each spot in Luxembourg within the allowed travel will be maximized, above all money well spent. We never lose customers as we believe good service will provide long term referral for fellow travelers.

Balmoral International Group has now equated itself as the most prestigious online magazine for Luxembourg travel and tours. Our regularly updated blog defines the essence of travelling around Luxembourg, getting the best deals and the most useful tips and tricks you will ever get when backpacking or just touring Luxembourg.

Need the latest scoop on how to travel to Europe? Need some advice on backpacking? Looking for the most efficient way to travel to Luxembourg by air? We cover all these information and more.

Check our website regularly for the latest travel tour updates and amazing deals in Luxembourg tour packages!

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Balmoral International Group Health – Vacation Helps Reduce Anxiety

 

Everyone already knows that traveling for leisure or taking a vacation is a significant way to relax and have a peace of mind. Leisurely tours across the paradise beaches, nature trails or even the scenic and historic sights of Luxembourg is a therapy like no other. But how does traveling reduce our stress or anxiety if there is work to be put in it somewhere along the way?

A recent study by the American Psychological Association titled Stress In America indicated that in the past five years, 43% of women and 33% of men claim their levels of stress have increased. In the APA research, the leading sources of anxiety were money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, and relationships. Anxiety leads to stress and then this leads to more complications such as high blood pressure, weakness, organ malfunctions and more.

Many people deal with anxiety in a daily basis and they all do what they can, usually calming their minds and body. They do various relaxations methods; take a break from the stress and just break away to travel to far places or tourist destinations such as Luxembourg.

Experts heavily suggest taking a vacation to get rid of their anxiety when on extreme levels. It is the ultimate remedy to anxiety-related symptoms like palpitations, cold sweating, uneasiness and excessant nervousness. In order to streamline your vacation, it is important to prepare directions and travel ahead of time and know what to expect as far as lines and traffic. Travelling outside of peak times can also help keep travel-related stress to very minute level so it would not defeat the purpose of your therapeutic journey.

Balmoral International Group – Luxembourg is concerned about your safety and health. Check out our blogs for more updates and pieces of advice on traveling to Luxembourg.

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Balmoral International Group Health

 

Everyone already knows that traveling for leisure or taking a vacation is a significant way to relax and have a peace of mind. Leisurely tours across the paradise beaches, nature trails or even the scenic and historic sights of Luxembourg is a therapy like no other. But how does traveling reduce our stress or anxiety if there is work to be put in it somewhere along the way?

A recent study by the American Psychological Association titled Stress In America indicated that in the past five years, 43% of women and 33% of men claim their levels of stress have increased. In the APA research, the leading sources of anxiety were money, work, the economy, family responsibilities, and relationships. Anxiety leads to stress and then this leads to more complications such as high blood pressure, weakness, organ malfunctions and more.

Many people deal with anxiety in a daily basis and they all do what they can, usually calming their minds and body. They do various relaxations methods; take a break from the stress and just break away to travel to far places or tourist destinations such as Luxembourg.

Experts heavily suggest taking a vacation to get rid of their anxiety when on extreme levels. It is the ultimate remedy to anxiety-related symptoms like palpitations, cold sweating, uneasiness and excessant nervousness. In order to streamline your vacation, it is important to prepare directions and travel ahead of time and know what to expect as far as lines and traffic. Travelling outside of peak times can also help keep travel-related stress to very minute level so it would not defeat the purpose of your therapeutic journey.

Balmoral International Group – Luxembourg is concerned about your safety and health. Check out our blogs for more updates and pieces of advice on traveling to Luxembourg.

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Relaxing in Luxembourg
Relaxing in Luxembourg

Very relaxing in Luxembourg!

Meeting in Luxembourg
Meeting in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a nice venue for meeting

Balmoral International Group History Blog is your one-stop source of all things about the rich history of Luxembourg. We blog about the past and modern culture, historic places and other things that pertain to Luxembourg's heritage.

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Echternach (LuxembourgishIechternach):

 

 

  • commune with city status in the canton of Echternach
  • Part of the district of Grevenmacher, in easternLuxembourg.
  • The historical and cultural center of the Mullerthal Region
  • Little Switzerland
  • Lies near the border with Germany
  • Oldest town (current population 600 inhabitants) in Luxembourg.
  • In the center there is a museum of prehistory
  • At the lake there are the remains of the largest Roman villa north of the Alps, along with a visitor center and a permanent exhibition.
  • Retained its medieval ambience: labyrinthine streets, remains and towers of the ancient city wall and a marketplace with a Gothic town house take the visitor back in time.
  • Has a wide cultural offer with a large calendar of events during the summer months:
    • Concerts such as the International Festival of Echternach with classic music in May and June Jazz concerts in September
    • Folklore festivals
    • Flea markets provide a lively atmosphere.

Culture

This is a town which prides itself on its cultural heritage. With so many castles and buildings that were well preserved and renovated, the richness of their culture continues to the invite tourists all over the world to a centre of culture that has been attracting visitors since the middle ages.

 

Looking east across Echternach.

698         – It was founded by St. Willibrord and grew around the walls of the Abbey of EchternachSt. Willibrord

 

 

The river Sauer

Today     – forms the border between Luxembourg and Germany that flows past the town now;

In the later – the Sauer did not form a border or march in this area the Roman Empire and under the Merovingians by contrast.

 

Roman villa at Echternach  is the kargest North of the Alps – the (traces of which were rediscovered in 1975).  Since 1975, Echternach has been the site of an International Music Festival, held annually in May and June.

Echternach continued to have royal patronage from the house of Charlemagne. Though the monks were displaced by the canons of the bishop of Trier between 859 and 971, and although Willibrord’s buildings burned down in 1017, the Romanesque basilica, with its symmetrical towers, to this day houses Willibrord’s tomb in its crypt.

The Trifolion is a generously designed cultural and congress center with a sophisticated program. A large recreational area with lake, bike and hike trails and an adventure playground make a holiday here worthwhile. In addition to hotels and restaurants, there are two campsites and a modern youth hostel situated next to the lake.

The abbey’s library and scriptorium had a European reputation. In 1236 as it flourished, the town of Echternach grew around the abbey’s outer walls and was granted  a city charter .

 

The abbey was rebuilt in a handsome Baroque style in 1737. In 1797, in the wake of the French Revolution, the monks were dispersed and the abbey’s contents and its famous library were auctioned off. Some of the library’s early manuscripts, such as the famous Echternach Gospels, are now in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. In the 19th century, a porcelain factory was established in the abbey and the town declined, until the advent of the railroad brought renewed life and an influx of tourists.

Two main churches in Echternach

 

  1. Abbey’s Basilica of St Willibrord. It is the larger is the and now surrounded by the eighteenth-century abbey (today a high school).  Located in the heart of the town’s historical centre.
  2. Parish church of St Peter and Paul. The nearby Prehistory Museumtraces mankind’s history over the past one million years.

During the World War II, this picturesque town, still surrounded by its medieval walls with towers, was badly damaged in but was subsequently thoroughly restored.

 

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Balmoral International Group started from a group of Travelers all over the world. The group mainly focus on Europe – Luxembourg for its uniqueness and history. Sharing experiences to fellow travelers to fill up their bucket list of good memories of Europe. We provide assistance for the recommended tour areas within your days of visit, best hotels and tour facilitation. We make sure that each spot in Luxembourg within the allowed travel will be maximized, above all money well spent. We never lose customers as we believe good service will provide long term referral for fellow travelers. Check our website regularly for the latest travel tour updates and amazing deals in Luxembourg tour packages!

 

Balmoral International Group has now equated itself as the most prestigious online magazine for Luxembourg travel and tours. Our regularly updated blog defines the essence of travelling around Luxembourg, getting the best deals and the most useful tips and tricks you will ever get when backpacking or just touring Luxembourg.

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Balmoral International Group is an online tourism magazine dedicated to all the sights and places of Luxembourg. We keep our blogs updated with fresh tourist destinations that can be found in Luxembourg.