An arial photo of 1000 islands. Showing Boldt Castle on Heart island.

Driving towards the 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours office I was filled with excitement. Being my second time in a helicopter I was not very nervous but I was  thrilled to be going on a helicopter again only this time flying over 1000 Islands. I was confident this would be a memorable adventure. The 1000 Islands has been oneContinue Reading

A night photo of the Paris and the Eiffel tower from Montparnasse Tower

I’m used to seeing cities from the bottom up. Everything from where we normally stand seems impossibly big. So naturally, my mind is blown away when I see cities from far above and realize how tiny they look. Whenever I get on a place I get a glimpse of thisContinue Reading

A photo showing the rays of sun beaming down inside Saint Peter's Basillica

Rome is a city that features on most travellers’ bucket-lists. The Eternal City’s big appeal is that you can walk through sections of history and buildings that have been in place since the height of the Roman Empire whilst being in the heart of a vibrant and modern European capitalContinue Reading

Inside Olga’s Delicious Paris. A photo of one of their delicatessen.

As a traveler who loves to eat, I often base my trips around food. Not only do I love to try local restaurants but I also relish visiting local markets and trying a bit of everything. So when preparing my itinerary for Paris I knew I had to do aContinue Reading

A night photo of one of the canals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a beautiful city that you absolutely must visit at least once in your lifetime; know that it will definitely live up to its reputation before even deciding to go. There are a lot of fun things that you can do in this city, and it doesn’t have anythingContinue Reading

View of Saint Peter's Square from the top of the basillica

Originally, the ancient Romans took inspiration from Greeks and Etruscans from where they inherited their culture. However, Romans incorporated their unique stamp to their influences and it never seems as if it has been inherited from the other civilizations, In fact, with its tourist attractions, the Roman Empire spread itsContinue Reading

View of Luxembourg's From ancient constructions dating back to the 1500s to modern architectural marvels, the city of Luxembourg is filled with impressive buildings and is a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Sign Up. Get More. Do More. Read the Culture Trip newsletter. Because you want to see what's out there. Email address For more information on how we use your data, see our privacy policy. Unsubscribe in one click. To see what our newsletters include, click here. European Court of Justice Building Save Place Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share The European Court of Justice on Kirchberg Plateau, Luxembourg The European Court of Justice on Kirchberg Plateau, Luxembourg | © nitpicker / Shutterstock The European Court of Justice is the highest court in the European Union and it is located in the Kirchberg Plateau, just east of Luxembourg City. Originally constructed in 1973, the building has undergone a number of facelifts and additions. The architect of the fourth extension, Dominique Perrault, explained his thought process behind the use of such a striking gold colour on the twin towers: ‘I thought the sky over Luxembourg is often so sad that it would be nice, somehow, to catch the sun and bring it here’. More Info Luxembourg City Hall Building Save Place Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share Luxembourg Town Hall Luxembourg Town Hall | © Phillip Minnis / Alamy Stock Photo Luxembourg City Hall (Hôtel de Ville de Luxembourg) was built in the 1830s by French architect Justin Rémont. It was built using materials from a deconstructed 13th-century Franciscan monastery, which stood in its place centuries before. The City Hall, located on Place Guillaume II, now serves as the centre of local government and is used as the private office of the Mayor of Luxembourg City. More Info Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l’Etat Building Save Place Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share Tower of the state owned savings bank is the most famous bank building of Luxembourg Tower of the state-owned savings bank is the most famous bank building of Luxembourg | © lexan / Shutterstock This beautiful building, designed by architect Jean-Pierre Koenig and constructed in 1913, serves as the headquarters of the Luxembourg Savings Bank BCEE (Spuerkeess). This impressive structure is located on Place de Metz and overlooks the famous Adolphe Bridge. More Info 19 Liberté Building Save Place Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share A view of the 19 Liberte, Luxembourg A view of the 19 Liberté, Luxembourg | © nito / Shutterstock Formerly known as the Arbed building, 19 Liberté was acquired by the Luxembourg Savings Bank BCEE (Spuerkeess) in 2014 for a whopping 94 million euros. This iconic building was constructed between 1920 and 1922 and originally served as the headquarters for steel firm ArcelorMittal. 19 Liberté is listed as a national monument within the heart of Luxembourg City. More Info European Investment Bank Building Save Place Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share European Investment Bank, Luxembourg European Investment Bank, Luxembourg | © Christian Mueller / Shutterstock In 2002, the European Investment Bank held an anonymous international competition for architects and designers who pitched their ideas for the bank’s east building. The competition was won by German architect Christoph Ingenhoven, whose design encompassed EIB’s philosophy of transparency and environmental stewardship. It was the first building in continental Europe, and one of the first in the world, to be awarded the UK’s BREEAM Bespoke ‘high environmental quality’ certification with a ‘very good’ rating. More Info Grand Ducal Palace Building Save Place Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share Grand Ducal Palace in the dusk, Luxembourg city Grand Ducal Palace

Very few places have captured my heart and left a big impact on me the way Luxembourg has. To me, this country is a symbol that the past is still indeed present and alive. I have met some fantastic and genuine people; full of life and passion. All in all,Continue Reading

Cobblestone street of Bacharach

It is a small ancient town on the west bank of the Rhine. It existed before the Romans as a Celtic settlement. Its name Baccaracum came from the God of Bacchus as it supplied wine to the ancient territories. The medieval town is extremly well-preserved and can easily be calledContinue Reading

Bootstour Brügge

Good evening from Bruges. We have been here since early afternoon and are amazed at how picture-perfect and romantic this city is. Earlier on we took a boat cruise through the city and marveled at the beauty of its many canals and bridges. Where the Groenerei and Dijver canals meet, you’llContinue Reading

Boats on one of the main canals of Amsterdam with buildings in the background

Goedemorgen  (Good morning) from the charming city of Amsterdam. My wife and I arrived one day ago and we are having a fantastic time. Built on a latticework of concentric canals, this remains the City of Canals. Nearly every street you’ll find old and new side by side: quiet corners where time seemsContinue Reading