The fascinating history of the capital city of Luxembourg stems from its important strategic position in mainland Europe; it has twice survived occupation by Axis forces in the World Wars, and was founded by the Romans as a military stronghold – the fortifications which remain there today have put Luxembourg City on the UNESCO World Heritage list of sites. Hire a car in Luxembourg and you can discover the city'’s rich history for yourself by visiting its many museums which are spread around town, while discovering the important role Luxembourg plays in the present with its many European institutional buildings.