About Luxembourg


Luxembourg is the capital of the Grand Duchy, one of the founder states of the European Union, where about 43 per cent of the 510 000 inhabitants are foreign. This multicultural ambience of day-to-day contact with people from the four corners of the Earth gives the small state an astonishingly cosmopolitan outlook - not least thanks to the European institutions and the financial centre.


But of course it is far easier to get around the capital (100 000 inhabitants) than it is in Berlin or Paris. The distances are short. There is a lively nightlife scene around the fashionable bars of Hollerich, Grund and Clausen in the capital, or in the Rockhal and the Kulturfabrik at Esch / Alzette.


Furthermore, there are plenty of sports, leisure activities as well as events: cinemas and climbing parks, mountain bike trails and an enormous cultural range - from Jazz in the mediaeval city, contemporary art at MUDAM, theatre in every language or classical music in the most beautiful new building in Luxembourg, the Philharmonie. All this set against the romantic backdrop of the mediaeval city (a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994), the castle in the richy-forested north and the vineyards along the Mosel.