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Welcome to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak English? Or Lëtzebuergesch?

If you want to talk to the young woman or man at the nearby cafe table, first of all you have to find out what language they speak. In the Grand Duchy, one of the founder states of the European Union, 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 castles in the richly-forested north and the vineyards along the Mosel.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FnkRdlpSjEU


10 shorts films about Luxembourg:
http://www.promoteluxembourg.com/

Practical Information About Luxembourg

Weather : You can find the weather forecast on the meteo.lu or meteoluxembourg.com websites.

Public transport : You can find your way on the mobiliteit.lu website.

Official languages : German, French, Luxembourgish. (English is also popular.)

Currency : Euro (€)
The currency used in Luxembourg is the Euro. Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, ...) are mainly accepted everywhere.

Business hours : 8.00 - 18.00
Shops and boutiques are open Mondays from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tourism : National Tourism Office

Important numbers :
112 Emergency services
113 Police

Other useful links :