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Luxembourg Travel Guide

by our Luxembourg expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyLuxembourg is the last remaining Grand Duchy in the world, with a history going back more than a thousand years. Exactly 999 square miles in area, it has a population of around half a million, boosted by recent incomers. Although ‘Luxembourg’ is both state and city (the inhabitants speaking ‘Lëtzebuergesch’ or Luxembourgish) the country also has rolling Ardennes forests and a share of the Moselle vineyards. The City combines a strong historic presence with modern multi-nationalism. The impressive Fortress dates from the 17th century, with other surviving fortifications underlining the description of ‘Gibraltar of the North’. The Grand Duke’s Palace has a superb Flemish façade while the courtyard of the striking Neumenster Abbey is the setting for open air summer concerts. Luxembourg’s other aspect is highlighted by the presence of headquarters for internet operations such as skype and e-bay together with a wide range of international organisations such as the European Community and Court of Justice. On a quirkier note, you can embark on a wildlife City safari – not a zoo, but a conducted tour of the many sculpted or cast animal figures located in the centre.

Luxembourg Facts

National Flag: Luxembourgian Flag
Language(s): Luxembourgish
German
French
Currency: Euro
Capital city: Luxembourg
Total Area: 2,586 km2
Population: 480,000
Dialling Code: +352
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitluxembourg.lu


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FCO Travel Advice for Luxembourg

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Luxembourg News

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Luxembourg Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 11°C
52°F
3°C
37°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 4°C
39°F
0°C
32°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 4°C
39°F
-1°C
30°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 5°C
41°F
3°C
37°F

 Luxembourg Weather Forecast
 

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