7 reasons why Luxembourg is a destination unlike any other
Tucked between France, Germany, and Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of Europe’s most unique destinations – for business events and tourism alike.
No matter how you look at it, Luxembourg is on the move: the highest population growth rate in Europe, a thriving economy that’s expanding in every direction including space mining, satellites, and automotive components, and the most international, multilingual population on the continent.
The last grand duchy
While there were once as many as 14 grand duchies in Europe, now there’s only one: the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Since the year 2000, the country’s reigning monarch has been Grand Duke Henri, married to Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, originally from Cuba. The official palace in the centre and its gorgeous façade are not to be missed.
The once formidable steelworks have been transformed into a first-class centre of research
The south of the country was once synonymous with iron mines, steel mills, and towering blast furnaces, yet today many of these sites have been incorporated into the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg, voted one of the top young universities in the world, as well as several outstanding research institutions.
It made its name by being an nearly impenetrable fortress
Luxembourg was the fortress that imperial powers of the 18th and 19th centuries wanted to get their hands on. With a centre surrounded by cliffs on three sides, fortifications that were once nearly impenetrable, and dozens of kilometres of defensive tunnels called casemates (which are open for visitors), you can see why the country was called ‘The Gibraltar of the North’.
Its economic growth is unprecedented in Europe
In just a few decades, Luxembourg has transformed itself into one of the most prosperous countries per capita in the world. It has invested heavily in making the country extraordinary, including a sleek new tram, a new 100-million-euro national library that’s a work of art, and infrastructure projects that make getting around a delight.
A concentration of movers and shakers
There are few countries where so many influential figures are concentrated in one cozy place.
Luxembourg City, with a population of around 125,000 people, is one of the three EU capitals. The city and its surroundings are home to multinational corporations, top research centres, and august financial institutions. It’s one of the few places where you might run into the prime minister at the supermarket – and literally run into him again at a restaurant.
It’s a haven for foodies and wine connoisseurs
Per capita, Luxembourg City and its surroundings have the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants. Apart from this, the country is teeming with excellent places to eat, due in large part to the appetites of an international and demanding public. For wine lovers, Luxembourg produces a range of award-winning wines as well as Crémant de Luxembourg, a delectable sparkling wine made with the same method as French champagne.
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