Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Half the population of Luxembourg is made up of foreigners from 170 different countries. An important founder of the European Union and one of the smallest countries in Europe, Luxembourg was motivated to combine interests with other nations. Two world wars saw Luxembourg invaded by Germany. The sharing of economic interests helps protect the boundaries of nations. With over a hundred castles in Luxembourg, many of them like fairytales, this beautiful country is a favorite of tourists. 

Videos of Luxembourg: Here is a beautiful 3-minute video featuring an overview of Luxembourg. Here’s an interesting 3.5-minute video overviewing what it’s like to live and work in Luxembourg. Here’s a lovely 3-minute video featuring the charming historic district of Luxembourg City.

FunFacts about Luxembourg: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the four official capitals of the European Union (together with Brussels, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg) and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. (Source)
  • Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe.
  • Luxembourg is a blend of both German and French cultures.
  • The official languages of Luxembourg are German, French and Luxembourgish.
  • Repeated invasions by Germany in WWII led to Luxembourg’s support of the European Union.
  • Luxembourg is a small country experiencing significant population growth. Nearly half the population are foreigners. The current population of Luxembourg is 613,000.
  • Luxembourg is a democracy with a constitutional monarch, Grand Duke Henri. Luxembourg is the world’s only remaining sovereign grand duchy.
  • In 1994, the City of Luxembourg with its old quarters and fortifications was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union, the United Nations, and NATO
  • Luxembourg’s recorded history begins in 963 when Siegfried, Count of Ardennes acquired Luxembourg Castle through an exchange act with  Maximin’s Abbey, Trier.
  • The Grand Duchy was formed after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, at the Congress of Vienna
  • The people of Luxembourg are called Luxembourgers.
  • There may be as many as 130 castles in Luxembourg, though a good number are more like beautiful manor houses. To see the top 50 castles, go here.

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31 thoughts on “Luxembourg

  1. Gorgeous pictures and so enjoyed the videos. Have always thought of this country as a fairytale country with all the castles, old buildings and just a small & beautiful country. This one has always been on my bucket list – would so love to visit there!! AZ

  2. Beautiful country. I’ve never been but way back when, when I was in high school , we had an exchange student from Luxembourg. He was very nice and truly loved his home country. NE Ohio.

  3. I have never visited there but I would love to go to see all the castles. Most of the ones in the link didn’t really look like castles, but they were beautiful either way.

    NY

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