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Luxembourg

Luxembourg - description of the city:

Luxembourg is the state capital of Luxembourg. In 4th century AD, on the place where now the city is situated, was built a Roman fort, designed to guard the crossroads of important trade and military roads. The fortress locked entrance into the narrow gorge between the hills, and the one who owned it, reined over the whole countryside. Despite this, in the turbulent era of the Great Migration (5-7 centuries) it was destroyed and rebuilt in 963 by Count Siegfried. From this moment begins the story of Luxembourg. In the Middle Ages, Luxembourg was the capital of the duchy of the same name, the state of the time, though not very extensive, but not very small, also rich, having dynastic ties with the powerful European sovereigns.

Currently, Luxembourg is home to 76.4 thousand inhabitants, and the Grand Duchy, where is situated, is almost a dwarfish state. However, the Luxembourgers live not only on tourism and souvenir production. Their city is the largest trans-European transport node. The main sectors of production here are metallurgy and heavy engineering. There are chemical, food, and clothing industries. The city has the School of Arts and Crafts, the National Library, and the National Museum. Luxembourg is the most important administrative and financial center of the Common Market’s countries. The tallest building in the city is the building of the Euro-Parliament Secretariat. The most important monuments of ancient architecture include the remains of the Roman fortifications, bastions of the 10th century, the Chapel of St. Kieran (6 and 15 centuries), the Gothic church, the Saint-Michel (16th century), the Renaissance Palace of Justice (16th century), and the Baroque Cathedral of Notre Dame (17th century). Many ancient stone bridges across the gorge remain preserved. Image of the city is complemented by steel Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge, which connects Luxembourg with its most modern suburb of Kirchberg.

Country Luxembourg
International title Luxembourg
Population 76,684 people
Timezone Europe/Luxembourg
State District de Luxembourg
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 49.61167 x Longitude: 6.13

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A tour about Luxembourg
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One day in Luxembourg
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Magic world of Luxembourg
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Places of interest in Luxembourg
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Walks across Luxembourg
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Places to visit in Luxembourg
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Nowadays of Luxembourg
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Acquaintance to Luxembourg
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Famous places of Luxembourg
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Travel across Luxembourg
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The beauty of Luxembourg
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Spending days in Luxembourg
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Luxembourg video guide

Places to visit in Luxembourg

  • Gëlle Fra
  • Luxembourg City History Museum
  • Dame
  • Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Mudam
  • Adolphe Bridge
  • Philharmonie Luxembourg
  • Saint Michael's Church, Luxembourg
  • National Museum of History and Art

Famous Places

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