Luxembourg City is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This city is situated where the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers meet. The historic Luxembourg Castle was built by the Franks in the early middle ages. This castle is the home of the Grand Duke and his family, the monarch of the country.
Luxembourg City is the headquarters for several European Union institutions, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, the Secretariat of the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, and the European Investment Fund. The economy for the city and country of Luxemburg is based on the burgeoning financial and Internet sectors, as well as the rubber and chemical industries. Two of the noteworthy online businesses that have regional headquarters in Luxembourg are Skype and Amazon. The City of Luxembourg can offer many executive suites for companies looking to relocate to central Europe.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In July and August the Grand Duke and his family go on vacation for six weeks. During this time there are tours of the Grand Ducal Palace. There are hour long tours, given in several languages, including English. For one of the best views of the city, the Sofitel Hotel Bar and Restaurant offers an incredible panoramic scene from the top floor of the building. One reputable international dining option in Luxembourg City is the Taj Mahal, a curry house offering rich and wonderfully seasoned Indian food.
The nearest major airport is Luxembourg Findel Airport, which operates international flights and is just 6 km (3 miles) from the city centre. Across the border, in France is the Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport providing additional and alternative air journeys. You can walk, bike, or take the bus around Luxembourg City, with its small size and fantastic scenery along the way making walking or cycling superb ways to see the sights. Luxembourg City is the location of the country’s main railway station and the regional train is the perfect way to get around the country and see some of the smaller communities.