Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Etymology

From Middle High German Luccelemburc, from Old High German Lucilinburhuc, ultimately from luzil ‎(“little”) + burg ‎(“castle”), from Proto-Germanic *lūtilaz and *burgz. [wiktionary]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

After work luxembourg – What About after a day at work, to do something with no job relation.This meetup is for people who don’t want the life wakeup, work, go to sleep. [meetup]

FitYoga Luxembourg Meetup – FitYoga Luxembourg is a group for all people interested in learning and practicing together the new, globally emerging yoga style, FitYoga. FitYoga is a dynamic fusion of Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow & Pilates. [meetup]

Luxembourg By Night – Enjoy the Luxembourg nightlife and hangout with people, regardless of nationality and origins (locals, expats, …), who likes to have fun and party! [meetup]

Luxembourg Happiness Meetup – Learning about the nature of happiness is catching on. By shifting our emphasis to the building blocks of positive psychology such as discovering our strengths, finding meaning in work, learning to appreciate the people who care for you, and even understanding how hardship can teach invaluable lessons, we can earn a lot about what can make us happy. [meetup]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Expatica Luxembourg – Are you an Expatriate Single in Luxembourg looking for True Love? No matter what your background is, our Expatriate dating community will help you find your perfect lover. Hundreds of criteria will be automatically checked to ensure you find your Expatriate soulmate. [expatica luxembourg]

Love.Lu – Want to meet new people? Life is to short to waste it! Find your soul mate on Love.lu. [love.lu]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Sputnik – We have tours for every taste: from extreme excursions over the rooftops to the romantic boat trip along the rivers and canals. Our database has more than 900 variety of walking tours routes. Choose any and have fun! [sputnik8]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Beaufort Castle – Beaufort lies on a plateau in the Mullerthal region, and is well known for its near perfectly dimensioned 12th-century castle, as well as a Neo-Gothic church. Although much of the castle is uninhabitable, it is still wonderful to explore. [planet ware]

Berdorf – Berdorf is one of the main tourist areas in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and lies on a vast tableland overlooking the valleys of the Black Ernz, the Sûre, and the Aesbach rivers. Numerous well-kept footpaths crisscross the valleys and chasms, where you’ll find tall rocky hills with fine views and more than 3,000 acres of forest. It’s also a tremendously popular area for rock climbers. [planet ware]

Bourscheid Castle – The village of Bourscheid stands high on a plateau and is bordered by the rivers Sûre and Wark. Here, you’ll find excellent views and many pleasant walks to other quaint villages, including Michelau in the Sûre Valley, Welscheid in the Wark Valley, and Kehmen on the plateau. For bathers, there are two river beaches at Bourscheid-Plage and Dirbach. [planet ware]

Echternach and its Benedictine Abbey – The beautiful town of Echternach lies on the bank of the River Sûre, which forms the border with Germany. The Mullerthal and Germano-Luxembourg natural park are nearby, and the surrounding woods are crisscrossed with hundreds of footpaths leading to spectacular rock formations, waterfalls, and viewpoints. The town itself is well known for its centuries-old dancing procession, which takes place on Whit Tuesday and attracts visitors from around the world. [planet ware]

Larochette – Larochette is a quaint old market town that lies in a narrow, rocky valley surrounded by woods. The town is dominated by two old and partially rebuilt castles that stand on a crag high above the valley of the White Ernz. Larochette boasts a superb medieval square, a museum of industry (free admission; open year round), and a number of historical monuments dotted along its many old streets. [planet ware]

Mondorf-les-Bains and the Moselle – The Moselle region of Luxembourg occupies much of the eastern part of the country and features slopes flanking the majestic Moselle River. The many picturesque villages tucked along the banks of the Moselle recall an ancient charm and are fun to explore. They are renowned for their varied cuisine produced from locally-grown products. It was also an area much favored by the Romans, and as a result many archaeological remains can be found dispersed throughout the region. [planet ware]

National Museum of History and Art, Luxembourg City – If you were to judge Luxembourg City on the quality of its museums – never mind its status as one of Europe’s most historically important cities – it would still rank extremely high on the list of the continent’s must-see cities. Topping the list is the National Museum of History and Art. [planet ware]

Parc Merveilleux – In the town of Bettembourg, just six miles from the capital city and three miles from the French border, Parc Merveilleux attracts thousands of visitors each year. This amusement center, with its fairy-tales, game enclosure, playground, mini-train, pony express, mini-golf, restaurants, and concerts offers fun and relaxation for all ages (but especially the kids). [planet ware]

Place Guillaume II, Luxembourg City – Luxembourg’s Place Guillaume, one of the city’s largest open spaces, is the former site of a Franciscan convent that has since been converted into a pedestrian zone. In the center is the equestrian statue of William II, King of Holland and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. It’s also where you’ll find the lovely Town Hall and the famous Trémont’s lions. Nearby is the 16th-century House of Raville with its beautiful façade, well-restored balcony, and spiral staircase. [planet ware]

The Bock and the City Casements, Luxembourg City – Luxembourg’s Bock cliff, with its fortifications and cannon-loopholes, is where you’ll find the entrance to the famous Casemates, a 21-kilometer network of underground passages hewn from solid rock. Capable of sheltering thousands of defenders as well as equipment, horses, workshops, kitchens, and slaughterhouses, the Casements cover an impressive 40,000 square meters. [planet ware]

The Luxembourg Ardennes – Standing in stark contrast to the rather flat landscape around Luxembourg City, the Ardennes is where you’ll find high forested plateaus, sheer cliffs, wooded hills, and hidden valleys, as well as countless impressive views. The area – famous as the place where Hitler staged his last great campaign of WWII – boasts numerous castles, fortresses, and fortified farms rising out of the hilltops. [planet ware]

The Old Quarter, Luxembourg City – There’s no better place to begin exploring beautiful Luxembourg City than in its historic Old Quarter. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, the city’s ancient fortifications made it one of the most important of Europe’s cities. The fortress was so impregnable it was dubbed the “Gibraltar of the North,” and although the original fortress was dismantled between 1867-1883, its impact upon the Old Quarter is evident everywhere. [planet ware]

The Walls of the Corniche, Luxembourg City – The spectacular Walls of the Corniche in Luxembourg City have been called “the most beautiful balcony in Europe,” towering as they do over the old city in the river valley below. It’s here, you’ll find the big Gate of the Grund dating from 1632. Its ramparts reveal several aristocratic houses and refuges, as well as the ancient convent of the Dominicans and St. Michael’s church (AD 987). [planet ware]

Upper Sûre Natural Park and Esch-sur-Sûre – Upper Sûre Natural Park consists of plateaus, narrow valleys with wooded slopes, and the lake of the Upper Sûre dam. The park is great for leisure activities and watersports, as well as for its wildlife and ecotourism. Numerous walking tours – whether guided or self-guided – include everything from pleasant circular tours to more arduous treks around the lake. [planet ware]

Vianden – Vianden is an extremely picturesque town straddling both banks of the River Our. Its fine feudal manor dates back to the ninth century and is unrivaled in the Ardennes and Eifel for its architectural significance. Also of note is the medieval outer wall encircling the town with many impressive guard towers. The parish church with its two naves was built in Gothic style in 1248 and has been completely restored. [planet ware]

Walferdange and its Castle – Walferdange Castle, the Grand Ducal residence until the end of the 19th century, lies at the entrance to the Grunewald Wood on one of Luxembourg’s principal tourist routes and is just a short distance from Luxembourg City (it’s now a part of the University of Luxembourg). [planet ware]

Festivals

Festivals

All American Music Festival – All-American music open-air festival usually takes place on Whit Sunday and Whit Monday in Luxembourg City on place Guillaume II. This festival is all about the music (and foods) of New Orleans and the American deep south, with performances of jazz, Dixieland, swing, blues, country and gospel music. Free entrance. [angloinfo]

Festival de Wiltz – Open-air classical music, opera, jazz, theatre and dance festival from the end of June until the end of July in the town of Wiltz. [angloinfo]

Food For Your Senses Festival – Three day festival of open-air alternative music promoting regional and international bands and artists. Camping facilities on site. [angloinfo]

Festival International Echternach – International music festival in Echternach with classical music concerts from May to July and jazz concerts in September. The festival was created in 1975 and each year attracts top classical and jazz musicians from around the world. [angloinfo]

Luxembourg City Film Festival – Film festival taking place in February and March, featuring a vast panorama of national and international contemporary fiction and documentary films. [angloinfo]

MeYouZik – One-day world music festival taking place at the beginning of July, the day before the Rock um Knuedler festival. Concerts are free of charge and take place on Place Guillaume II and rue du St-Esprit. [angloinfo]

Printemps Musical – Every spring since 1983, the “Musical Spring” festival takes place. The event is open to all forms of musical expression and the programme includes a wide variety of concerts including classical, jazz, pop and world music. [angloinfo]

Public Transit

Public Transit

Bus – The country’s public-transport bus network can be divided into four sub-networks. Night-time transport is provided by services such as the Late Night Bus and the Night Rider. School transport is also extremely well organised in the Grand Duchy. [luxembourg public]

Car-pooling – Car-pooling involves people sharing their cars with other people making the same journey. It complements other modes of public transport (bus, train, tram). Car-pooling is environmentally friendly, economical and pleasant. [luxembourg public]

Train – Passenger train services in the Grand Duchy are operated by the Luxembourg National Railway Company (Société nationale des chemins de fer luxembourgeois, CFL).  The state owns the track and infrastructure, and CFL runs the service. CFL is the only operator of the national railway service. [luxembourg public]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Data Science Luxembourg – We are passionate about Data Science, Machine Learning and Big Data.Building a community of Data Scientists in Luxembourg. [meetup]

FinTech-Luxembourg – Let’s talk about all the Financial Technologies (i.e. FinTech) in Luxembourg and the boom of the creation of startups and SMEs. [meetup]

Luxembourg Business Networking Group – Sometimes being good at something isn’t enough. What’s the missing piece? It IS who you know. We’ve all heard that phrase: “It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know.” [meetup]

Startup Grind Luxembourg – Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors. [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Chinese Culture Meetup in Luxembourg – Welcome to our Chinese Culture Meetup Group. This group is for everyone interested in China, its culture and its language. [meetup]

Indians in Luxembourg – All Indians in Luxembourg and neighboring areas, this group’s for us! Bollywood, Indian food, festivals, gatherings and sharing our culture with others. All expats in Luxembourg welcome to join to get a taste of some Indian flavors. [meetup]

Luxembourg By Night – Enjoy the Luxembourg nightlife and hangout with people, regardless of nationality and origins (locals, expats, …), who likes to have fun and party! [meetup]

New To Luxembourg – Many newly-arrived persons, accompanying spouses, and family members do not enjoy the benefit of a relocation package and are left to find their own way regarding administrative procedures and settling in to their new life in the Grand Duchy. [meetup]

The Luxembourg Expat (and repat) Meetup – Meet with other local Expats, regardless of nationality. Everyone is welcome, also repats and locals too! [Meetup]

Trier Expat Meetup – This is a group for anyone interested in exploring the Trier area and meeting fellow expats and locals alike. Everyone is welcome to suggest ideas for new meetups and are actually encouraged to do so 🙂 [meetup]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

Lesbian in Luxembourg – Any woman who identies herself as a lesbian, of any nationality is welcome. The purpose of this group is to create our first Lesbian meet-up in Luxembourg where women can meet other likeminded women, having fun and participating in different activities such as art, culture, outdoor activities, professional etc. [meetup]

Resources

Resources

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