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Luxembourg - a Town Named Desire

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Luxembourg - a Town Named Desire by Herminne Tonita -

The moment you set foot in Luxemburg you understand that reality could be different. The big-small town welcomes you as a splendid European jewelry and your first impression as a fairy-tale like town doesn't change not even after you spend there a week, a month, your whole life. The streets have a well organized architecture, the crowded areas lack and each street looks like any of an important European capital. The residential regions are separated between them by parks, which delimitate the valley of the Petrussa river, always covered with mist and mystery.

You are so pleased when you get there as you realize that everybody speaks and understands all the languages in the world. The Grand Duchy of Luxemburg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, with a popu lation under half a million people. As far as the town is concerned, in spite of its even smaller number of inhabitants, under 100,000, Luxemburg is one of the European capitals where multiculturalism is very obvious. People belonging to 140 different nationalities represent half of the entire population. The thing is easily observed while walking on the streets and you hear so many languages you forget where you really are.

As to sightsee the entire town and not to get too tired, you an choose "CitySightSeeing", a green bus that leads your way all around Luxemburg. You can visit the Palace of the Grand Duchy, the Modern Art Museum, the Philharmonic.

Starting with 2007, Luxemburg has become an European Cultural Capital. The Palace is guarded by only one person, standing there rather for the tourists to take him pictures than for the safety of the place.

All over Luxemburg you will notice white and blue stags. The stag has become the symbol of the cultural year 2007 because it reminds everyone the forests from the area, but also because it migrates a lot and Luxemburg is a country formed as a result of the gathering of migrating populations. When you leave the area of the expensive shops you run into the Holly Cathedral of the Virgin also named Notre Dame de Luxemburg, a Gothic wonder from 1613.

If you are interested in history and architecture you can spend more time in Boch, the area which has to tell more about all that happened in the European history.

Luxemburg has three official languages: French, Dutch, Luxemburgish. Still on the streets all the signs are in French, the language most frequently heard. At school, you learn in French until the age of fifteen and then you turn to German, which makes crazy the pupils.

At about 15 km away from Luxemburg there is an unusual factory: the culture one. Kulturfabrik is situated in Alzette. It hosts shows, theatres, cinemas, dance halls and all throughout 2007 it will host the program called "Belles Roumanies".
Breakfast Represents 40 percent of the Daily Necessary of Calories written by Herminne Tonita for FamousWhy.com
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Tags: luxembourg, town, belgium, travel



Category: Travel  - ( Travel Archive)

Date Added: 08 June '07


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