Luxembourg State Overview

Luxembourg State Overview

History Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and a part of northern France form the region of the Netherlands, with a common history until 1579. In the war of the Netherlands against Spain, Luxembourg stood alongside the southern provinces, recognizing the authority of Philip II. In 1684 it was conquered by France and returned to Spain 13 years later, by the Treaty of Rijswijk. In 1713 it passed to the Austrian Habsburgs, […]

Traveling in Luxembourg

Traveling in Luxembourg

Luxembourg – how to get there Airplane: Luxembourg’s national airline Luxair flies to Paris, London and Frankfurt. Flights to Luxembourg are offered, for example Germany Lufthansa (LH), from France Air France (AF), from Great Britain British Airways (BA), from the Czech Republic Czech Airlines (OK), as well KLMCity Hopper (KL) from the Netherlands. In addition, […]

Luxembourg Geography

Luxembourg Geography

Luxembourg – key data Area: 2,586 km² Population: 503,302 (July 2011 estimate, CIA). Composition: Luxembourgers 55.5%, Portuguese 16.5%, French 5.8%, Italians 4.1%, Belgians 3.5%German 2.5%, Serbs 1.6%, British 1.1%, Dutch 0.9%, others 8.5% (2008) Population density: 195 residents per km² Population growth: 1.145% per year (2011, CIA). Capital city: Luxembourg (90,000 residents, 2009, metropolitan area […]

Luxembourg (World Heritage)

Luxembourg (World Heritage)

The fortifications are masterpieces by the French Sun King’s military architect, Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban (1633–1707). According to areacodesexplorer, the Wenceslas Wall with its 37 towers and 15 gates in the lower town, the grand ducal palace and the high Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady in the upper town bear witness to the great […]