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Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg was a cute little city of a small country (less than half a million people). It too has an important role in the EU, with the european bank of investment and some juristicial bodies lying there. Of course we had a round through that (new) area of the city. The most impressive structure of the area though is the philarmonic: Looks good outside, probably clear hearing experience inside!

A strange sculpture in honour of the steel industry of the past (by the way, Arcelor Mittal have their head quarters in Luxembourg):

We had the opportunity for some walking around the nature, as the city is built on hills and the forest is next door! Marvellous views from the top of the one hill to the other! And great weather for walking (at least the first of the two).

Here is a statue of the popular Duke of Luxembourg from the past:

We visited the popular casemates, which were part of the defensive system. Nowadays, there are remains of the old wall, giving us great views from around the city. The casemates were underground hiding places - big rooms and corridors within the rock!

In Luxembourg they already have three official languages (luxembourgish, french and german), but they all know english too ;)) (contrary to Spain, to be commented later). All in all a nice visit in a small city, with green areas, plenty of walking paths and spectacular views from all the high points!!!!

permalink written by  ManosGeorgia on September 2, 2008 from Luxembourg, Luxembourg
from the travel blog: Europe trip 2008
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