Luxembourg City is a lively and bustling capital with a lot of great touristic attractions to visit and a multitude of things to do. As a cultural platform, it abounds in venues for artistic expression, such as museums, theatres and concert halls. The cultural offer that makes up Luxembourg is representative of its city dwellers: multilingual, multicultural, creative and eclectic. Indeed, the centre region of the country is home to nearly 170 different nationalities that have chosen to live in or next to a capital at the heart of action.
The friendly pedestrian streets of the country invite you to stroll from shop-to-shop to discover where to buy your favorite brands. Housed in historic buildings, the shops and restaurants of Luxembourg City have a definitive charm that enhances the shopping experience. Finally, competitive and dynamic malls offer a complete platform of upscale shopping that is host to world class brands. Also enjoy the various markets and sellouts for the bargain hunter in you!
Television & Radio:
Luxembourg has 2 national radio stations, 4 regional radio stations, and 20 local radio stations. Radio-Tele Luxembourg is the nation’s principal radio station. Television is the most used media in Luxembourg; 95 percent of the population watches cable television, and only 1 percent of the population does not own a television set. Luxembourg’s four national television stations are RTL Tele Letzebuerg, Nordliicht TV, Uelzechtkanal, and De Kueb TV. Two new and specialized television stations were added in 2002, Tango TV and Parlament TV. RTL Letzebuerg is Luxembourg’s principal television station, with more than 130,000 viewers. The language of transmission is Luxembourgeois (the local dialect), but the programming is simultaneously broadcast in French.
In Luxembourg, the Volunteering Agency (Agence du bénévolat), supported by the Ministry of Family, Integration and to the Greater Region, tries to reverse this tendency. It does so through the creation of strong links between associations and volunteers in the Grand Duchy, but also through its website www.benevolat.lu and initiatives such as the ’72 Hours of Volunteering’.
The ’72 Hours of Volunteering’ event, which takes place in May, enables the public to discover the activities of more than 20 associations and organisations from various fields seeking volunteers.
Sunday, 1 January: New Year’s Day
Monday, 17 April: Easter Monday
Monday, 1 May: Labour Day
Thursday, 25 May: Ascension Day
Monday, 5 June: Whit Monday
Friday, 23 June: National Day
Tuesday, 15 August: Assumption Day
Wednesday, 1 November: All Saints’ Day
Monday, 25 December: Christmas Day
Tuesday, 26 December: Boxing Day