Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: L?tzebuerg, French: Luxembourg, German: Luxemburg), also known as Luxembourg City (Luxembourgish: Stad L?tzebuerg or d'Stad, French: Ville de Luxembourg, German: Stadt Luxemburg), is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (also named "Luxembourg"), and the country's most populous commune. Standing at the confluence of the Alzette and P?trusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated 213 km (132 mi) by road from Brussels, 372 km (231 mi) from Paris, and 209 km (130 mi) from Cologne. The city contains Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.
After the Luxembourg Crisis, the 1867 Treaty of London required Luxembourg to dismantle the fortifications in Luxembourg City. Their demolition took sixteen years, cost 1.5 million gold francs, and required the destruction of over 24 km (15 mi) of underground defences and 4 hectares (9.9 acres) of casemates, batteries, barracks, etc. Furthermore, the Prussian garrison was to be withdrawn.
When, in 1890, Grand Duke William III died without any male heirs, the Grand Duchy passed out of Dutch hands, and into an independent line under Grand Duke Adolphe. Thus, Luxembourg, which had hitherto been independent in theory only, became a truly independent country, and Luxembourg City regained some of the importance that it had lost in 1867 by becoming the capital of a fully independent state.
Though I took a small detour last week by describing my visit to Russia, I decided to go back and describe the rest of my Europe trip in order of the cities I visited! So, after my visit to Amsterdam, we actually traveled to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
And, let me just say, this city is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited.
But walking was a major part of the trip. And, if there’s one thing to know about me specifically, I absolutely hate walking.
Of course, I walk to all my classes on campus without complaining. Although, I do try to take the bus as much as possible.
We are pleased to let you know that alumni in Luxembourg will be gathering for a Worldwide Alumni Celebration event on Wednesday 26 October.
In hono(u)r of our LBS ties, our WAC get-together will be at The Britannia Pub in Clausen.
RSVP: please click 'Attend event' and complete the short form if you're planning to come.
Founded in 1968 with only 40 students, the Dolibois European Center now welcomes 120-130 students per semester and celebrated its 10,000th student in the fall of 2012. Our alumni have wonderful memories of their MUEC/MUDEC experience and we have fond memories of them! Many students declare that MUDEC profoundly enriched and transformed their lives.
Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the EEC (later the EU), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.
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Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Europe. European governments are taking action to guard against terrorist attacks; however, all European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.
Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Paris, France at the invitation of President Hollande, July 13–14, to attend Bastille Day celebrations.
Secretary Kerry then traveled to Moscow, Russia, July 14–15, where he met with senior Russian officials to discuss Syria, the Ukraine crisis, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, among other issues.
The Secretary traveled to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, July 16–17, where he met with Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to discuss a range of bilateral issues, the transatlantic relationship, and a variety of other issues of mutual interest.
Luxembourg American Cemetery
The cemetery consists of 17 acres of manicured lawn surrounded by 33.5 acres of woods. Entering through the gates, the visitor will see the impressive memorial chapel encompassed by a stone terrace directly in front of them. The chapel includes massive bronze doors embellished with gold leaf cartouches depicting military “virtues”, a sparkling mosaic ceiling and a colorful stained glass window showcasing the Army insignias representing the men and woman that rest in the cemetery. On the lower level of the terrace, two pylons face each other across a quote by Eisenhower about the sacrifice of military members.
Residential burglaries are the primary threat facing residents. Police report that these incidents generally spike in the summer, when many residents take extended vacations. Police often indicate that many residents do not take precautions before leaving their homes (ensuring their mail is picked up, setting timers on lights inside their homes).
Additionally, petty street crimes of opportunity (pickpocketing, purse-snatching, particularly in recognized tourist areas) continue to occur with some frequency.
U.S. Embassy Luxembourg assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the medical professionals, medical facilities or air ambulance services whose names appear on the following lists.
The EMERGENCY number in Luxembourg is 112