• Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a European country that has a population of over six million people. It is a landlocked country whose neighbours include Belgium, France and Germany. It has one of the world’s most stable economies having the second highest GDP per capital. It used to be the strategic point for the Spanish empire during the middle ages. Luxemburg is currently a member of the NATO, European Union and the UN, OECD and the Benelux. The official languages of Luxembourg are Luxembourgish, French and German. Its culture is a mixture of the Germanic and Romance Europe.

Luxembourg follows a parliamentary democracy form of government. The Grand Duke along with the cabinet, which contains several ministers, heads the government. Luxembourg has four constituencies, and from these constituencies sixty ministers are elected every five years to perform the legislative functions. They have a second committee called the Council of State, which contains a group of twenty one common citizens who are all appointed, by the Grand Duke and the Chamber of Deputies of the drafting committee. There are three lower courts and two courts in every district and one Supreme Court, which has the highest legal power.

There are many points of interest in Luxembourg. The most famous of them all is the Grand Duke’s palace. It is the official house of the Grand Duke, but it is only opened to tourists during the summer. The St. Michael’s church is one of the oldest churches in the world constructed in 987 A.D. It was partly destroyed during a war, but it was rebuilt in 1684. There are outdoor markets in the midtown where you can get the taste of the local cuisine. The Vin-den castle is over a million years old. It is still beautifully preserved and worth viewing. The Grundy is a collection of stone houses that were directly built from cutting rocks. It is present deep inside the gorge. It also contains terraced gardens, pubs and restaurants along with vineyards and a miniature golf course. 

Luxembourg has all the modern transportation facilities. It has a very well designed road, rail and air services. Their train services include the high speed train TGV. It has a well maintained roads, and every city in Luxembourg is connected to the capital. Since it is a landlocked country, it does not have any waterways.

Moving around Luxembourg is easy. Though it is a big place and has good facilities of public buses and trains connecting every part of it. The city bus has facilities in over 25 lines, and the duration between two consecutive buses is about 5 to 20 minutes depending on the traffic. Megabus provide bus services from Brussels to Luxembourg. The main train station has the best connections to every major place in Luxembourg. All the trains run on electricity. If you avail a Luxemburg Card you would not have to pay on the trains and buses, the money will be directly deducted from your bank account. Like every other city in Europe, Luxembourg has very good road facilities. The roads might seem a bit narrow for the American people, but the quality of road is excellent. The fuel prices in Luxemburg are cheaper compared to other parts of the world. No money is charged for the free way, but the traffic law in Luxembourg is very strict. Always fasten your seat belts and follow all the traffic rules while driving your car. The Fidel Airport is the International airport of Luxembourg located 4 kilometres away from the Luxembourg City. While in Luxembourg, your best option to travel is by the train.

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