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Past the Duchy

By Linda Tancs

Quiz:  Which of the following is associated with Luxembourg?  Tax-free banking or Villeroy & Boch?  Both, actually.  But there are other items of interest in this tiny country bordered by Belgium, France and Germany–the world’s only Grand Duchy (meaning its ruler is a Grand Duke).  In fact, the tourism board lists six great reasons to visit, to wit:  panoramic views at Chemin de la Corniche, a walk through the old quarters, wine tasting in the Moselle Valley, military history, Michelin dining and biking in the Ardennes region.  Worried about getting around?  Take the hop on, hop off bus.  There’s also a miniature train from May to October.  In short, something for everyone.


Regional Culture

By Linda Tancs

Europe celebrates itself each year with the designation of a Capital of Culture.  In 2007, the designation goes not to a city but to a region–Luxembourg and Greater Region, to be exact.  Of course, Luxembourg had its close-up in 1995, so it’s only fitting that it share the glory this time around with some of its neighbors.  Those neighbors include Belgium, Lorraine in France and Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland in Germany.  Don’t leave your appetite at home–you’ll find more Michelin-rated restaurants in Luxembourg per capita than anywhere else.

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