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Here’s everything you need to know about Luxembourg

Here’s everything you need to know about Luxembourg

This is one of the richest, most glamorous and idyllic places in Europe, a tiny country at the heart of Europe where any professional would like to work and live: Luxembourg. So what are the secrets of this rich earthly paradise? Here’s everything you need to know about Luxembourg if you want to travel or move there some day.

So first off, how and why is Luxembourg so rich? Well, 85% of the country’s economy being based on banking might account for it… as well as the fact that most of them do not actually love inside the country, but the actual locals are extremely rich.

The locals of this tiny country nested at the crossroads between several great European powers are called Luxembourgers. Funny when you come to think about it, they’re not necessarily the type of people you would find eating burgers for lunch.

The modern city-state has a destiny of its own, but Luxembourg actually dates back to the year 963, when the Count of the Ardennes built a fort here and baptised the city “the little fortress” from the ancient Saxon name Lucilinburhuc.

After the Second World War, Luxembourg gained ever more political prominence and identified itself as one of the most politically implicated European states, counting itself amount the founding members of the European Economic Community – a forerunner of the EU – in 1957 and then joining NATO in 1959.

Luxembourg also boasts with some very influential people. The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, is a local.

Other eccentricities can be observed here as well. In 2014, out of 1000 people 647 owned a car, making it the country with the greatest car owner population in the world.

But if you don’t own a car in Luxembourg or if you don’t want to take your car with you during your stay, you can call on Luxembourg transfers.