Luxembourg: A small sovereign state in Europe
Luxembourg is a beautiful country situated in the continent of Europe. It is a small landlocked country situated between Germany, France and Belgium. Notably, Luxembourg City, one of the four capitals of European Union, is the capital of the one of the least populated country in the continent.
The country, though is tiny, is a giant in terms of its financial capability. It is a developed country and is one of the strongest economies in the continent. Steel production, chemical manufacturing, rubber and agriculture are the main strength of the Luxembourg economy. Still, what makes this economy indestructible is its private finance sector. It is one of the popular safe heavens in the continent. A recent study ranks the country just behind Switzerland. Anyway, the pressure is high over the country to relook its private banking rules. Recently, the matter has been raised in the G20 meeting too.
The country has recently hit headlines in India. B Medical Systems, which is a Luxembourg based vaccine cold chain and medical refrigeration service, has inked a crucial deal with Adani Group, which is powerful conglomerate based in the Asian superpower of India. The deal proposes to set up manufacturing facility and technology initiatives in India. It also focuses on a technological collaboration to bring solar powered vaccine logistics solutions to the Asian country.
Few months ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a virtual meeting with his Luxembourg counterpart, Xavier Bettel. During the meeting, the leaders discussed several important topics.
The development implies that India is looking to step up its bilateral relation with the European country with mutually beneficial trade deals.
Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union. It is also the member of the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
It was a member of United Nations Security Council. It was the first time that a tiny country from the continent of Europe entered into the top seat in the UNSC.
Luxembourg is not less than a true heaven. It holds low Unemployment Rate, high Human Development Index and high Income Per Capita. Its passport is the fifth powerful passport in the world. It enjoys visa-free access to at least 187 countries.
The history of the country is as dark as the history of every European country. The country has gone through several twists and turns. Interestingly, it is the world’s only remaining sovereign grand duchy. The country is headed by Henri, who is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium and a first cousin of King Philippe of Belgium.
Though it is a constitutional monarch, it upholds a powerful democratic value system with a sound representative democracy structure.
In the recent past, Luxembourg has emerged as the most attractive tourist destination in this part of the Europe. It Is blessed with several beautiful attractions. It is a true natural beauty. The country is known for its castles and fortresses.
The Old Quarter of Luxembourg City, The National Museum of History and Art, The Bock Casements, The Grand Ducal Palace and The Walls of the Corniche are the five tourist attractions in the country.
The Old Quarter of Luxembourg City is a historic destination in the country. It is home to several amazing historic buildings, homes, roads and bridges. The Adolphe Bridge is the most popular among the bridges situated in this part of the country. The destination is popular for its fortification. It is the best place to start a Luxembourg trip. It is a true heaven to history lovers.
The National Museum of History and Art showcases the rich history of the country. It displays numerous art objects, archaeological findings, coins and documents which can speak volumes about the rich history the country holds. The museum is located near a historic market, which is a popular tourist attraction in the region. The museum focuses on the Gallo-Roman period. A visit to the museum is truly informative.
The Bock Casements is the iconic place to visit in the country. It is a 21 KM long underground passage. It is a part of the fortification. It can provide shelter to thousands of defenders. The architecture speaks volumes about the defence structure of the fortification. The destination offers foot trips.
The Grand Ducal Palace is one of the most popular landmarks in the country. It is a renaissance building. It was the official residence of Grand Duke Henri. It is a prime tourist attraction in the country. It is still the official palace of Duke.
The Walls of the Corniche is one of the most beautiful balconies in the continent of Europe. It is home to numerous aristocratic refugees. St. Michael’s Church is an important destination in the region. The region is known for its historic importance.
The country stands out from the rest of the Europe for its culture, tradition, language, art, music, architecture and its cuisine. Luxembourgish is the official language of the country, though French and German are also popular. The Luxembourg cuisine reflects its geographical position, as it is a fine blend of German, French and local cooking styles. The Luxembourg culture, tradition, art, architecture and music have a Roman influence.
Let’s plan a trip Today itself.
Pic Courtesy: google/ images are subjected to copyright