As part of its development strategy for online services and its efforts to enhance the digital skills of the public, the Luxembourg National Library (BnL), introduces new features in document retrieval via a-z.lu.
The 675th edition of the Schueberfouer will start in Luxembourg City on Friday, 21 August 2015, with its usual great atmosphere that is really appreciated by the two million visitors who flock to the funfair on the Glacis every year. It marks the start of twenty days of funfair attractions, events, rides and carousels, including many new rides.
On 30 July 2015, François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, presented the new emergency response plan in case of bad weather. This plan was developed following the violent storms that struck Luxembourg in July 2014. During the heat wave at the beginning of last month, the plan went into action for the first time.
The Grand Duchy is attracting an increasing number of tourists. Amazing sceneries, interesting cultural programme, an offer adapted to a very varied client base - the Grand Duchy has a lot to offer its visitors. And the figures presented by the Secretary of State for the Economy on 11 August say a lot about the performance of the tourism sector.
Also known as Léiffrakrautdag and Krautwëschdag, Léiffrawëschdag is a type of harvest festival, with origins going back to before the Christian era. These days, the traditional blessing of herbs on the Feast of the Assumption - 15 August, a public holiday - is only held in a few places, and most notably in Greiveldange, a picturesque village on the Moselle.
The City of Luxembourg, with its architectural jewels, its eventful history and its opportunities for shopping remains a popular tourist destination. Thus, the very positive trend in the evolution of tourism indicators stands confirmed. Since the beginning of 2015, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) noted an increase of 9.8% of its tourist activity indicators compared to the same period in 2014.
The Angoulême 'Festival Francophone' will be taking place form 25 to 30 August. For this 8th edition, Belgian cinema has been selected as headliner. And no fewer than three Luxembourgish co-productions - La Volante, Le Tout Nouveau Testament, and Post Partum – are among the productions being shown at the Festival.
The streets and squares of the city centre will be full of clowns, jugglers, acrobats, comedians, mime artistes, stilt-walkers and strolling musicians for the traditional Streeta(rt)nimation festival, to be held on 8 and 9 August 2015.
The e-lake festival, organised since 1996 by the Club des Jeunes of the historic town of Echternach, is one of the Grand Duchy's most firmly established music festivals. Every August about 20,000 young and not-so-young party people from all over the Greater Region settle in around the lake to listen to the concerts, have a good time among friends, and relax at the lakeside.
Au Luxembourg, les mois d'août et de septembre sont marqués par l'organisation des traditionnelles fêtes du raisin et du vin. De Grevenmacher à Remich, la Moselle luxembourgeoise est en fête pendant ces deux mois. L’occasion de (re)découvrir la route du vin luxembourgeoise.
On 2 August 2015, on the occasion of the Gala Tour de France, you'll be able to come and cheer on many of the national and international cyclists who thrilled you during the three weeks of the Tour de France cycle race. Frank Schleck and Ben Gastauer will be there, as will the runner-up in the race, Jean-Christophe Péraud.
No plans for August? Then come to the 2015 edition of the 'Congés Annulés' festival to be held in the Rotondes near the central railway station in Luxembourg City! Throughout the month of August, there will be an unusual musical programme with local and international rock/pop/electro bands.
The Schueberfouer started last week. And now it's time for the 'grande braderie' bargain sales. It's a day to not miss, on Monday, 31 August 2015 - an opportunity to stroll through the streets of Luxembourg City and take advantage of the many reduced prices on offer. Nearly 400 shops operate an outdoor stand.