In the 2016 edition of the Mercer Cost of Living Survey, Luxembourg City ranks 86th globally, together with Brussels. Compared with the 2015 edition in which Luxembourg City ranked 94th, costs of living have slightly grown for expats.
Whether it's for concerts of classic or contemporary music, drama, or cinema evenings - in the Grand Duchy, culture takes centre stage! The two years during which Luxembourg City was European Capital of Culture (1995 and 2007) definitely contributed to the dramatic increase in cultural events in the Grand Duchy, and stimulated demand as well. With the Grand Duchy scheduled to become European Capital of Culture again in 2022, the results of a survey carried out by TNS-Ilres under commission from the Ministry of Culture paint a picture of a multicultural Grand Duchy with a strong character of its own, where supply and demand coexist at a high level.
Luxembourg's National Day is celebrated on 23 June 2016. As every year, tens of thousands of Luxembourgers, foreign residents, cross-border workers and tourists gather on 23 June, as well as on 22 June, the eve of National Day, to celebrate the birthday of HRH the Grand Duke. This year, share your best moments and emotions on Twitter: #Nationalfeierdag!
Clusters have been set up in the Grand Duchy for years: Cluster for Logistics, Automotive Cluster, Space Cluster, ICT Cluster – a growing number of initiatives aimed at bringing together all the players, both private and public, in a specific field. The announcement by Secretary of State of the Economy Francine Closener of the creation of a cluster for the creative industries adds a new cluster to the already impressive list, and shows how successful the concept is.
This year the Fête de la Musique in the Grand Duchy will be taking place from 17 to 21 June. For this international event, concerts have been organised everywhere in the country. From big music events to small concerts; from classical music to performances of contemporary music, music plays the centre stage in all its varieties. Follow all of the events on Twitter: #fdlm2016!
'Summer in the City' is exactly that. From 21 June to 7 September 2016, Luxembourg City celebrates the most beautiful season in the year. For this festival, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office plunges the capital into a sparkling, festive atmosphere, for the greater pleasure of its inhabitants, commuters, and tourists.
After the huge success of the first editions of the famous triathlon, the fourth edition of the Ironman 70.3 takes place this weekend. On Saturday 18 June, there will be quite a line-up to take up the challenge again.
On 10 June 2016, the Nature Park Mëllerdall was presented to the public. The many mills along the Sauer and the Black Ernz, as well as many other brooks, are eponymous of Luxembourg's third nature reserve. In the East of the Grand Duchy, at Germany's border, 12 municipalities spanning a total of 256 km2 and with a total of 23,000 inhabitants joined forces to found the Nature Reserve Mëllerdall.
These 15 and 16 June 2016, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, in his capacity as Minister for Communications and Media, made the trip to Annecy to visit the International Market of Animated Film (Marché International du film d'animation, MIFA) which takes place in the context of the festival of the same name. This event is the annual unavoidable meeting place for all professionals in the animation industry with 8,250 participants from 83 countries, 364 buyers/distributors/exhibitors and 555 international investors.
Attracting nearly 5.5 million visitors annually, the Europa-Park in Rust in Baden-Wurttemberg is the largest entertainment complex in Germany and one of the most visited amusement parks in Europe. During a Luxembourg celebration held during the weekend of 11 and 12 June 2016, the theme park showcased the traditions, customs and certain cultural and musical characteristics of the Grand Duchy.
To support emerging talents of the Grand Duchy, the first edition of TalentLab#16 starts this Friday 10 June 2016, under the initiative of the Luxembourg City Theatre in collaboration with the Théâtre du Centaure and the Théâtre des Capucins. With the guidance of well established artists, this 10 days laboratory will allow young talents to develop their projects while being coached by experts of that creative environment through meetings, workshops, round tables, masterclasses and performances.
The National Archives, known for high quality exhibitions stemming from their collections, launch a new exhibition, this time with the participation of the public. 'Blackouts/Trous de mémoire' seeks to raise the public's awareness of the importance of preserving memory and, by extension, the reason of being of the National Archives. The exhibition runs from 10 June 2016 to 28 February 2017 at the National Archives on the Saint Esprit Plateau in Luxembourg City.
Are you about to consider building a new construction in Luxembourg? Are you looking for ideas or a competent partner for the redevelopment of your property? Then let yourself be inspired by the laureates and honourable mentions of the Bauhärepräis 2016 by the Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers (Ordre des architectes et des ingénieurs-conseils, OAI).
On Friday, 3 June 2016, François Bausch, Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment and Guy Arendt, Secretary of State for Culture, inaugurated the visitor centre 'Biodiversum' in Remerschen .
You dream of yourself as a piano virtuoso and you would like to seduce the public? Or you have a spontaneous idea for a little melody? Then take a seat at one of the 16 pianos which will be in town from 3 to 19 June 2016 and enrich Luxembourg City with your play.
The Luxembourg Government forges ahead with the SpaceResources.lu initiative by presenting an overall strategy to be implemented progressively for the exploration and commercial utilization of resources from Near Earth Objects (NEOs), such as asteroids. Amongst the key actions undertaken is the establishment of an appropriate legal and regulatory framework for space resource utilization activities to provide private companies and investors with a secure legal environment.
The 8th edition of the Night of Sports is going to take place on Saturday 4 June 2016 in a number of municipalities. This year there will be 200 activities, organised in 25 different municipalities throughout the Grand Duchy: Bettembourg, Bissen, Boevange-sur-Attert, Colmar-Berg, Contern, Crauthem, Dudelange, Echternach, Esch/Alzette, Frisange, Grevenmacher, Grosbous, Howald, Koerich, Koetschette, Lultzhausen, Luxembourg-Ville, Mondercange, Mondorf-les-Bains, Niederanven, Remich, Rodange, Schifflange, Steinfort and Wincrange.
You'd like to volunteer, but you don't know how to go about it. You'd like to meet volunteers and ask them about their activities before getting started? Then meet up at the '72 Hours of Volunteering' (72 Stonnen Bénévolat fir unzepaken) from 3 to 5 June 2016. During this event, some 20 associations from various sectors present themselves in their respective premises.
On Saturday 4 June and on Sunday 5 June 2016 the third edition of the Weekend of Open Churches (Weekend des Églises Ouvertes) is going to take place throughout the whole country. The aim of these two days is to draw the attention of the public to Luxembourg's churches and chapels and to present them as open and welcoming spaces which are worth a visit, because they reflect our cultural and religious heritage.
The 2016 edition of the Festival des Très Courts takes place from 3 to 12 June, a joined event in almost 80 cities throughout the world. 150 movies will be shown in 3 competitions and throughout 4 thematic programmes. The idea was born in Paris in 1999, and since 2013, the 'very-short-film' virus has spread to Luxembourg. On Friday 10 June 2016, the Très Court International Film Festival takes also place for the fourth time at the cinema Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg.
At a press conference on 31 May 2016, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider presented the terms and conditions of the reform of the promotion of the Luxembourg economy, announced in October 2015, putting together the competences of Luxembourg for Business (LfB) and Luxinnovation.
The 2016 edition of the Skoda Luxembourg Tour will be held from 1 to 5 June. About a hundred national and international cyclists from the great international and continental stables will cover more than 700 kilometres throughout the Grand Duchy.
'Monodrama' means a dramatic work performed by a single actor. All the attention focuses on that one person's movements and speech. And, as the programming for the Fundamental Monodrama Festival proves once again, the genre encompasses a surprising variety, in terms of both themes and adaptation, with performances positioned somewhere between theatre and dance.
Ove is a sixty-something Swede who terrorises his surroundings. In 1992, the Danish national soccer team won the European championships. In Iceland, two brothers who ceased speaking to each other have to work together to save their sheep. And in Norway, a mountain plunging into the sea creates a gigantic tsunami. Three completely different scenarios, who stand witness to the creativity of film production in Scandinavian countries. And it's this production which is highlighted during the Nordic Film Festival in Luxembourg from 3 to 7 June 2016.