Symbols

Claude Piscitelli
The Gëlle Fra (literally: Golden Lady), high above the Constitution square in Luxembourg City, is the monument honouring Luxembourg’s volunteer soldiers during the Great War, the Second World War and subsequent engagements. Since the end of World War II, the Gëlle Fra is a symbol for independence and national identity. Artist: Claus Cito (1882-1965)

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The Grand Duchy’s coat of arms consists of cross bars of silver and of blue alternating, red lion rampant, open clawed, lampassed and crowned with gold, with tail forked and crossed

Christof Weber / SIP
Flag with the national colours near the Constitution square in Luxembourg City. The Luxembourg flag consists of three horizontal stripes, one red, one white and one light blue.

Marcel Schmitz / SIP
Luxembourg is one of the founding members of the European Union. In 1952, the capital of the Grand Duchy hosted the head office of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and consequently became the first European capital. Nowadays, Luxembourg, Brussels and Strasbourg are the three European capitals

Christof Weber / SIP
On the 23rd June, on Luxembourg’s national day, the facade of the Arcelor-Mittal building boasts a magnificent decoration honouring the national colours and flag.

Christof Weber / SIP
Luxembourg's National Day celebrations are held the night before (22nd June). A traditional torchlight parade takes place after sunset in Luxembourg City while spectacular fireworks are set off from the bridge over the Petrusse valley.

SIP / Luc Deflorenne

Human Made
The villages’ names are indicated in French, one of the administrative and judicial languages of the country, and in Luxembourgish, the national language.

Éditions Guy Binsfeld
“We wish to remain what we are”: inscription on an oriel at the Marché-aux-Poissons in Luxembourg City. This sentence is the chorus of the first national anthem and means literally "We want to remain what we are". It evokes the Luxembourgers' attachment to their country as well as their strong will to stay independent, especially after numerous foreign dominations.

SIP
HRH the Grand Duke Henri’s monogram: the letter “H” with a royal crown in chief.

SIP
Hot-air balloon with the logo of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

SIP
Clairefontaine square in Luxembourg City with the statue of Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985).

Christof Weber / SIP
  • Updated 05-05-2015