A small town in the south of Luxembourg, it is also home to the largest gas station in Europe. Located on the A3 motorway, going north, it sells over 200 million liters of fuel annually, and attracts 1,5 million visitors per year. It is arguably the most visited and experienced place in the country.
A quarter in Luxembourg City, it consists of a plateau situated to the north-east of the city centre, Ville Haute. In 2001, the quarter had a population of 3,534 people distributed over its residential areas. Its most notable features are various European Union institutions, including the European Court of Justice, European Court of Auditors, parts of the European Commission, the Secretariat of the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, and the European School of Luxembourg, which are all located in the western part. The eastern part hosts offices and many international banks as well as an Auchan-owned shopping centre, the Luxexpo exhibitioncentre, the Utopolis Kirchberg cinema, and the Kirchberg Hospital. Kirchberg is also home to many other institutions of national importance. D’Coque arena is the country’s largest sports venue, the Philharmonie is Luxembourg’s national concerthall, the grand auditorium of which can seat over 1,500 people.Mudam, the museum of modern art opened in 2006. On the same site as the Mudam is the reconstructed Fort Thüngen, formerly a part of Luxembourg’s formidable fortifications.
A quarter and neighbourhood in the west of Esch-sur-Alzette, in south-western Luxembourg. Belval was the site of some of the largest steelworks in Europe. Currently about 1/3 of the world’s steel sheet piling is produced in the Arcelor-Mittal plant in Belval. Yet due to the dominance of the steel industry, Belval has suffered from the abandonment of steel production in Luxembourg during the 70s, and is thus undergoing an extensive regeneration program to help diversify beyond steel production. The redevelopment plan for Belval will turn the brownfield site into a large scientific and cultural center, including the newly created University of Luxembourg.
A small wine-making village and commune in far southeastern Luxembourg, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. Other villages within the commune include Remerschen and Wintrange. In 2005, the village had a population of 1.527 spread over an area of 10.63 km². The village became famous on the 14th of June 1985, when the Schengen Agreement was signed. The Schengen space today comprises the territories of twenty-six European countries. The area currently covers a population of over 400 million people and a surface of 4.312.099 km².
A village in the commune of Erpeldange, in northern Luxembourg. In 2005, the town had a population of 805. It is the geographical center of the “Nordstad” project, a government-driven urban vision aimed at developing a new city core by merging the cities of Ettelbruck and Diekirch. The “Nordstad” project is part of Luxembourg’s growth model and intends to create a new decentralized urban polarity in the north.