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Old February 10th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #121
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looks lovely. how some pictures of gorgeous buildings look boring is beyond me. nicer than most NA cities that's for sure.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:11 PM   #122
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So clean and relaxing atmosphere! Luv it !
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:47 PM   #123
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very nice town (isn't really a city...)...I've been there a couple times, and i always found it very authentic.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:18 PM   #124
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Luxembourg city is nice and clean. But it's also a bit boring and offers almost no special architecture or landmarks...in comparison to the not far away and bigger city of Trier.

Very nice pics though, Kampflamm!

@question of wealth
Luxembourgers don't boast with their money. If you compare cities and villages on the German/Luxembourgian border, Luxembourg definately looks poorer and more rural.
But Luxembourgians tend to spend lots of money in Trier/Germany though.

@Letzeburgisch it's own language
No way! XD
Here in the region almost every little village speaks it's own special dialect. They are as different from Standard German, as Letzeburgisch is. So if Letzeburgisch would be seen as it's own language, than every dialect of the area could be too.

Wikipedia says:
"Three languages are recognised as official in Luxembourg: French, German, and Luxembourgish, a Franconian language of the Moselle region very similar to the local German dialect spoken in the neighbouring part of Germany, except that it includes more borrowings from French. So in principle Luxembourgish is a High German dialect with the status of a national language. Apart from being one of the three official languages, Luxembourgish is also considered the national language of the Grand Duchy; it is the mother tongue or "language of the heart" for nearly all Luxembourgers."

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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:21 PM   #125
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Luxembourg is for sure very nice city has some very nice view and some awesome structures, like that bridge:
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Old April 1st, 2009, 11:21 AM   #126
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Luxembourg city is nice and clean. But it's also a bit boring and offers almost no special architecture or landmarks...in comparison to the not far away and bigger city of Trier.
Eh, what about the Kirchberg-plateau, the boulevard Royal, the Adolphe Bridge, the Grund, the fortifications...?
Ok Luxembourg city can be boring as hell, especially on sundays but no special architecture or landmarks? Come on...
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Old April 1st, 2009, 11:58 AM   #127
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Btw, average gross salaries in Luxembourg are no higher than in Britain, Germany or Denmark.
Cant agree. The average monthly income of an industrial worker in Luxembourg is 4300 € a month. I dont think that this is common in Europe.

Great pictures Kampflamm!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:25 PM   #128
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Definitely one of my favorite capitals in Europe. Too bad it only depends on buses for its urban transportation.
I visited Luxembourg for the first time in 1993 and I was amazed by its beauty. A few years later I discovered another city that bears a striking resemblance with Luxembourg: Bern.
Similar natural setting, much greenery, cute architecture (although a bit different).
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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:30 PM   #129
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Definitely one of my favorite capitals in Europe. Too bad it only depends on buses for its urban transportation.
I visited Luxembourg for the first time in 1993 and I was amazed by its beauty. A few years later I discovered another city that bears a striking resemblance with Luxembourg: Bern.
Similar natural setting, much greenery, cute architecture (although a bit different).
They will build a tramway...

http://www.rail.lu/projettramlux.html
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Old April 1st, 2009, 01:03 PM   #130
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Only nouveaux riches who have come from poorer backgrounds are into bling and showing off their wealth to say "look at me, look how rich I am"

If your family and friends have always been wealthy and most people in the community around you are fairly wealthy, there is no reason to show off. You can still live a very affluent comfortable life without making it obvious to everybody.

Personally I prefer this style of understated wealth to Las Vegas/Dubai blingfests.
Well, nothing understated about the thread title. Luxembourg(City), capital of the wealthiest country in the world.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 06:41 PM   #131
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it's a wealthy city indeed. You do not see any (quote) "villas and ferraris" because

the money is not concentrated entirely in the capital (as ist might be the case in Russia)

because the money is more even/justly distributed with no poverty at all (as it is not the case in the US)

and thirdly, Luxemburgian people are used to being well-off, they do not have to show their money around and stick to "understatement" (as it not might be the case in Dubai or Katar)

There is also some decent nightlife in a backstreet near the railway station, but it only comprises about 3-4 bars/pubs and is the only location where there is something going on after 10 pm
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:06 AM   #132
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good looking place
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 11:26 AM   #133
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They will build a tramway...

http://www.rail.lu/projettramlux.html
Sounds interesting...
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 02:43 PM   #134
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Nice shots. The city is nice, charming and clean but also extremely boring.

We'll see the GDP of Luxemburg drop severely in the coming years for its dependence on finance.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 03:20 PM   #135
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Love luxembourg, and there are modern districts with highrises outside of the city, Kirchberg, Belvar.... The valley in the middle is my favourite feuture, haven't seen that anywhere else! Also Luxembourg has a LOT of incomming commuting, i have family in Belgium, that all works in Kirchberg...
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:09 PM   #136
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Kirchberg is Awesome... it's a very nice new extension well done ,
the new museum of contemporary art and the "philharmonic" building are beautiful as well as the shopping mall Auchan...
i had some pics of this neighbourhood but i'v lost them ...the next time i go there, i'll take some pics
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM   #137
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The valley in the middle is my favourite feuture, haven't seen that anywhere else!
Have a look at Bern, Switzerland.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:43 PM   #138
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Love luxembourg, and there are modern districts with highrises outside of the city, Kirchberg, Belvar.... The valley in the middle is my favourite feuture, haven't seen that anywhere else! Also Luxembourg has a LOT of incomming commuting, i have family in Belgium, that all works in Kirchberg...
or try Constantine, Algeria. There are some threadsabout this city in this forum .
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:12 PM   #139
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lovely village and shots but i wouldnt live there even my GDP was $70.000.too boring and quiet.

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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:51 PM   #140
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ahah true, it's a little bit boring indeed, that's why luxemburgers come to Liege or Metz even Arlon to go out
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