Moien - Hello in Luxembourgish
Moien is a common greeting in Luxembourgish. We present to you some interesting information about Luxembourg.
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Luxembourgish is a West Germanic language that is spoken mainly in Luxembourg. About 600,000 people speak Luxembourgish worldwide. As a standard form of the Moselle Franconian language, Luxembourgish has similarities with other varieties of High German and the wider group of West Germanic languages.
Let us share amazing facts about Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in the world:
Luxembourg is a landlocked country in the very heart of Europe. The Grand Duchy has no direct access to a sea or ocean as it is sandwiched between Belgium, France, and Germany. But the land is filled with lots of green spaces, expansive lakes, and mountainous areas, it shouldn’t surprise you that there’s lots of local wildlife to be found in the Luxembourgish countryside, including deer and even wild boars.
Luxembourgers are typically tri-lingual, with the country having three official languages: German, French, and Luxembourgish or Lëtzebuergesch, which has much the same syntax and grammar as German. While German and French are often used for administrative purposes, Luxembourgish is generally used in conversations.
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Luxembourg’s cuisine is a harmonious blend of both French and German food traditions. Local delicacies include potato pancakes (gromper keeschelche), plum tart (quetsche tort), and green bean soup with potatoes, bacon, and onion (Bouneschlupp). Luxembourg’s national dish of Judd mat Gaardebounen is a smoked pork collar soaked in water overnight and boiled with vegetables and spices. It is often served with a side dish of potatoes and broad beans, and a bottle of the beer from Luxembourg, the Diekirch. Along with this delightful authentic food palette, the land is famous for being the producer of award-winning wines. One of the famous wines is Crémant de Luxembourg, a high-quality sparkling wine, that won 22 gold medals in the Crémant Awards in 2015.
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If you visit Luxembourg City, you must head on to the restaurant Chiggeri which landed it a coveted spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for having a long list of wines. Here you can take your pick from more than 2,200 different wines.
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Each Whit Tuesday some 10,000 men, women, and children gather in the city of Echternach in honor of seventh-century monk St Willibrord to take part in Europe’s largest traditional dancing procession, an event which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Watched by around 40,000 spectators, dancers wearing white shirts and dark trousers or skirts and holding handkerchiefs perform a synchronized hopping procession around the city, accompanied by a catchy polka marching band.
Can I interest you in some splendid tourist attractions in Luxembourg? It may come in handy if you visit the country. Here is the list:
A village named Mullerthal is one of the magnificent areas of Europe. It has so many things to offer like forest-covered hills, sandstone cliffs with impressive rock formations, the Schiessentümpel waterfall, tiny villages, and the ruined castles of Beaufort and Larochette.
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Berdorf is a tourist hot spot of Luxembourg and sits on windblown tablelands that back onto valleys containing the Black Ernz, the Sûre, and the Aesbach rivers. These valleys are covered with footpaths. If you like rock climbing then the hills here provide the perfect opportunity.
The village of Bourscheid is located on a plateau that has two rivers running past it in the form of the Wark and the Süre. You can have a range of outdoor activities like hiking trails and other pursuits, but the real draw here is the Bourscheid Castle.
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Mondorf-Les-Bains is home to some of the best thermal springs in all of Europe. One of the most famous of these is Mondorf le Domaine Thermal which is a spa complex and has a health center, gym, and adjoining hotel.
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People may think that Luxembourg is full of ancient relics but it also has a range of cutting-edge museums like the Museum of Modern Art which features a unique design. It is also built on the walls of the former Fort Thungen that dates from 1732. The range of art here is eclectic including, photographs, sculpture, textiles, and even digital media.
Also, to experience a premium concert you should visit the Philharmonic of Luxembourg.
If you think traveling so many places makes a hole in your pocket, then let us tell you that Luxembourg is the first country in the world to offer free nationwide public transport (trains, buses, and trams) to everyone since March 1st, 2020. But journeys across the border to Belgium, France, or Germany, and first-class tickets still have a fee.
Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Luxembourg, let us all know!
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