DSN 2018 is taking place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, and we look forward to welcoming you here. Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg) is a small, friendly country bordering France, Germany and Belgium, and in many respects it is something of a hidden treasure – many people travel through it on their way to other destinations, but few know just how much it has to offer. Here we give a brief overview, and on the page ‘Exploring Luxembourg’ we will give you a taste of the many things there are to do here.
Luxembourg has three official languages (Luxembourgish, French and German), and most people also speak English.
Luxembourg occupies just 2,586.4 square kilometres, and has a population of 576,000. However, during the day its population nearly doubles with the number of commuters.
Despite its size, Luxembourg boasts a startling varied, fairy tale landscape, from the vinyards of the Moselle region (don’t miss the chance to savor the country’s renowned wines) to the rocky trails of La Petite Suisse. It is mostly rural, with one small city, Luxembourg, several towns, and many charming villages.
As a country, Luxembourg is very proud of its heritage (its national motto, “Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn”, means “We want to remain what we are”), but also forward looking. From the 1900s to 1960s it was one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality steel, and since then it has become a European financial capital and is also home to one of the world’s leading satellite operators.