WORLD MARATHON TOUR: LUXEMBOURG

2013 LUXEMBOURG NIGHT MARATHON, LUXEMBOURG: 4:35:12 (2013-06-08)

Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Biking-Viking-730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=736312883190716

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/luxembourg-night-marathon-2013-07-08/


LUXEMBOURG

Capital: Luxembourg

Population: 531,400

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Famous people from Luxembourg:

Marc Girardelli (skier)

Fun facts about Luxembourg:

Luxembourg is the least populated country in the European Union, with only 465,000 inhabitants. It is also the 20th smallest of the 194 independent countries in the world.

Luxembourgish, a Franconian dialect of High German, is the mother tongue of nearly all Luxembourgers. In spite of that, most official (written) business is carried out in French, whereas German is the first language taught in school and used in the media.

As of 2006, there were 181,000 immigrants in Luxembourg, accounting for 39.6% of the total population. 15% of the country’s inhabitants (over 1/3 of all immigrants) are of Portuguese origin.

Luxembourg has won five times the Eurovision Song Contest (in 1961, 1965, 1972, 1973 and 1983), a feat only surpassed by Ireland.

Luxembourg’s average unemployment rate from 1982 to 2013 was 3.3%, the lowest in the Europe.

Luxembourg is a well-known tax haven. In March 2006, there were no less than 155 banks in the country.

Between 1944 and 2002, the Luxembourgish franc had the exact same value as the Belgian franc. From 2002, the euro replaced both currencies.

The American organisation ‘The Heritage Foundation’ ranked Luxembourg first in Europe and fourth in the world for economic freedom.

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g190356-Luxembourg_City-Vacations.html

It is easy to find inexpensive flights to Brussels (Charleroi) and from there you can catch a shuttle bus to Luxembourg. There is a Youth Hostel in Luxembourg that even includes a breakfast.