Luxembourg is one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. The national income per head is so high that the country is even considered one of the richest in the world! This is adequately reflected in its capital, especially in Kirchberg towards the northeast. Here you will find Luxembourg City's central business district and the European centre for many EU institutions. The southern part of Kirchberg connects the Parc des Trois Glands with the historic city centre. A perfect area to visit after a successful business day!
Looking to blow off some steam while in Luxembourg for a business trip? Then spend your free hours exploring this cultural and diverse city! Read our useful tips below.
The heart of the European Union
Kirchberg is a cultural highlight in its own right. Anyone with a real drive for business will definitely appreciate the many EU institutions that are based here. These include the European Court of Justice, parts of the European Commission, the Secretariat of the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank and the European School of Luxembourg. The ultra-modern, if not futuristic, architecture forms a complete contrast with the historic character of the city centre. All in all a great place with trendy cafes for a quality cup of coffee or lunch!
Concert at the Philharmonie
When you finally have a moment, set the business cap aside and indulge yourself with refined entertainment! The Philharmonie Luxembourg is located in the Kirchberg district where 400 concerts are held annually and is considered one of the leading musical hotbeds of Europe. So be sure to check the program for anything that may spark your interest during your business trip! The building's exterior is an architectural attraction itself with three rows of white steel columns that add a unique touch unlike any other.
Stopover at the MUDAM
Since 1994, Luxembourg City and its historic districts have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The city's beautiful architecture is owed to a rich colonial past. A great deal of cultural influence from neighbouring countries Germany and France is still seen and felt here today. Experience this up close by walking to the city centre through the Parc des Trois Glands from Kirchberg. The park is also known as the Three Acorns Park, its name derived from the three bronze statues that rest atop the towers of Fort Thüngen.
Savour an international cuisine
The influences from all of Europe can be sampled in Luxembourg's internationally oriented kitchen. Worked up an appetite after your business meeting? Be amazed at the amount of choice the city has in store. Head to Clairefontaine for French cuisine, Cafe Restaurant Bodega if you miss the flavours of Portugal or Delirio Culinario for fine Italian dining!