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Navigating Luxembourg's Public Transport: A Beginner's Guide

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Luxembourg is not only known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture but also for its efficient and extensive public transport system. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned traveler, understanding how to navigate the country's buses, trains, and trams can significantly enhance your experience and make exploring this charming country a breeze. Understanding the Basics Before delving into the specifics of Luxembourg's public transport system, it's essential to grasp some fundamental concepts: Ticketing System: The public transport system in Luxembourg operates on a zone-based fare structure. Tickets can be purchased for individual journeys, or travelers can opt for passes valid for a specific duration, such as a day or a month. Zone System: Luxembourg is divided into different zones, with each zone representing a specific geographic area. The fare for a journey is determined by the number of zones crossed during the trip. Mobility Card: The "Mobility Card" is a convenient option for frequent travelers. It allows unlimited travel on all forms of public transport within Luxembourg for a specified period. Modes of Transport Luxembourg's public transport network comprises buses, trains, and trams, each offering unique advantages: Buses: Buses serve as the backbone of Luxembourg's public transport system, connecting various cities, towns, and rural areas across the country. They operate frequently, providing reliable transportation for commuters and tourists alike. Trains: The national railway company, CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois), operates train services connecting Luxembourg City with neighboring countries such as Belgium, France, and Germany. Trains offer a comfortable and efficient means of long-distance travel within and beyond Luxembourg's borders. Trams: While Luxembourg's tram network is relatively limited compared to buses and trains, it serves key areas within Luxembourg City, offering a convenient way to navigate the capital and its surrounding areas. Tips for Using Public Transport Navigating Luxembourg's public transport system is straightforward with these helpful tips: Plan Your Journey: Before setting out, use online journey planners or mobile apps to map your route, check schedules, and determine the most efficient way to reach your destination. Validate Your Ticket: Ensure that you validate your ticket before boarding buses, trams, or trains. Failure to do so may result in fines. Be Punctual: Public transport in Luxembourg operates on a strict schedule, so it's essential to arrive at the designated stops on time to avoid missing your bus, tram, or train. Respect Priority Seating: Priority seating on buses and trains is reserved for elderly passengers, individuals with disabilities, and pregnant women. Be mindful of others and offer your seat when necessary. Stay Informed: Stay updated on any service disruptions, delays, or route changes by checking the official public transport website or following social media accounts for real-time updates. Embrace Multimodal Travel: Take advantage of Luxembourg's integrated transport system by combining different modes of transport, such as buses, trains, and trams, to reach your destination efficiently. Luxembourg's public transport system offers a convenient, efficient, and eco-friendly way to explore the country's rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and bustling urban centers. By familiarizing yourself with the ticketing system, understanding the various modes of transport, and following essential tips for navigating the network, newcomers can confidently navigate Luxembourg's public transport system and unlock the treasures this enchanting country has to offer.

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Exploring Easter Delights: A Guide to the Mullerthal Region's Hidden Treasures and Activities

If you are not travelling over Easter, you will find countless opportunities to spend beautiful days in the Mullerthal Region.  The castles in Beaufort and Larochette are open. The medieval castle can be visited freely, the Renaissance castle only in a guided tour with a group. Group tours are offered by the castle every day.  The Documentation Centre of the Hopping Procession can be reached via a side wing in the Basilica in Echternach and is open daily from 10 am to 12 and from 2 pm to 5 pm. From 30 June until 30 September, it is open from 10 am to 5 pm. The Documentation Centre remains closed during church services and on Sunday morning. Admission is free.   The Abbey Museum in Echternach displays copies of the magnificent codices that were produced by the Benedictine Monks in the Echternach Abbey. The museum is open from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.  The Aquatower in Berdorf is open now from Thursday to Sunday between 11 am and 4 pm. In April, from Tuesday to Sunday.  The Musée Tudor in Rosport is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 2pm to 5pm.  The Geo Expo of the UNESCO Global Geopark Mëllerdall in Beaufort is an exhibition about geology and is open every day. Admission is free of charge.  Relocation of hiking paths between Heringer Millen and Schiessentümpel cascade  If you want to hike in Mullerthal, you have to be prepared for some changes.  Construction works take place between the Heringer Millen and the cascade. For this reason, the Mullerthal Trail Routes 2 and Route 3 as well as the Consdorf-Mullerthal Auto-Pédestre have been rerouted.  On site, you follow the newly installed temporary signposting.  The local hiking trails W6, W7 and W8 are currently closed. W2 and W3 are accessible from the Touristcenter Heringer Millen.  If you only want to go and see the Schiessentümpel cascade, leave your car in the car park at the Heringer Millen and follow the signs for Route 3 of the Mullerthal Trail.   The Touristcenter Heringer Millen can also provide more information on site.  Easter Sunday in Echternach is Car-Sonndig   On Easter Sunday, 31 March, you can once again admire beautiful vintage cars on the market square in Echternach, between 11 am and 5 pm.    

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New map to discover the spectacular rocky landscapes

Regional Tourist Office of the Mullerthal Region – Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland New map to discover the spectacular rocky landscapes As part of the campaign "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!", the Regional Tourist Office of the Mullerthal Region has published a new map. The map shows the geological highlights, also called geosites of the UNESCO Global Geopark Mëllerdall. A quiz invites vistors to explore the geosites in detail. In this quiz you can win for example an overnight stay for the whole family in a chalet at the Wollefsschlucht campsite in Echternach, in the immediate vicinity of the Wollefsschlucht geosite. The deadline for the competition is the end of October. The new map has been produced in cooperation with the Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark and had been financed by the Ministry of Economy – Direction Générale du Tourisme. The regional tourist office is also is referring at the same time to the new geological path “Geopad”Haupeschbaach-Halerbaach" which will be inaugurated on Friday 6 October in Beaufort, along with guided hikes. This event will conclude the 2023 campaign "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!" The map is available at the tourist information offices, at the Mëllerdall Nature & Geopark and at mullerthal.lu/shop In Deutsch: Tourismusverband Region Müllerthal – Kleine Luxemburger Schweiz Neue Karte zum Entdecken der spektakulären Felsenlandschaften Im Rahmen der Kampagne „Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!“  hat der Tourismusverband der Region Müllerthal eine Karte für Familien herausgebracht. Auf der schön gezeichneten regionalen Karte sind die geologischen Highlights des UNESCO Global Geoparks Mëllerdall abgebildet. Auch ein Quiz lädt zum genauen Erkunden der Geotope ein. Bei den Preisen, die es zu gewinnen gibt, winkt zum Beispiel eine Übernachtung für die ganze Familie in einem Chalet auf dem Camping Wollefsschlucht in Echternach, in direkter Nähe zum Geotop „Wollefschlucht“. Der Einsendeschluss des Gewinnspiels ist Ende Oktober. Die neue Faltkarte wurde in Zusammenarbeit des Tourismusverbandes mit dem Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall erstellt und wurde finanziert vom Wirtschaftsministerium, Generaldirektion Tourismus. Bereits jetzt verweist der Tourismusverband auf die Einweihung des neuen Geo-Pads „Haupeschbaach-Halerbaach“ in Beaufort, die am Freitag, den 6. Oktober in Beaufort mit geführten Wanderungen stattfindet. Mit diesem Event ist dann die 2023er Kampagne „Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz!“  abgeschlossen. Die Faltkarte ist erhältlich in den Tourist Infos, beim Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall und im Webshop des ORT unter mullerthal.lu/shop In French: Office Régional du Tourisme Région Mullerthal – Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise Nouvelle carte pour partir à la découverte des paysages rocheux spectaculaires Dans le cadre de la campagne "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz !", l'Office Régional du Tourisme (ORT) Région Mullerthal a publié une carte pour découvrir les formations rocheuses de la région. Sur cette carte joliment dessinée sont représentés les géosites de l’UNESCO Global Geopark Mëllerdall. Un quiz sur la carte invite à explorer les géosites en détail. Parmi les prix à gagner, il y a une nuitée pour toute la famille dans un chalet au camping Wollefsschlucht à Echternach, à proximité directe du géosite "Wollefschlucht". La date limite d'envoi du jeu-concours est fixée à fin octobre. La nouvelle carte a été réalisée en collaboration entre l'Office Régional du Tourisme et le Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall et est financée par le Ministère de l’Economie – Direction Générale du Tourisme. L’ORT fait déjà référence au nouveau sentier géologique “Geopad Haupeschbaach-Halerbaach" à Beaufort qui sera inauguré, le vendredi 6 octobre, avec des randonnées guidées. Cet événement clôturera la campagne 2023 de "Lëtzebuerg, Dat ass Vakanz !” La nouvelle carte est disponible dans les offices de tourisme, au Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall et dans la boutique en ligne de l'ORT sous mullerthal.lu/shop

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Luxembourg work permit procedure for non-EU nationals (third-country nationals)

August 2023 published - procedure may vary from time-to-time Luxembourg is an attractive country for working in Europe. The country has high availability of professionals jobs, particularly in finance, legal and IT roles. c. 48% of the entire residents in Luxembourg are non-Luxembourgers. This is well-recognised and the country is welcoming to its expats population. We here outline the general procedure for securing Luxembourg work-permit for third-country nationals (non-EU nationals). Luxembourg has good resources published to this extent. However, the resources can be overwheling and we therefore aim this to be a good starting point with relevant references. Note that this is a general procedure and might change or be different depending on your individual situation. The general procedure for non-EU nationals: 1. Get a temporary authorisation (before entering the country) - procedure for temp authorisation guichet.public.lu/en/organismes/organismes_citoyens/ministere-affaires-etrangeres/direction-immigration-service-etrangers.html 2. Get a long-term visa (type D) (before entering the country) - apply for an entry visa guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/immigration/plus-3-mois/ressortissant-tiers/demarches-communes/entree-visa.html - This step can be skipped IF "If the non-EU national has a residence permit as a family member of an EU citizen or a valid residence permit issued by another EU Member State, a visa is not required."  source: guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/immigration/plus-3-mois/ressortissant-tiers/demarches-communes/entree-visa.html 3. Arrive in Luxembourg 4. Register in the local commune (after entering the country) - Declaration of arrival: guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/immigration/nouveau-resident-luxembourg/arrivee-luxembourg/depart-arrivee-commune.html - You need a rental agreement or an electricity bill to do this. Hotel and Airbnb stays are not accepted. 5. Undergo a medical check (after entering the country) - guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/immigration/plus-3-mois/ressortissant-tiers/demarches-communes/controle-medical.html 6. Apply for residence permit within 3 months of arrival to Luxembourg (after entering the country) - At this point you should have done the medical check, registered in the local commune before applying for the residence permit. - Apply within 3 months of arrival in Luxembourg - Register to MyGuichet (Luxembourg government portal) myguichet.lu - Apply online using MyGuichet guichet.public.lu/en/entreprises/ressources-humaines/recrutement/ressortissant-pays-tiers/salarie.html The above must serve as a good starting point. Don't forge to adapt to your individual situations. For housing or other types of insurance, you can contact expat friendly insurance agents here: luxembourgexpats.lu/local-business?search=insurance ---- Luxembourg Expats is founded by expats, for expats with a mission to make life easier in Luxembourg. Register for Free and meet fellow expats with our mobile apps: Download iOS: apps.apple.com/gb/app/luxembourg-expats/id6450868822 Download Android: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.luxexpats.luxexpatsmobile

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The importance of face-to-face interactions, meetups, and the art of making new friends has surged remarkably.

In an era defined by digital connections, the importance of face-to-face interactions, meetups, and the art of making new friends has surged remarkably. While technology has undoubtedly bridged geographical gaps, it has simultaneously created a void in genuine human connections. Meetups offer a potent remedy to this modern predicament. At the heart of the matter lies the intrinsic human need for social interaction. Making new friends through meetups satisfies this need, cultivating a sense of belonging and reducing feelings of isolation that are increasingly common in our hyperconnected yet paradoxically distant world. Personal interactions foster empathy and emotional intelligence, skills often overshadowed in virtual communication. Meetups facilitate diverse encounters, allowing individuals from various backgrounds to exchange ideas, perspectives, and experiences. These interactions transcend online echo chambers, enriching personal growth by exposing individuals to fresh viewpoints. Such diversity nurtures tolerance, understanding, and open-mindedness, vital qualities for navigating today's globalized landscape. Moreover, meetups empower individuals to step out of their comfort zones, enhancing communication skills and boosting self-confidence. In an age where meaningful relationships are sometimes substituted with online acquaintances, forging bonds face-to-face adds authenticity to connections. The nuances of body language, tone, and shared experiences contribute to profound connections that cannot be replicated on screens. In conclusion, meetups and making new friends have assumed renewed importance in contemporary society. They bridge the gap between digital interactions and genuine human connections, enriching lives with diversity, empathy, and personal growth. As we navigate the complexities of the modern world, prioritizing in-person interactions through meetups is pivotal for our emotional well-being and societal cohesion. Meet people with common interest Make Friends: luxembourgexpats.lu/meet-people

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Luxembourg Ranks 4th with Visa-Free Score of 190

Luxembourg, the small European nation renowned for its economic prowess and high standard of living, continues to make waves on the global stage. In the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, a comprehensive ranking of passport strength, Luxembourg secured an impressive 4th place, solidifying its position as a global powerhouse. With a visa-free score of 190, Luxembourg passport holders enjoy exceptional mobility and access to an extensive range of countries without the need for a visa. The Henley Passport Index, updated quarterly, measures the power of passports based on the number of destinations their holders can visit without a visa or with visa-on-arrival access. The higher the visa-free score, the more extensive the travel privileges afforded to citizens. In the Q1 2023 ranking, Luxembourg soared to 4th place, a testament to its diplomatic strength and international influence. Luxembourg passport holders can now explore a staggering 190 destinations worldwide without the hassle of obtaining a visa. This remarkable feat showcases Luxembourg's global connectivity and the trust it has garnered on the international stage. Whether it's for business, leisure, or educational purposes, Luxembourg citizens can effortlessly traverse borders, embracing new cultures and forging meaningful connections with people from around the globe. The high ranking and visa-free score reflect Luxembourg's commitment to fostering positive diplomatic relationships with countries worldwide. Through diplomatic negotiations and agreements, Luxembourg has established itself as a respected player on the global arena. The benefits extend far beyond leisure travel, with the passport serving as a gateway for business opportunities, investment ventures, and cultural exchanges. Luxembourg's ranking in the Henley Passport Index is a testament to the country's economic stability, political influence, and commitment to international cooperation. It highlights Luxembourg's ongoing efforts to cultivate an environment of openness and connectivity, encouraging global engagement and facilitating seamless travel for its citizens. With its flourishing economy and exceptional passport strength, Luxembourg stands as a beacon of success and a model for other nations to aspire to. Sources: henleyglobal.com/passport-index/ranking

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Lux Expats Weekly News

Urgent humanitarian crisis unfolds on the Canary Islands as a migrant boat carrying desperate souls arrives! https://edition.cnn.com/2023/06/22/europe/canary-islands-migrant-boat-intl/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2ldr2UkVylmUL_6z2QR-DhBkqLLQTRgz4Eq1FFcpf8k8JeyrgjadBF2JU Discover the Dutch secret to beating busyness and finding balance. This fascinating article explores a unique approach that has captivated the world. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230522-the-dutch-solution-to-busyness-that-captivated-the-world Amazon accused of tricking Prime customers https://www.bbc.com/news/business-65978053?fbclid=IwAR2milmwI2mwI8H4ZyjL06TlRu3PY_Cmw6RMQoFpMfltH2_8T3BHVzOI158 Explore the quirky side of Route 66 with the Depression Burger! Uncover the fascinating history behind this unique culinary delight that tells a story of resilience and nostalgia. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20230626-the-depression-burger-of-route-66 Discover the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/12/world/gallery/james-webb-telescope-first-images-space/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2iGZAMJ6Gy2qhB0IXcklYtQ-nOIIzmRqVaipaTaRZvJDmzvDDFuXW17t0 Read here why UK is set to sign a pact with the EU to increase co-operation on financial services. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-66028089?fbclid=IwAR1uhw-78l8AHeD9DjfchXhg3S8nY2e3zkuDd7s5ycUzroLR12KR8SODdgM South Koreans have become a year or two younger as a new law aligns the nation's two traditional age-counting methods with international standards. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-66028606?fbclid=IwAR0Zp1u0mVkhgAtdqFXnY9FJIRB2gVC4VlrVLakjwiypxHwdJH2fsVBjFi8 Unveiling the Enigmatic Secrets of Castle Stolzembourg and Castle Vianden https://www.luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/travel/1100000849?fbclid=IwAR1Ft0OFWder94qQrpMSv1PcWDhWB_Q3t2TwKQlbAl9a2RnRayQ1BsT-0GQ Stockholm is set to welcome the world's largest wood city, showcasing sustainable architecture and nature-inspired design. A game-changer for urban living!   https://edition.cnn.com/style/worlds-largest-wood-city-to-be-built-in-stockholm/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0ax6z5yMobSPdwov7ScobXWs5dp8fyX8lYFmsohFuYxLi0Td640SWnXfI Company getaways are making a comeback, especially as many firms move to remote-first models. They can be well meaning – but turn out problematic. Discover why? https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20230623-what-happens-when-fun-corporate-retreats-cross-a-line Luxembourg has become the second European Union member country to legalize the possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal use after Malta. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dariosabaghi/2023/06/29/luxembourg-legalizes-cannabis-for-personal-use/?sh=6f8ae6a81ce8&fbclid=IwAR3QoeP KF7B227e9fwHGb1-xK9_9hXWusb7ZxfPwF2kUjSYAqu2aL2s0PdI Luxembourg gears up for Eurovision! Save the date - January brings an electrifying televised national final, where the country's finest talent will compete for a chance to shine on the international stage. https://eurovision.tv/story/luxembourg-sets-january-date-televised-national-final?fbclid=IwAR1w4X0x8dov4Om7OAnDfJKmkoFOT2Y-1_d5B6mlezO72HggdswAYD3lyVk Exploring the hidden mountain hideaways of Turkey's Rize region has been an incredible adventure! Nature's beauty at its finest. Check out this fascinating article to learn more.   https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/03/travel/turkey-rize-hidden-mountain-hideaways/index.html?fbclid=IwAR34mNUtM2WaLbTfUG-OP8bTb0A9qLAMON-8xp5rC5SeL5MsYqiM

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Unveiling the Mysteries of Luxembourg's Twin Castles

Castle Stolzembourg and Castle Vianden, located in the enchanting country of Luxembourg, are steeped in captivating mysteries that have fascinated people for centuries. These remarkable castles, each with its own unique tale, have gained renown for the enigmatic secrets they hold. Castle Stolzembourg, a testament to strength and resilience, stands as a silent witness to the rise and fall of mighty rulers throughout history. Its towering walls, constructed from the sturdy stone of the surrounding mountains, have withstood the test of time. Within its ancient halls, echoes of valiant knights and noble queens still resonate, leaving visitors in awe of the castle's storied past. But it is the hidden mysteries that capture the imagination. Legends speak of secret chambers concealed within its depths, where untold treasures and ancient artifacts may lie in wait. These whispers of concealed passages and hidden rooms have sparked countless explorations, with adventurers seeking to uncover the truth behind the castle's mysterious allure. Adjacent to Castle Stolzembourg, Castle Vianden stands as a marvel of medieval architecture. Its towering turrets seem to reach towards the heavens, evoking a sense of grandeur and mystery. The castle's courtyard, adorned with vibrant gardens and surrounded by fortified walls, creates an atmosphere of enchantment. Yet, it is the legends surrounding Castle Vianden that have captivated the world. Among the most intriguing tales is that of a secret passage connecting the two castles, known only to a chosen few. Many believe that this passage holds the key to unlocking hidden treasures and long-lost secrets, adding an air of intrigue to the castles' already compelling history. Throughout the centuries, countless explorers, historians, and treasure hunters have been drawn to the mysteries of Castle Stolzembourg and Castle Vianden. They have combed through ancient manuscripts, deciphered cryptic symbols, and ventured into the depths of these ancient fortresses in search of answers. The allure of these castles lies not only in their architectural splendor but also in the possibility of unearthing the hidden truths and untold stories they safeguard. To this day, the mysteries of Castle Stolzembourg and Castle Vianden continue to capture the imagination of visitors and historians alike. They serve as tangible reminders of the past, beckoning adventurers to delve into the secrets that lie within their walls. These castles are not merely magnificent structures; they are gateways to a realm of hidden wonders, fueling our fascination with history, legends, and the enduring allure of the unknown.

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Luxembourg Expats' react to why cars still rule after 3 years of free transportation

It's been 3-years since free public transportation started in Luxembourg. Many news outlets took stock: three years after Luxembourg made all public transport free in a bid to reduce congestion and pollution, the car remains the dominant mode of transport. The country has one of the highest rates of vehicle ownership in Europe, and the closure of ticket offices has not led to a surge in public transport use. Despite investing €800m ($863m) annually in transport and boasting Europe’s most highly funded tram network per capita, Luxembourg has yet to win over commuters, who often travel from other countries to work in the capital. The country is investing in green technologies as part of its aim to become carbon neutral. We shared it with our Luxembourg Expats' community, which reaches tens of thousands of expats and instant reactions followed based on personal experiences. Let's get to the core causes identified by our community why cars still rule the roost: 1. Unreliable: The buses and public transportation that goes outside are either late or they don't even turn-up in some cases. Not able to rely on it. 4. Duration: The duration to get to work by car is 1/4th or 1/5th of the time to get to work by public transportation. What takes 10mins or 15mins by car is taking 1 hour by public transportation. 2. Capacity: The trams are not having enough capacity during rush hours. Even though the car traffic is tough, the trams and public transportation is not providing a solution. 5. Timing: The timings of the public transportation are not convenient and combined that with unreliability, cars are not able to be replaced. 6. By Parents: Parents also highlighted that kids won't be able to travel alone and we do need the car. This is particularly relevant as families tend to be in suburbs for want of larger space. Even though Luxembourg's authorities have taken the leap of free public transportation with all the good intentions, the underlying primary cause for usage of car does not appear to be price. Pice was not identified as the core problem in not taking public transportation, even before it was free. It was unreliability, mismatched timing and how long it takes vis-a-vis a car are the core reasons. When people gain the confidence that they can "rely" on public transportation as in places such as London, without paying a huge "duration premium", Luxembourg has a great shot at reducing cars on the road. ----- Contributed by our community members. Luxembourg Expats is a marketplace social network community in Luxembourg. luxembourgexpats.lu

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Weekend Getaway Ideas from Luxembourg

Just arrived or still learning the new places to travel over a weekend from Luxembourg. There are quite a few weekend travels you can do from Luxembourg. Here is a quick summary to think about: Brussels, Belgium: Brussels can be reached via train. It has a beautiful square (Grand Place), delicious food (waffles, fries, chocolate), and hundreds of beers to try at Delirium Cafe. You can also see some quirky statues like Manneken Pis and Jeanneke Pis. Vianden, Luxembourg: Vianden is a picturesque town with a stunning castle that dates back to the 11th century. You can also visit the Victor Hugo Museum, take a chairlift to enjoy the views, or hike in the nearby forests. Paris, France: The city of love and lights, with iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Arc de Triomphe. You can also stroll along the Seine River, enjoy the cafes and bistros, or shop at the Champs-Élysées. Just take a TGV train and reach Paris in about 2 hours. Cologne, Germany: A historic city with a majestic cathedral that dominates the skyline. You can also explore the old town, visit the chocolate museum, or enjoy the carnival festivities if you go in February or March. Mullerthal, Luxembourg: A region known as Little Switzerland for its scenic landscapes and hiking trails. You can see impressive rock formations, waterfalls, caves, and castles along the way. These are just some of the possible places to travel from Luxembourg in a weekend. There are many more options depending on how far you want to go and what you want to see and do. #Luxembourg #WeekendTravel #Travel #LuxembourgExpats #Expats #LuxExpats

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Things You Need to Know About ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System)Before It Becomes Effective in November 2023

Europe is introducing a new authorisation system for visa-exempt visitors to the European Union or the Schengen Area. It is expected to become effecting starting November 2023. More about ETIAS below. European Travel Information and Authorisation System is a planned electronic authorisation system of the European Union for visa-exempt visitors travelling to the European Union or the Schengen Area (including EFTA countries), except for the Republic of Ireland which is a member common travel area. It is similar to other electronic travel authorisations like the ESTA in the United States. Australia, Canada, on the other hand, operates a scheme called ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) and New Zealand as New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority. The United Kingdom is also working on a similar system, which for now is being called Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA),and will serve the same purpose as the ETIAS. This means that once the UK ETA becomes effective, travellers from the EU will need to obtain one to enter the territory of the UK. ETIAS travel authorisation will be required for travel to the Schengen Area as well as Bulgaria, Cyprus & Romania. Ireland is the only EU member state that will continue to have its visa policy. It was expected that ETIAS would be available from May 2023, but now it would be implemented only from November 2023. Application Procedure for ETIAS Applying for ETIAS is so much easier than for a visa. Prospective visitors will have to complete an online application & €7 fee from those between 18 and 70. The only document required is your valid passport. It is expected to process the applications automatically by providing an immediate response. The whole application procedure will not take more than 10 minutes. If approved, the ETIAS will be valid for 3 years or until the expiry date of the travel document whichever is earlier. General Information: The website through which applicants will apply for an ETIAS has not been launched yet, but the EU authorities are working on it. The ETIAS website will be under the Europa.eu domain. Some Links to access to have more insights on ETIAS: 9Things You Need to Know About ETIAS Before It Becomes Effective in November -SchengenVisaInfo.com ETIAS - European TravelInformation and Authorisation System (schengenvisainfo.com) Schengen Visa - Comprehensiveinformation about EU Visa (schengenvisainfo.com) Which CountriesAre Not Part of Schengen Area? - SchengenVisaInfo.com Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Linkedin & also subscribe to our website LuxembourgExpats 

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Road resurfacing on Rue de Hamm

Road resurfacing works will be carried out on Rue de Hamm from 5:30 on Saturday, 11 September to 5:00 on Monday, 13 September 2021. Rue de Hamm will be closed to all traffic on the section of this road between No. 174 and Rue Englebert Neveu for the duration of these works. The Service Circulation (Traffic Department) will ensure proper signage is provided to inform road users. Please also note the following changes to the municipal bus service during the works: On line 9, all buses bound for Hamm will end their route at the stop "Ierzkaulen" (on Rue Englebert Neveu), which will serve as a temporary terminus. The stops "Hamm-Colonie", "Hamm-Schoul", "Hamm-Kierch", "Rue Haute", "Käschtewee" and "Rue de Bitbourg" will not be served. In the opposite direction, service to Bonnevoie and the city centre will begin at "Ierzkaulen". On line 15, all buses bound for Hamm will end their route at the temporary terminus "Hamm, Kierch" (temporary stop on Rue des Peupliers). The stops "Hamm-Schoul", "Hamm-Colonie" and "Ierzkaulen" will not be served. In the opposite direction, service to Fetschenhof and Clausen will begin at "Hamm, Kierch" ((temporary stop on Rue des Peupliers). On the CN3, all buses coming from Bonnevoie will end their route at "Englebert Neveu" before changing direction and travelling back towards Bonnevoie and the city centre. No service will be provided to Pulvermühl and the upper area of Hamm. The following stops in particular will be closed: "Hamm-Colonie", "Hamm-Schoul", "Hamm-Kierch", "Peupliers", "Pulvermühl", "Hammer Dällchen" and "Général Patton" For more info: Road resurfacing on Rue de Hamm | Ville de Luxembourg (vdl.lu) 

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Include these Essentials while you pack your Gym bag

Working out can be extremely rewarding and is only further enhanced with the right accessories to accompany it. Whether you choose to lift weights in the gym, do Zumba at a studio or run in the park, there are a few essentials that will refresh, hydrate and nourish your body so it's best to have them on hand, especially if you're heading straight to work or a meeting.    Before you workout next, add these to your exercise bag :   1. SmartShake You need to refuel as soon as possible after exercising if you want to maximize the effects of your workout and recover properly. Shakes are a great way of doing this, and a SmartShake is the best way of storing them.   2. Hair Kit Pack an elasticated headband, a bottle of your favourite dry shampoo, some sturdy clips and a styling product. Using these accessories you can tie your hair back. It's always a smart choice to keep  Dry Shampoo in hand until you have time to wash your hair with water.    3. Moisturisers The gym puts your skin through a lot, so when you finish your workout you need to nourish your skin with decent moisturisers. As well as a body and face moisturiser and a lip balm too.   4. Water Bottle If you’re not comfortable with drinking out of public taps and water fountains you need a water bottle. This will help to keep you hydrated as you work out.   5. Weight Lifting Gloves For those of you who lift weights at the gym, you’ll know there’s nothing more annoying than having to interrupt a set because you lose your grip. Weight lifting gloves alleviate this problem by providing a more solid grip than your bare hands can achieve.   6. Gym Towel Pack a gym towel which you can either sit on our use to wipe sweat down before you use other equipments.   7. A pair of Bluetooth earbuds or  Earphones Listening to motivating or favourite playlists will help to stay motivated and you will enjoy the workout session even more.   8.  A tube of deodorant Deodorants are often alcohol-based and some have  antibacterial power to temporarily kill bacteria which will stop the stink before it starts.   9.  A first aid kit No matter how coordinated you are or like to think you are accidents happen. When you're in a room surrounded by heavy weights and the occasional sharp edges, those odds become even higher.  Put stuff  like bandages, tape, and gauze in the kit for safety.    10. A lock to store your gym bag Its always safe to to lock your bag so that you dont loose your stuffs.

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