963, the year Count Siegfried built a fortified castle on the Bock promontory. This became the heart of the city of Luxembourg. Mighty walls were added, and Burgundians, Spanish, French and Austrians all added to the core making this one of the strongest fortifications in the world. It included 23km of casements, which could shelter thousands of soldiers and their horses. There were workshops here, kitchens, infirmaries and slaughter houses. In the 19th century 90% of the fortifications were demolished, but to blow up the casements meant blowing up the city. So they sealed off the entrances, leaving 17km for you to explore. Some parts are steep, but you will have great views of the city from these hidden underground passages. Those are unique feature of the city and make relocating to Luxembourg that much more exciting.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was a founder member of the EU in 1952 and has been a member of the Schengen area since 1985. The capital city is Luxembourg and the currency is the euro. Note that the neighbouring district of the country of Belgium is also called Luxembourg.
This is a small country surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany, and its history has been inextricably linked with that of its larger neighbours. It is largely made up of rolling hills and forests, an extension of the Ardennes.
There are several sites where you can get information about expat clubs, news and communities. These three sites will give you a taste of what is available.
Tips on relocating to Luxembourg
The cost of living is very high — so shop outside Luxembourg. Germany, France and Belgium are all cheaper, and close, as Luxembourg is a small country, and a 30-minute trip to the shops can save you money.