Discover Luxembourg

Luxembourg is served by airports and trains from major European cities. Luxair connects Luxembourg with main European airports.

Venue

European Convention Center
Luxembourg Congrès
1 rue du fort Thungen
L-1499 Luxembourg

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Meliá Luxembourg
1 Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg
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Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg
6 Rue du Fort Niedergruenewald
L-2226 Luxembourg
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Novotel Suites Luxembourg
13 Avenue J F Kennedy
L-1855 Luxembourg
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Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
6 Rue du Fort Niedergruenewald
L-2015 Luxembourg
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Traveling to Luxembourg

Luxembourg offers a broad range of budget, luxury and boutique hotels. Hostels and camping are also available.

Nestled between Belgium, Germany and France, tiny Luxembourg plays a big role in the politics and economy of Europe. The eighth smallest country on the continent is a founding member and one of three official capitals of the European Union. It is the seat of the European Court of Justice and a founding member of Benelux, NATO and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.  It is also known as a major financial center, with ArcelorMittal, BGL BNP Paribas, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sodexo, Group Deloitte and Compass Group among the country’s top 25 employers.

Luxembourg boasts stunning geography and natural areas. A third of the country’s terrain is covered in dense forests featuring dramatic rock formations and waterways.

Natural landscapes are also a characteristic of the historic capital Luxembourg City, part of which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to the city, which has a population of about 114,000, can take part in architectural tours of palaces, abbeys and castles, visit museums and galleries, attend theater and concerts at world class venues. History tours on foot or by bicycle are also popular.

Easy excursions can be made from the city to the vineyards along the lush banks of the Moselle River where vintner offerings include sparkling Cremants, straw and ice wines in addition to a wide array of traditional favorites. The Schengen Agreement, which ultimately put an end to border checks in 26 European countries, was signed in a small village in the valley, also called Schengen.

As a constitutional monarchy, Luxembourg is helmed by head of state Grand Duke Henri, who presides over the only Grand Duchy in the world.

Democratically elected Prime Minister Xavier Bettel leads a coalition government made up of the liberal Democratic party, Socialist Party and the Greens, which passed legislation that will make public transportation for Luxembourgers free in 2020 to reduce traffic congestion.

Photo credit: (Under Creative Commons license) View of Luxembourg and German Moselle River by Marc Ben Fatma, Benny Marc on Flickr

Luxembourg has a population of just over 600,000 people, and almost 170,000 German, French and Belgian commuters work in the country daily. Luxembourgish is the national language, but French and German are also used officially. English is commonly spoken.

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.