Living in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is one of the world’s smallest countries and one of the wealthiest. It is an ultra-modern global financial capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luxembourg, the world’s only Grand Duchy, boasts a healthy natural environment and well-developed transport, communications, and health care networks. The high quality of life is set against a stable political, social, and economic background.
Luxembourg City is Luxembourg's political and cultural centre and also one of the European Union’s capitals. Together with the ESM, several European institutions (e.g., the European Investment Bank, European Court of Justice, European Court of Auditors) are located on the Kirchberg plateau.
Numerous multinationals have settled in Luxembourg, making it one of the most active employment markets in Europe. The ESM has developed relations with some of them to support your spouse/partner in their job search.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located at the heart of the European Union, surrounded by Belgium, France, and Germany. Officially, the country works in three languages: French, German, and Luxembourgish. Most people speak English as well.
With a population of more than 600,000 people, its distinguishing characteristic is the high diversity of expatriate residents. Despite having a foreign-born population of 47%, Luxembourg has not experienced any intercultural tensions and it can be seen as a model for integration. The country is at the crossroads of Europe and a meeting point of different cultures that coexist harmoniously, making living in Luxembourg a unique experience.
With more than 170 nationalities from all over the globe, Luxembourg offers a rich blend of languages, cultures, traditions, and histories. The leisure, cultural, and sports opportunities are plentiful and varied.
Top performers are attracted by the country’s impressive range and quality of concert halls, theatres, museums, and festivals.
The vibrant music scene offers something for everyone, ranging from classical music to jazz, pop, and opera. An extensive network of museums and art galleries completes the cultural diversity.
The unique cultural mix also offers a varied choice of restaurants, pubs, cafés, entertainment, and nightlife. The country’s own first-rate wines, almost all consumed domestically, are highly esteemed by wine lovers.
Luxembourg is proud to be the first country in the world to offer nationwide free public transport for everyone. The urban bus system, tram in the capital, and extensive bike paths encourage Luxembourg's residents to leave their cars at home. Compared with other European capitals, the daily commute to work is short, with efficient road and mass transport links that also bring other European economic and political centres and tourist destinations close to Luxembourg residents.
The airport, with international connections, is located 15 minutes from Luxembourg City, and there are fast rail connections with major cities such as Paris, Brussels, and Zurich.