The Last Grand Duchy October 15th 2007 Gudde Moien!
As you probably realized from the greeting, I have left Germany. I'm now in Luxembourg (the world's last sovereign Grand Duchy) where Luxembourgish is the most commonly spoken language of the official three - French and German being the other two. Luxembourg is an amazing little country of less than half a million people. Despite its small size, there is nothing simple or even ... read more
Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839, but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overr... ... read more
Matt is a 20 year-old college student earning a double degree in Political Science and Journalism from Drake University. He is seeing Europe for the first time, traveling around Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and The Netherlands. This is his second trip out of the country.... full info