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The Luxembourgeois Motto  
   

The Luxembourgeois Motto

Luxembourg fell under Burgundian domination in 1443. During the next 400 years, Spanish, French and Austrian armies took turns occupying the fortified capital. In 1815, after the breakup of the Napoleonien Empire, Luxembourg became a Grand-Duchy under Dutch ruling and finally regained its independence in 1839. "Mir wolle bleiwe wat mir sin" is inscribed on one of the houses and is central to the cultural identity of the Luxembourg people. Translation: We want to remain what we are.
Luxembourg City 'Gibraltar of the North'

April 26th 2005
It was raining the day we arrived in Luxembourg City, and as any semi-professional world traveler would do (tongue-in-cheek, of course), we had our rain gear and made ready use of it. The city’s history dates back to the year 963, when Siegfried, Count of the Ardennes, had a castle named "Lucilinburhuc" built on a rock overlooking the River Alzette. It was the famous French fortress builder Vau ... read more
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Luxembourg Flag 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
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17th September 2010

really cool travelers ; ) nice to know that people aborad take such a keen interest in our little country!

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