Where? 4010 Esch-sur-Alzette
With over 36,000 inhabitants, Esch-sur-Alzette (or simply: Esch) is the second city of Luxembourg positioned 17 Km southwest of the capital near the French border. Having developed in the space of 200 years from a small farming village in the valley of the Alzette, Esch is today a cosmopolitan hub of industry, knowledge, science and culture.
The University of Luxembourg is located in the former industrial district of the city called Belval, a new neighbourhood which houses among other research facilities, a state-of-the-art library, a grand shopping mall, restaurants and plenty of night-time entertainment.
But that’s not all, and the city is also renowned for the striking architecture of its town houses, most of which built at the beginning of the 20th century. The architects Violet le Duc, Joseph Stübben, Gottfried Böhm and Peter Rice have all worked here.
In this city you can’t fail to notice that culture is everywhere, and the title of European Capital of Culture (ECoC 22) has given it fresh energy and a creative edge. As for events, there is something happening for everybody all year round.
When you tire of the city, there is a whole world of active country pursuits on offer for both adults and kids, together with historic places to visit which remind you of the mining traditions of the surrounding land of the red rocks.
Explore Esch - https://explore.esch.lu/