As a founding member and major legal and financial centre of the EU, the Grand Duchy plays a key role in European integration. Its capital is home to some fifteen institutions.
A walk along their buildings with their original and varied architecture offers a condensed version of contemporary history.
From the Place de Metz (seat of the ECSC in 1952, and cradle of the EU), via the Porte de l'Europe (European Court of Justice, European Investment Bank), to the European Quarter of Kirchberg (Secretariat-General of the European Parliament, Directorates-General of the European Commission, Statec).
Schengen, a picturesque village on the banks of the river Moselle, which gave its name to the agreements abolishing internal borders, also symbolises the country's leading role in the free movement of people and goods in Europe.