‘Tis the season

The Christmas markets have opened, with their wooden chalets selling mulled wine and Gromperekichelcher, while all around Luxembourg City is aglow with a sea of twinkling lights for the festive season. The Winterlights festival has a number of surprises this year: the Kleeschen will be making an appearance in the city centre and the Gare district in December, and a new St Nicholas and Advent market has opened at Rue de Strasbourg, among others.

In other good news, even if most of us have somehow got used to the many road works and construction sites in the city centre, there is now light at the end of the tunnel! And some real gems have already been unveiled: one by one, the shops in the new Royal-Hamilius complex are opening their doors, the first pop-up stores have set up shop on Rue Philippe II, and the pedestrian zone has finally regained its old charm, inviting visitors to linger and explore the centre’s many boutiques. On the other side of the Pont Adolphe, the Gare district has also had a facelift. The Fort Neipperg car park was reopened last month, providing the many visitors to this area with a modern and convenient means of parking in the city. What’s more, as part of the reorganisation of traffic flows and public transport to make way for the tram, a new bus line has been launched: the Shuttle Gare. This free shuttle service connects various parts of the Gare district, providing shoppers with an easy and hassle-free way of getting around, both during the Christmas season and the upcoming year.

In this edition of City, we’re presenting the recently reopened Fort Neipperg car park, with its new and improved facilities. You’ll also find practical information on how to get around the city using all types of transport, in particular between the city centre and Luxembourg central station, as well as within the Gare district, to help make your Christmas shopping a breeze!