Life returns to the city – “d’Stad lieft”

A few weeks ago, shops reopened; customers are returning to terraces outside cafés and restaurants, and visitors from neighbouring countries are admiring the picturesque ramparts of the historic fortress. Having witnessed surreal scenes of deserted streets for weeks on end, it is encouraging to see visitors of all ages once more strolling in our pedestrianised zones, parks and forests, and to see children meeting up again with their friends and enjoying our playgrounds. In short, it is nice to feel that life in the city is returning to some semblance of normality.

With a heavy heart, we – the College of Aldermen – had to cancel all planned festivities and other events as soon as lockdown measures were introduced, including unmissable events such as National Day and the Schueberfouer, which are the cornerstones of our traditions in Luxembourg. Therefore, with the ending of lockdown and a return to greater stability, we are delighted to be working on a range of festive activities that are tailored to suit the current situation, bringing a sense of community spirit back into our daily lives.

This edition of City magazine contains not only a multitude of ideas on how to spend your summer in the capital, but also details of initiatives being run by the municipal administration. Examples include the City Drive-In Cinema at Champ du Glacis from mid-July to early August, entertainment in the city’s various districts from August to September, and a host of other fun activities to share good times together, amid the beauty of our nation’s capital.