Boosting local businesses

A chief ingredient in our city’s vibrant and dynamic ecosystem is its wide spectrum of local businesses that meet the varied needs of a very diverse population. As city leaders – and in particular in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic – a key focus for us is providing the necessary support in terms of encouraging people to buy locally, making use of the shop windows of premises that are currently unoccupied, and promoting pop-up stores.

In addition to these measures, we have created a new platform: cityshopping.lu. First launched in 2009, it has been completely revamped and now includes a bunch of new features to meet the changing needs of those visiting and living in the capital, but above all, the city’s retailers, who now have their very own digital shop window. These are just some examples of the varied and manifold actions taken by the City over the course of the past year.

Is shopping not your thing? Or perhaps you’re looking for another way to unwind? If you like spending time outdoors and want to make the most of the warmer days, this edition of City has got you covered: check out the walking, hiking and fitness trails that can be found all around Luxembourg City.

That’s right, springtime is finally here, and that means the Éimaischen is just around the corner.

This craft market, which is an important part of Luxembourg’s cultural heritage, dates back to at least 1827 and has a long and interesting history, which we explore in this issue, along with a range of other topical news items.

Happy reading!

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PHOTO: MARION DESSARD / VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG