After many years of political discussion, one of Luxembourg City’s most iconic projects is now completed. The city’s new Stade de Luxembourg will be officially inaugurated in September and will soon be open to spectators for its first official matches.
Did you know that no fewer than 156 LED light units have been fitted to light up the pitch, or that the stadium features a fully equipped media area? City takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new venue – which is more than just a sports arena – to reveal the facilities and equipment required to ensure that sports events go off without a hitch.
We also visit the Gare district, where the brand-new Place de Paris has also been completed. Redesigned with input from citizens, the square is now more welcoming than ever, enticing passersby to stop and have a drink at one of the many surrounding terraces and, with the nearby tram stop, provides easy connections to all parts of the city. Now that works on Avenue de la Liberté are finally completed, we can once again enjoy the quality of life this district has to offer. It now boasts just the right balance between vehicular traffic, public transport and active travel infrastructure, such that everyone has access to suitable and safe means of transport. In the pages that follow, we have included testimonials of passersby, as well as a detailed map with everything you need to know to make getting around the city as easy and comfortable as possible.
In addition to articles on a number of other topics, this issue also features pieces on the upgrade of the playground in Merl Park, European Heritage Days and the Solidarity Day of World Heritage Cities.
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PHOTO: CHARLES SOUBRY / PHOTOTHÈQUE DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG