10 things to do this week

17.07 - 24.07 2018
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Win Congés pass

23.07.2018

Communications media operator Tango has given Delano 4 festival passes to Congés Annulés at Rotondes.

Leisure time

Expat Guide

There are simply too many choices on how to spend your free time; we couldn’t list them all in this guide. But here are a few ways to make the most of your evenings and weekends.

Cartoon: @juliadebres

Seek and you shall find

News 12.07.2018

On 1 June 2018, the Schwaarzt Haus temporary gallery opened. The exhibition space had been reclaimed by artists Joel Rollinger and Linda Blaise and featured the innovative works of over 50 artists.

Finding harrrmony

News 12.07.2018

Neil Johnson has been busy lately: in addition to working his normal day job, he spends at least three evenings a week and one weekend session at rehearsals with Pirate Productions, a group which has staged English musical theatre productions for nearly 40 years.

An expat with good taste

News 12.07.2018

Valentina Quaranta’s philosophy of food is evident in her blog’s recipe for chickpea soup with nori: at once seemingly Italian, the addition of the edible seaweed--usually used in sushi--shows her experimental flair, her curiosity for international foods.

Volunteering for success

News 12.07.2018

Gráinne Corr arrived in Luxembourg 25 years ago: she had been on her way back to Vancouver, where she had been living, and stopped to visit a friend in the grand duchy.

Listings

Bars

Bookshops

Alinea

Where: 5 rue Beaumont,L-1219 Luxembourg

Phone: 22 67 87

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All English Bookstore

Where: 4 rue de la Reine,L-2418 Luxembourg

Phone: 22 50 77 280

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Castles

Beaufort castle

The knights’ castle of Beaufort was built between 1050 and 1650, during four different construction periods, and has been open to visitors since 1932, following repairs and clearing works in the castle’s ruins. Right next the medieval castle, the renaissance castle was built later in 1649 and never suffered severe damage apart from some minor transformations during the centuries. It can only be visited on a guided tour taking place during season but register in advance for the tour as only 
12 persons can be accepted.

Where: rue du Château,L-6313 Beaufort

Phone: 83 66 01

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.beaufortcastles.com

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Bourglinster castle

Bourglinster castle has a history stretching back to the 11th century and is now used for business and cultural purposes. The castle now has three banqueting halls and the restaurant “La Distillerie”--rewarded one Michelin star.

Where: 8 rue du Château,L-6162 Bourglinster

Phone: 78 78 78 1

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bourglinster.lu

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Cinemas

Ciné Scala

Located in Diekirch, Ciné Scala has a nicely varied programme of recent blockbusters as well as international films. 

Where: 46 rue de l’Industrie, L-9250 Diekirch 

Phone: 28 11 98 1

Website: www.cinescala.lu

Ciné Utopia

Specializing in international 
and more under-the-radar films, 
Ciné Utopia is perfect for those needing a break from blockbusters. 

Where: 16 avenue de la Faïencerie,L-1510 Luxembourg

Phone: 22 46 11

Website: www.kinepolis.lu

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Clubs & hobbies

Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg

Actors Rep is an international professional theatre company dedicated to presenting English-language theatrical productions. 

Where: 18A/18D rue de la Cimenterie,L-1337 Dommeldange

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.actorsrep.lu

Anglican Church of Luxembourg Choir

The English-speaking Anglican church has a senior choir that delivers original music of the Anglican choral tradition. To join the choir, reading music is not necessary but members are required to participate to repetitions at least two weeks 
a month. The church also has a First Sunday Group which plays rhythmical music at the 11 a.m. communion service on the first Sunday of the month.

Where: 5 avenue Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg

Phone: 43 95 93

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.anglican.lu

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Family activities

Casemates du Bock

The 17km-long Unesco World Heritage galleries were built in the mid-18th century by Austrians. It is one of the top attractions to do in Luxembourg City and offers a unique view on the Rives de Clausen. It is recommended to bring a walking stick as it is physically challenging. 

Where: Montée de Clausen,L-1343 Luxembourg

Phone: 22 67 53

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.luxembourg-city.com

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Holy Spirit citadel

The citadel was founded in 1234 and was recognised for its military and strategic location during the first Spanish domination. Currently, the new “Cité Judiciaire”, heart of the Luxembourg justice, is located there.

Where: Plateau du Saint-Esprit,L-1475 Luxembourg

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Libraries

Bibliothèque Nationale

Where: 35 boulevard F. D. Roosevelt,L-2450 Luxembourg

Phone: 22 97 55 1

Website: www.bnl.public.lu

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Cité Bibliothèque

Where: 3 rue Genistre,L-1623 Luxembourg

Phone: 47 96 27 32

Website: www.bimu.lu

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Museums

“The Bitter Years” Waassertuerm

The Bitter Years celebrates the work of Edward Steichen, with much of the collection focussing on his work as a photographer and curator for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Where: 1B rue du Centenaire,L-3475 Dudelange

Phone: 52 24 24 1

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.steichencollections.lu

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Am Tunnel

A vast collection of visual arts, many by local artists, housed in the Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État (BCEE) tunnels.

Where: 16 rue Sainte Zithe,L-2954 Luxembourg

Phone: 40 15 24 50

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bcee.lu

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Parks, gardens & lakes

Ansembourg Castle Gardens

Where: 10 rue de la vallée,L-7411 Ansembourg

Website: www.gcansembourg.eu

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Restaurants

Aal Schoul

Considered as the best restaurant in the centre, the French restaurant is always full. Its brief menu features local products and its staff is known for being cheerful and professional.

Where: 33A Grand-Rue,L-8372 Hobscheid

Phone: 28 85 09

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.aal-schoul.lu

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Apdikt

French restaurant Apdikt was awarded first place for best new restaurant and the second best restaurant in the centre region by Explorator readers. Mathieu Van Wetteren has invested in an old pharmacy and concocts a unique menu according to what is available at the market.

Where: 1 rue des Martyrs,L-8442 Steinfort

Phone: 26 30 50 87

Website: www.apdikt.eu

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Sports

Athletics Federation

Phone: 480 670

Website: www.fla.lu

Basketball Federation

Phone: 48 18 76 23

Website: www.flbb.lu

Swimming pools

Theatre & music venues

Centre des Arts Pluriels Ed. Juncker

Where: Place Marie-Adélaïde,L-9063 Ettelbruck

Website: www.cape.lu

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Cercle Cité

An administrative building with 
a bridge connecting the city palace with a sociocultural meeting centre. 

Where: Place d’Armes,L-2012 Luxembourg

Phone: 47 96 51 33

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cerclecite.lu

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Tourist offices

Éislek Tourist Office

This region has vast spaces and green valleys; ideal for hiking and outdoor activities.

Where: BP 12,L-9401 Vianden

Phone: 26 95 05 66

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.visit-eislek.lu

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Esch-sur-Alzette Tourist Office

Located in the southwest, the iron metropolis is known for its architecture and steel history, plus a growing Belval hotspot.

Where: BP 145,L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette

Phone: 27 54 1

Website: www.esch.lu

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Volunteering

Caritas

Caritas Luxembourg acts in the service of the Catholic church for the wel, L-being of men and women, and in particular of the excluded, disabled or destitute. The foundation lists all the volunteering tasks on their website. If most of the tasks consist of teaching the national languages to refugees, anglophones are welcome for other tasks. The foundation also collects clothes, shoes and other items for homeless, and baby carriages. 

Where: Luxembourg

Phone: 40 21 31 1

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.caritas.lu

Centre of Ecological Learning

The organisation provides an experimental space for thinking, researching, disseminating and practicing post-carbon lifestyles and regenerative culture. The centre is the platform of several foundations across Luxembourg such as Luxembourg in Transition, which looks for volunteers to participate or create community gardens, create living together, develop a cooperative grocery store, and more.

Where: Beckerich

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cell.lu