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Tips for an eco-friendly festive season

Hire your Christmas tree, buy reusable advent calendars, send e-cards and limit food waste to make bins happy this Yuletide
by Sarita Rao 6 min. 04.12.2022
A golden retriever removes a glove from a patient's hand
There are many high-end designer furnishing stores in Luxembourg, but if all else fails, IKEA Arlon is a good one-stop shop for beds, sofas and utensils
Home deco
A wedding ceremony can only take place in the commune where one of the spouses-to-be resides

Indoor play centres and trampoline parks

Indoor play centres and trampoline parks are a great winter activity for kids and teens. Here is where to find them
5 by Sarita Rao 10 min. 27.11.2022
IGCSEs and A levels offer secondary students the chance to gain broader qualifications earlier and then specialise in the final two years of school
The Athenee de Luxembourg is one of two state-run schools to offer the International Baccalaureate

Inheritance tax

What inheritance or transfer tax might your family need to pay after you've gone?
by Sarita Rao 7 min. 08.12.2022
Finance a wedding or purchase a new car with a secured personal loan Photo: Shutterstock
You apply for accumulated state pensions rights either in the country you live or the last country you worked and made social security contributions
How to:
January is a popular month to quit smoking, but make sure you plan how you will cope with cravings

Support to stop smoking

Thinking of quitting tobacco? We guide you through where to get support and how to combat those cravings
by Sarita RAO 8 min. 16.10.2022
Several hosptials have psychiatric units, but it is also possible to contact a number of non-profit organisations for a free consultation
Mental Health Week
Most babies are born in hospital maternity units but you can choose a home birth or birthing centre. Photo: Shutterstock
Add festive sparkle with a display of hollies
Garden Path

Festive flora for Christmas

In the spirit of the season, this month’s column takes on a red and green theme as we look at plants with a Yuletide connection
by Faye Peterson 3 min. 04.12.2022
For a bit more magic than online shopping Photo: shutterstock
Eau-de-vie in all varieties from Distillerie Adam in Kehlen
You can still get plenty of aerobic exercise during the winter months at these swimming pools, some with hammams and saunas
The Bottefra by Wil Lofy gives a nod to the Butter market that once graced Place de la Resistance.
Inside Lux

Afternoon out: Ettelbruck

Forest bathing, a Romanesque town hall, and a town dedicated to General Patton. There's plenty of sights for an afternoon out in Ettelbruck
by Sarita RAO 12 min. 26.11.2022
With a keep from the Middle Ages, fortified by Vauban and named a termite mound by Napoleon, Namur's Citadel overlooks the city
Greater Region
The humble donkey is the mascot of the town of Diekirch
The promenade at Remich
Rivaner is produced in the greatest quantity, but Luxembourg produces nine wines, Crémant, and speciality wines like straw, ice and late harvest wines

Luxembourg's wines

Most of Luxembourg’s wine is produced in little more than 1,300 hectares and consumed in-country, meaning it's rare to taste it outside the region
by Sarita Rao 5 min. 26.11.2022
Comfort food at its best, everyone loves chips
Bouneweger Stuff has five set brunch menus but gets busy so reserve a table
Ladurée macarons, choux buns, or patisseries of all shapes and sizes - what will you choose to go with your afternoon tea or coffee?
The interplay between capitalism and consumerims, humans and nature lie at the heart of Soubry's critique of climate change

Performance of hope, rage and denial towards climate change

This one-hour performance is mesmerising, witty, expressive and absurd, says columnist Sarita Rao
1 by Sarita RAO 2 min. 07.12.2022
Every movement of the dancers is synchronised, not only to the music, but the maze-like experience Botis Seva creates
Winning trio Oisín Bradley on concertina, Aoibhín Morgan on the fiddle and Lucia Morgan on the flute will play the cultural centre Cessange on 10 December
One-woman play explores the humour and heart-break of one woman's journey to self-love
Saint Nicolas, known in Luxembourg as Kleeschen

Kleeserchersdag/Niklosdag traditions explained

Plates of hay and a sweet or Rutt in your shoe. We explain the traditions of Kleeserchersdag also known as Niklosdag
1 by Sarita Rao 3 min. 05.12.2022
Today the commune hosts two of the world’s most powerful long wave transmitters
Grevenmacher district
Mersch town hall, in a former castle
Families can take part in beet and turnip sculpting workshops Photo: Luxemburger Wort archives