The motto of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the stubborn ‘Mir Wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn.’ We want to remain as we are.
They have certainly achieved this. Surrounded by the languages powerhouse countries of Germany and France, they maintain their Luxembourgish language even though there are only about 400,000 speakers worldwide. Stepping into Luxembourg city on a daytrip from Brussels was like stepping into another time. Exploring the cobblestone pedestrian streets, the massive ravine park and viewing the fairytale buildings made for an exciting day in this laid-back city.