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schengen castle

The original castle in Schengen was built in the 14th century. In the 1793 it was bought by Charles Joseph Collart, a wealthy medicin and steel producer. His son, Jean-Nicolas, had the castle demolished in 1812. All that remained, was the round central tower. With the original material, Jean-Nicolas established a impressive manor house. On 13 september 1871 the French writer Victor Hugo spent the night in the castle. He thanked his hostess with a self-drawn sketch of the old tower. That drawing is still use…

le grand theatre

It more or less speaks for itself that a small country like Luxembourg has hardly a worthwile cinema production. It was'n until 1990 that movies were made, and not many of them were noticed outside the borders. But the wonderful scenery did and does make Luxembourg a popular location for shooting (parts of) movies. Numerous foreign movie scenes - some of which with some sort of international reputation - were made in this country. The BBC-production "The Servant" (1984) for instance, and "Shadow of a Vampi…

hugo gernsback

Hugo Gernsback (officially called Hugo Gernsbacher) was born on August 16, 1884 in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie. In 1904 he emigrated to the USA, where he made significant contributions to the growth of radio and broadcasting. In 1928 he founded radio station WRNY ("Wireless Radio New York") and later he participated in the first television broadcasts. But he is especially known as the founding father of science fiction (even the name "SF" was invented by him). In 1926 he published the first SF-magazine, "Amazing…

léa linster

Léa Linster The most famous chef in Luxembourg is a women: Léa Linster. She was born in 1955 and is a self-taught cook. In the male world of chefs, she has been a remarkabel figure for decades. She hosted a cooking show in Germany and published various cookery books. In 1989 she was the first - and so far the only - women to receive the 'Bocuse d'Or, a prestigious award. These days she owns two restaurants in Luxemburg. Her 'Cuisinerie' in Frisange has a Michelin Star, first awarded in 1987. Besides that, s…

church window wiltz

late afternoon




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