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GETTY IMAGES TRAVEL NOW YOU KNOW: Luxembourg is the only remaining Grand Duchy (a monarchy headed by a grand duke or a grand duchess) in the world. U.S. state. Clean and well organized, there is a focus on eco- friendliness in Luxembourg — residents commonly bring their own bags to the supermarket — and solar panels are preva lent on the roofs of houses. On our mile-long walk to the grocery store, we pass from one town to the next. In the store, ad- vertisements are in at least three languages, but we quick ly f ind what we need. At the checkout counter, Hannah tries a phrase in German before quickly switching to French. For those who don't speak French, Ger- man or Luxembourgish, the residents are also proficient in English and several other languages. The common language is a patch- work — Italian and Dutch friends routinely speak to one another in French or English. Hannah, her sister and her parents speak a total of six languages among the four of them. The Lu xembourg culture is a conglom- eration of several European countries. As one of the founders of the European Union ( EU ), Lu xembourg houses severa l major institutions, including the European Parlia- ment (also found in Brussels and Strasbourg, Fra nce), the Europea n Investment Ba nk (the EU's management of long-term invest- ments), the Europea n Cour t of Auditors (which monitors the EU's spending ) a nd the Court of Justice of the European Union (which applies EU law to all its members). Luxembourg City is walkable and lovely, less than one square mile around the city center that features a network of gorgeous parks. The view approaching the capital is quietly glorious. Buildings on the hill and in the va lley a re in sig ht; wa r m-colored chateaus with slate-gray roofs, a mixture of German castle and French mansion. When visitors arrive at the train station on the south side of the city, they find them- selves in the more-modern section that is equipped with shopping, movie theaters and Wi-Fi everywhere. The food is varied and in- viting. Mama Loves You features wood-fired pizza and seasonal Mediterranean-themed fare. Desserts at the nearby Ober weis are sure to satisfy the sweet tooth. From Thai to Italian to Indian cuisine, Luxembourg's restaurants continue the trend of interna- tional fusion. Visitors ca n head nor th a nd cross the Adolphe Bridge over a valley to the old city. The Grand-Ducal Palace, less than a mile from the train station, is picturesque, with intricate carvings and glimmering windows on its facade; the cathedral's stained glass casts impressionist swaths of color across carved stone pillars. A few steps away from WALKING TOUR: The Adolphe Bridge provides a pathway to some of Luxembourg's older wonders. 4 4 O C TO B E R 2 01 4 A A .CO M/A M E R I C A NWAY SCAN QR CODE WHEN YOU LAND FOR COUPON PARKING SPOT GUESTS GET THERE FASTER. FAST, FRIENDLY SHUTTLES FROM TRUNK TO TERMINAL With 32 locations at 20 airports, The Parking Spot has airport parking covered. • Well-lit and secured • Join the Spot Club today for: - Free day of parking for every seven paid - Express check-in and check-out For reservations and more information go to AMWAY15-10% Coupon valid at all Parking Spot locations. Offer expires "QSJM 2015. This original coupon must be surrendered, no photocopies accepted. Coupon may not be combined with any other offer. Coupon not valid for On-airport Valet at DFW. ©2014 TPS Parking Management, LLC. The Parking Spot and the spotted shuttle design are trademarks of TPS Parking Management, LLC. 10% OFF AIRPORT PARKING AT THE PARKING SPOT WE HAVE AIRPORT PARKING COVERED. ®

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