The Greater Region Luxembourg, Lorraine, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, European Capital of Culture

Großregion map © Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes

Großregion map © Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes

The Greater Region is the area of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wallonia, the French Community of Belgium and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. It is not identical with the SaarLorLux Euregio, being in the same territory.

It is situated between the Rhine, Moselle, Saar and Meuse rivers, has an overall area of 65,401 km². Its population counts 11.2 million inhabitants, representing 2.5% of the total population of the 27-state European Union, and accounting for the same proportion of the EU GDP.

©´Treehill © Kaffi Großregion map © Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes
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Großregion map © Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes
In 2007 Luxembourg and the Greater Region, together with city of Sibiu, Romania, were designated by the European Union for a period of one year to be the European Capital of Culture, during which they were given a chance to showcase their cultural life and cultural development.

In the Greater Region more than 1,200 museums and other institutions present and conserve the heritage of this core European region. The history of the Greater Region and its subdivisions is a mirror of the History of Europe starting from the prehistory up to the current European history.

Read more on granderegion.net and Wikipedia Greater Region. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.


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