THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL BGL BNP PARIBAS LUXEMBOURG OPEN
Date: From 17/10 to 22/10
Money prize: $ 226,750
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Kockelscheuer Sport Center – Rue de Luxembourg, 1898 Kockelscheuer, Lussemburgo
Recent Past Winners: 2015 Misaki Doi – 2014 Annika Beck – 2013 Caroline Wozniaki – 2012 Venus Williams – 2011 Victoria Azarenka – 2010 Roberta Vinci
Top 10 Players: Petra Kvitova (Cek) – Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Misaki Doi (Jpn) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) -Andrea Petkovic (Ger) – Anna Lena Friedsam (Ger) – Annika Beck (Ger)
Luxembourg is a landlocked country in western Europe. Its culture, people and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbors, making it essentially a mixture of French and Germanic cultures. The city of Luxembourg, which is the country’s capital and largest city, is the seat of several institutions and agencies of the EU. Lonely Planet writes about Luxembourg City: “If you thought that the Grand Duchy’s capital was nothing more than banks and EU offices, you’ll be delighted at discovering the attractive reality. The Unesco-listed Old Town is one of Europe’s most scenic capitals, thanks largely to its unusual setting, draped across the deep gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. It’s full of weird spaces, tunnels, and surprising nooks to explore. Good museums and a great dining scene makes this a top city to visit. It’s worth visiting on a weekend, when hotel prices drop and on-street parking is free.“
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:
- Le Chemin de la Corniche
- Mullerthal Trail
- Barrio Grund
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Carlton. Very good *** accomodation at just 180 mt from central station of Luxembourg City and 15 minutes walking form old town. Rated 8.3 on Booking, this hotel offers 17 mq2 double rooms at 142€ per night with breakfast buffet included. Wifi, of course, is free.
- Hotel Alzinn. Excellent **** hotel at 10 minutes from city centre, this stylish boutique hotel provides you with elegant and spacious guest rooms. Rated 8.6 on Booking offers modern double room of 18 mq2 at 130€ per night with breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
- Melìa Luxembourg. Wonderful **** luxurious hotel located on the edge of the Kirchberg area, this Melìa accomodation provides modern rooms, a fitness area, a sauna and a modern restaurant with terrace. Rated 8.8 on Booking, it offers modern double rooms from 265€ to 314 € per night.