Grand Ducal couple begin Austrian tour

Monday marks the start of a 3-day state visit for the Grand Ducal couple to Austria. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, will be accompanied by a business delegation of about fifty people.

Austria is a privileged trading partner for the Grand Duchy and the Luxembourg State visit’s aim is to strengthen ties between the two countries.

The tour begins at Hofburg in Vienna, where the royal couple will meet the Federal President of Austria, Heinz Fischer.

Tuesday’s schedule will be more of an economical one, with Austria-Luxembourg Economic Forum meetings jointly organised by the Luxembourg and Austria Chambers of Commerce and the agency Luxembourg for Business. Discussions and meetings will focus on biotechnology, logistics, food industry and tourism.

On Wednesday, the delegation will leave for Vienna to discover the Abbey in Melk and attend an organ recital. A visit the historical concentration camp of Mauthausen is also planned. Here the Grand Duke and Duchess will lay a wreath in memory of the sixty Luxembourgers who died there.