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Event Info

On Saturday, 20 September 2014 the sun was shining for the most successful second European Unity Walk. With the arrival of their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess of Luxembourg, the celebrations began.

The route

More than 700 people joined us for the gentle 1.1-kilometre walk through the centre of the city of Luxembourg accompanied by Drum- & Showband Kehlen

  • The route began at The Grand Theatre de la ville de Luxembourg, referred to by locals as the New Theatre. Built in the 1960s to mark the millennium of Luxembourg, the theatre is a state-of-the-art building that was designed by Parisian architect Alain Bourbonnais. The building embodies European collaboration, as the building materials and the fittings come from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
  • We walked down the tree-lined Avenue de la Porte-Neuve
  • We crossed over the Boulevard Royal, one of Luxembourg City's primary arteries and home of much of Luxembourg's large financial services industry, including the Banque Centrale du Luxembourg.
  • We continued through the pedestrian zone through Rue Philippe II, famous for its shops and restaurants where hundreds and hundreds of spectators cheered, waved and took pictures of the 'walkers'.
  • We finally turned left on to Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finished at the Monument of Remembrance and the statue of the Golden Lady.

What happened during the day:

10.30: Participants arrived and made their own posters/placards to support
             the walk

11.15: Arrival of Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and the Crown
            Princess of Luxembourg

            Important members of Luxembourg public élite also attended:
            Mars Di Bartholomeo, President of the Chamber of Deputies
            Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family Affairs and Integration
            Romain Schneider, Minister of Social Security
            Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health
            Lydie Polfer, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg
            Patrick Goldschmitt, Alder Man of the City of Luxembourg 

11.15 - 11.20:
Roseline Lentz, President of Parkinson Luxembourg
            Knut-Johan Onarheim, President EPDA
            Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family Affairs and Integration     

11.20 - 11.30: 
            Warm-up routine 
             Liz May, Olympic triathlete

11.30: The walk began

12.30: The walk finished and the entertainments began

12.40: Releasing of the balloons
Knut-Johan Onarheim (Norway)
            Mariella Grazianno (Luxembourg)

            Introduction of the afternoon events (Mariella Graziano)

12.45: Rolling Stones Tribute band
            Sticky Fingers

13.30: Tango dancing
             Miho & Rodolfo

13.45: Parkinson's Boxing demonstration
             Stephane Fraccalvieri, Luxembourg Federation boxing trainer

            Sticky Fingers Rolling Stones Tribute band

15.00: Close