The City of Ettelbruck has a long tradition as a trading town. In 1609, Archdukes Albert and Isabella granted the district the right to hold one market per year. In 1780, Empress Marie-Thérèse granted the locality the right to hold 12 markets per year.
Today, Ettelbruck has no fewer than 269 businesses, making it the leading town for shops and businesses in the north of the country.
The town is definitely worth a visit, with its iconic pedestrian area dotted with small shops and sun terraces that are the perfect spot to relax after a spot of shopping.
Many events and Sunday openings take place throughout the year. In addition, there is a fresh food market every Friday in the pedestrian area (7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and a large monthly market is held every first Tuesday of the month (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).