Luxemburger Wort

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Luxemburger Wort (logo).svg
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Saint-Paul Luxembourg S.A.
Founded 23 March 1848
Political alignment Catholic
Language German
Headquarters 2, rue Christophe Plantin, Luxembourg City
Circulation 66,158 (2013)

Luxemburger Wort is a German language Luxembourgish daily newspaper.

History and profile[edit]

Luxemburger Wort has been published since 1848.[1] The paper was founded just three days after press censorship was abolished. The newspaper is mainly written in German, but includes small sections in both Luxemburgish and French.[1] The paper is part of the Saint-Paul Luxembourg S.A.[2] The paper is owned by the archbishopric and has a strong Catholic leaning.[3]

In the period of 1995–1996 Luxemburger Wort had a circulation of 85,000 copies, making it the best-selling paper in the country.[4] The circulation of the paper was 83,739 copies in 2003.[2]In 2006 its circulation was 79,633 copies.[5] The paper had a circulation of almost 70,000 copies a day and a daily readership of more than 180,000 (print and e-paper) in 2007,[6] making it Luxembourg's most popular newspaper by both counts.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Media" (PDF). Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Romain Kohn (2003). "Luxembourg". In Ana Karlsreiter. Media in Multilingual Societies. Freedom and Responsibility. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Vienna). Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "List of represented titles" (PDF). Publicitas International AG. 15 September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "d'Wort" (PDF). Saint-Paul Luxembourg. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union". European Commission. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2007. 

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