In a recently published ranking of the best European cities for bookworms, Luxembourg came in second. This is an outstanding result considering the strength of the Grand Duchy's competitors.
TheKnowledgeAcademy study took several factors into account, the most important being the number of libraries and bookstores per capita. Eurostat's statistics on book spending also played an important role.
It turned out that the ideal city for bibliophiles in Europe was Zurich. It scored 9.37 out of 10. It is followed by Luxembourg with 9.3 points.
The top ten European cities include:
Unfortunately, Luxembourg cannot show the same results in the world ranking of capitals, but this is not surprising. It was competing with megacities such as Tokyo, Berlin, and many others.