Luxembourg Quick Guide

If you are thinking of visiting the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this article will give you useful information about this historic country. Lively and picturesque, Luxembourg has a rich cultural and historical heritage. From the charming villages to the delightful cities and countryside, everything about the Luxembourg experience is something that will make your trip memorable. If you are new to Europe or just want to discover more about its fascinating past, this is the perfect place to start.

The most interesting thing about Luxembourg is probably the fact that it has two languages. It is a country surrounded by Germany, Belgium and France. It is primarily rural, with thick forest and beautiful nature trails in the south, rocky cliffs of the river Rhone in the west and the Moselle River valley in the northeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, boasts some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. There are castles, palaces, museums, galleries, theatres and public buildings all over the city that date from the Middle Ages up to today. If you are visiting the capital city, you should definitely see the Grand Duchy Museum.

The Grand Duchy Museum in Luxembourg City is an excellent way to gain insight into the lifestyle, customs and culture of this fascinating country. The museum houses an impressive collection of art and ancient relics, including the Theatine Chapel, Communion Caravans and The Battle Castle. A popular tourist activity is strolling through the picturesque Grand Duchy villages, taking in the picturesque surrounding scenery.

The famous Grand Duchy Gardens are located in Clos de Vougere. These gardens were originally a summer retreat for Catherine de Medici, as she prepared to married Henry IV. The gardens are still open to the public and offer a wide variety of outdoor activities. A popular attraction is the Pain d'Hiver, a sandstone formation which is more than 150 feet high and located in Clos de Vougere. A popular destination for families, the gardens make an ideal destination for a family holiday or honeymoon.

When traveling within Europe, every traveler needs to have a guide to help get around. When traveling to the small country of Luxembourg, you should consult a map and/or brochure when choosing which direction to travel. Being aware of your route ahead of time will make your trip much smoother and more efficient. Many people mistakenly take the "fun" roads when traveling within Europe, but these can often be worse. Driving on the left hand side of the road is the correct practice throughout most of the small country of Luxembourg. In addition, you should not pass through the towns of Liingsbois and Cherbourg on your way to Paris.

Within the city of Luxembourg, you will notice that the public transport system is fairly extensive. If you are traveling to the city of Liechtenstein, the most efficient transportation system is the Eurostar. For those traveling to other locations within Europe, a rental car might be the best option. As with any other part of Europe, the majority of hotels and accommodations include free public transport. A luxury hotel in any location throughout the city of Luxembourg will include a free shuttle service to and from the airport.

In addition to a comprehensive guide to getting around within the city of Luxembourg, a person traveling to this European nation will want to make sure they are self-sufficient. Many of the attractions within the city of Luxembourg are quite popular among visitors from the United States. Because there are no hotels and accommodations of any kind along most of the main roads, a person must rely on transportation to get around town. Most of these methods are quite safe and efficient, but for those who wish to minimize their carbon footprint, it is possible to ride a bicycle between several of the attractions. Another option available to those interested in minimizing their environmental impact while traveling to Europe is renting a camping or cabin rental.

Within the city of Liechtenstein, there are several museums that can be visited on a day trip. There is also a world cultural heritage site that can be explored in conjunction with this day trip. This museum is the Museum of Modern Art. This museum was built in 1932 and serves as an exhibit of sorts for the art world. One of the most famous works by the Swiss artist, Pablo Picasso, can be found within the Museum. The art within this museum is separated into different categories including Realism, Expressionism, Realist paintings, Cubism, Romanticism, and Expressionism.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Luxembourg are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Luxembourg is from june until august, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Luxembourg is 22°C in july and the lowest is 3°C in january.

Do I need a Visa?

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Luxembourg

See which forms you may need for entry into Luxembourg.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Luxembourg is the Euro (EUR). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Luxembourg you can grab amazing Euro deals via (GBP to EUR).

What about the wildlife?

Only a few wild animal species (deer, roe deer, and wild boar) remain, but birds are plentiful, and many varieties of fish are found in the rivers, including perch, carp, bream, trout, pike, and eel.

What is the traditional food?

French food? Perhaps the most traditional of all Luxembourg meat dishes is Judd mat Gaardebounen, smoked collar of pork with broad beans. The pork is soaked overnight, then boiled with vegetables and spices. Served in copious slices together with the beans and boiled potatoes, it is considered to be the national dish of Luxembourg.

What Languages are spoken?

Luxembourg population speaks French, 80% speaks English, and 78% speaks German. Luxembourgish is used by 77% of the population. French is the main communication language, followed by Luxembourgish, German, English and Portuguese. You can learn some basic French before you travel to Luxembourg and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Luxembourg is the Euro (In Luxembourg, service charges are included in restaurant bills; for a modest meal, most people leave the small change. At a grander restaurant, you will be expected to leave a larger tip—up to 10% extra when a large staff is involved. For porters, a tip of €2 per bag is adequate. Cab drivers expect a tip of about 10%.).

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  • Ambulance: 112
  • Fire: 112
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Time Difference

The GMT time difference is 1 hours

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