Luxembourg is situated between Belgium, France and Germany in central Europe. The country is 84km (51.7miles) long and 52km (32 Miles) wide, covering an area of 2586 square kilometers (999 square miles) with a population of approximately 459 500.
Luxembourg is split into two regions; the Eisleck or Oesling in the North and the god country in central and south Luxembourg. This area is bordered in the East by the wine-producing valley of the Moselle. One third of the country is made up of woodlands and hills providing dramatic landscapes.
Luxembourg is a small country being known for it’s residents tri-lingual ability due to the location of the country. Luxembourg also has the highest number of foreigners in Europe residing in the country.
Restaurants in Luxembourg & Luxembourg Food
Food in Luxembourg is a combination of German and Belgium cuisine with some wonderful dishes using fish such as trout, pike and crayfish. Luxembourg also has some delicious pastries with Kirsch added to the babas or fruit cups. Some specialty dishes are Carre de porch fume (smoked pork and broad beans or sauerkraut, Cochon de lait en gelée (jellied suckling pig) Jambon d’Ardennes (famous smoked Ardennes ham). Restaurants in Luxembourg are similar to those in the rest of Europe offering a variety of international cuisine as well as their locally produced wine (Moselle) and beers.
City Break in Luxembourg
City breaks in Luxembourg are a great way to spend a weekend in this lovely Country. Flights from the UK depart daily giving you a weekend break or a short break in Luxembourg.
Honeymoons in Luxembourg
Luxembourg can be a wonderful destination to choose for a honeymoon and can be twinned with another destination so easily. Twin Luxembourg city with a visit to the mountains in Austria for that twin centre honeymoon in Europe. For your personal quotation for a honeymoon holiday please contact us by email or call today.
Golf in Luxembourg
There are six golf courses in Luxembourg offering the golfer a choice of course to play whilst in Luxembourg. For more information on golf courses in Luxembourg check out our Luxembourg Golf Guide or browse our golf holiday tips.
Accommodation in Luxembourg
In Luxembourg, you will find a variety of accommodation. You can choose to stay in everything from privately rented rooms to holiday homes or luxurious hotels. Hotels are not graded as such, but every establishment offering accommodation falls into a specific class, which specifies strict criteria regarding the facilities offered.
Weather in Luxembourg
The climate in Luxembourg is variable so it’s best to be prepared for all types of weather throughout the year. That said,the most reliable weather is from May to October. There is no special rainy season. Winter is wet, with snow not usually settling for long except in the high country. Lows of 5 to highs of 23 in the summer months.
Luxembourg Banks and Currency
As a member of the European Union, Luxembourg has been part of the Economic and Currency Union, which introduced the EURO as common currency – since 1.1. 2002. The Euro is subdivided into 100 cents
All the major international brands of plastic – MasterCard, Visa and American Express – are recognised but not yet widely accepted, except at major hotels, gas stations and department stores. ATMs are everywhere throughout Luxembourg and you should have no problem accessing your credit or debit account back home. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and special exchange shops in large towns.
Banks are generally open from 9AM to 12Noon and from 2PM to 4PM Monday to Friday. They are closed Saturdays, Sundays and on legal holidays.
Visa Requirements for Luxembourg
EU citizens can enter on an official identity card. Americans, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders and Japanese just need a valid passport (no visa).
Calling Home from Luxembourg
National and international calls can be made from coin- or card-operated telephone booths.Outgoing international code: 00.
In case of an Emergency in Luxembourg
In case of an accident or other emergency, call the police on 112. This number is toll-free from public phone booths. There are also special emergency phone booths at the stations, and on roads and superhighways. In case of fire, call 112.
Events in Luxembourg
Throughout the year you will find Luxembourg chock-a-block with events for every taste: A top-quality concert run, exceptional theatre, art exhibitions, major international sporting events and colourful street festivals.
Driving tips in Luxembourg
Drive on the right hand side of the road. Be especially careful when setting off from service stations or restaurants on the left side of the road. Take care when overtaking – allow more space between you and the car in front so you can see further down the road ahead. Luxembourg has similar drink driving laws to the UK, only allowing 0.8 milligrams of alcohol per milliliter of blood. Seat belts front and rear are obligatory everywhere.
Speed limits, shown below, are implemented rigorously. Radar traps are frequent.
Remember – Speeding and other traffic offenses is subject to extremely heavy on-the-spot fines. There are no tolls on the autoroutes in Luxembourg.
To rent a car in Luxembourg call or email for your personal quotation.
For more information on Luxembourg see the Luxembourg Tourist Board