About Luxembourg

1. About Luxembourg

Luxembourg, country in northwestern Europe. One of the world’s smallest countries, it is bordered by Belgium on the west and north, France on the south, and Germany on the northeast and east. Luxembourg has come under the control of many states and ruling houses in its long history, but it has been a separate, if not always autonomous, political unit since the 10th century. The ancient Saxon name of its capital city, Lucilinburhuc (“Little Fortress”), symbolized its strategic position as “the Gibraltar of the north,” astride a major military route linking Germanic and Frankish territories.

 

 

2. Sights

Immerse yourself in the impressive range of tourist sites you could only dream of in this bustling and lively cosmopolitan city, that has still managed to maintain its human side! Luxembourg-City is full of history, brimming with artistic and cultural treasures just waiting to be visited, full of attractions and picturesque spots just waiting to be discovered, sprinkled with anecdotes and legends just waiting to be told.

The city of Luxembourg has been a real textbook case of European military architecture and it has changed hands many times throughout its existence. Italian, Spanish, Belgian, French, Austrian, Dutch and Prussian engineers all played a part in the progressive extension of the fortifications of this stronghold. Some of their work still remains and what remains reflects the very soul of Luxembourg tourism! The fortifications and the old town have been classified as world heritage sites by UNESCO since 1994. Discover the contrasts of a city in the heart of Europe - 365 days of the year!

Welcome to the heart of Europe and enjoy exploring Luxembourg-City.

More info: https://www.luxembourg-city.com/en

 

3. Food

The spirit of the 152 or so nationalities that reside peacefully in Luxembourg-City is also reflected in the city’s cuisine. Restaurant menus are synonymous with the multiplicity of a capital that is both cosmopolitan and multicultural. The dishes reflect the art of living Luxembourg-style: the local cuisine is on offer alongside international culinary delights. The diversity of restaurants in Luxembourg-City is an open invitation to culinary discoveries that live up to a metropolis that is a crossroads between the Romanesque world and the Germanic world.

Every restaurant is not just the icon of an authentic cuisine, it is also a place of conviviality at the service of its customers. This wealth of gastronomic variety is rounded off by the hotels in the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Whether it is the little bistro on the corner, the terrace on the "most beautiful parlour of the city" (Place d’Armes) or the temple of haute cuisine, in Luxembourg-City restaurants will welcome you and serve you with a smile while offering you menus with a thousand and one flavours. Welcome to the multicultural cuisine of Luxembourg!

 

4. KEY FACTS

4.1 Official name : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

4.2 Currency: Euro (EUR)

4.3 Languages: National language: Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch)

4.4 Administrative languages: French, German and Luxembourgish

English widely spoken

4.5 Climate: Temperate: From May to mid-October, the temperatures are particularly pleasant. Whereas May and June are the sunniest months, July and August are the hottest. In September and October, Luxembourg often experiences its own “Indian Summer”.

4.6 Geography: Area: 2.586 sq kilometres / 999 sq miles

4.7 Neighbouring countries: Germany, Belgium and France

4.8  Government: Form of government: Constitutional Monarchy under a system of Parliamentary Democracy

4.9 Head of State: HRH Grand Duke Henri

4.10 Population: Total population: 613,894 inhabitants (1st January 2019)

4.11 Time zone: UTC+1

4.12 Capital city: Luxembourg-city: 119,214 inhabitants (1st January 2019)

4.13 Climate

The Grand Duchy enjoys a temperate climate without extremes. It profits from the beneficial and moderating influence of the sea, but the sea winds (SW and NW) shed a great part of their moisture before reaching the Luxembourg frontiers. The period from May to mid-October is particularly suitable for vacations. While July and August are the warmest, May and June are the sunniest months. September and October often offer an "Indian Summer". For the celebrations by the end of the year the weather gets dry, cold and snowy.

4.14 Money & Currency

The official currency unit of Luxemburg is the euro. Foreign travellers are free to import and export notes and other means of payment in euro or foreign currencies without any restriction. Lots of automatic bank terminals are accessible 24 hours a day.

Convertible units can be exchanged at the office windows of the large banks. Over 150 banks welcome international investors, focussing on asset management. Though the banks have no standard opening hours, most of them are open from Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Some offices open on Saturdays.

4.15 Visa information:

Luxembourg is in the Schengen Area, therefore Schengen resident do not need visa to enter the country. For all other country please check if you need a visa using the link below.

https://www.ivisa.com/

5. Travel to Luxembourg

5.1 By train :

Luxembourg is connected to the far corners of Europe by a multitude of international rail links. The capital city is linked to the TGV and ICE network the central train station is situated 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre.

From Paris (Paris-Gare de l’Est- Luxembourg: 2h05). Several round trips a day will take passengers from Paris (Gare de l'Est) to Luxembourg or vice versa.

For more information, please call the Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois: +352 2489-2489. Or visit: www.cfl.lu or www.sncf.com.

5.2 By air:

The Luxembourg air terminal welcomes 13 airlines serving 24 countries and 67 airports with over 800 flights a week on average (Paris, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, London city, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Berlin, ... ). The international airport Luxembourg is situated only 6 km from the city center.

Luxair
Tel. +352 2456 4242
www.luxair.lu

5.3 By road:

Situated in the heart of Europe, bordered by Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is connected to the far corners of Europe by an excellent network of highways. The capital city of Luxembourg is directly linked to the highways A1, A13, A3, A4, A6, A7.

Main Distances to Luxembourg City 

Metz: 60 km
Paris: 370 km
Strasbourg: 222 km

Trier: 48 km
Saarbrücken: 100 km
Cologne: 197 km
Frankfurt: 275 km

Brussels: 225 km
Liège: 168 km
Antwerp: 254 km

 

6. Travel within Luxembourg to reach the ECCL

The Palais des Congrès is located in the heart of the capital in the business district, close to pleasant hotels, numerous bars and restaurants, and iconic cultural locations.

7 km from the airport, 3.5km from motorways, 2.5 km from city center: Place de l’Europe

Bus lines 1,13,16

Tram

 

6.1 Public Transport

Luxembourg is proud to be the first country in the world to offer nationwide free public transport. You will no longer need a ticket to board any national bus, train or the tram. However, first class train tickets and passes will remain valid. Free public transport ends at the border.

www.cfl.lu, +352 2465-2465 (timetables for nat. and internat. trains)
www.mobiliteit.lu (timetables for busses and trains in Luxembourg)
www.transports.lu (Ministère des Transports)

6.2 Taxi

Unlike in other countries, taxi operators in Luxembourg are allowed to set their own fares. Their fare schedule should be displayed clearly in the rear passenger window. In addition to charging by kilometer, taxi operators are permitted to set flat rates. It is possible to negotiate a flat rate with the driver if they are also the operator of the taxi. However, please be aware that there is no requirement for the operator to offer flat rates or to negotiate fares by destination (e.g. Luxembourg–Brussels, Airport–Luxembourg City). It is also possible for a taxi operator to offer a range of flat rates. In this case, be sure to ask the driver for a detailed list of the rates they charge.

 

 

 

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