Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest countries, officially called The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Ardennes provide a great scenic view while the north part of Luxembourg is blessed with greenery and hills. It is snowing during winters in Luxembourg but it isn’t as cold as in the neighboring countries. The summer is warm and the best time to visit Luxembourg is from May to Spetember. In case of emergency call 112 or 113.


Gare de Luxembourg ville

Culture

A handshake is customary to greet people. Official languages in Luxembourg are German and French while Luxembourgian is the national language. English is also spoken by the majority of the locals. When invited to someones house, bring a small gift or flowers. Dressing can be casual except the occasion calls for formal wear. It is recomended not to smoke in public places.

Shopping

Porcelains from Villeroy and Boch are very famous besides the earthenware pottery from Nospelt. The VAT in Luxembourg is 15 percent and it is applied to all items purchased. Tipping is exempted in Luxembourg.


Luxembourg Palace, Luxembourg

Site Seeing

The capital also called Luxembourg is a place to be. Visit the castle ‚Luxembourg‘ and stay for a day to explore the city. One can also visit the Village of Viaden that has a cliff top castle which is a famous landmark.

Travel

Luxair is the national airline which operates in Luxembourg. Flights from London to Luxembourg are going every hour. The airport of Luxembourg is located 5km away from the city and it takes about 20 minutes to reach it. Facilities such as duty free shops, bank, tourism information and car hire for the passengers are also provided.

Fast railway connection to London, Paris, Belgium, France or Brussels to Luxembourg is provided by the Eurostar. The Inter-Rail pass will give you the offer of unlimited train travel for 29 European countries.


Vianden, Luxembourg

When traveling by car from UK it is recommended to take the train or ferry services when passing the cannel between Calais and Dover. There are strict rules for drinking while driving and seat belt in Luxmbourg and the driver should stay on the right side in whole Europe.

Duty Free Items

The following items can be carried without customs duty being levied on them:
1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
2. 1liter of spirits or 2liter of sparkling wine or 2liter of liqueur wine and 2liter of non-sparkling wine
3. 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
4. 500g of coffee and 200g of coffee extract
5. 100g of tea and 40g of tea extract

Tobacco and Alcohol can be carried by visitors over 17 years of age only.