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In this page: Entry Requirements | Organizing Your Trip | Visiting | Living Conditions | Eating | Paying | Speaking | Useful Resources

 

Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Visas and Passports of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa HQ
Diplomatic Representations
Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad
 
IATA Travel Center
 

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Organizing Your Trip

Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Recommendation
In Luxembourger towns buses are the most common mode of transportation. Every locality has its own service: CFL-bus for the City of Luxembourg. In addition to this, there are bus services running the intercommunal links in between the Great Duchy's localities.
Maps of Urban Networks
Maporama
Mappy
Mapblast
UT Library on line
ViaMichelin

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Transportation From Airport to City Centre:


Airport

Distance

Taxi

Bus

Train

Car Rental
Luxembourg Intl (LUX) 8 km / 5 miles EUR 20-25 / 10-15 min EUR 1.50 - Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Recommendation
Train is the fastest, as well as the cheapest mode of transportation: railways provide links between the biggest cities and towns of the Grand Duchy, also connecting it to the neighboring countries' networks. Trans-border trains run an hourly service from the capital city to Brussels (via Arlon and Namur) and to Trèves, as well as a two-hourly service to Liege and, less regularly, to Metz and to Nancy. Some international trains go to Paris and Northern Germany or transit through the Grand Duchy servicing the Brussels-Strasbourg-Switzerland/Italy axis. The TGV-Est train has been operating since June 2007 and connects the Luxembourg city to Paris in only 2h10. For greater distances it is better to travel by plane. There are two national companies providing domestic and international flights: LUXAIR and CARGOLUX.
Rail Companies
The Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL) (in French)

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Airlines

Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
LUXAIR Major yes Yes
CARGOLUX Major yes Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Traveling By Yourself

Recommendation
As in all countries of the European Union where one or more communitarian institutions are located, there can be a risk of terrorist acts. Common-law criminality remains weak in Luxembourg. It is however necessary to exercise normal vigilance in order to protect handbags, bags... It is better not to leave anything in cars.
Road Maps
Michelin road maps
Find an Itinerary
Mappy

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Visiting

Different Forms of Tourism

Historical
-The national Museum of Art and History (Luxembourg),
-The Natur museum (Grund),
-The Clervaux Castle (Ardennes),
-The Museum of the Ardennes battle (Clervaux, Diekirch, Ettelbruck, Wiltz) .
Cultural
A number of festivals exist, among these the Spring musical (festival of Luxembourg music ranging from classical music to jazz) and Summer in the city, which includes among others the Music Day of June 21, the National Holiday of June 23 and the July open-air rock festival.
Nature
Despite its small area, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg offers a variety of sceneries: the forests of the Ardennes, the Mullerthal sculpted rocks, the fertile soils of the Central region, the vineyards along the Moselle river and the wild landscape of the Red Rocks.
Thermal
Seven thermal spas, including the Mondor area
Beach
No
Winter Sports
No
Outdoor Activities
Horseback riding, biking. Swimming, windsurfing on the lakes, playing golf on the country's seven golf fields, boat excursions, flying, hot-air balloon...
Shopping
The Luxembourg Commercial Union website (in French).
Tourism Organizations
Luxembourg Tourism Board
Ministry of Tourism Luxembourg

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Living Conditions

Health and Safety

Health Precautions
No requirements concerning vaccination for international travel.
International Hospitals
A list of Luxembourg hospitals and clinics.
For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
General Medical Council
 

Emergency Numbers

Emergencies 112
 

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Time Difference and Climate

Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Luxembourg (GMT+1 in winter, GMT+2 in summer)
Summer Time Period
Summer time from March to October
 

Map of the Time Zone

Time zone

Type of Climate
Temperate and humid, the Luxembourg climate oscillates between oceanic influences, due to western and south-western winds which bring precipitations year-round, and continental influences, especially in the winter through cold currents and north-eastern winds. Temperatures may vary between 0°C in January and 17°C in July, depending on the region, Oesling being colder than the Moselle valley where temperatures may exceed 18°C.
For Further Information
Weather forecast
 

Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall

Climate

 

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Eating

Food Specialties
The Luxembourg food is a mixture of French, Belgian and German recipes:
- Smoked pork carré;
- Piglet in jelly;
- Ham of the Ardennes;
- Quetsches pie;
- Soufflé omelet with kirsch;
Drinks:
- White wines of the Moselle;
- Luxembourg beers: Mousel, Bofferding, Diekirch and Simon.W.
Drinks
Wine and beer.
Dietary Restrictions
None.

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Paying

Domestic Currency
Euro
ISO Code
EUR
To Obtain Domestic Currency
From January 1st of 2002, the currency in circulation is the Euro. There are some notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. The nominal values of the coins are the following: 1 cent (or 1/100 of Euro), 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 Euro and 2 Euros.
Possible Means of Payment
Many means of payment: it is possible to pay by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard...)

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Speaking

Official Language
Luxembourger.

French is used for written legislation. Moreover, French, Luxembourg and German are used as administrative and judicial languages. French is the common language of the Administration, especially in writing. Luxembourger is the most frequently used language in private life. Television in Luxembourg is in French but radio broadcasts in the three languages.

Other Languages Spoken
The majority of Luxembourgers also speak French, German and English.
Business Language
Luxembourger, English, French and German.
Getting Some Knowledge
Luxembourger French.

Basic French for English speakers.

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Useful Resources

To Find an Apartment
Directory of Luxembourg real estate agents (in French)

The Luxemburger Wort journal
Lux bazaar, a classifieds journal
To Find a Job
Public Employment Service
Luxembourg Union of Temporary Agencies

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