Facts about Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg borders Germany, France and Belgium. It is a trilingual country with German, French and the local language, Luxembourgish as the official language. The country is ruled by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

The country consists mostly of gently undulating highlands and the mountainous northern Luxembourg of the Ardennes. The Moselle River forms a natural border with Germany.

What to see in Luxembourg?

The capital is the city of Luxembourg, which with its historic buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is divided into Ville Haute which is the medieval center and Ville Basse which is the most beautiful part of the city.

Some interesting places are the Gothic cathedral Notre Dame built in 1618, the city fortifications and the Grand Duke’s palace. Neumünster is a former Benedictine monastery that is now a cultural center. Casemates Bock are underground fortifications built in the 18th century. There are also several World War II war memorials, best known is the “Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial”.

Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg and is known for the basilica where the country’s patron saint Willibrord is buried. Echternach is a good starting point for those who want to experience the beautiful Müllerthal, better known as “Little Switzerland”. Here you can hike or cycle through dense forests with many streams.

The romantic village of Vianden with its stunning medieval Beaufort Castle is well worth a visit. The fortress’s are located on the river Our surrounded by dense forests. In Vianden you can also visit the Victor Hugo house.

The small town of Remich is the starting point for a trip along the Route du Vin where you can learn more about the many fine wines produced in the Moselle Valley. This is where Luxembourg wines such as Riesling, Auxerrois and Pinot Gris are produced.

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    Questions and answers

    The language of Luxembourg?

    What language do you speak in Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg’s national languages ​​are Luxembourgish but also French and German are official languages.

    How many inhabitants does Luxembourg have?

    The total population of Luxembourg is approximately 645,000

    What is the capital of Luxembourg?

    The capital and largest city of Luxembourg is Luxembourg City

    When did Luxembourg join the EU?

    Luxembourg is a member of the EU, the country was acceded to on 1 January 1958

    Is Luxembourg part of Schengen?

    Luxembourg has been a member of the Schengen cooperation since 26 March 1995

    Is Luxembourg a member of NATO?

    Luxembourg has been a member of the NATO Alliance since 24 August 1949

    What time is it in Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg has a time zone which is UTC +1. So no matter where you are in the country, the time is the same.

    Can you drink tap water in Luxembourg?

    There are generally no problems with drinking the water from the taps. Those who want to be on the safe side buy bottled water, it is not very expensive and it can be bought in kiosks everywhere.

    When is the best time to travel to Luxembourg?

    When is the best time to holiday in Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg has a temperate climate with hot summers and cool winters without extremes. The best times are May, June and September, which are usually pleasant months. May and June are the driest and sunniest months with July and August the warmest. The weather in winter is rarely harsh, and December is a popular month where many people come to visit the city of Luxembourg with the Christmas market on Place d’Armes.

    The higher Ardennes are cooler than the southern part of Luxembourg. The peak season here is from mid-July to late August. As in many parts of Europe, the weather can be unpredictable.

    Is it safe to travel in Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg is one of the safest countries in Europe with very little crime. Like all places where there are tourists, there are also pickpockets, so with common sense there is nothing to fear.

    Family holiday with children in Luxembourg

    If you need to take children on holiday to Luxembourg, here is a link to experiences for children and families.

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