Luxembourg travel guide

Luxembourg Tourism | Luxembourg Guide

You're Going to Love Luxembourg

What it lacks in geographical size, one of the smallest European nations, Luxembourg, makes up for with an abundance of natural beauty and high standard of living. Rolling valleys lead to climbing mountains and stunning medieval castles can be found in between. The soil is rich and excellent grapes produced in the Moselle Valley have developed a strong wine appreciation culture.

What to do in Luxembourg

1. Take a Trip to the Vianden Castle

The gorgeous mansion first dates back to the 11th century and the fortified walls make you feel as though you've stepped back in time.

2. Stroll Through the Mudam

The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art is spread across three floors and has a tremendous collection of contemporary artwork and architecture.

3. Get Lost in Luxembourg City's Old Town

The UNESCO Heritage-listed old quarters protected Luxembourg City from many invaders, including the Holy Roman Emperors, Prussians, French, and Spanish. Walk through the medieval alleyways and take in the combination of Renaissance and Gothic influences.

4. Walk Across the Adolphe Bridge

A picturesque double-decker arching bridge that crosses the Pétrusse River, you'll feel as though you're in a fairytale as you walk over.

5. Hike Through the Mullerthal Region

Discover unbelievable rock formations and lush forest vegetation in the hiking hotspot. Trails are impeccably maintained and offer exciting routes for all experience levels.

1. Take a Trip to the Vianden Castle

The gorgeous mansion first dates back to the 11th century and the fortified walls make you feel as though you've stepped back in time.

2. Stroll Through the Mudam

The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art is spread across three floors and has a tremendous collection of contemporary artwork and architecture.

3. Get Lost in Luxembourg City's Old Town

The UNESCO Heritage-listed old quarters protected Luxembourg City from many invaders, including the Holy Roman Emperors, Prussians, French, and Spanish. Walk through the medieval alleyways and take in the combination of Renaissance and Gothic influences.

4. Walk Across the Adolphe Bridge

A picturesque double-decker arching bridge that crosses the Pétrusse River, you'll feel as though you're in a fairytale as you walk over.

5. Hike Through the Mullerthal Region

Discover unbelievable rock formations and lush forest vegetation in the hiking hotspot. Trails are impeccably maintained and offer exciting routes for all experience levels.

When to visit Luxembourg

Boasting a moderate climate that doesn't often experience extreme weather, it is ideal to visit between May and September to make the most of warm, sunny days.

How to Get to Luxembourg

Entry requirements

As part of the Schengen Agreement, border controls are not required from other Schengen nations and visitors can enter for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.

Plane

It is possible to fly to Luxembourg Airport from several major European hubs, such as London, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona, as well as Istanbul. A non-stop service from London with Ryanair can be booked for roughly €25 ($28).

Train

International services run directly from Trier in Germany, Paris and Metz in France, and Brussels in Belgium. As many as 25 trains operate the 3h journey between Paris and Luxembourg City every day, with single fares available for approximately €30 ($33).

Car

The A6 Highway is the most commonly used arterial for travelers coming from the west, while the A3 provides a direct route from Metz and surrounding towns in the north of France. Border checks are not present as all neighboring countries are part of the European Union's Schengen Agreement.

Bus

Services are available from numerous surrounding cities and some of the most popular trips are from Marburg, Thionville, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.

Entry requirements

As part of the Schengen Agreement, border controls are not required from other Schengen nations and visitors can enter for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.

Plane

It is possible to fly to Luxembourg Airport from several major European hubs, such as London, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona, as well as Istanbul. A non-stop service from London with Ryanair can be booked for roughly €25 ($28).

Train

International services run directly from Trier in Germany, Paris and Metz in France, and Brussels in Belgium. As many as 25 trains operate the 3h journey between Paris and Luxembourg City every day, with single fares available for approximately €30 ($33).

Car

The A6 Highway is the most commonly used arterial for travelers coming from the west, while the A3 provides a direct route from Metz and surrounding towns in the north of France. Border checks are not present as all neighboring countries are part of the European Union's Schengen Agreement.

Bus

Services are available from numerous surrounding cities and some of the most popular trips are from Marburg, Thionville, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.

Popular airports in Luxembourg

Popular airlines serving Luxembourg

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,233 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
LOT
Good (680 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (741 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (490 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (955 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (333 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (33 reviews)
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Where to stay in Luxembourg

Youth hostels and campsites offer affordable accommodation and the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors. Luxembourg City has many luxurious hotels and upscale inns that are targeted towards business travelers.

Where to stay in popular areas of Luxembourg

Most booked hotels in Luxembourg

Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$327+
Le Royal Hotels & Resorts
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$395+
Légère Hotel Luxembourg
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$188+
Novotel Luxembourg Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$222+
Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$209+
Parc Hotel Alvisse
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$198+

How to Get Around Luxembourg

Public Transportation

There are more than 30 bus routes in Luxembourg City and they nearly all pass through Hamilius Station in the center of town. A tram system is also present in the city and runs from east to west across the Alzette River.

Trains

A comprehensive railway system is operated by CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) that extends as far north as Troisvierges. Wasserbillig on the German border can also be reached, while Esch-sur-Alzette in the south is a popular destination.

Bus

Nearly all villages have reliable bus routes that depart at least every hour, with numbered buses above 100 leaving Luxembourg City. Most services are run on a limited scale on Sundays, while Saturdays are fully operational.

Car

Highways and roads are maintained to pristine conditions, making driving in Luxembourg a comfortable experience. Speed limits reach as high as 130 km/h (80 mph) on freeways; remember to keep left unless overtaking as some drivers will go even faster.

Plane

There are no domestic flights as there is only one airport in Luxembourg.

Public Transportation

There are more than 30 bus routes in Luxembourg City and they nearly all pass through Hamilius Station in the center of town. A tram system is also present in the city and runs from east to west across the Alzette River.

Trains

A comprehensive railway system is operated by CFL (Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois) that extends as far north as Troisvierges. Wasserbillig on the German border can also be reached, while Esch-sur-Alzette in the south is a popular destination.

Bus

Nearly all villages have reliable bus routes that depart at least every hour, with numbered buses above 100 leaving Luxembourg City. Most services are run on a limited scale on Sundays, while Saturdays are fully operational.

Car

Highways and roads are maintained to pristine conditions, making driving in Luxembourg a comfortable experience. Speed limits reach as high as 130 km/h (80 mph) on freeways; remember to keep left unless overtaking as some drivers will go even faster.

Plane

There are no domestic flights as there is only one airport in Luxembourg.

The Cost of Living in Luxembourg

Food and accessories are relatively expensive and a meal at a mid-range restaurant costs between approximately €25-35 ($28-39). A 10-day prepaid sim card topped with 1.5GB of data can be purchased for roughly €16 ($18). You can pay with a credit card at most shops in Luxembourg, though it's advisable to always carry some cash.

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