Where is it: Luxembourg is located in Western Europe, between France and Germany.
Why do people go here: Luxembourg is often overlooked by budget travelers due to its small size and higher prices. However, after spending many years as part of an international tug-of-war, Luxembourg is now a country- and tourist destination- in its own right. Luxembourg is known for its impressive fortresses (the high wall that divides parts of Luxembourg City is no exception) and beautiful hiking trails. Many banks have divisions here, thus it is a popular business and expat destination.
What are the main entry points: Luxembourg, due to its small size, is generally entered via train from Belgium, France or Germany. It is not common for travelers to fly into the country.
Currency used: Euro
Country Code for Phones: 352
Area codes for Major Cities: Most are 352
Religion: 87% Roman Catholic, 13% Protestants, Jews, and Muslims
Ethnic Breakdown: Celtic base (with French and German blend), Portuguese, Italian, Slavs (from Montenegro, Albania, and Kososvo) and European (guest and resident workers)
Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional grand duchy
Languages: Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French (administrative language)
Major Cities: Luxembourg City
Attractions: Banks, Hiking, Walled City
Accommodation: Luxembourg Hostels
Tourism Office locations and links: Luxembourg-National Tourist Office P.O. Box 1001 Luxembourg, Luxembourg +352-40-08-08; www.visitluxembourg.com
Off-the-Beaten-Path: St.Alphonse, Kierchebuet, Beaufort Castle
Health Issues: No vaccines are required to enter Luxembourg. Health care is on par with the rest of Europe and the U.S.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Luxembourg blossoms during the spring, although it is a nice country to visit almost year round due to its temperate climate.
Common Phrases: Yes = Oui, No = Non, Please = S’il vous plaï¿½t , Thank you = Merci, Do you speak English? = Parlez-vous l’anglais?
Specific Events/Holidays: National Day (Birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte) 23 June
Getting Around: Train travel is common throughout Luxembourg. Bike trails run between some of the large cities as well. Eurail is valid in Luxembourg.
Good to know: There is only one hostel in Luxembourg City and it fills up! Book in advance to avoid disappointment
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Luxembourg is the Luxembourg Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Luxembourg travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.