One of the smaller countries in Europe, Luxembourg is usually visited on a day trip from the neighbouring countries of Belgium, Germany or France.
The most popular tourist site is the castle at Vianden, while the capital city of Luxembourg City is a typical charming European town. Thanks to a strong banking and finance sector, it’s the 2nd wealthiest country in Europe, in terms of GDP.
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Currency: Luxembourg uses the Euro as their currency which can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Luxembourg, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: Luxembourg has three official languages, French, German, and Luxembourgish.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Luxembourg for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Luxembourg if they have access to a Schengen visa.
– Bouneschlupp and Gromperenzopp (Green Bean and Potato Soup).
– Gromperekichelcher (Potato Pancakes, served with apple sauce and a sprinkling of salt or with Luxembourgish mustard).
– Bouchée à la Reine (Filled Puff Pastry; buttery vol-au-vent puff pastry filled with chicken and mushrooms mixed together in a creamy or béchamel sauce).
– Letzeburger Kniddlelen (Luxembourg Dumplings; boiled with a creamy white sauce and smoked bacon).
When to go: The months of June, July, and August are often considered to be the ideal times to visit Luxembourg, but Luxembourg itself can be enjoyed year-round regardless of the weather. Even though there are less people around, there are still many things to do in Luxembourg throughout the winter, including Christmas markets.
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