Essential Information when visiting Luxembourg
Updated: May 3, 2020
Luxembourg is a landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, amazingly is home to over 160 nationalities and has three national languages which are French, German and the national language of Luxembourgish! The country is easily the most diverse in terms of languages and nationalities that we have visited so far.
It is one of the smallest European countries and has a population of just over 600'000 people! Basically its teeny weeny. But what it doesn't have in size it surely makes up for with its beauty!
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Luxembourg is between the months of June to August given you will be able to enjoy a pleasant temperature of around 22 degrees! Perfect for strolling around those cobbled streets and drinking a coffee overlooking the many beautiful castles!
Unfortunately the summer does not mean 'dry' and Luxembourg experiences rain fall all year around with the driest months being September, October and March.
Its worth noting we visited in October and had sunshine and rain over our three days!
Luxembourg city is a very walkable city as its fairly compact. So if you are staying in the city we would advise against getting a car. Not only is parking difficult and expensive, but its really just not necessary to get around the city.
If you are not staying in the city itself and you plan to travel around the country, a hire car may be your best bet! We hired a car from Luxembourg airport as we were staying north of the city in quite a remote village and we planned to just spend our last day in the city so this really worked for us. If you plan to do the same, most sights and beautiful little towns such as Vianden and Ecternach for example are reachable within an hours drive time!
The train system in Luxembourg is amazing. High speed, super efficient and not too costly. So if you plan to stay in the city and want to do day trips to Vianden or other areas, the train may be a really good option for you. You can get a train and a bus for around four euros to Vianden and it will only take around an hour so its a really efficient way of getting around!
Airport transfer time:
If you are staying in the city then its a really short 15 minutes into the city by car which is so convenient. If you are staying further away in a different part of the country then you will be looking at a drive time of no longer than around 90 minutes! We were way north on the border of Belgium and it took us just over an hour and half with some spectacular scenery on the way!
Luxembourg currency is the euro
The plug socket is the European 2 pin plug.
It is always advisable to get travel insurance no matter where you are jetting off to!
We have an annual travel insurance policy with Journeys Travel Insurance who have been very fair with their pricing for us and also have some good coverage.
The link is below if you want to try them for a quote:
The country has three national languages which are French, German and the national language of Luxembourgish!
You can read about our top 5 things to do in Luxembourg here and 10 facts you might not know about this beautiful country here!