Luxembourg, a small European landlocked country, is located in Western Europe. It borders BelgiumGermany, and France

The capital of Luxembourg is Luxembourg City, which happens to be one of the three seats of European Union.

The people of Luxembourg are called Luxembourgers. The official languages of the country are Luxembourgian, German, and French. It has an area of around 2500 km2, with a population of 576,000 people. It is a secular country. Luxembourg sells the most alcohol in Europe per capita too.

The official currency is Euro. The currency exchange is available at banks, bureaux de change, the airport, railway stations, the post office and major hotels (generally at a less advantageous rate).

Check commission charges carefully before deciding to change money, as they vary greatly. All major international credit cards are widely acceptable and ATMs are very common. 

The country has efficient road, rail, and air transport facilities. There are regular air connections with many European cities, such as Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Geneva, Rome, Paris and Madrid. You can also reach Paris by rail in just two hours with super-fast TGV trains. And Brussels is in just two hours by car.

Taxis are plentiful and they all have meters. However, the rates are rather expensive and the 10% tip is usual. Also, car hire is rather simple. Road quality is excellent and cars drive on the right here. 

Luxembourg culture is being under influence of the cultures of its neighboring countries. There are many original folk traditions, however. Many notable museums are present, which host some of the finest arts of Europe. The entire City of Luxembourg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the importance of the fortifications it possesses. The cuisine of the country is heavily drawn from French and German flavors and is a marvelous delight.

Major tourist destinations include the historic Luxembourg City, the medieval castle of Vianden, the Abbey of Echternach and the wine districts of the Moselle valley. For outdoor recreation lovers, the most popular destinations are also the rocky cliffs of the Mullerthal in the east and the mountainous Oesling district of Ardennes in the north.

The most famous tourist attractions in Luxembourg are the Bock casemates in Luxembourg City, Les Thermes waterpark in Strassen, the National Mining Museum in Rumelange, the Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher and the Aquarium in Wasserbillig. Also, the Parc Merveilleux near Bettembourg offers various entertainment facilities for children. For example, numerous rides, a mini zoo, and different fairy tales presentations are among them.

In Luxembourg, they use electric sockets of types C and F, as almost everywhere in Europe. But bring an adapter, if you are coming from the USA. Also, the standard voltage is 230V.

July 29, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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