Luxembourg

Capital Luxembourg

Population 576,200

Area 2,586 km2

Key facts

Luxembourg is a member state of the European Union located in Western Europe. There are 3 countries (Belgium, Germany, France) that Luxembourg shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak French, German and Luxembourgish. Although English isn’t the official language, the majority of people in Luxembourg are good English speakers.

EF EPI’s 2021 rankings placed Luxembourg 13th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

The national currency in Luxembourg is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today’s currency rate, 1 USD is worth 0.93 EUR.

Luxembourger
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Luxembourger
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Luxembourg is 198.73 Mbps and mobile is 126.56 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Luxembourg has more ATMs than most other countries.107.13 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Luxembourg, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Luxembourg. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Luxembourg will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Good Friday will take place on April 7.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayNeijoerschdag
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayKarfreideg
April 10, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayOuschterméindeg
May 1, 2023 Labour DayDag vun der Aarbecht
May 9, 2023 Europe DayEuropadag
May 18, 2023Moving holiday Ascension DayChristi Himmelfaart
May 29, 2023Moving holiday Whit MondayPéngschtméindeg
June 23, 2023 Sovereign’s birthdayGroussherzogsgebuertsdag
August 15, 2023 Assumption DayLéiffrawëschdag
November 1, 2023 All Saints’ DayAllerhellgen
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayChrëschtdag
December 26, 2023 St. Stephen’s DayStiefesdag

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Luxembourg?

There are no Mariott hotels in Luxembourg.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Luxembourg.

There are no IHG hotels in Luxembourg.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Luxembourg.

There are Radisson hotels in Luxembourg.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Luxembourg.

What fast food chains are present in Luxembourg?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Luxembourg.

The KFC chain does not operate in Luxembourg.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Luxembourg.

The Subway chain operates in Luxembourg.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Luxembourg.

The Starbucks chain operates in Luxembourg.

Weather

What is the weather like in Luxembourg?

Today the sun in Luxembourg, rises at 7:54 AM and sets at 5:45 PM. The climate of Luxembourg may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9OvercastLow: -5°C (23°F)High: 3.4°C (38.12°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: -4.2°C (24.44°F)High: 5.5°C (41.9°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: -1.1°C (30.02°F)High: 6.1°C (42.98°F)
SundayFeb 12FogLow: -0.6°C (30.92°F)High: 9.3°C (48.74°F)
MondayFeb 13FogLow: 1.6°C (34.88°F)High: 8.5°C (47.3°F)
TuesdayFeb 14FogLow: -0.2°C (31.64°F)High: 6°C (42.8°F)

Weather data for Luxembourg (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Luxembourg.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Luxembourg.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Luxembourg traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  1,706.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 4.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Luxembourg

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
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