Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
Luxembourgish, German, French
When to go
Luxembourg’s temperate climate is very pleasant. The sunniest period, and the busiest in terms of events, runs from May to August. At Pentecost, Echternach is invaded by curious sightseers who come to witness a picturesque UNESCO intangible cultural heritage event, during which the participants hop through the city’s medieval streets. From June to September, the Summer in the City festival stages a host of concerts, street performances and open-air movie showings.
In spring and autumn, the forests, rich in vivid colours, are greatly appreciated by walkers and nature lovers. Make sure you take waterproof garments, because it often rains at this time of year.
Winter is, on the whole, mild. Snow is, however, not unheard of but the sight of the historic fortified city of Luxembourg clad in snow is not without charm. In December, the feast of St Nicholas and Christmas illuminate the city during the Winter Lights.
Formalities and useful addresses
Embassy of Luxembourg in London – 27 Wilton Cres - London SW1X 8SD - [TEL] +44-207-2356963 - http://londres.mae.lu/en
Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington – 2200 Massachusetts Ave NW - Washington, DC 20008 - [TEL] +1-202-2654171 - http://washington.mae.lu/en
National Tourist Office of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg – www.visitluxembourg.lu
British Embassy in Luxembourg – 5, Boulevard Joseph II - 1840 Luxembourg - [TEL] (+352) 22 98 64 - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-in-luxembourg
U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg – 22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais - L-2535 Luxembourg - [TEL] (+352) 46 01 23 00 - https://luxembourg.usembassy.gov/contact.html
Money and budget
Banks are open Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm (some close for lunch between 12.30 and 1.30pm).
The major international credit cards are accepted in almost every shop, hotel or restaurant.
Health and safety
Current is 220V so American travellers will need an AC adapter. The sockets are of the European type.
June 23 – National Day
December 25 and 26
Luxembourg International Airport – www.lux-airport.lu