Fly into Luxembourg City and you’ll be greeted by a capital that effortlessly blends the architectural romances of old-world Europe with the latest in urban conveniences. Enter the country by land and you’ll be presented with evergreen meadows, languidly flowing canals and stately cliff-top castles. Then there’s a hearty national cuisine to tuck into, a steaming nightlife to check out and elegant town plazas to wile away the hours in – and all squeezed into a plot of land less than 1,600 square kilometres. It just goes to show, size certainly isn’t everything.
Bars and restaurants will often add a 15% service charge to the bill. If you believe the service you received was particularly good, feel free to throw in a few more Euros (this goes for hotel staff too). Higher-end restaurants will likely expect an additional 10% tip, as will taxi drivers.
There are only a few internet cafes in Luxembourg, but plenty of hotels and cafes have Wi-Fi (and it’s often free).
Mobile phone coverage in Luxembourg is excellent and roaming agreements exist with most international mobile networks.
Toilets in Luxembourg are western-style and flushable.
Cappuccino in a café = 3 Euro
Beer at a bar = 4 Euro
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant = 18 Euro
Three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant = 75 Euro
Yes, the tap water in Luxembourg is perfectly safe to drink.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores and hotels in Luxembourg. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, or have a minimum spend, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are common and easily found throughout Luxembourg.
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
1. Be considerate of Luxembourg’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
2. Luxembourgers are very proud of their country’s unique identity. Do not lump them together with the French, Germans of Belgians or refer to Luxembourgish as a dialect of another language.
3. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with the tap water.
4. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
5. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
6. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.