LUXEMBOURG

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As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Luxembourg in a way like no other. Lying high in The Ardennes where the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers meet, Luxembourg is a beguiling land of idyllic villages and more than 100 medieval castles. Surrounded by forested hills and plunging valleys, the country is a UNESCO-listed historic jewel. You’ll travel back to the 10th century, from Vianden Castle to Neümunster Abbey, and you’ll also tour a more recent history with excellent museums commemorating the enormous destruction suffered in WWII. As a founding member of the European Union, Luxembourg continues to play a prominent role in Europe, and although it’s only the size of Paris, the country holds its own. It’s the wealthiest nation in Europe and the only Grand Duchy in the world, and it’s ancient history sits beside a thriving cosmopolitan centre of fine dining, theatre and superb wine. You’ll discover it all when you take a Luxembourg trip with Trafalgar, from the best places to eat in Luxembourg to the glorious Moselle River and wine region. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"Green forests and orchards can be found all around Luxembourg, mingling with pretty little villages, lakes and more than 100 fairytale-like castles"

Ann,

Travel Director

Luxembourg at a glance

Currency

Euro

Winter avg temp

1°C

Summer avg temp

17°C

Time Zone

GMT +2

Capital City

Luxemburg City

Language

French, German, Luxemburgish

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With idyllic villages and more than 100 medieval castles surrounded by forested hills and plunging valleys, Luxembourg is a UNESCO-listed historic jewel. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and get under the skin of Europe's wealthiest nation and the world's last remaining Grand Duchy.

Our top 3 things to do in Luxembourg

Our tours reveal the best places to visit in Luxembourg, from the monumental Vianden Castle, to the beautiful gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse.

Journey to Vianden Castle

Standing at a height of 310 metres, Vianden Castle is one of the largest fortified castles in Europe. It was built between the 11th and 14th centuries, on the 10th century foundations of a Roman castle, and was home to the powerful Counts of Vianden until the early 15th century.

Embark on a leisurely walking tour of Luxembourg City

Your Local Specialist will take you through centuries of history, as you walk past the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace, with its Flemish Renaissance façades. See the city's unique forts and imposing Bock promontory, and stop by the Pont du Château, a curious two-tiered bridge with four ways of crossing between the cliffs.

Pay tribute to Allied Forces hero, General George S. Patton

We’ll take you to the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of US General, General George S. Patton. There are more than 5,000 US soldiers buried in the cemetery, and it contains a wealth of information on the battles fought, including the Battle of the Bulge.

Best museums in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is filled with fantastic museums and galleries, and we’ll show you the best on your Luxembourg city museum tour.

Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art

Housed in a dramatic building designed by the famous architect Ieoh Ming Pei, the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) is one of the city’s most impressive structures. It’s also filled with an excellent collection of contemporary artworks, with a permanent collection of more than 100 artists, including Andy Warhol.

Villa Vauban

Housed in a former private residence built in 1873, Villa Vauban is an art museum dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of European works of art from the 17th to the 19th century. You can find a wide range of artworks including paintings, photographs, sculptures, graphic works and decorative design pieces.

National Museum of History and Art of Luxembourg

Located in the historical centre of Luxembourg, the National Museum of History and Art of Luxembourg houses a large archaeological collection. You’ll find jewels, coins, tools and sarcophaguses from Luxembourg’s history, and there’s also a visual arts section with Luxembourgish and international paintings from the 18th to the 20th century.

Best food in Luxembourg

Set at the crossroads of Europe, Luxembourgish cuisine is influenced by neighbouring France, Germany and Belgium. We’ll reveal the best restaurants in Luxembourg where you can taste their beloved dishes.

F'rell Am Rèisleck

A traditional Luxembourgish specialty, F’rell am rèisleck consists of fried freshwater trout covered in a creamy Riesling wine sauce, mixed with crème fraiche, spices and herbs. The trout is then baked and served with a side dish of potatoes. This delicious dish can be found in most fine-dining restaurants in Luxembourg.

Friture de la Moselle

This classic Luxembourgish dish uses small fish, traditionally sourced from the Moselle river. The fish is seasoned and soaked in lemon juice, coated with batter, then fried until crispy. The best way to enjoy this delicacy is by eating the fish with your fingers, accompanied by a glass of Luxembourg Riesling.

Bouneschlupp

A hearty green bean soup with bacon, potatoes and onions, Bouneschlupp is a well-loved Luxembourgish dish. Typically served with potato pancakes (gromperekichelchen) and a dollop of sour cream, this is the perfect winter warmer.

Phrasebook

Pack a French or German phrasebook, or if you can’t spare the space, download them to your Google Translate app offline. Learning some Luxembourgish phrases is also appreciated.

Camera

With more than 100 fairytale castles surrounded by a blanket of forests and rolling hills, you’ll want to capture all the picture perfect magic of Luxembourg.

Waterproof coat

Sudden showers are common throughout the year in Luxembourg, so pack a raincoat or small umbrella to stay dry.

Comfortable shoes

Luxembourg is best explored on foot, and you can spend hours wandering the streets lined with historic buildings and beautiful architecture.

An adaptor plug

Voltage in Luxembourg is 230V and the sockets are of Type F, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

What to pack for Luxembourg

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Luxembourg Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Luxembourg and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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