Resources

Visit Luxembourg (www.visitluxembourg.com) Excellent tourist information on the Grand Duchy.

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/luxembourg) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

Mobilitéit (www.mobiliteit.lu) Countrywide information on all forms of public transport.

What to Take

  • Comfortable shoes for city strolls and hiking boots for the countryside
  • French and/or German phrasebook (learning a few Luxembourgish phrases is also appreciated)
  • Travel plug (adapter)
  • Corkscrew (corked wine bottles are the norm; screw caps are rare); pack it in your checked baggage for flights

What to Wear

Dressier clothes (no jeans) are required for top-end restaurants; elsewhere smart-casual clothes and streetwear are acceptable.

Winter temperatures average around 0°C but often drop into minus figures so bring a warm jacket, a woollen hat and gloves if you're visiting then. Summer maximums are typically around 25°C, though you'll want a light sweater at night.

Rain is most common from mid-May to November, when waterproofs are advisable if you're hiking.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Check passport validity and visa requirements
  • Arrange travel insurance
  • Confirm airline baggage restrictions
  • Book accommodation well ahead if you're travelling at peak times (check in advance for local festivals and Luxembourg City trade fairs)
  • Make reservations for popular and/or high-end restaurants
  • Organise international roaming on your phone if needed (and check roaming charges)