Luxembourg is a country in Europe according to militarynous. Luxembourg is an attractive country with a scenic landscape of rolling hills and valleys and a multitude of historical sights. There are also beautiful forests, wine-growing regions and impressive sandstone cliffs to be discovered in Luxembourg. The capital of the same name, Luxembourg, consists of two districts: the charming old town with fortress turrets and winding cobblestone streets, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the modern city center of the Kirchberg plateau, where many international financial service providers have their office buildings.
Arriving by plane
Luxembourg’s national airline is called Luxair (LG). There are scheduled flight connections to Luxembourg from most major European cities. Direct flights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Luxembourg are offered by, among others: – Luxair (LG) from Munich, Saarbrücken, Geneva and Vienna; – Lufthansa (LH) from Frankfurt/M. and Munich; – Austrian (OS) from Vienna; – Swiss (LX) from Zurich.
Frankfurt/M. – Luxembourg: 40 mins; Munich – Luxembourg: 1 hour 5 minutes; Zurich – Luxembourg: 1 hour; Vienna – Luxembourg: 1 hour 45 minutes
Arrival by car
Luxembourg’s road network is connected to the networks of the surrounding countries. From Germany, the A8 motorway coming from Saarbrücken flows into the Luxembourgish A13 and the A64 coming from Trier further north into the A1. Long-distance bus: The Luxembourg-Saarbrücken-Express bus runs several times a day between Saarbrücken and Luxembourg City and is connected to the ICE network of Deutsche Bahn. Flixbus serves Luxembourg from many cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Toll: There are no toll roads in Luxembourg. Documents: The national driving license is sufficient.
Arrival by train
There are good connections to Luxembourg from all neighboring countries. Luxembourg can be reached from Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Zurich and Paris via the east route of the TGV. The EuroCity travels to Luxembourg via Koblenz or Basel. Intercity trains connect Frankfurt/M. (journey time: 4 hours) and Brussels (journey time: 3 hours 17 minutes) with Luxembourg. More information can be obtained from Deutsche Bahn and the CFL in Luxembourg.
The Interrail One Country Pass and the Interrail Global Pass are also valid in Luxembourg. The Saar-Lor-Lux ticket is a joint initiative of the Saarland, the Lorraine region, Luxembourg, the French railways SNCF, the Luxembourg railways CFL and the German railway DB Regio. The ticket can be used on weekends and public holidays by individuals and groups of up to 5 people. Deutsche Bahn provides further information. The Deutsche Bahn Luxembourg Special ticket is valid for one day on the Trier-Luxembourg route. The ticket is available from all DB machines and DB sales points, but not on the train. Children under the age of 12 only pay half the fare.
Traveling by plane
Luxembourg City has the country’s only airport.
Traveling by car/bus
Luxembourg has a very dense road network. The southern part of the country is well served by motorways. There is still no motorway connection to the cities in the north of Luxembourg City.
Right-hand traffic/left-hand traffic
Condition of the roads
The general condition of the roads is very good and that of the motorways is excellent.
The road network in Luxembourg consists of: European roads (signposting: E plus number, white lettering on a green background); Motorways (signage: A plus number, white lettering on a blue background); expressways (signage: B plus number, white lettering on a blue background); national roads (signage: one number, white letters on a red background); Secondary roads (signposted: CR plus number).
All major car rental companies are represented in Luxembourg. Rentals are possible at the airport as well as in Luxembourg City and other locations. Drivers must be at least 21 years old (may vary by vehicle category) and have held a driver’s license for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 often pay a young driver fee on site.
Taxis are available from taxi ranks or can be ordered by phone. They are equipped with taximeters.
In Luxembourg City there is a public bicycle rental system called Vel’oh. The first 30 minutes are free; after that time will be billed.
The bus network in Luxembourg is excellent. Buses run between all towns. Public transport is free in Luxembourg.
Traffic regulations: – Seat belts must be worn on all seats. – alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰; for novice drivers, the first two years: 0.2 ‰. – Children must be carried in a child seat up to the age of 3 and in the rear seat between the ages of 3 and 17 or if they are older but shorter than 150 cm. – Right-turning cyclists must give way to oncoming cyclists. – Mixed tires are prohibited in summer. – Telephoning at the wheel is only permitted with a hands-free system. – Motorcyclists must also drive with dipped headlights during the day. – Drivers who leave their vehicle outside of built-up areas and stay on the road are obliged to wear fluorescent warning vests. Speed limits:
The ADAC foreign emergency call offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance comprehensive assistance in the event of vehicle breakdowns, traffic accidents, loss of documents and money, and medical emergencies. The emergency number is available around the clock; in the event of vehicle damage: Tel. +49 (89) 22 22 22, in the event of illness: +49 (89) 76 76 76. The ADAC partner club is the Automobile Club du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg (ACL), Tel. +352 (45 ) 00 45-1, 24-hour roadside assistance: Tel. +352 26000.
National driver’s license. Liability insurance is required by law. For citizens of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate number is valid as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are recommended to take their international motor insurance card with them in order to be able to enjoy full insurance cover in the event of damage and to make it easier to record the accident. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance coverage applies.
Traveling in the city
In Luxembourg City there are regular buses, night buses and so-called shopping buses that commute between car parks on the outskirts of the city and the city centre. Bus timetables and fares can be found online at Ville de Luxembourg (VDL). The tram in Luxembourg City is operated by Luxtram and serves 10 stops. Public transport is free in Luxembourg City.
Locally on the way by train
The railway network of the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) is perfectly coordinated with the Luxembourg bus network. Trains run every hour on the main routes. Day and group tickets are available, which are valid for two so-called RegioZones staggered according to distance in cross-border bus services to neighboring countries. Public transport in Luxembourg is free of charge, apart from 1st class train journeys. The CFL provides further information.
The Interrail One Country Pass and the Interrail Global Pass are also valid in Luxembourg.