Here is a map of Luxembourg. Luxembourg is the "lux" in Benelux, which includes Belgium and the Netherlands. Luxembourg shares borders with France, Germany, and Belgium.
Luxembourg is small. It's 51 miles long and 32 miles wide, with a population of fewer than 500,000 people.
Luxembourg has lots of rivers; the most important being the Moselle, the Sûre, the Our, and the Alzette.
- Weather and when to visit: Weather in Luxembourg is moderated somewhat by the sea some 200 miles to the north. Summers can be warm. There are about 10-13 rain days each month. It is wetter in the north. Best time to visit Luxembourg? Springtime, when the wildflowers bloom in profusion.
- Currency: Luxembourg uses the Euro.
- Languages: "Lëtzebuergesch" or Luxembourgish is the national language. It is taught in schools, but French and German are also spoken widely and are considered the "official languages." French is the administrative language. English is common, especially in larger villages and tourist destinations within Luxembourg.
- Tipping: A service charge of 15% is added to your food bill at a restaurant, so a tip isn't mandatory, but many people add a Euro or two for good service.
- Shopping: Villeroy & Boch's crystal factories in the village of Septfontaines are open to visitors.
Luxembourg Regional Map and Luxembourg Card Information
Here is a map showing the regions of Luxembourg of interest to the visitor.
The Ardennes region consists of mountains that extend from southeast Belgium. The area is lush and green, with forests and rolling hill country. You'll find some compelling castles in this region, like Vianden Castle.
The Luxembourg City Area includes Luxembourg's capital, a city of 78,000 people.
The Mullerthal is sometimes called "Little Switzerland." It features sometimes bizarre rock formations, creeks and waterfalls, and unique vegetation.
Red Rocks, Les Terres Rouge, was named after a rich iron mining area, now full of abandoned quarries. Nature has reclaimed much of the space and now the region is dotted with hiking trails, many of which explore the local geology.
The Moselle region is one of the great white wine regions in the world.
The Luxembourg Card
One of the biggest values in tourist discount cards might be the Luxembourg Card. Individual or family cards are available, and offer free and reduced admissions to many attractions, as well as free use of the trains and buses on the national public transport network.
Detailed information on the Luxembourg Card is available from Visit Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Transportation - Getting Around in Luxembourg
Driving in Luxembourg
Luxembourg has an excellent road system. As in the rest of Europe, country roads can be narrower than folks in the U.S. might be used to, but maintenance is excellent. Fuel is cheaper in Luxembourg than in surrounding countries and considered by some to be the cheapest in Europe. All highways are free in Luxembourg. You must wear your seatbelt.
A road map of Luxembourg is published by Michelin
Trains in Luxembourg
Rail and Bus travel is free with the Luxemburg Card. A Benelux Tourrail Pass can be used on the railways and bus routes as well.
Air Travel In Luxembourg
Distances From Luxembourg City to Other Tourist Destinations
If you're visiting Luxembourg as part of a larger European itinerary, this list of distances to popular European tourist destinations should come in handy.
Trier, Germany: 40.7 km
Dinant, Belgium: 113 km
Liege, Belgium: 131 km
Koln (Cologne), Germany: 160 km
Karlsruhe, Germany: 177 km
Brussels, Belgium: 187 km
Frankfurt, Germany: 190 km
Basel, Switzerland: 252 km
Paris, France: 287 km