Luxembourg Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

Summary:

Luxembourg travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Luxembourg.

Updated: 2019-06-22.

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg | Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourgish) | Großherzogtum Luxemburg (German) | Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (French)

Luxembourg is a small, landlocked country in Central Europe, to the east of Belgium, west of Germany, and north of France.

Luxembourg along with Belgium and the Netherlands, formed the Benelux Union in 1944, which set the stage for the European Coal and Steel Community, made official in 1951 by the Treaty of Paris. That ECSC, where the Benelux nations were joined by France, West Germany, and Italy, was in turn a predecessor of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the 28-nation-strong European Union of today.

Now, Luxembourg retains its importance within the EU as the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the European Union, is located in its capital, Luxembourg City. Also, together with Brussels and Strasbourg, it remains one of the three official capitals of the European Union.

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Luxembourg Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Luxembourg – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Luxembourg City (& largest city)

Population: 602,000 (2018 estimate)

Language(s): French, German, Luxembourgish

Monarch: Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Prime Minister: Xavier Bettel

Currency: Euro € (EUR)

Area: 2,586 km2 (999 mi2)

Dialing Code: +352

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1), DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Luxembourgish, Luxembourger (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourgish), Luxemburg (German), Luxembourg (French) (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: 16 to purchase

Smoking Age: 16 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

ISO Country Code: LU

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