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Tips to Luxembourg by David Zysblatt
About the country
One of the Europe's smallest
sovereign states is The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The north part of the
country is blessed with greenery and hills. The Ardennes provides great
scenic view. The country is small and all the tourist attractions are within
reachable limits. It snows during the winters in Luxembourg, but isn't
as cold as its neighboring countries and the summer is warm which comes
in May and lasts till September. In case of emergency dial 112 or 113.
Generally handshake is used
to greet people. Although majority of the locals speak English, Letzeburgesch
is the national language of Luxembourg. French and German is also spoken
by many Luxembourgers. When appearing as a guest at someone's house, it
is a good practice to bring along gift or flowers. People are expected
to dress in smart casuals, but it would be best to turn up in formals when
attending social functions, or clubs. It's not advised to smoke in public
Crystals and porcelains
of Villeroy and Boch are very famous and the earthenware pottery from Nospelt
is a shopper's must have item from Luxembourg. VAT of 15% is applied to
all items purchased other than that from campground, hotel, and restaurant,
which charge 3%. Tipping is exempted.
The capital, Luxembourg
is a place to be. Stay for a day or two to explore the city. Village of
Viaden has a cliff top castle which is a famous landmark.
Taxis can be hired to move
around the city. They charge 10% extra from 10 pm to 6 am and if hired
on Sunday, an extra 25% extra will be charged if hired for the whole day.
Luxembourg has many luxurious
most of which are located in Lux City. Other options are guesthouses which
are beautifully decorated with flower and plants.
The national airline which
operates here is Luxair. There are flights from London to Luxembourg every
hour. The Luxembourg airport is at a distance of 5km from the city and
it takes about 20 minutes to reach there. There are provisions such as
duty free shops, bank, tourism information and car hire for the passengers.
Eurostar provides a fast railway service from London, Paris, Belgium, France
or Brussels to Luxembourg. Bookings can be made via telephone and £5
fee is charged for telephonic booking.
Check out for offers which
are provided on some of the routes. To travel within the country, Inter-Rail
pass can be bought which gives the offer of unlimited train travel for
29 countries of Europe.
When driving on road, it
is recommended to take the train or ferry service when passing the channel
between Dover and Calais. Check out for vacancy before hand especially
during the rush hours. While driving, drivers should stay on the right
side and there are strict rules for drinking while driving and seat belt.
Duty Free Items
1. 200 cigarettes or 100
cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
2. 1 liter of spirits or
2 liter of sparkling wine or 2 liter of liqueur wine and 2 liter of non-sparkling
3. 50g of perfume and 250ml
of eau de toilette
4. 500g of coffee and 200g
of coffee extract
5. 100g of tea and 40g of
6. Tobacco and Alcohol can
be carried by visitors over 17 years of age only.
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HOTELS IN LUXEMBOURG
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Parc Hotel Luxembourg
Ideally located near the
Grengewald, Luxembourg's largest forest, the Alvisse Parc Hotel welcomes
you in a unique leafy setting. Nevertheless you are quite close to the
city centre, international airport, European Centre and the fairgrounds
of Luxexpo. The hotel offers a choice of spacious and comfortable
rooms that are equipped with modern comforts for your pleasant stay. Specially
adapted rooms for the physically challenged are also available. The
onsite restaurants serve a high quality French cuisine to satisfy every
palate. At your leisure, you can play a game of tennis, workout at the
gymnasium and later relax at the sauna.
Hotel Cravat Luxembourg
Grand Hotel Cravat is located
in Luxembourg, close to Monument of Remembrance, Notre-Dame Cathedral,
and Grand Ducal Palace. Nearby points of interest also include National
Museum of Art and History and Casemates du Bock. Dining options at Grand
Hotel Cravat include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available
during limited hours. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Recreational
amenities include a fitness facility. This 4.0-star property offers small
meeting rooms and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access is available
in public areas. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional
property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and
Located in central Luxembourg,
Melia Luxembourg is near the airport and close to Philharmonie Luxembourg,
Grand Ducal Palace, and Hotel de la Chambre. Nearby points of interest
also include Casemates du Bock and National Museum of Art and History.
Dining options at Melia Luxembourg include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge.
Room service is available. Recreational amenities include a sauna, a fitness
facility, and a steam room. Guest parking is available for a surcharge.
Other property amenities at this Beaux Arts property include multilingual
staff, gift shops/newsstands, and ski storage.
Grand Hotel Alfa Luxembourg
Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa
Luxembourg is located in Luxembourg, close to Notre-Dame Cathedral, Grand
Ducal Palace, and National Museum of Art and History. Nearby points of
interest also include Casemates du Bock and National Museum of Natural
History. Dining options at Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa Luxembourg include
a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is available in
public areas. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary.
Business services and concierge services are available. Additional property
amenities include multilingual staff and express check-in.
Novotel Luxembourg Centre
is located in Luxembourg, close to National Museum of Natural History,
Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Casemates du Bock. Nearby points of interest
also include Grand Ducal Palace and National Museum of Art and History.
Dining options at Novotel Luxembourg Centre include a restaurant and a
bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Complimentary
wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is
available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include express
Sofitel Luxembourg Europe
is located in Luxembourg, close to Philharmonie Luxembourg, Casemates du
Bock, and National Museum of Art and History. Nearby points of interest
also include Grand Ducal Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Dining options
at Sofitel Luxembourg Europe include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room
service is available 24 hours a day. This 5.0-star property has a business
center and offers small meeting rooms. Complimentary wireless and wired
high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. The property
offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available for a
surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and
HOTELS IN MONDORF-LES-BAINS
Casino 2000 Mondorf-les-Bains
Boasting a tranquil ambience
and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for business
as well as leisure travellers. Situated in Mondorf-les-Bains, Casino
2000 Hotel is 18 kilometres from the Luxembourg City Centre. This
property offers beautifully decorated accommodation units that are elegantly
furnished with an array of contemporary amenities to satisfy the needs
of discerning travellers. The onsite restaurant serves delicious
cuisine for you to feast on. Sip your favourite drink at the cosy bar,
which is also an ideal place to relax. The hotel offers well-equipped
conference rooms for organising your business meetings. Guests can avail
the services of currency exchange, fax as well as safe deposit box.
Casinos by Adel Awwad
Luxembourg is one of the
smallest Western European countries (approximately 1,000 square miles in
size) neighboring Belgium, France, and Germany. Its population today is
under half a million people. Despite its size, it holds scenic beauty and
a mixed culture and population from all three neighboring countries, as
well as natives of Luxembourg, that most tourists find very interesting.
|Luxembourg has one casino
in Mondorf-les-Bains, which is situated near the capital, which is also
named Luxembourg. The only Luxembourg casino measures 9,000 square feet
with 273 slot machines and eight tables that play most international games
such as American roulette, blackjack, and French roulette.
This beautiful Luxembourg
casino is also a hotel that offers 28 rooms and three suites, two restaurants,
and three bars, as well as a spa and health center.
The Luxembourg casino, Mondorf-les-Bains,
is sheltered in a historic building with French windows and antique decor
that makes it even more interesting and appealing to the tourists and locals,
The local languages in Luxembourg
are French, German, and Luxembourgish; however, in places such as casinos,
hotels, and restaurants, the personnel also speak international languages
such as English. In order to be able to gamble in the Mondorf-les-Bains
casino, you must be at least 18 years or age or older, and the same rule
applies for consumption of any alcoholic beverages. You will be required
to present recent photo identification at the entrance in order to prove
The Luxembourg casino's opening
hours are Monday to Saturday from 7 pm until dawn, or until the last customer
has left and on Sunday from 4 pm until close. The local currency is Euro,
and all bets are placed in the local currency; minimum bets of five Euros
apply for blackjack and French roulette. Ensure you are aware of house
rules before you engage in any gambling in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
The Luxembourg casino, Mondorf-les-Bains, is the only legal form of gambling
for both locals and tourists.
Luxembourg is a small country,
but with hospitable people and traditions that will make you feel welcome
from the minute you arrive until you leave.
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