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Full country name: People's Democratic Republic of Luxembourg
Area: 2,586,4 sq km
Population: 502,202
Capital City: Luxembourg City
Language: German, French, Luxembourgish
Religion: 87% Catholics, 13% Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims and non-religious
Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional grand duchy
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), summer - (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dialing Code: 352
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Money & Costs:
Average Yearly Salary:

Budget: 8-10 EUR
Mid-range: 11-17 EUR
High: 20+ EUR
Budget: 20 EUR
Mid-range: 60 EUR
High: 140 EUR

Geography: Luxembourg, situated in the west of the European continent, is a landlocked country full of low, shallow valleys and slightly mountainous highlands. There are also many beautiful streams, lakes and rivers, that attract tourists to Luxembourg. The neighboring countries of the country are France, Belgium and Germany.

Climate: Luxembourg has a continental climate, that is characterized by cold and snowy winters and warm, but not too hot summers. In winter the average temperature remains about 0 C and there is a fixed period of snow. Summers are pretty cool, but those who can't stand the scorching heat, will enjoy it. Rainfall is frequent throughout the country. If you are planning to visit Luxembourg, May-August is probably the best period to do it, as the days remain sunny.

Food: The cuisine of Luxembourg is influenced by German, French, Italian and Portuguese cooking. In spite of that, the country has also got many local delicacies, such as the famous Luxembourg's cheese, pastries, fresh fish from local rivers (crayfish, brown trout, pike etc.), Ardennes ham, smoked neck of pork (Judd mat Gaardebounen), liver dumplings (quenelles) and many other delicious dishes.

Drink: Luxembourg can be proud of their white wine varieties, that are: Pinot, Riesling, Gris, Rivaner, Ebling etc. The country has also got quite many breweries, therefore, beer is widely available in Luxembourg.

Health: There are no special requirements for vaccination certificates when entering Luxembourg, however, medical travel insurance is still recommended.

Recommended clothing: Pack warm woolen clothes for the winter season. Luxembourg can get very cold, so be prepared. In summer, lightweight cotton clothes are advised, but a sweater, blazer, or a light jacket are usually required.

Public Holidays:
1 Jan New Year's Day
15 Feb **Carnival
5 Apr Easter Monday
1 May May Day
13 May Ascension
24 May Whit Monday
23 Jun National Day
15 Aug Assumption
1 Sep **Luxembourg City Kermesse
1 Nov All Saints' Day
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec St Stephen's Day

Note: (a) **Applies to the City of Luxembourg only. (b) Official public holidays falling on a Sunday may be deferred to the following Monday, for a maximum of two holidays.

Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only. The content of this page is not intended to substitute for advice given by the user's own government travel departments or a licensed travel health advisor. The viewer/user of this web page should always contact the user's own government representatives in that area for the most up-to-date information at that time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.

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