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Luxembourg holds many fascinating contrasts. Over the course of its 1,000-year history, the city has grown into a prospering metropolis.

There are a few testaments to this long history worth visiting, such as the Chemin de la Corniche pedestrian promenade and the city's old town. Luxembourg is one of the three official capitals of the European Union alongside Brussels and Strasbourg. The EU has built several architecturally impressive buildings. You can also see this presence in the population. The Luxembourger are very cosmopolitan people.

The city offers great museums like the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, a rich, international programme of cultural events, and charming boutiques with French flair. Stroll along streets like the Grand-Rue and enter one of the elegant shopping galleries to have a fine coffee and enjoy your time. Luxembourg is especially good for this. It's a good place to spoil yourself with culinary delights and relish a wonderful glass of premium wine. Try Firwat Net, for example, a paradise for gourmets. You could also dine in the vaulted cellars of Caves Gourmandes.

There's no shortage of enjoyment to be had in this city. It's also worth taking the time for an outing to Kirchberg. And don't forget the Grand Ducal Palace, home of the sole grand duchy in Europe. Luxembourg – the city stands for tranquil sightseeing, delicacies for the palate, and a warm-hearted populace. You'll be greeting each day with a well-meant «Moien!».

City Facts

  • Location

    Capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the south.

  • Population

    About 104,000

  • Size

    About 51 km²

  • Public transport

    Well-developed bus network.

  • Climate

    Moderate continental climate, with very mild temperatures that warm up between July and August and remain quite mild in the winter.

  • Best time to visit

    Between spring and autumn, though the temperatures are always comfortable.

  • Good to know

    Between 12:00 and 2:00 pm, most banks, government offices and agencies are closed. The restaurants, bistros and cafés are therefore even fuller.

  • Nice to know

    Luxembourg is home to more than 155 banks.

  • Airport

    Luxembourg Airport, about 6 km east of the city centre.

  • Bus

    Buses 9 and 16 travel between the airport and city centre every 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside the Arrivals Hall. The ride to the city centre takes 10 to 15 minutes.