Luxembourg: 5 Practical Travel Tips


  • We thought paying with card shouldn't be an issue in a country famous for its economy being based on banking however there are quite a few places that accept cash only. That is mainly for bars and restaurants, and they didn’t take AMEX anywhere we went. Maybe it was just our luck but we would advise to have some cash on you.


  • Luxembourg Card is a good idea if you are staying on for a few days or a weekend like we did. It will set you back € 20 for 2 days but free entry to over 60 museums and attractions + free rides on trains and buses all over the country makes it worth it, especially if you plan on going outside The City. Places we got in for free with Luxembourg card - Casemates du Bock, National Museum of History and Art (including the temporary exhibitions that are otherwise paid), Vianden Castle and Chairlift + transport to get there. You can get it either online or at Luxembourg City Tourist Office in Place Guillaume II

  •  Travelling by bus in Luxembourg city is completely free on Saturdays.

  •  Shops close early. Don’t expect finding any supermarkets open after 5.30 so stock up early. On Sundays most places are shut completely so if you are visiting on the weekend, do check opening times for places you want to visit to avoid being disappointed.

  • If you are in Luxembourg for more than a day or two, get outside of the capital. You don’t need an expert to tell you that Luxembourg is small and everything is a short walk or drive away. Luxembourg is famous for its many castles and one of the most interesting ones, Vianden, is merely an hour away from the City by train.