Facts about Luxembourg

Official name New Year's Day
Currency Euro (EUR)
Languages Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch)
Administrative French, German and Luxembourgish, English widely spoken
Geography 2.586 sq kilometres / 999 sq miles
Neighbouring countries Germany, Belgium and France
Population 613,894 inhabitants (1st January 2019)
Government Constitutional Monarchy under a system of Parliamentary Democracy
Head of State HRH Grand Duke Henri
Time zone UTC+1
Capital city Luxembourg-city: 119,215 inhabitants (1st January 2019)

Extra Key facts:

  • Open to everyone (356 km of border).
  • 195,123 cross-border workers.

 


Open to innovative ideas

  • Luxembourg is a multilingual country.
  • Luxembourg is cosmopolitan: 175 different nationalities (48% of the residents).
  • Luxembourg is a land of encounters, exchanges and dialogue.



Schengen Agreement:

  • principle of free movement with the EU.



Diversity:

  • 6 different regions.



Hiking:

  • 5000 km of marked hiking trails (3 trails awarded «Leading Quality Trails - Best of Europe »).



Biking:

  • 600 km of cycling tracks.
  • 700 km of mountain bike tracks.

 

 

Michelin Restaurants:

  • 12 restaurants with Michelin stars (with highest density in the world).

 


Safety:

  • Luxembourg city is classified 1st place as safest city in the world (Mercer Quality of living survey 2016).
  • Luxembourg city is classified 2nd place as least stressful city in the world (étude Zipjet 2017).

 


National Airline:

  • The national carrier Luxair connects Luxembourg with the main European airports. Being a full member of the Miles & More programme, Luxair Luxembourg Airlines offers its loyal customers all the benefits of this world wide programme. Several flights a day to Paris, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Milan, Geneva, London city, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Berlin, ...

    The bus service of the city of Luxembourg connects the airport with the centre of town and the station.

 


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Lux-Airport

  • The new Luxembourg air terminal (2008) welcomes 13 airlines serving 24 countries and 70 airports with over 800 flights a week on average.

 


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TGV EST:

  • Paris - Luxembourg 2h05

 


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Public Transport:

  • Luxembourg become the first country to make all public transport free by March 2020.

Public holidays 2019

Tu 01/01/2019 New Year's Day
Mo 22/04/2019 Easter Monday
We 01/05/2019 Labour Day
Th 09/05/2019 Ascension
Mo 10/06/2019 Whit Monday
Su 23/06/2019  National Holiday
Th 15/08/2019 Assumption
Fr 01/11/2019 All-Saint's Day
We 25/12/2019 Christmas Day
Th 26/12/2019 St Stephen's Day/Boxing Day

Public holidays 2020

We 01/01/2020  New Year's Day
Mo 13/04/2020 Easter Monday
Fr 01/05/2020 Labour Day
Sa 09/05/2020 Europe Day
Th 21/05/2020 Ascension
Mo 01/06/2020 Whit Monday
Tu 23/06/2020 National Holiday
Sa 15/08/2020 Assumption
Su 01/11/2020 All- Saint's Day
Fr 25/12/2020  Christmas Day
Sa 26/12/2020 St Stephen's Day/Boxing Day