One of the founding countries of the European Union and regarded as one of the wealthiest countries in Europe, Luxembourg is known for its affluence and its natural beauty. A diverse, landlocked nation, bordered by Belgium, Germany and France, the country offers travellers an old-world experience in its capital, Luxembourg City, and a range of events and destinations that are scattered throughout the countryside.
Since Luxembourg is small in size and close to other popular European countries, travellers typically visit for a few days as part of a trip across Europe. Whether you are visiting for a few days or spending your entire vacation there, getting travel insurance allows you to relax and enjoy everything Luxembourg has to offer.
Travel tips and information for Luxembourg
Luxembourg is part of the Schengen area, so Canadian travellers must provide a passport that is valid for a minimum of three months beyond their departure date. While student visas are required, business and travel visas are not required for trips of up to 90 days.
Luxembourg is known for being safe, and the crime rate is lower than in most other European countries. However, pickpocketing and theft can occur, typically at the airport, train stations and in tourist areas. It’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and take extra precautions to protect your belongings.
Excellent medical facilities are available throughout the country; however, it is advisable to have comprehensive travel health insurance to cover the costs of medical care should you need it.
The country has three official languages: Luxembourgish, German and French. An international driving permit is recommended, but not required, if you plan to drive during your stay. The country’s official currency is the euro (EUR), and credit cards are widely accepted. ABMs are available in most areas.
Great places to see and things to do in Luxembourg
Luxembourg City is one of the best places to visit in the country. Its Old Town features squares, historic churches, cobblestone streets and quaint local shops, while the Kirchenberg district provides a more modern tourist experience.
If you plan to travel outside the capital city, be sure to check out Vianden, a medieval town with cobblestone streets, hilltop castle and home to many festivals and events throughout the year. Another place worth visiting is the oldest city in the country, Echternach, which features hiking trails, forests, cliffs and much more.
Other places worth considering include the local breweries and wineries, the Béierhaascht brewery hotel, the beautiful Ardennes region, Upper Sûre Nature Park, Plateau du Kirchberg and the spa town of Mondorf-les-Bains, for its thermal health treatments.
Travel insurance for Luxembourg
Making travel insurance part of your trip planning for Luxembourg is highly recommended. You never know what could happen when you’re outside your home country, especially when you’re as far away as Europe. Trip delays, flight cancellations, lost baggage and other travel issues could happen to you. When you have travel insurance, you get the travel assistance you need when you need it, whether you are in Luxembourg or anywhere else in the world. Call Blue Cross today to get a free travel insurance quote.
|Population (2012):||530,946||34,754,312 (2012)|
|Official language(s):||Luxembourgish, French, German|
|Diesel (2012):||1.64||1.23 (2012)|
|Gasoline (2013):||1.72||1.23 (2013)|