Luxembourg Local Customs

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    Boot Scaper in Luxembourg
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    Diekirch beer
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    Petrol Station in Luxembourg
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Luxembourg Local Customs

  • Typical luxembourgish

    Luxembourg Local Customs

    It is not totally true that Luxembourgish isn't a written language, and that french is the most used language. Only the strangers who work in luxembourg (as the French, the Portugise...) speak luxembourgish, and force the luxembourgishspeakers into french. But every one who is born in luxembourg speaks luxembourgish, so that even children of...

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  • Nice Tips

    Luxembourg Local Customs

    Like any other nation, people of Luxembourg are very patriot and love their country and heroes of the nation. There are monuments every where for the people who died fighting for their country everywhere in the city. One which caught my eyes was National Monument of Solidarity.

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  • Street animation

    Luxembourg Local Customs

    Around the core of the downtown there are different groups of street animators such as musical groups, creatures like on photo and actors playing quarreling crew of waiters, typical tourists etc. Everytime when you look somewhere there is a laughter because they all are very amusing.

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  • SUPER TOILETS

    Quite a few toilets in upscale restaurants and hotels in the capital have these bizarre super toilets. It automatically detect when you have either come off the toilet or a gentleman standing upright has walked away. It then rotates the actual seat around in a circle cleaning and drying it at the same time. You always sit on a clean toilet seat....

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  • WHICH LANGUAGE?

    Luxembourg has 3 official languages: French, German and the local Letzebuergesch. The local language is closer to German and was only made an official language in 1984. A good greeting is ‘moien’ which means good morning or hello like bonjour. French is definitely the predominant language and children are taught all 3 languages at school as...

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  • NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

    NEW YEARS DAY – 1 JANUARYEASTER MONDAY – MARCH OR APRILASCENSION DAY – 40 DAYS AFTER EASTER (keep count!)WHIT MONDAY – 7 MONDAYS AFTER EASTERNATIONAL DAY – 23 JUNEASSUMPTION – 15 AUGUSTALL SAINT’S DAY – 1 NOVEMBERCHRISTMAS – 25 DECEMBER (Photos are just nice - not informative)

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  • ELECTRICITY - DON'T BLOW UP YOUR LAPTOP...

    Luxembourg operates on 220 volts of electricity (alternating at 50 cycles per second) as opposed to North America which uses 110 volts. What does this mean? For a start an electrical shock here can kill you where 110 volts won’t. Have a think about that before you plug something in. The electrical plugs are a standard round 2 pin European plug. If...

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  • BUSINESS HOURS

    OK. This is complicated. Trading hours are 9am-5:30pm on weekdays. That’s except for some shops that don’t open until noon on Monday. Then there are loads of shops that close for a cosy 2 hour lunch between 12pm-2pm just when you need them. I told you it’s complicated. Now we have Saturdays. Shops can either be open all day or just a half day...

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  • The country of border petrol stations

    Are you near to a border town in Luxembourg? The most obvious thing is that you’ll notice a queue of petrol stations in the outskirts, unusual for a place with so small population. The reason is obvious. Being the petrol 20 cents cheaper (than Germany at least) all German drivers living close to the borders come here to fill up their tank. It’s...

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  • Prices

    Compared to neighbor Germany Luxembourg looks a bit more expensive. As we were told it’s common for locals to go for clothes or electronics shopping to nearby German towns like Trier. Besides dining out might in some areas seem more expensive (though in tourist villages you could easily find “tourist menus” for reasonable prices). BUT what is a...

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  • Language

    Though French is what is widely spoken as you tour around the grand Duchy, the local language “Letzembourgisch” is still spoken among the natives and is now considered as the official language. But all children at school learn French as well as German and beside that English is more or less sufficiently spoken. So this multilingual society makes an...

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  • SEA FOOD

    Although Luxembourg is very far from the seaside, sea food is extremely popular and offerred in every restaurant. I found these shrimps in tomato with olives and lettuce extremely delicous! I've had them in a restaurant overlooking Market Square in Echternach.

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  • PASTRY SHOPS

    Pastry shops are numerous, full of delicious sweets, hard to resist! It's a nice relax after some sightseeing!

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  • KEBAB

    There is a large Turkish population in Luxembourg and they have VERY many kebab shops. I adore kebab, and you can have it virtually onevery corner in Luxembourg! Often it's served in other restaurants/snack bars as well. This one is in Vianden, just in front of the cable.

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  • HOMELESS

    I've never seen a homeless person in Luxembourg, this is my beloved friend Sylvia (Skipka on VT) who was the reason of my visit to Luxembourg, playing to be a homeless. This is the park at the border with Germany in Echternach, and it was literally empty, there was nobody but us! It has a nice strolling path close to the river and lots of lush...

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  • CAMPING

    Moselle is Luxembourgoise replacement for the sea. Everything happens there. It's the area of tourist focus, and there are lots of campers along the river virtually anywhere! The biggest camping/tourism center is Remich, which reminded me of a mediterranean sea coast town!

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  • National Feierdag

    National Feierdag or National Holiday is a great day when you are able to see mass of people around Luxembourg city. This day every Luxembourgish celebrate the birthday of Grandduchess Charlote who actually was born in January 23. National Feierdag is however on June 23. What I heard it is because of weather that people celebrate it that late. In...

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  • Future city

    I can easily imagine the picture of the future city when I see this view, only some flying cars to cross those streets and a viable imagination for the near future :-)))

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  • The phenomenon : *Clean*

    This ideal clean streets and parks, and everywhere you go, is the tipical thing of Luxembourg city, I've seen few places such as clean as this city, the reason is that people are so civilized and they love their town and keep it clean :-)

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  • Old town

    Old town is probably the most beautiful thing in Luxembourg city, as the churches, old houses, and beautiful chateaus and parks are all placed there!

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  • I know not original

    I know it is not original, actually this is the part of the centre and next to the Expostoffice, but I had to take picture to show the high building next to the ancient, it is a fun mixture!

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  • Beauty all around

    Some buildings like this one in the old town are superb with the beautiful style al a Chateau, I like the little tower added to the house, and gives special taste for the building!

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  • The city

    The city has different styles, the ancient , the modern, but the common thing between the two is the clean and the very green views!well I had good impression on it anyway!

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  • Flags

    I took this picture and I think it is cool, it shows the national flag of Luxembourg with the 3 colors Red, Blue and White, and next to it another flag the local, with the Luxembourg Lion!

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  • Beautiful style

    I call it the Legoland style LOLit is fabolous!I like the color of the houses and the special style of the North!in France you can see such a style in Lille and in Belgium you can also see similar beautiful things!

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  • buy your snacks where the Royals buy...

    Trekking around Luxembourg's winding and hilly cobblestones makes you thirsty. If you need to buy a bottle of water enroute then, make sure it's at one of these regally sanctioned snackshops. I mean, there are photos of the Grand Duke and his kids in the window. You might bump into one of them your own self, who knows? It's a small town, remember.

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  • Such intense splashes of color

    The weekly Saturday morning market along Pl. Guillaume II went on, despite the mid-March damp and chill. But it was a sunny spring day at all the marvelous flower vendor tents. One right after another, every hue and shade of the rainbow. And beyond. You want to take them all with you. There just isn't that much room in your car. So you snap away....

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  • What a kind and gracious country?!

    It's a crappy photo, but if you click it and enlarge the image, you should see the little blue "female" signs here in the parking garage. The parking spaces closest to the exit here are for WOMEN ONLY, can you imagine? Not disabled women, not even pregnant women, just WOMEN. Too bad they were all occupied. Grrrr. So we still ended up on the third...

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  • What is Letzebourgish?

    The official language of Luxembourg is French which is spoken everywhere, German is also widely used. English is quite common in the capital. There is also Letzebourgish, a dialect of German with a smattering of French which has now been recognised as a language in its own right. This has its origins in the World War 2 period of Nazi rule when the...

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  • 'Lëtzebuergesch'

    The people of Luxembourg speak many languages. German, French and English they speak fluently, but on all levels of society, only one language is used in oral communication: Lëtzebuergesch. This is the everyday spoken language of the people, and the symbol of national identity. 'Lëtzebuergesch' is of Germanic origin (c. 4th century), but is no...

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  • Language

    Most people know some english, but the language here is strange. You hear something that remotly sounds like French then you hear German thrown in. I would say it is best to address the people in French.All in all the country is a little weird. The people are really German, but want to be French for some unknown reason.

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  • Small but proud Grand-Ducy

    When The Netherlands in past times did not have a male heir to the thrown, Luxembourg got into a conflict as the local law demanded a male ruler. Since then Luxembourg disconnected in this from The Netherlands under a Grand-Duke. Still the ties between the countries are strong. One can see it in the flag, that are the same except for the colour of...

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  • almost like in France since...

    almost like in France since they speak French too. But even you totally do not speak French, in some shops, they still speak some English :)as long as you are nice to everyone, that would not be any problems :)

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  • If you want to go out and see...

    If you want to go out and see things happening, then it has to be Wednesday. This is the day that people in Luxembourg have night life. Also try Friday and Saturday. All the other days Luxembourg seems an abandoned city.Sunday evening people use to go to the cinema. If you don't meet anyone in the streets, probably they are watching a film!

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  • D'Letzebuerger SproochThe...

    D'Letzebuerger SproochThe official language in Luxembourg is French. Yet everyone in Luxembourg speaks Letzebuergesch, sometimes German, more often French. It all depends where you are in Luxembourg.Fortunately mother nature spoke to us in a more understandable manner.The more south you get, the more often you need to know and understand some...

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  • Luxembourg city

    'http://www.luxembourg-city.lu/touristinfo/' --> url for tourist info Luxembourg city

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  • The people of Luxembourg are...

    The people of Luxembourg are an unusual combination of friendly and stuffy. Meet them in the bars or restaurants and they are as nice and pleasent as you could hope for. Ask them for directions while you are walking on the street and they will look at you as if you just slapped them in the face. (A wierd exception to this is the soldiers who guard...

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  • I was surprised by some of the...

    I was surprised by some of the people I met while visiting Luxembourg. Although most were reserved but friendly, many were...perplexed by our being there. It was almost as if they were wondering why we'd choose Luxembourg, of all places, to visit as a tourist. Hopefully that was a one-time experience. I look forward to our next, more in-depth,...

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  • Here in Luxembourg we have a...

    Here in Luxembourg we have a lot of cultural events and museums:Abbay of Neumünster (centre culturel de rencontre),National Library,Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik Esch, Casino Luxembourg (Forum d'art contemporain), CNA (Centre National de l'Audiovisuel), Centre National Culturel et Sportif Kirchberg, Conservatoire de Musique,Musée d'Art Modern...

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  • AMERICAN WAR CEMETARY at Hamm...

    AMERICAN WAR CEMETARY at Hamm Luxembourg.They paid with their precious lives for our freedom to e.g. wander and roam all over EUROPE !Let's NEVER forget them and those they loved and whom LOVED them.

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