You can drive in Luxembourg as long as you are at least 17 years and hold a full UK driving licence. If your licence is one of the old types i,e no photo, you must have your passport to hand as I.D. You must have vehcile registration documents with you and if you are not the registered owner you need a ltter giving you permission/authority. You obviously need adequate insurance and a green card is not a bad idea.
A fire extinguisher and a first aid kit is advised but is not compulsory and a GB sticker is no longer required IF you have an EU registration plate (with the 12 stars on it).
Headlight converters are compulsary and when overtaking at night you must flash your headlights.
Visibility vests aer compulsory as is a warning triangle.
If you have been driving for less than 2 years you may NOT drive above the speed of 75kph
otherwise the speeds are : Town - 60kph Open road - 90kph Motorways - 130kph
Travelling around Luxembourg by train is easy, comfortable and cheap. The trains are punctual and operate frequently. There is a good bus network but the buses don't operate so frequently as trains.
You can purchase one day ticket for 5 Euro and you are allowed to travel by all public means of transport within the whole teritory of Luxembourg. City buses included. The ticket is called OEKO BILLJE but you can say "one day ticket or Tageskarte". Don't forget to validate it.
This is the easiest and most beautiful way to climb up to the highest hill above Vianden - a cable! The view is magnificent! It takes you to the restaurant/bar where you can rest a bit enjoying the stunning view.
There are many cruise tours on the Moselle river, especially in Grevenmacher, Remich and Wasserbillig. There is some classy de luxe ship Princess Astrid, on which was a Schengen treaty signed. However, I took a simple boat cruise in duration of one hour.
Every major townvillage that has at least some tourist attractions will have a tourist train, very colourful, perating along the city or further around. There is one in Vianden, Echternach, Remich, Luxembourg City, Bourscheid, etc... The fares are around 5-6 EUR for about an hour of ride.
The coziest way to travel to/around Luxembourg is the train, and for me the most interesting one as well. Pity that the railway network is not so broad, so there are a few places you can go by train inside Luxembourg. However, there are regular trains to Belgium, Germany and France, every hour!
Trains are very clean, modern and extremely accurate!
You can check the train schedule at the website down under.
The national airliner is Luxair, but it's too expensive! I went by train from Brussels, and there you can catch any of the low cost airlines.
But if you really want to land to Luxemburg city directly, then there...
Luxair also has its travel agency.
The touristic open roofed bus is great, if you like such a tourist roam, just go to the first tourist office and tell them your choice, it is a great way to move in the little city for the lazy visitors LOL
We drove there directly from Germany. That's obviously not our car. We just took a picture of some car from Luxembourg. Watch, one day some VT member will write to me something like, "Hey, that's my car in that picture.":-)
Luxembourg is at a crossroad between France, Belgium and Germany. As a result, there are well maintained motorways from those three neighbours that take you to the heart of the country. You can get to/from Trier in Germany, Metz in France or Arlon in Belgium very easily.
Be careful though, the motorways to France and Belgium are amongst the busiest in Europe as they are on a pan-European North-South axis.
Luxembourg is small. Small enough to get around by foot or even better, by bike. This way you also get in touch with the surrounings, though one has to be a - at least - average bicyclist as for the mountainousness of the country. With your car you have the freedom to quickly get around and busses connect every little corner in the country in an easy way for people who prefer to walk on various beautiful places of Luxembourg.
The picture shows Echternach, the religious important and very old town.
Luxembourg, for all the small size of city and country, is a major European crossroads, which I guess is one reasion why it retains its status and its distinctive atmosphere and culture. Trains converge from Brussels, via the Ardennes, to the north west; from Strasbourg and Switzerland to the south, and from Trier, the Mosel valley and the rest of Germany to the east.
There is a blue ticket that gives you unlimited journeys for all the Luxembourg trains and buses and for one month! Ask for it to the Luxembourg railway station or to the City transport information centre at the basement of Hamilius square.
Visit my Metz page for some additional information concerning a special offer for the area of Luxembourg-Lorraine (France) and Saarland (Germany).
There are many flights to Luxembourg Airport. But i went via Frankfurt Am Main by train. DB is realy good selection for this. A train trip is good for watching unique nature of Germany and seeing the cities like Mainz, Koblenz and Trier. Train is also a good alternative for the people coming from French and Belgian directions.
City center is not big. If you have not a problem with your feet, enjoy walking. Fresh air and atmosphere will motivate you enough.
For distant areas you can prefer bus or train for a cheaper and entertaining solution.
Unlike the other Low Countries - Belgium and Netherlands - Luxembourg does not have an extensive railway network. (There is pretty much a North-South line and an East-West line.) Consequently, the best way to get to Luxembourg is by road or air. The national airline, Luxair, provides top notch service. That said, coming from Paris or Brussels, the train is a vaiable option.
Once in Luxembourg, the automobile is your best bet for getting around, except in the capital where parking is scarce and the police will sit and wait for your limited time parking to expire. In Luxembourg City, walking is the way to go. The city is small enough that you will not tire out. To visit the rest of the country, the car is about the only option. With really only two rail lines, trains are not available like they are in other countries. The best move is to get to your hotel and then arrange a rental car - the rates are pretty cheap by European standards - for trips outside the capital.
The Sofitel is definetly an very well managed, clean place with a friendly staff and delicious food....more
55, Grand-rue, Vianden, L-9410, Luxembourg
Good for: Couples
Well, this was very special as we went there for our first meeting anniversary. You might say it's...more