Luxembourg Travel Overview

Luxembourg Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Luxembourg

Official language: German, French, English

Currency: Euro (exchange rates)

Continent: Western Europe

Luxembourg

According to Countryaah, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the European Union. Still, it has a lot to offer for a vacation. Luxembourg is a constitutional-parliamentary monarchy whose head of state is the Grand Duke.

Together with the Netherlands and Belgium, Luxembourg forms the Benelux countries.

If you want to go on a city trip, it is advisable to take a trip to the capital of the same name, Luxembourg (not, as is often wrongly written, Luxembourg), which is ideally suited for a city break. If you spend your vacation here you should take a city tour, past the most famous sights. From these sightsinclude the Monument de Solidarite, the Place Guillaume, the Palais Grand-Ducal, the main train station (Gare Central), the Place de Martyr, the Passarelle, the Plateau du Saint-Esprit as well as the European Center and many other sights. The European Union has important institutions in the Europe Center: Court of Justice (ECJ for short), European Court of Auditors, European Investment Bank and the Secretariat of the European Central Bank. The main task of the Court of Justice, according to the EU Treaty, is to ensure uniformity in the interpretation and application of the EU treaties. The European Court of Auditors audits the revenue and expenditure as well as the budgetary management of the European Union.

But Luxembourg also has a lot to offer for those who come to Luxembourg to cycle on their holiday. There are numerous routes available that inspire cycling. For example, it is advisable to take a trip to the Moselle region, where numerous routes invite you to go cycling. The route “VeloRoute SaarLorLux”, which leads through the border triangle of France, Germany and Luxembourg, is particularly appreciated by holidaymakers who spend their cycling holidays in Luxembourg.

Important facts

Capital: Luxembourg

Official language: German, French, English

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Euro (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

EUR / 978

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: west

Geo coordinates: N 49 ° 48 ’55 ” E 6 ° 7′ 46.5″

Highest mountain: Burgplatz (559 m)

Total area: 2,586 km²

Mainland: 2,586 km²

National border: 359 km

Politics

Dependency: Netherlands until 1839

UN member since: 1945

Other political affiliation: European Union since 1957

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy

Houses of Parliament: unikameral

Party system: Multi-party system

State building: centralized

Political culture: Subject culture

Particularities: Compulsory voting; Instance of the State Council as a state control body

Economy

Luxembourg GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Machines, vehicles

BSP: $ 33,284,000,000

GDP: $ 37.979 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 32.610 billion

Economic growth: 3.5%

GDP share of agriculture: 1 %

GDP share of industry: 14.4%

GDP share of services: 84.6%

Inflation rate: 2.7%

Unemployment: 4.3%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

Export: $ 13.86 billion

Import: $ 20,080,000,000

Electricity consumption: 6,230 million KWh

Gas consumption: 1,360 million m³

Oil consumption: 59,100 million m³

Cultivation area: 24.51%

Bovine: 210,000 pieces

Pigs: 81,000 pieces

Demographic data

Residents: 474,500

Residents in cities: 431,000

Minorities: 39.6% foreigners in total, especially Portuguese, French, Italians, Belgians, Germans.

Average age: 38.7 years

0-14 years: 18.9%

15-64 years: 66.5%

> 65 years: 14.6%

Population growth: 1.23%

Birth rate: 11.94 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 8.41 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 8.75 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.97

Fertility: 1.78 children / woman

Infant mortality: 4.74 ‰

Life expectancy men: 75.6 years

Life expectancy women: 82.38 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: LU

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: LUX

ISO 3166 numeric: 442

Top Level Domain: lu

IOC country code: LUX

UN / LOCODE: LU

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 373,000

Cell Phones: 517,000

Radios: 310,000

TV: 245,000

Computer: 350,000

Internet users: 440,000

Transportation

Railway lines: 274 km

Paved roads: 5,326 km

of which expressways: 157 km

Cars: 311,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 42

Pipelines: 155

Health

Number of doctors: 1,150

Daily food intake: 3,550 kcal / resident

Education

History

Foundation: 1839

Last sovereign since: 1839

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: Roman Catholic approx. 98%, Protestant approx. 1.2%, Jews (0.25%), Muslims (0.1%)

Crime

Prison inmates: 700

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 1,000

Defense Spending: $ 324.9 million

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

Luxembourg’s national airline is called Luxair (LG) (Internet: www.luxair.lu). Scheduled flight connections to Luxembourg from all major European cities.

Flight times

Frankfurt / M. – Luxembourg-Ville: 40 min; Zurich – Luxembourg-Ville: 1 hour; Vienna – Luxembourg-Ville: 1 hour 30 minutes

Arrival by car

The Luxembourg-Saarbrücken express bus (four times a day) is connected to the ICE network of Deutsche Bahn.

Arriving by train

Good connections from all neighboring countries. Thanks to the east route of the TGV (Internet: www.tgv.com), Luxembourg can be reached from Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Paris, among others. The EuroCity travels via Koblenz or Basel (all connections with one change) to Luxembourg. From Frankfurt / aM you can take the Intercity direct to Luxembourg (travel time: 4 hours). Intercity trains run daily from Luxembourg to Brussels (journey time: 3 hours). All major international trains have dining cars. For more information, contact the CFL (Internet: www.cfl.lu) in Luxembourg.

Rail passes

InterRail: Children (4-11 years), young people (12-25 years) and adults (from 26 years) who have had a permanent place of residence in Europe, the CIS or Turkey for at least 6 months can use InterRail. The InterRail one-country pass is available for travel in almost 30 European countries including Macedonia and Turkey and is valid for 3, 4, 6, 8 days within 1 month in one country. Children aged 4-11 travel at half the adult price. The InterRail Global Passenables travel through several countries and is offered with different validity periods. Either 5 days out of 10 days total validity or 10 out of 22 can be selected. A continuous period of 22 days or 1 month is also possible.

Note on arriving by train

Discounts

The SaarLorLux-Ticket is a joint initiative of the Saarland, the Lorraine region, Luxembourg, the French railways SNCF, the Luxembourgish railways CFL and the Deutsche Bahn DB Regio. The SaarLorLux-Ticket is an international nice weekend ticket. The ticket can be used by individual travelers and groups of up to 5 people with no age limit. For further information see www.bahn.de.

In addition, the offers CFL the day return Trier on, with which one in a day from Luxembourg to Trier and can drive back.