|Traveling to Luxembourg
by Jim Guerra
About the country
One of the Europe's smallest sovereign
states is The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The north part of the country
is blessed with greenery and hills. The Ardennes provides great scenic
view. The country is small and all the tourist attractions are within reachable
limits. It snows during the winters in Luxembourg, but isn't as cold as
its neighboring countries and the summer is warm which comes in May and
lasts till September. Incase of emergency dial 112 or 113.
Generally handshake is used to greet
people. Although majority of the locals speak English, Letzeburgesch is
the national language of Luxembourg. French and German is also spoken by
many Luxembourgers. When appearing as a guest at someone's house, it is
a good practice to bring along gift or flowers. People are expected to
dress in smart casuals, but it would be best to turn up in formals when
attending social functions, or clubs. It's not advised to smoke in public
Crystals and porcelains of Villeroy
and Boch are very famous and the earthenware pottery from Nospelt is a
shopper's must have item from Luxembourg. VAT of 15% is applied to all
items purchased other than that from campground, hotel, and restaurant,
which charge 3%. Tipping is exempted.
The capital, Luxembourg is a place
to be. Stay for a day or tea to explore the city. Village of Viaden has
a cliff top castle which is a famous landmark.
Taxis can be hired to move around
the city. They charge 10% extra from 10 pm to 6 am and if hired on Sunday,
an extra 25% extra will be charged if hired for the whole day. Accommodations
Luxembourg has many luxurious hotels,
most of which are located in Lux City. Other options are guesthouses which
are beautifully decorated with flower and plants.
The national airline which operates
here is Luxair. There are flights from London to Luxembourg every hour.
The Luxembourg airport is at a distance of 5km from the city and it takes
about 20 minutes to reach there. There are provisions such as duty free
shops, bank, tourism information and car hire for the passengers. Eurostar
provides a fast railway service from London, Paris, Belgium, France or
Brussels to Luxembourg. Bookings can be made via telephone and £5
fee is charged for telephonic booking. Check out for offers which are provided
on some of the routes. To travel within the country, Inter-Rail pass can
be bought which gives the offer of unlimited train travel for 29 countries
When driving on road, it is recommended
to take the train or ferry service when passing the channel between Dover
and Calais. Check out for vacancy before hand especially during the rush
hours. While driving, drivers should stay on the right side and there are
strict rules for drinking while driving and seat belt.
Duty Free Items
1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos
or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco 2. 1liter of spirits or 2liter of sparkling
wine or 2liter of liqueur wine and 2liter of non-sparkling wine 3. 50g
of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette 4. 500g of coffee and 200g of coffee
extract 5. 100g of tea and 40g of tea extract 6. Tobacco and Alcohol can
be carried by visitors over 17 years of age only.
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Parc Hotel Luxembourg
The Parc Hotel is ideally
located near the Grengewald, Luxembourg's largest forest, in a unique leafy
setting. Situated 10 kilometers from the international airport, the hotel
is conveniently close to central Luxembourg, the European Center and the
fairgrounds. The hotel features a very good selection of amenities, but
the relationship between service and the price is especially nice. The
recreational facilities at this hotel are substantial - both indoor and
outdoor swimming pools, a solarium, gymnasium, sauna and a tennis court.
The immediate area also offers a variety of recreational activities. The
Parc Hotel, Luxembourg has a restaurant, facilities for laundry, conferencing,
and access for the disabled. A buffet breakfast is included in the nightly
rate. The hotel is convenient to fine dining, shopping and entertainment
Tulip Central Molitor Luxembourg
The Golden Tulip Central
Molitor, Luxembourg is a business and tourist hotel ideally situated halfway
between the financial, the main business district and the railway station.
Tourist attractions such as the fortifications, the casemates, the narrow
streets of the old city, the Grand Ducal Palace, the Cathedral and many
other interesting sights are just a 5-15 minute walk from the hotel. The
Luxair shuttle and air terminal are just 300 meters away for your convenience.
Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, you are sure to enjoy being
a guest here. An in-house TV program keeps guests informed of the latest
hotel and restaurant news. A number of non-smoking rooms are available.
Room and laundry service are at your disposal. A well-trained staff is
ready to assist you in any way possible. The hotel is just moments away
from fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Hotel Cravat Luxembourg
The Grand Hotel Cravat is
located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, within 100 metres of the main shopping
street and the cathedral, 150 metres from the old town, and one kilometre
from the main train station. Luxembourg airport is eight kilometres away.
Built in 1933, the Grand Hotel Cravat has a city centre location overlooking
the Petrusse Valley. The lobby is light and welcoming with antique-style
armchairs, ethnic rugs, a marble fireplace and impressionist-style murals
depicting rural scenes. Multilingual staff can arrange express check-in
and check-out, concierge services, currency exchange and airport transport
(surcharge). Other hotel amenities include secure valet parking (surcharge)
and wireless Internet access. The Grand Hotel Cravat's restaurant Le Normandy
offers the atmosphere of a grand, French ocean liner and serves French
dishes. Brasserie La Taverne is frequented by locals and offers French
and regional dishes, while drinks are served in the hotel bar Le Trianone,
which has classic decor with leather, wood and marble.
Parc Plaza Luxembourg
The Parc Plaza Hotel Luxembourg
benefits from the magnificent greenery of the park. Conveniently located
at a few minutes away from the main banking and shopping area. The Parc
Plaza Hotel Luxembourg offers Comfort and Superior rooms. Come and
have a drink in our bar Le Bateau Ivre, just within a few steps from the
town centre, in a quiet and convivial atmosphere. Make the most of our
panoramic terrace in leaf surroundings, with a splendid view over the heart
of the city. In our restaurant Le Bec Fin, let yourself fall for our menu
of the day or our buffet! In pleasant and cosy surroundings, you can be
served traditional and French cuisine, with a variety of dishes at very
attractive price. With a sublime terrace in a rural surrounding seconds
away from the town centre, you will understand why this restaurant makes
the detour worthwhile.
Grand Hotel Alfa Luxembourg
The Mercure Grand Hotel
Alfa Luxembourg is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, next to the
railway station and one kilometre from the city's main entertainment and
business districts; the Luxembourg Findel Airport is 10 kilometres away.
The hotel offers two meeting rooms, and the public areas have air conditioning
and provide complimentary wireless Internet access. Aiport transportation
is also complimentary. Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa Luxembourg houses the Alfa
Brasserie restaurant, and the Bar Alfa serves snacks. Room service is also
offered. The hotel's 141 guestrooms are climate-controlled, and all have
direct-dial phones, complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite television,
minibars, hair dryers, clock radios, and desks.
Luxembourg Centre Hotel
Mercure Luxembourg Centre
is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. It is one kilometre from the
Grand Ducal Museum, two kilometres from central Luxembourg, and five kilometres
from Utopolis cinema. This modern hotel has a bar, Bar de l'Hotel, serving
a range of drinks and snacks; secure parking is also offered. Wireless
Internet access is available in the hotel's public areas. The hotel's 68
guestrooms all come equipped with satellite television and pay movies,
wireless Internet, climate control, and direct-dial phones.
The Novotel Luxembourg Centre
is located in Luxembourg city, Luxembourg, one kilometre from Luxembourg
city centre and Palais Grand Ducal, and seven kilometres from Findel International
Airport. The hotel has onsite parking, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour
front desk. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The
Novotel Luxembourg Centre's Red Square offers international dishes, while
drinks can be enjoyed in the Red Square bar. The hotel has seven meeting
rooms with audio-visual equipment. Novotel Luxembourg Centre's 150 guestrooms
all include wireless Internet access, direct-dial phones, satellite television,
minibars, safes, and desks.
Luxembourg Kirchberg Luxembourg
The Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg
is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 800 metres from Philharmonie
concert hall, and two kilometres from both d'Histoire Naturelle museum
and Cathedrale Notre Dame. This hotel features 10 meeting rooms, and secure
parking facilities are available. There is also an outdoor playground.
Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg offers the Cote Jardin restaurant, which serves
international dishes for both lunch and dinner. The hotel's 260 guestrooms
all come equipped with satellite television, wireless Internet, hair dryers,
minibars, and desks.
This hotel is housed in
a glass building dating from 1990, with striking curved surfaces and a
large, airy atrium, and is sited in Luxembourg's European Quarter, two
kilometres from the centre of the city. Diners can head to Restaurant
Oro e Argento, which serves gourmet Italian cooking in a Venetian-style
setting, or to Le Stubli, which features traditional decor and serves regional
specialities. Le Glacon Rouge Bar offers a wide range of international
drinks and tapas. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can exchange
currency, arrange dry-cleaning services and look after valuables in the
safe-deposit box. Room service is available round the clock and a porter
is on hand to help guests with luggage. Complimentary newspapers are available
in the air-conditioned lobby
Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal Luxembourg
Sofitel Le Grand Ducal hotel
is located in the centre of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg. It lies 300 metres
from the scenic Petrusse Valley and 500 metres from the Grand-Ducal Palace.
This seven-storey hotel features contemporary architecture and is part
of the new Espace Petrusse commercial development. Multilingual staff at
the 24-hour front desk can offer currency exchange, tour assistance and
the use of a safe-deposit box. There is 24-hour room service and a dedicated
concierge desk. The hotel provides a fitness room for guests. The
Top Floor restaurant serves innovative cuisine in a contemporary setting
with black lacquered panelling and excellent views. The Coco Mango Bar
is also on the top floor with fabulous views, while the T'Room serves world
teas on the ground floor. Highlights of Luxembourg cuisine include the
spicy Thuringer sausage, Gromper Keeschelche (fried potato pancakes) and
Quetsche Tort, a traditional plum tart.
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