Holidays in
Luxembourg

A compact, charming country

With just over half a million inhabitants, Luxembourg may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t brimming with things to see and do. Whether you’re after fairytale castles, Unesco-listed ancient fortifications or a multitude of Michelin-starred restaurants, Luxembourg holidays are guaranteed to offer something a little different.

This landlocked destination may share borders and influences with neighbouring Belgium, Germany and France, but it benefits from a strong and unique cultural heritage. Luxembourg’s capital, Luxembourg City – just a 15-minute transfer from the airport – is an ideal base for any trip, offering plenty to see and do in the way of shops, museums, cinemas, bars and restaurants, while its Old Town conceals a network of historic underground caves which can still be explored today. Beyond the city centre, Luxembourg’s verdant landscapes will delight keen walkers and nature lovers – think waterfalls, lakes and rolling hills in abundance – while wellness fans will delight in the country’s thermal springs. Head to Mondorf-les-Bains, to the south of Luxembourg’s capital, to experience them for yourself. If you’re a keen restaurant-goer, Luxembourg City has more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than any other city in the world. Crémant, Luxembourg’s equivalent of champagne, should definitely be sampled, too.

While Luxembourg’s warm summers will be a big draw for many visitors, come winter, the country transforms into a picture-perfect winter wonderland with Christmas markets and snow-covered turrets. Despite Luxembourg’s small size, there is always something to do, and never a bad time to visit.

All regions in Luxembourg

Three tips for a top trip

Sample local specialitiesLook out for ‘flammkuchen’ – a lardons, cream and onions affair which is typical of the region. It can easily be found in bars, restaurants and market stalls.
Balcony on a budgetSaid to be Europe’s prettiest balcony, the Chemin de la Corniche in Luxembourg City centre offers some of the best views of the capital – and for free.
Learn the lingo Luxembourgish, French and German are widely spoken here. You’ll also hear lots of English, and other European languages, but restaurants in particular tend to deal only in French.

Don’t-miss dates in Luxembourg

Buergbrennen

See in spring by celebrating Buergbrennen, an annual ritual which sees a huge bonfire being lit to symbolise the end of winter. It takes place on the first Sunday after Lent.

June

23 June marks Luxembourg’s National Day. Expect to see all manner of celebrations, from live music to processions and fireworks, taking place across Luxembourg City and beyond.

December

Pick up a hand-crafted souvenir or two at one of the pretty Christmas markets that adorn the squares of Luxembourg City. It’s also a great opportunity to try some local delicacies.

Best things to do in Luxembourg

Visit Vianden Castle

In the quaint town of Vianden to the north of Luxembourg City, this restored 10th-century castle offers a glimpse into the country’s past. Don’t miss the views.

Explore ancient caves

Luxembourg City boasts over 17 kilometres of underground tunnels – which once served as the city’s fortifications – known as the Bock Casemates. Just remember to watch your head!

Visit a vineyard

Wine museums and wineries dot the grape-growing region between Wasserbillig and Schengen, along the banks of the Moselle. The crémants and rosés are particularly good.