Crowned the ‘European Capital of Culture’ on two separate occasions, Luxembourg City is the principal municipality of one of the world’s most affluent countries; Luxembourg. Although the city is made up of 24 districts, the heart of the city is relatively small, allowing visitors to experience its wealth of cultural offerings entirely on foot. The city is widely known as the headquarters of a number of European institutions, most of which are located north east of the centre in an area named Kirchberg. However, it’s also seen as a confluence where German, French and Dutch cultures meet to create something truly unique, be it the Letzeburgish language or the cuisine.
Given its small size Luxembourg City lends itself to an economical car. Should you have to drive during the city’s busy rush hour period, this will be easier to negotiate and far less stressful in a smaller vehicle.
Driving in Luxembourg City
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Important things to note
Over the past few years, the traffic conditions in Luxembourg City have become considerably busier, with the city being prone to congestion in and around the centre, particularly during peak times.
Finding a place to park in Luxembourg City is not always a straightforward process. However, whilst it might take longer than anticipated, the numerous open-air car parks dotted around the city mean that there’s always plenty of choice.
Park and Ride areas can also be found on the outskirts of the city, the majority of which are free of charge.
Highlights & Hotspots
Luxembourg City is home to various museums and historical buildings, despite its relatively small size. For a particularly memorable excursion, visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Located three miles east of the centre in a beautiful wooded area, the site is the resting place of over five thousand American soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of the Bulge.
The Luxembourg Philharmonie is regarded to be another of the city’s greatest highlights. With a jam-packed programme of both classical and contemporary artists, this venue a must-visit for music enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.
The Casemates Bock, designated as a World Heritage Site, is a network of underground fortifications used to protect the city in times of war. It’s a must for anyone who wants to know about how the city and country prepared in times of emergency.
MUDAM, the city’s premier museum of modern art, is another place worth a visit if you have an afternoon to spare. Be sure to look out for the occasional exhibitions dedicated to world-famous artists.
Luxembourg Findel airport is the country‚Äôs main airport and is situated just 6km away from the centre of Luxembourg City. The airport is served by several international airlines, making Luxembourg City a destination easily-accessible from Europe and beyond.
The airport is located just to the south of the Route de Treves. It will take you towards the city centre heading southbound and in a north-western direction to some of the surrounding towns and villages.