Travel to Luxembourg

Luxembourg: Various travel information

Formalities, visas

As a member state of the EU, Germans and Austrians can enter the country with a valid German passport or a German passport that has not been valid for a year or a valid (also provisionally issued) federal identity card.

German child ID cards are recognized without restriction. Children under the age of 16 can also enter the country if they are entered on a parent’s passport.

Since Luxembourg is part of the Schengen area, there are no longer any regular controls at the borders.

Goods, foreign exchange, customs regulations

National currency

The national currency of Luxembourg is the euro.

1 euro (€) = 100 cents

The import of the national currency (euro) and foreign currencies are not subject to any restrictions. However, the maximum limit in Germany is 15,000 euros, higher amounts must be reported to customs.

If you want to try your luck, you can do so in the local casino.

Goods, souvenirs and customs regulations

Popular souvenirs are mainly porcelain, crystal glass, as well as quality wines and champagne from the Moselle region, as well as liqueurs and chocolates.

There are no known special restrictions on the movement of goods. In addition, the regulations for the movement of goods within the EU apply.

Luxembourg: arrival and transport

How do you get to Luxembourg?


As a small country in the middle of the EU, Luxembourg is well connected to the European trunk road network.

Air connections

All international airports in Europe serve Findel Airport in Luxembourg City, so that the country and its many international organizations have excellent connections. As the largest Luxembourg airline, Luxair serves the most important European cities with around 57 aircraft.

Railway connections

The national railway company CFL offers international train connections to the most important metropolises in the neighborhood such as Paris, Brussels, Basel, Frankfurt, Cologne and Trier.

Travel in the country


The capital of Luxembourg has an excellent bus system called the “Autobus municipaux de la Ville de Luxembourg”. Night buses also open up the city area. All cities in the country are connected by a well-developed bus network.


Luxembourg has a rail network with a total length of 274 km, of which 242 km are electrified.

Road network

All regions of Luxembourg are well served by roads over approx. 5,190 km.

Of these, about 114 km are motorways.

Rental cars

As a highly developed country, all major rental companies are of course represented in Luxembourg and at the airport.


As the border river between Germany and Luxembourg, the Moselle in Luxembourg is navigable over a total length of 36 km.

Traffic rules

As is well known, there is right-hand traffic in Luxembourg. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the Verkehrsclub in Luxemburg.

Maximum speeds

In addition to the general speed limits shown, the speed limits indicated by signs must be strictly observed.

  • Urban: in built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h
  • Country roads: there is a speed limit of 90 km/h on country roads
  • Motorways: there is a speed limit of 120 km/h on motorways

Special regulations

  • Children under the age of 10 must be seated in the back seat.
  • Parking is prohibited on curbs with a yellow line.
  • It is not permitted to bring fuel in reserve canisters.
  • In the so-called “blue zones” you can only park with a parking disc.
  • A reflective protective vest must be worn in certain hazardous situations.


alcohol limits In Luxembourg there is a blood alcohol limit of 0.5 parts per thousand for drivers of motor vehicles. The same rule applies to drivers of motorcycles. For novice drivers in the first 2 years and professional drivers, a limit of 0.2 per mille applies.

International license plate

Luxembourg’s international license plate is:


Tourist office

Luxembourg City Tourist Office

30, place Guillaume II

1648 Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 – 22 28 09



Travel medicine, risks

Infectious Diseases

There are no infectious diseases in Luxembourg that do not also occur in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • Lyme disease, from tick bites
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis, mainly as a result of tick bites
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in people who can come into contact with blood or in those who seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, there is very little risk of infection.
  • tetanus
  • rabies

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Luxembourg – as in many other countries – the following vaccinations are recommended:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B, a vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country.
  • Rabies, but only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals

Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.

Luxembourg: embassies, consulates


Embassy in Luxembourg

20-22, avenue Emile Reuter

2420 Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 – 45 34 45-1



Austrian representations in Luxembourg

Embassy in Luxembourg

3, rue des bains

1212 Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 – 47 11 88


Web: www:

Representations of Luxembourg in Austria

Embassy in Vienna

Sternwartestraße 81

1180 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 478 21 42


Honorary consulate in Graz

Herrengasse 18-20, c/o Grazer Wechselsendung Versicherungs AG

8010 Graz

Tel: 0043 – (0) 316 – 80 37 – 558

Honorary Consulate in Salzburg

Kleingmainergasse 19

5020 Salzburg

Tel: 0043 – (0) 6245 – 815 16 0

Honorary Consulate in Innsbruck

Anichstraße 35

6020 Innsbruck

Tel: 0043 – (0) 512 – 504 232 51

Swiss representations in Luxembourg

Embassy in Luxembourg

Forum Royal, 25A Boulevard Royal

2449 Luxembourg

Tel: 00352 – 227 47 41



Representations of Luxembourg in Switzerland

Embassy in Bern

Kramgasse 45

3000 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 311 47 32



Honorary consulates can be found in Basel, Chiasso, Geneva and Zurich.

Travel to Luxembourg