Location / Language of Luxembourg
Luxembourg is capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. A relatively small country, it covers an area of just 2,600 sq km with a population of around 6,00,000 persons only.
Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language, Luxembourgish.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)
As India is not part of the Schengen Area, if one is an Indian passport holder you will need to apply for the appropriate type of Schengen Luxembourg Visa for travelling to the country. To be eligible for a Schengen Visa for Luxembourg one will mainly need their current passport, along with certain documents, to be submitted with the Visa application form.
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Conversion: Rs.1 INR = 0.013 EUR
1 EUR = Rs. 78.04 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Luxembourg
- The Old Quarter, Luxembourg City – Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, the city's ancient fortifications made it one of the most important of Europe's cities. The fortress was so impregnable, it was dubbed the "Gibraltar of the North," and although the original fortress was dismantled between 1867 and 1883, its impact upon the Old Quarter is evident everywhere. Today, the old fortifications have given way to beautifully laid out parks and gardens, while its cobbled streets are lined with charming old homes and buildings, especially the spectacular Adolphe Bridge.
- The Bock Casements – Luxembourg's Bock cliff, with its fortifications and cannon-loopholes, is where you'll find the entrance to the famous Casemates (Casements du Bock), a 21-kilometer network of underground passages hewn from solid rock. Capable of sheltering thousands of defenders, as well as equipment, horses, workshops, kitchens, and slaughterhouses, the Casements - some of which date back to Spanish rule in 1644 - cover an impressive 40,000 square meters.
- Grand-Ducal Palace - It is a gorgeous Renaissance building dating from 1572 that serves as the official residence of the country's reigning monarch, Grand Duke Henri. It was built as the city's original city hall in 1572, switching eventually to its present use as the Grand-Ducal Place in 1890. While it's still the full-time home of the Duke, the public are permitted an opportunity for a peek inside and the tour includes a chance to see the plush, elegantly furnished interior, including the ceremonial rooms used on significant occasions, such as visits by foreign dignitaries.
- Echternach and its Benedictine Abbey – The beautiful town of Echternach lies on the bank of the River Sûre, with the Mullerthal and Germano-Luxembourg natural park are nearby, and the surrounding woods are crisscrossed with hundreds of footpaths leading to spectacular rock formations, waterfalls, a lake, and numerous lovely viewpoints. The old aristocratic houses, narrow streets, and ancient ramparts have helped Echternach maintain its medieval appearance. A must-see is the seventh-century Benedictine Abbey and its superb museum, its four long wings built around a large square courtyard. The basilica, considered the most important religious building in the country, is home to a crypt with a magnificent white marble sarcophagus containing the remains of St. Willibrord, the founder of the abbey.
- The Luxembourg Ardennes - The Ardennes is where one will find high forested plateaus, sheer cliffs, wooded hills, and hidden valleys, as well as countless impressive views. The area - famous as the place where Hitler staged his last major campaign of WWII - boasts numerous castles, fortresses, and fortified farms rising out of the hilltops. One of the prettiest towns, Wiltz, consists of an upper and lower town and is famous for its open-air theater and music festival. There's also a Battle of the Bulge Museum in Wiltz Castle (another WWII-themed museum of note in the Ardennes is the General Patton Museum and monument in Ettelbruck).
Things You Must Do in Luxembourg
- Walk through the Museums – There is a unique street in Luxembourg City known as the Museum Mile. This street begins from the Villa Vauban and heads to the Museum of Modern Art, Mudam. History buffs are bound to fall in love with this entire stretch that takes you through its and bits of European history. With enormously beautiful art exhibitions along the way, the Museum Mile is full with history to acknowledge too.
- Indulge Into The Delectable Taste Of Chocolate House – Located behind the Grand Ducal Palace is a place known as the Chocolate House. This eatery dishes out tons of different kinds of chocolate delicacies and a long list of beverages to feed your taste buds to. The eatery is popular for its cake, the best being the Tiramisu cake.
- Visit Little Switzerland - A place called Mullerthal houses the oldest town in the country known as Echternach. There are plenty of things to do when one is visiting Little Switzerland, with hiking expeditions through the Mullerthal trails, feeding your taste buds the cuisines that purely lay on cheese, honey or liqueurs. The Mullerthal region is also home to the secluded, medieval European cities that credits its beauty. If one is here, take a trip down to Beaufort, Bergdorf, Echternach, and Mullerthal for its gorgeous century-old buildings and natural greenery.
Food on the Plate
Luxembourgish cuisine reflects Luxembourg's position between the Latin and Germanic countries, influenced by the cuisines of neighbouring France, Belgium and Germany. Recently, it has been influenced by the country's few Italian and Portuguese immigrants. As in Germany most traditional, everyday Luxembourg dishes are of peasant origin, in contrast to the more sophisticated French fare.
Some of the Luxembourg dishes one must try include:
- Bouneschlupp - This is a thick soup made from green beans and potatoes cooked with bacon, and often served with potato pancakes. Sometimes, carrots, leeks, celery, onions, milk and cream are added in the mix.
- F’rell Am Rèisleck - Trout, pike and crayfish are some of the most common fish you’ll find in Luxembourg’s restaurants and this is one of the most popular dishes, where the trout is first fried and then cooked in a rich Riesling wine and cream sauce. Originally from Belgium, mussels have also become one of Luxembourg’s signature dishes.
- Gromperekichelcher - These delicious crispy fried potato cakes or fritters are one of the most popular snacks in Luxembourg. They are made from a mixture of grated potatoes, chopped onions, parsley, egg, flour and salt, then shaped into flattened patties and fried. Eat them hot as they are or with ketchup or apple sauce. Sometimes they are eaten with soup.
- Quetschentaart – This is an open plum tart is available in bakeries all over Luxembourg in the autumn after the fruit has ripened and been harvested. The tart is traditionally made with a type of plum called a damson. The damsons are stoned, halved and then put into a sweet pastry dough base before being baked in the oven. The tart is served with a sprinkling of sugar.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Luxembourg
Since Luxembourg is a country which is part of the Schengen countries in Europe, an Indian traveller needs to purchase Travel insurance satisfying Schengen visa requirements for Luxembourg.
Travel insurance India for visiting Luxembourg is relatively cheaper when compared to destinations in Americas, and most insurance companies offer a specific Schengen Insurance Plan
. One must ensure that the minimum Accident & Sickness (A&S) sum insured for a Schengen plan must be €30,000 (around $50,000), and a visa to visit any Schengen country will not be provided without this minimum coverage.
The insured must purchase an “Excluding Americas” Plan, if they are travelling to other destinations that don’t include only Schengen countries.
Illustration for 15 days overseas mediclaim Schengen visa insurance to Luxembourg.
|Sum Insured($USD or €Euro) / Premium in Rs. INR
||Insured Age 33
||Insured Age 63
|Schengen - €30,000
|Schengen - €50,000
|Excluding - $50,000
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to compare and buy the best travel medical insurance for visiting Luxembourg.