Visiting

Business hours

Businesses are usually open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, but may close earlier on Fridays. Some government offices may have different business hours.

Shops are generally open from 9.00am to 6.00pm and some to 8.00pm, though have limited opening hours on Saturdays and very few are open Sunday.

Public holidays

1 January – New Year's Day
Easter Monday
1 May – Labour Day
Ascension Day
Whit Monday
23 June – National Holiday (Sovereign's birthday)
15 August – Assumption
1 November – All Saints Day
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Boxing Day

Climate

The climate is variable, so it's best to be prepared for all types of weather throughout the year. The most reliable weather is from May to October.

Winter temperatures from December to February are generally around 0ºC and colder in the east and south where snow is common.

For weather details in Luxembourg, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

Oanda currency converter

The official currency is the Euro (€).

Banks

ATM machines are accessible 24 hours, widespread and most accept cards bearing the VPay, Cirrus or MasterCard logo.

Major credit cards are generally accepted and using a PIN number is required. Banks are generally open from 8.30am  to 5.00pm.

Time zones and time differences

Luxembourg is 10 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out the current time in Luxembourg, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Luxembourg's country code is +352.

For calls to Luxembourg from Australia dial: 0011 + 352 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Luxembourg to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialing codes.

Electricity and water

Luxembourg’s power supply is 220 volts, 50Hz. The round two-pin plugs are the most common.

European round pin adaptors will work in Luxembourg.

Tap water is safe to drink in Luxembourg.

Links and resources

Luxembourg Tourism Office