Luxembourg Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Luxembourg Shopping, Embassy and Communication



There have been three official working languages ​​since 1984: French, German and Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch). The legal language is French, the business languages ​​are German and French. On place-name signs, the Luxembourgish name appears below the French name. English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Lëtzebuergesch is a north-west Moselle Franconian dialect that differs from North German about as much as Schwizerdütsch. The language is mainly spoken among Luxembourgers, and it is rarely used as a written language. In the media, too, German or French is mostly used, only a few television and radio programs are in Lëtzebuergesch. Native Luxembourgers grow up trilingual. However, many Belgians and French people who only understand French work in Luxembourg City.


= Ça va bien Wednesday = Mercredi Monday = Lundi Tomorrow = Demain No = Non Nine = Neuf Ninety = Quatre-vingt dix Open = Ouvert Restaurant = Restaurant Saturday = Samedi Six = Six Sixty = Soixante Seven = Sept Seventy = Soixante-dix Sunday = Dimanche menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Est-ce que vous parlez allemand/anglais? Toilets = Toilets Four = Quatre Forty = Quarante Wine = Vin How are you? = Comment ça va? How much is it? = Combien est-ce que ça coûte? Where is …? = Où est …? Ten = Dix Twenty = Vingt Two = Deux

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/23/2022 National holiday

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

05.09.2022 Luxembourg funfair

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 day of stephen


Up to two public holidays per year that fall on a Sunday can be moved to the following Monday.
[*] Only in Luxembourg City.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Luxembourg (when entering from non-EU countries) (persons aged 17 and over): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or with a content of 80% or more denatured alcohol or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine; 4 liters of table wine; 16 liters of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €175.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Luxembourg Customs.

Contact addresses

Grand-Ducal Luxembourg Embassy

Consulate General in Geneva. Consulates in Basel and Zurich.

Kramgasse 45
+41 (31) 311 47 32. Consular section: +41 (31) 311 68 76.

Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00. Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.30-12.00.

Grand-Ducal Luxembourg Embassy

Honorary consulates in Graz, Innsbruck and Salzburg.

Sternwartestrasse 81
+43 (1) 478 21 42.

Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00.

Grand-Ducal Luxembourg Embassy

Honorary consulates in Bad Homburg, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Schäftlarn, Stuttgart, Trier and Saarbrücken.

Klingelhöferstrasse 7
+49 (30) 26 39 57 0.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: 09.30-11.30.


Business etiquette

Appointments and business cards are common. Christmas, Easter and the holiday months of July and August are unfavorable for business trips.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.

Business contacts



According to, the country code is 00352. The number of public telephones continues to decrease. Public phones are used with prepaid phone cards (Telekaart) and occasionally with credit cards. Phone cards can be purchased from kiosks, newsstands or post offices.

Mobile phone

GSM 900, GSM 1800, 2G, 3G and 4G. Network operators include Tango and Post Luxembourg. International roaming contracts exist. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Under certain circumstances, however, it may be worth purchasing a Luxembourg SIM card.


Internet cafes are nationwide. Internet providers include Visual Online. Use of the Internet terminals in Luxembourg City’s municipal library is free of charge. After a free registration with citywifi Free you can use the free public WiFi network in the city of Luxembourg, in Esch-sur-Alzette, Dudelange, Käerjeng, Grevenmacher and in Rumelange. In addition, numerous hotels, cafés and the airport offer free Wi-Fi.

Post office

You can write to all post offices poste restante, but you have to apply for a PO Box. The mail will be kept for up to a month. Post offices are open Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00, smaller post offices are often only open a few hours a day.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received via Astra satellites or via the Internet in Luxembourg, among other things.

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