Fly To Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Landlocked by France, Germany and Belgium, Luxembourg offers visitors captivating contrasts of old and new. The city of Luxembourg has just one international airport – it is the only airport with a paved runway serving the tiny country and is about 6km from the city centre.
Luxembourg City is small enough to explore on foot, and while it is compact, it still offers visitors a wealth of attractions including The Bock (a dramatic rocky outcrop steeped in history), underground passages in Petrusse Casemates, Palace of the Grand Dukes and the National Museum.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans do need a Visa to enter Luxembourg. For more information on Visas, you can contact the Luxembourg Consulate in Johannesburg (Phone: +27 (0)11 463 1744). Documents typically requested include copies of ID, passport photos, proof of return air tickets, proof of accommodation booking and various other items depending on the Visa application process.
- The South African Consulate in Luxembourg is situated at No 2 Place Winston Churchill, BP 425, l-2014, Luxembourg. Phone: +352 44 66 440. There is also a South African Embassy in Belgium, at 17–19 Rue Montoyer, 1000, Brussels. Phone: +32 2 285 4400.
See and do
Things you won’t want to miss out on in Luxembourg include the D'Coque National Sporting and Cultural Centre, Luxembourg City History Museum, Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Military History (MNHM), Metz Square, Monument of Remembrance, Philharmonie Concert Hall, Vianden Castle, Echternach Basilica and the Moselle wine growing region.
Shopping choices vary to suit just about every taste. Lookout for Moselle wine to take home, or try locally made beer such as Battin Extra. Shop for designer goods on Grand Rue in Luxembourg City, and browse the small shops along Avenue de la Gare and the Avenue de la Liberté as well as the markets that run every other Saturday. You may also want to take home chocolates ('Knippecher') made in Luxembourg and Péckvillecher bird whistles that come in just about every material imaginable.
Public transport is moderately good but most locals use their own cars. There are also railways that get you around the country and into Paris or destinations further afield if you feel like exploring. There is also talk of a tram system being put into place at some point. Buses are another simple way to get around Luxembourg City, with late night routes offering a safe, affordable way to get back from your afterhours adventures.
Luxembourg Findel Airport – LUX
Food and beverage: Fischer Bakery in the main public area offers snacks and coffee along with other beverages. There is also a small bar in the arrivals hall.
Currency Exchange: Caixa and Safra banks are situated in the main public area, and are open Monday to Friday.
Lost Luggage: There are 3 Lost and Found kiosks located in the airport building, with one on the ground floor near the information desk, one in the boarding area and another in level 1 near the tourist information desk.
Airport Hotels: Hotels nearest to Luxembourg Airport include Ibis Luxembourg Aéroport, Légère Hotel Luxembourg, Hotel NH Luxembourg and Sofitel Luxembourg Europe.
Car Hire: Rental companies at the airport include Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Avis and Sixt.
Airport Hub: Luxembourg Findel Airport (code LUX) is a hub for Luxair – the national carrier of Luxembourg.