This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Luxembourg. To help you make friends with Luxembourg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Luxembourg is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and with more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, it is the largest city in the country. The city of Luxembourg, alongside with Brussels and Strasbourg, is the administrative headquarters of the European Union with many European institutions. In addition, Luxembourg is an important financial center. An interesting fact is that almost two-thirds of the population are foreigners without a Luxembourg passport.
Luxembourg has influences from many cultures -- Celtics, Gals, Romans, Francs, Burgundy, France, Spain, Prussia, and Austria -- and lately, by the large number of foreigners living in the city. That shows the importance of the city, which was invaded by Germany twice in the twentieth century. Needless to say, the city has things to show even to the most curious visitors. The remains of the Fortress of Luxembourg including the Petrusse Casemates du Bock Rock, the Rham Plateau, the Holy Ghost Citadel, the Spanish Turrets, three towers, the Vauban Towers, Fort Thiingen, the Wenceslas Ring Wall, and the Beck Bastion are just some of the sights. The fortress remains and the old town of Luxembourg are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Magnificent palaces, various museums, and many churches and cathedrals await you at almost any corner. Luxembourg was also recently the Cultural Capital of Europe.
The Luxembourgish capital offers a limited number of Luxembourg hostels. To all travelers’ greatest surprise, Luxembourg hostels have very moderate and down-to-earth prices, which are in contrast to everything else in the small country. Luxembourg is one of the most expensive countries in the world and minimal salaries in the Duchy are several times higher than the average for most countries in the world. To make things even better, hostels in Luxembourg are located in the very center of the city and thus, increase to minimum the necessity of taking expensive public transportation, and have very good facilities.
Written by local enthusiast for Luxembourg hostelsGeorge Traveller