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The voltage in Luxembourg is 220V, but plugs are standard two-pin continental plugs, so you will probably need an adaptor.

Embassies and consulates

British Embassy –5 Boulevard Joseph II, Luxembourg 1840 – t 22 98 64 – http://www.ukinluxembourg.fco.gov.uk/

Irish Embassy – 28 Route D’Arlon, Luxembourg 1140 – t 450 6101 – luxembourgembassy@dfa.ie


Also see Know before you go.


Universal European emergency number: t 112.

Police: t 113.


Open from 8.30am to 6.30pm except Sundays. When a chemist is closed, the name and address of the nearest out-of-hours chemist is posted on the door or window.



The currency of Luxembourg is the Euro.


Banks are open Monday-Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 4.30pm.

Credit cards and traveller’s cheques

Most shops, hotels and restaurants accept all the major international credit cards. Traveller’s cheques, little used, can be exchanged for cash in banks or exchange offices.

Euro zone residents should note that bank charges for withdrawals and payments are identical to those in their country of origin.

Budget / cost of living

The cost of living is roughly equivalent to that of the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Ticket offices close between 30min-1hr before the museum closing time. Most museums are closed on Mondays.


Post offices are open Monday-Friday from 9am-noon and 2-5pm; in some large towns, they do not close at lunchtime. Many of the larger branches are open on Saturday morning.

Public holidays

1 January

Easter Monday

1 May

Ascension Day – Moveable feast

Whit Monday

23 June – National holiday

15 August – Assumption Day

1 November – All Saints Day

25 December


Shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to noon-12.30pm and from 2 to 6-6.30pm. In large cities, many stay open at lunchtime.


Calling luxembourg from abroad

00 + 352 (country code for Luxembourg) + number of the person.

Calling home from Luxembourg

00 + country code. For the United Kingdom: 44; for Ireland: 353.

National calls

Telephone numbers do not all have the same number of digits.

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