Delano’s favourite music extravaganza kicks off on 26 July. The gorgeous Congés Annulés team has given us tickets for a whole gaggle of live shows.
This is the question raised by many foreigners and expats who come to work for the first time in Luxembourg. The answer is not obvious. Multilingualism is so present in the country that it is sometimes difficult to know which language you have to speak and in which situation.
If you are an expat coming from Europe or the neighbouring countries, living in Luxembourg is not very complicated. Most of the Luxembourg culture and social etiquette will be intuitive for you, but there are still some things to remember if you want to avoid embarrassing moments with Luxembourgers.
You’ve never seen traffic until you’ve sat in a stationary car on the A13 at 5 p.m. on a Friday before a public holiday weekend.
US national Nora Beresford wishes she had had a guide to Luxembourg paperwork when she relocated five years ago. The lawyer found her own way around through “trial and error and a little bit of tears along the way.”
The choice of brands and produce found in Luxembourg shops has come a long way since Loren Motiani was a child growing up in Luxembourg.
Tsareena Wimbush never learned to drive when she was living in the UK. She has been regretting it since she moved to Arlon in Belgium for her job in Luxembourg.
When it comes to travel, it is understandable that you are more focused on choosing the best destination and booking the best hotels, but insurance is a key part of making sure that your dream trip does not turn into a nightmare. While it offers peace of mind, travel insurance can also be expensive to purchase. Credit cards with complementary travel insurance give you the opportunity to enjoy your vacation trip and get the coverage you need without the costs of buying insurance outright.
The cost of living may be high in Luxembourg but is it fairly high compared to many of its European neighbours, as some are claiming? As usual, the answer must be qualified. If you only take into account housing, food or clothing, Luxembourg is not exactly the cheapest one but on a daily basis, the country is far from being one of the most expensive in Europe.
As an expat, and especially if you are a non-EU citizen, the adaptation and integration in Luxembourg can be complicated. The language and culture barriers and paperwork are sometimes tricky obstacles to overcome.
In the run-up to Christmas, there’s a lot of preparations to make: decorating your home, baking cookies and – some would argue, most importantly – buying presents. To make sure your Christmas will indeed be merry, here are some tips to get through the holidays without ruining yourself.
You’ve decided to relocate in Luxembourg and you will probably want to drive. But can you drive with your original driving licence? If not, how to apply for a local driving licence? And what about the licence penalty points system? Find out the answers below…
For emergency medical services anywhere in the grand duchy:
For police services:
Centre Médical Luxembourg
Centre Médical is an international medical centre in Limpertsberg, catering to the medical needs of the international community in Luxembourg City.
Where: 30 rue Frantz Seimetz L-2531 Luxembourg
Phone: 27 85 28 1
This website makes booking a doctor’s appointment simple, with a search function that lets you find a doctor near you according to their specialty and the languages they speak. Testimonies from previous patients, opening hours and appointment availabilities can all be found by clicking on individual doctors.
Maison Médicale Esch-sur-Alzette
Where: 70 rue Emile Mayrisch L-4240 Esch-sur-Alzette
Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital
Where: 2 rue Pierre Federspiel L-1512 Luxembourg
Phone: 44 11 11
Where: 9 rue Edward Steichen, L-2540 Luxembourg
Phone: 24 68 41 41
The group is a nonprofessional, self-supporting international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their website provides the list of meetings throughout Europe. In Luxembourg, several English-speaking meetings are offered.
Where: 100 rue de Hollerich L-1740 Luxembourg
Phone: 62 16 36 576
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous & Overeaters Anonymous
The group uses the Twelve-Step programme adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual components of the disorders of anorexia and bulimia. The program is also open to overeaters.
Anglican Church Luxembourg
English-speaking international church offering Sunday holy communion (spoken) at 9:30am, (sung) 11am and choral song at 6:30pm.
Konvikt Centre Chapel, 5 avenue Marie-Thérèse, L2132 Luxembourg-Centre
All Nations Church
English-speaking international church meeting on Sundays at 10am and 11:30am at 83 Avenue Pasteur, L-2311 Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.
Cabinet Vétérinaire de Bereldange
Where: 29 am Becheler L-7213 Bereldange
Phone: 33 40 33 1
Cabinet Vétérinaire du Cèdre
Where: 241 route de Longwy L-1941 Luxembourg
Phone: 44 92 99
Animal Resort Arche Noah
Where: 9 rue de Moulin L-7595 Mersch
Phone: 621 192 345
Abandoned Animal SOS
Where: 58 rue de l’Avenir L-1147 Luxembourg
Phone: 26 78 00 88
Where: 80 rue Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart L-2166 Luxembourg
Phone: 48 13 13 1
Where: 30 rue Raymond Poincaré L-2342 Luxembourg Merl
Phone: 26 97 62 35
Where: 37 rue Emile Mark L-4620 Differdange
Phone: 43 77 43 1
Auchan Shopping Center Kirchberg
Auchan Kirchberg is a large shopping mall with numerous restaurants, shops and a large supermarket. The wide selection of products tends to draw in large crowds, so it’s best to go earlier in the morning.
Where: 5 rue Alphonse Weicker L-2721 Luxembourg
Phone: 43 77 43 1
With 15 stores across Luxembourg, Aldi is one of the largest grocery chains in the country and tends to have lower pricing than other grocery stores.
Cactus is a local Luxembourg-run grocery chain and has more store locations than any other grocery chain in the country.
The Asia Market has large selection of Asian specialties, spices, and ingredients not usually found in local grocery stores. Foods from India, China, Japan, South Korea and other countries are available at this store.
Where: 5 rue du Fort Elisabeth L-1463 Luxembourg
Phone: 26 19 65 62
Au Gourmet Grec
Au Gourmet Grec is a small store in Bonnevoie that sells numerous Greek delicacies, products and drinks. It was the first Greek store ever to open in Luxembourg and continues to attract fans of Greek cuisine.
Where: 87 rue de Bonnevoie L-1260 Luxembourg
Phone: 26 48 11 77
Located in Merl, Naturata is an organic food chain that specialises in everything from organic fruits and vegetables to natural cosmetic products.
Where: Rollingergrund, Merl and Munsbach
Phone: 27 35 12 33
Happ (Healthy and Pure Products)
Happ aims to provide its customers with fresh, healthy food all day long. Customers can choose from different packages, some offering every meal of the day and others offering just lunch, juice and snacks. Happ does not currently deliver, but prepares your food for pickup at their location in Limpertsberg.
Where: 2 rue Henri VII L-1725 Luxembourg
Phone: 26 20 16 49
Maasmechelen Outlet Shop
Where: 100 Zetellaan, B-3630 Maasmechelen, Belgium
Decathlon sports store
Where: Zac Meilbourg, route d’Illange F-57970 Yutz, France
La Vallée Village
Where: 3 cours de la Garonne F-77700 Serris, France
Where: Multiple locations in and around Merzig, Saarbrücken and Trier
Auchan Drive is a grocery pickup service that aims to make shopping more convenient. On their website, customers can order their weekly shop, create recurring shopping lists, look at their past grocery purchases and keep track of their favourite items. Then drive through their pickup centres in Bertrange, Cloche d’Or, Foetz or Munsbach.
Phone: 26 75 00 80 00
Avocado.lu is a company that supplies its customers with healthy meal plans for the week. A variety or fresh organic products, along with numerous recipes, are delivered weekly, enabling customers to save time and develop healthier eating habits.
Phone: 45 29 65 1
Abitare Living is a furniture and home goods store, and is a great place for finding some unique pieces for your house.
Where: 1 rue Nennig L-2214 Luxembourg
Phone: 42 27 25 1
Carrerouge is a furniture store that specialises in lighting, with a vast selection of lamps, outdoor lights, bathroom lights and a selection of design furniture.
Where: 119 rue de Hollerich L-1741 Luxembourg
Phone: 48 62 78 1
This is Luxembourg’s public service broadcaster. 100,7 radio features news, cultural events and music programmes, mostly in Luxembourgish, but with an English-language slot from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays.
Where: 100.7 FM
Phone: 44 00 44 1
Ara City Radio
Ara City Radio is an independent English-speaking radio station based in Luxembourg. From news to music to interviews, this radio station always has something unique to offer to its listeners. Weekdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 102.9 FM and 105.2 FM
Phone: 26 20 30 40
American Luxembourg Society
The group’s main aim is to cultivate relations between Luxembourg and American people and to tighten the friendship between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America. Membership is open to anyone or any organisation, without any condition as to nationality or residence, upon request addressed to the committee.
Where: BP 293 L-2012 Luxembourg
American Women’s Club of Luxembourg
The AWCL is a non-profit, volunteer-run group serving women in Luxembourg and the surrounding region. All sorts of activities are offered and organised. The AWCL has its own clubhouse where members meet, socialise and offer language classes. The club also works to help the less fortunate in Luxembourg and around the world, so many philanthropic activities and events are part of their annual programme.
Where: 51 rue Marie-Adélaïde L-2128 Luxembourg
Phone: 44 84 77
Luxembourg Airport (which used to be called “Findel”) is the only international airport in Luxembourg. Luxair is the grand duchy’s national airline. The company currently serves more than 60 destinations, mainly in Europe and North Africa. Other airlines serving from Luxembourg are Aegean, Alitalia, British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Hahn Air, KLM, Lot Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Swiss, Tap Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Volotea and Vueling.
23 bike paths crisscross the grand duchy, with 600km of lanes specially designed for cyclists and 900km more planned for the future. The routes are numbered from PC1 to PC23. Special signage (green on a white background) has been regularly placed along the way and at major intersections. The signs usually indicate the next step and how far away it is. Helmets are not required, but they are strongly recommended. Self-service bicycle hire systems are available in Luxembourg. In Luxembourg City, cyclists have access to Vel’oh! service (www.veloh.lu) which counts 75 stations. In Esch-sur-Alzette, Vël’OK offers the same services with 57 stations. Mamer Vélo (www.mamer.lu) has five bike share points. Free bike slots are available across Luxembourg. In 16 train stations, CFL provides 20 bike storage areas where the access is only restricted to pass holders.
The recycling center for Luxembourg City (“Centre de Recyclage de la Ville de Luxembourg”) is located in the Belair district.
Where: 48 rue du Stade,L-1140 Luxembourg
Phone: 25 28 65
Outside the capital
For a full list of recycling centres, check Sidor’s website (“Liste des centres de recyclage”):