This characterful capital may only cover a small area of the hilly landscape, but it’s a big enough city to be full of surprises.
With world-class museums sitting alongside fine dining destinations and scenic viewpoints.
Arriving at Luxembourg Airport
Fly into Luxembourg from London City Airport and you'll land just moments from the financial and historic centres of the city. The views get dramatic as you come in to land as you should be able to see the gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers carving up the landscape. Keep an eye out, too, for the glimmers of glass and steel that represent modern Luxembourg, a centre of finance and the home of several European institutions.
The airport is just east of the city centre and offers easy access to the capital’s key areas. Buses run regularly from outside the arrivals area and stop in the heart of the city, although it’s even quicker to hop in one of the taxis waiting outside for door-to-door service.
If you’re planning on staying in Luxembourg for a longer spell, or you want to explore outside the city, then consider hiring a car. Book a car in advance with London City Airport and head into the country.
Food and drink
You’ll never go hungry in Luxembourg. Large portions and hearty local ingredients ensure that you won’t be left wanting after a meal out.
Freshwater fish is a common sight on local menus, brought straight from Luxembourg’s numerous rivers and prepared freshly every day. If that’s not to your taste, try judd mat gaardebounen, the national dish. It’s a filling meal of smoked pork collar with broad beans – a riff on the classic peas-and-ham combo more familiar to Brits.
While the Grand Duchy is a place that holds on tightly to tradition, its trendy and modern capital has embraced 21st-century dining in a big way. Smart, high-end restaurants have emerged to serve the international politicians, financiers and lawyers that make their way to the city for work. Michelin stars abound and you’ll often find French cuisine on the menus.
The Moselle Valley lies outside the city centre, with fertile soil that's ideal for growing grapes. Take a trip outside the capital to explore the wineries that line the edges of the river. Visit one of the vineyards to sample the local vintages and make sure you try a sparkling Crémant.