The country of Luxembourg, or in Luxembourgish, Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg, is the world’s only remaining sovereign grand duchy. Bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany, the country has a population of over half a million people packed into an area of less than 1,000 square miles. The capital and largest city is called, confusingly enough, Luxembourg. Most travelers call it Luxembourg City as a way to distinguish the two entities. The country has three official languages: Luxembourgish, German and French. English is also widely spoken.
There’s a small but enthusiastic gay community in Luxembourg City. The annual Gay Mat party, a small street party, is held each July in Luxemburg City.
Luxembourg-Findel International Airport is located 3 miles outside the capital. There are also trains from all the major capitals in Europe. See CFL for train information in French and German. For English-language info on trains from London see the Seat61 website.
Within the capital, the bus system is handy. If you are traveling farther afield, there are trains to nearly every part of the country. For an overview in English see Luxembourg.co.uk or the Visit Luxembourg site. Across the city a network of 400 Velóh automated rental bicycle stands allow for as many journeys as you like, within a subscription period of 7 days or more.
Currency and Money
Luxembourg is in the Euro Zone, so it accepts only euros.
Rosa Letzebuerg is the local organization for gay men. It has info about the local community.
For some gay and gay-friendly businesses see our map & listings section, with locations and weblinks.
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