Luxemburg car hire - best car rental deals in Luxemburg
When planning your visit to Luxembourg, take into consideration the fact that despite the reduced dimensions, the Duchy of Luxembourg offers a surprisingly vast array of tourist attractions.
In the country of a total area inferior to 1000 sqm visitors will find a plenitude of finest historical monuments, vibrant cultural life and picturesque natural settings.
One of the founding member states of the UNO and home to many important institutions of the EU, Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy and the world’s only remaining Grand Duchy.
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Bordered by Belgium in the north-west, Germany in the east and France in the south, Luxembourg is located in the crossroads of different cultures. French, German and Luxembourgish are the three official languages, although, English is commonly spoken as well.
Excellent road network allows to travel comfortably within Luxembourg, as well as to the neighbouring countries. Many visitors to Luxembourg discover that an own means of transportation, or hire car, is the most convenient and economic way to explore the wealth of the country’s tourist offer.
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Luxembourg tourist attractions - Luxembourg City
The capital and major city of the Duchy is Luxembourg City, located in the south, within the region of Gutland. The northern region of Luxembourg is called Oesling.
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The vibrant and cosmopolitan Luxembourg City with a population of around 86.000 inhabitants is a fascinating mix of history and present.
The historic quarters and fortifications of Luxembourg City are inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. Other important historical sites of Luxembourg include Notre Dame Cathedral, Grand Ducal Palace and Place Guillaume III.
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Apart from the oldest quarters of Luxembourg City, other areas popular with tourists are Grund and Kirchberg. Grund is a picturesque valley, located south of city centre, offering beautiful views during the day and vibrant night life after dawn.
Kirchberg, north-east of the city centre is known for its modern architecture and for hosting headquarters and administration units of various European Union institutions, amongst them European Court of Justice, European Investment Bank, as well as the Secretariat of the European Parliament.
With a Luxembourg hire car at your disposal take time to travel to Echternach, the oldest city in Luxembourg, famous for its historic monuments (the Abbey of Echternach) and very animated and colourful festivities and religious celebrations. Echternach is located in the heart of the Mullerthal region, known as ‘Little Switzerland’ and popular with tourists due to its romantic valleys, unique rock formations and beautiful hiking trails.
Echternach is located 33 km / 20 mi north-east from the capital and can be reached in approx half and hour via A7/E29 motorway.
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Not much further, approx. 50 km / 30 mi north of Luxembourg City, on the border with Germany is located another medieval jewel of Luxembourg, the village of Vianden. The impressive medieval Beaufort Castle and picturesque location in the Our River Valley attract tourist to Vianden all year long, although the romantic and somewhat mysterious atmosphere of the place is best to be enjoyed during the summer, when the lush forestry of the area offers a pleasant refuge from the summer heat.
In Vianden, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Victor Hugo’s house.
Luxembourg weather throughout the year
Luxembourg enjoys temperate mild climate with warm summers and humid, cold winters.
In the summer season temperatures in Luxembourg usually remain between comfortable 24 - 26 degrees Celsius, spiking occasionally 30º C. Luxembourg winters are mostly mild, with below 0 temperatures. In the mountainous areas, however, it is not unusual for the temperatures to drop below 15º C. Rainfall should be expected in the autumn.
The busiest tourist season, and the most reliable weather in Luxembourg is in July and August.
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Luxembourg wine tours
The humid mild climate of Luxembourg provides excellent conditions for wine-growing and the history of wine production in this area of Europe dates back to the times of ancient Romans.
The prime wine of Luxembourg, Moselle, is produced simultaneously in Luxembourg, Germany and France from grapes cultivated along the Moselle River.
See map of Moselle River and wine region in Germany, Luxembourg and France.
Wine tours along Moselle Valley in south-eastern Luxembourg, along the border with Germany are a sought after tourist attraction for wine lovers and not only. You can arrange for a guided tour with many tourist operators in Luxembourg or simply drive yourself. Along the 36 km/22 mi long Route du Vin road, stretching between Schengen in the south and Wasserbillig in the north, you will encounter eye-soothing landscapes of the vineyards, charming villages and many vineries to stop at and try the different varieties of Moselle wine.
Find time during your trip to visit the lovely town of Remich, which makes a great base for hiking trips within the area.
Fly from the UK to Luxembourg - Luxembourg Findel Airport (LUX)
The main gateway for tourism in Luxembourg is the Luxembourg Airport, also referred to as Luxembourg Findel Airport. The only international airport of Luxembourg is located approx. 4 miles northeast of the capital.
From the UK, flights to Luxembourg Airport, officially referred to as Luxembourg Findel Airport, are available with the following airlines: British Airways, with departures from London-Heathrow, Luxair, departing from London-City and Easyjet from London-Gatwick.
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Passengers arriving at Luxembourg Airport have at their disposal rental stations of major car hire companies: Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Car hire in Luxembourg, one of the most affluent European countries, is not the cheapest affair. Prices of a 7-days rental of the smallest city cars such as Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo, or similar, rarely drop below £150-160, even in the low season and approx. £200 in the summer.
The most competitive rates on Luxembourg Airport car hire are usually available online, through internet search engines, such as Cartrawler. A single search on Cartrawler allows you to compare prices and rental conditions from many different suppliers of car rental in Luxembourg.