The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is bordered to the west and north by Belgium, to the east by Germany and to the south by France. Together with Belgium and the Netherlands, it is part of the Benelux.
The capital is Luxembourg.
The form of government is a Dualistic Constitutional Monarchy.
According to bridgat, Luxembourg is similar to the Netherlands and Belgium. Summer is warm the average July temperature is 17 ° C. In winter, positive temperatures predominate, but in anticipation of sometimes there are frosts down to -15 ° C. For a year in the city of Luxembourg, on average, falls 760 mm of precipitation, partly in the form of snow. In the north of the country, the average annual precipitation melts to 850–900 mm, snowfalls are more frequent.
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The main population of Luxembourg (66%) are indigenous Luxembourgers, Lötzeburger, 34% are Germans, Belgians, Italians, Portuguese, French, etc.
The official languages are French, German, Luxembourgish (one of the Rhine dialects).
German, with borrowings from French). Luxembourgish was adopted as the official social only in 1985.
The overwhelming majority of believers are Catholics (97%), there are Protestant and Jewish communities.
January 1 – New Year, March-April – Easter, May 1 – Labor Day, May – Ascension, June 23 – general national holiday Birthday of the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. May-June – Spirits Day, 15 August – Dormition. November 1 – All Saints’ Day, December 25 – Christmas, December 26 – St. Stephen’s Day.
In Luxembourg, many of their recipes have been preserved, as if they came from the depths of centuries, and to some extent even considered sights” of the country. most revered meat dishes – smoked pork (pork backbone) with beans, the famous Ardennes ham, poured suckling pigs, blood and excellent regular sausages, veal dumplings cheni with sauerkraut and boiled potatoes, veal brains and heart with cabbage, goose liver and excellent pâté, jellied pork ears, Luxembourg hare roast, beef tongue with vegetables and oxtail soup. All this is accompanied by vegetable side dishes (including widely used radish and beets), potatoes and herbs. Very popular local cheeses production and various marinades. Special honor, especially in the summer, favor-
There are river fish and crayfish, the preparation of which the locals are great masters. Among famous desserts of Luxembourg – pies with fruit filling and Luxembourg chocolate.
Luxembourg is famous for its white wines from the Moselle Valley. The most popular varieties are we are dry Beaufort, Auxerua and Elbling, canteens Rivaner, Wormeldang, Krekhen, Kemih, An, Ennem, Maetum and Riesling, White and Gray Pinot, exotic Gewurtztramminer and Sylvaner. IN Luxembourg produces several varieties of high-quality beer and excellent effervescent wines prepared using champagne technology, several varieties of liquors (Ketsch, Kirsch, plum, apple, pear and blackcurrant), the famous blackcurrant wine from Beaufort Castle, fruit juices and mineral waters. There are wines that are made only in certain villages and are distinguished by their special qualities (for example, “Aan Palomberg” and “Enin Wisselt”).
Tipping in most establishments is 10%, in a taxi the amount is rounded up to a large hundred.
Mains voltage – 220V, all sockets in Luxembourg are of European type.
The unified railway system “Tourrail pass” is valid for all Benelux countries, including Luxembourg. The travel card is valid not only for buses, but also for the railway road (in second-class carriages). A season ticket consisting of 10 tickets is sold in newspaper kiosks, banks, bakeries, etc. The Luxembourg Card tourist ticket entitles you to free transportation and free entry to museums. Another ticket – Saar-Lor-Lux-Ticket – gives the possibility of travel on one of the weekends in Luxembourg and neighboring regions – French the provinces of Lorraine (Metz, Nancy) and the German state of Saarland (Trier, Saarbrücken). Between-People’s airport of Luxembourg “Findel” is located 6 km east of the capital of the same name country. The city can be reached from the airport by bus, which run enough often. The bus is the main and most popular public transport in Luxembourg. You can get around the central part of the city on foot.
Calls to Russia: 007 + area code + subscriber number
Calls to Luxembourg – 8-10-352 + phone number
The monetary unit is the euro, equal to 100 cents. In circulation banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, as well as coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. You can exchange currency in banks, currency exchange offices (located everywhere at banks, railway stations,hotels and airports).
Credit cards of the world’s leading systems and travel checks are freely used, and they can be used even in the “most remote” areas of the country. Some shops credit cards are only accepted for purchases over 120-200 euros.
Where to go in an emergency
Embassy of Russia in Luxembourg:
The Consular Section
Address: Luxembourg, Chateau de Beggen L-1719 Luxembourg
phone: (8-10-352) 42-2333
fax: (8-10-352) 42-2334
Fire brigade, police, ambulance: 012