Surrounded by France, Belgium and Germany, this small country offers many different landscapes. The Ardennes, site of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge, are hilly, densely forested and dotted with medieval castles such as Vianden, Bourscheid and Esch-sur-Sure. The Mullerthal region presents curious sandstone rock formations, creeks of unknown springs and magnificent forests with an abundance of hiking paths.The Gudland is mainly rolling farmland and woods, bordered to the east by the Moselle Valley, famous for its white wines. The farthest point southwest is an iron-ore basin, responsible for Luxembourg's economic climb in the mid-1800's. It's a tiny country, only 1000 square miles, yet a truly respected member of the European Union, a role model of international finance and a global benchmark in comparisons of quality of life and prosperity.
Luxembourg’s climate is temperate and mild. Summers are generally cool with a mean temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit, warmest months are from May to September. Winters are cold, but seldom severe, average temperature being about 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow is also possible.
Luxembourg is landlocked and bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. A third of the country is made up of the hills and forests of the Ardennes, while the rest is wooded farmland.
Major Holidays & Events
New Year's Day (1 January)
Labour Day (1 May)
National Holiday (Sovereign's birthday, 23 June)
Assumption (15 August)
All Saints Day (1 November)
Christmas Day (25 December)
Boxing Day (26 December)