Here's a little list of tips we've compiled for living on the road in Luxembourg.
French is primarily spoken throughout the country; German and Luxembourgish are also widely spoken.
Luxembourg's official currency is the Euro. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
As the country is so small and not mountainous there are very few places where you can get free water in public. Most petrol stations will have a tap although this won't normally be drinking water. Check out our list of water points here.
You can get post delivered to any post office in Luxembourg (there's 17 to choose from); however most travellers generally address their post to the central office in Luxembourg City. The address for the central office is as follows:
Bureau de Poste
L-1118, Luxembourg 2
The same format however can be used to address post to any of Luxembourg's other post offices which can be found on post.lu.
Petrol: Eurosuper 95 / Superplus 98
LPG: LPG / GPL / Autogas
Bins are not common to find in the street as most towns use a pay per use system for waste collection. Glass recycling is commonplace.
All municipalities (Communes) have a recycling park ("parc de recyclage") where most items can be recycled. There is also usually a boutique where items in working order can be left and re-used by other citizens free of charge.
· Built-up areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
· Outside built-up areas: 55 mph (90 km/h)
· Motorways: 80 mph (130 km/h) or 68 mph (110 km/h) in rain or snow
'Zone de rencontre’ are areas where the limit is 12mph (20 km/h) and pedestrians have
priority and may cross whenever they choose.
Compulsory items to carry in your vehicle always:
· Reflective jacket
· Warning triangle
· Winter tyres (Compulsory if driving in winter conditions i.e. Snow, ice, slush)
Wild camping in Luxembourg - as in many countries - is a legal grey area. As a general rule if you are out of the way, not on private property or in densely populated tourist areas you will be okay to stay in your van overnight. Just look out for signs and restrictions. Police tend to look differently at the situation if you have chairs out and awning up etc., so just keep it discreet and move on regularly and you should be fine.