Lilliputian, one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe and the only Grand Duchy in the world. The capital bears the same name as the country, which is the richest in Europe and among the ones with the highest living standard in the world. Luxembourg is all about money.
On the other hand, it is also much about nature and history. A mountainous country with lots of forests and beautiful countryside. Very rich on history, historic buildings and where everything has been written down since the medieval times.
Weather and Climate
Best time to visit Luxembourg is from April to October.
The climate is temperate with mild winters and cool summers. Westerly winds and longer lasting rain or showers dominate the weather. In the spring and early summer there may occur longer periods of dry weather.
In the southeast, they have the lowest precipitation in the country, while the southwest is significantly more humid with an average of 1.000 mm (39 in.) of rain annually. It is especially warm and mild in the sheltered valleys of the Moselle in the southeast.
The average daytime temperature in January is 2°C (36°F) and in July 22°C (72°F)
On the longest part, the country is only 81 km. (50 miles) long from north to south and about 55 km. (34 miles) from west to east.
Luxembourg is formed by the areas around the rivers Sûre and the Alzette, both of which flows into the Sauer, a tributary of the Mosel. About 30 % of the country is covered by forest, mostly softwood, beech and oak.
The northern part of the country is part of the mountain range Ardennes, which consists of forested hills and makes Luxembourg a mountainous country with the hill Kneiff 560 metres (1.837 ft.) as its highest point in the country. Just 1 meter. (3,3 ft.) taller than Buurgplaatz a little to the North.
The southern part of the country consists of wide, fertile valleys consisting of sandstone and limestone. In the valleys, grapes are grown and used for wine production.
5 things Luxembourg is known for, outside Luxembourg
- Bock Casemates (17 km. of tunnels)
- The Grand Duke (The “King” of Luxembourg, Henri 1955-)
- Wealth (The highest GDP in the world)
- BENELUX (Economic union between BElgium, the NEtherlands and LUXembourg)
- Banking & Tax haven (Unique financial center)