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Expat Guide

From supermarkets and pet care to healthcare and recycling, here’s some handy places to know about.

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House sitting: the ideal solution when you are away for a long time

Brand Voice Expat Corner 13.02.2020
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Are you going to go on vacation soon? Do you have to make an extended stay abroad for professional reasons? Good, but who will care of your accommodation during this time while the number of break-ins is constantly rising in Luxembourg1? Who will feed your pets if you have some? The answer is in two words: house sitting.

Eat, Drink and be Merry

Brand Voice Food Trends 22.11.2019
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Christmas is coming and so is the festive season. For you, we have put together various winter dishes with turkey, goose and a huge selection of Christmas desserts by our pastry chef Luìs. In short, the Windsor Family has plenty of new catering and event services to offer and above all a spacious venue that can be privatized!

Six common beliefs on Luxembourg: myth or truth?

Insights Expat Corner 12.09.2019
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A lot of stereotypes are still circulating about the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Even the neighbouring countries of Belgium, France and Germany do not know the country. But what are the major beliefs people have about Luxembourg and to what extent they are true?  

Discover the largest scientific library of the Grand Duchy

Insights Expat Corner 29.08.2019
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The National Library of Luxembourg will be officially relocated from 1 October 2019. Situated in Kirchberg, the new building will have 8,570 m2 of public space and offer about 470 seats available to visitors. The splendid architecture will give another dimension to this most extensive scientific library of the Grand Duchy. But perhaps you don’t know it yet? If this is your case, follow the guide!

How to become a lifelong learner in Luxembourg?

Brand Voice 05.12.2019
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Involved a lifelong learning process the International Labour Organization (ILO), many of today’s skills won’t match tomorrow’s jobs, and skills acquired today may quickly become obsolete. To face the new challenges and grasp the opportunities of the world of work, more and more adults are getting involved in a lifelong learning process.

Do I have to speak Luxembourgish?

Insights Expat Corner 11.07.2019
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This is the question raised by many foreigners and expats who come to work for the first time in Luxembourg. The answer is not obvious. Multilingualism is so present in the country that it is sometimes difficult to know which language you have to speak and in which situation.

Do you know the Luxembourgish culture?

Insights Expat Corner 27.06.2019
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If you are an expat coming from Europe or the neighbouring countries, living in Luxembourg is not very complicated. Most of the Luxembourg culture and social etiquette will be intuitive for you, but there are still some things to remember if you want to avoid embarrassing moments with Luxembourgers.

Find your way around

News 12.07.2018

You’ve never seen traffic until you’ve sat in a stationary car on the A13 at 5 p.m. on a Friday before a public holiday weekend.

Seek out advice

News 12.07.2018

US national Nora Beresford wishes she had had a guide to Luxembourg paperwork when she relocated five years ago. The expat, who previously worked in a family law firm, found her own way around through “trial and error and a little bit of tears along the way.”

Growing demand

News 12.07.2018

The choice of brands and produce found in Luxembourg shops has come a long way since Loren Motiani was a child growing up in Luxembourg.

The trials of public transport

News 12.07.2018

Tsareena Wimbush never learned to drive when she was living in the UK. She has been regretting it since she moved to Arlon in Belgium for her job in Luxembourg.

Does your credit card have travel insurance ?

Insights Expat Corner 19.06.2018
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When it comes to travel, it is understandable that you are more focused on choosing the best destination and booking the best hotels, but insurance is a key part of making sure that your dream trip does not turn into a nightmare. While it offers peace of mind, travel insurance can also be expensive to purchase. Credit cards with complementary travel insurance give you the opportunity to enjoy your vacation trip and get the coverage you need without the costs of buying insurance outright.

Is life really so expensive in Luxembourg ?

Insights Expat Corner 08.05.2018
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The cost of living may be high in Luxembourg but is it fairly high compared to many of its European neighbours, as some are claiming? As usual, the answer must be qualified. If you only take into account housing, food or clothing, Luxembourg is not exactly the cheapest one but on a daily basis, the country is far from being one of the most expensive in Europe.

How to poke the expat bubble?

Insights Expat Corner 04.01.2018
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As an expat, and especially if you are a non-EU citizen, the adaptation and integration in Luxembourg can be complicated. The language and culture barriers and paperwork are sometimes tricky obstacles to overcome.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Insights Expat Corner 07.12.2017
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In the run-up to Christmas, there’s a lot of preparations to make: decorating your home, baking cookies and – some would argue, most importantly – buying presents. To make sure your Christmas will indeed be merry, here are some tips to get through the holidays without ruining yourself.

What you need to know about driving licences in Luxembourg

Insights Expat Corner 12.09.2017
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You’ve decided to relocate in Luxembourg and you will probably want to drive. But can you drive with your original driving licence? If not, how to apply for a local driving licence? And what about the licence penalty points system? Find out the answers below…


Emergency medical services


For emergency medical services anywhere in the grand duchy:

Phone: 112


For police services:

Phone: 113

Doctors & health services

Centre Médical Luxembourg

Centre Médical is an international medical centre in Limpertsberg, catering to the medical needs of the international community
in Luxembourg City.

Where: 30 rue Frantz Seimetz
L-2531 Luxembourg

Phone: 27 85 28 1

Website: www.cmilux.lu


This website makes booking 
a doctor’s appointment simple, with a search function that lets you find a doctor near you according to their specialty and the languages they speak. Testimonies from previous patients, opening hours and appointment availabilities can all be found by clicking on individual doctors. 

Website: en.doctena.lu

Maison Médicale Esch-sur-Alzette

Where: 70 rue Emile Mayrisch 
L-4240 Esch-sur-Alzette

Phone: 112

Website: www.sante.public.lu


Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital

Where: 2 rue Pierre Federspiel 
L-1512 Luxembourg

Phone: 44 11 11

Website: maternite.chl.lu

Hôpital Kirchberg

Where: 9 rue Edward Steichen, 
L-2540 Luxembourg

Phone: 24 68 41 41

Website: www.hkb.lu

Health support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

The group is a nonprofessional, self-supporting international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Their website provides the list of meetings throughout Europe. In Luxembourg, several English-speaking meetings 
are offered.

Where: 100 rue de Hollerich
L-1740 Luxembourg

Phone: 62 16 36 576

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.eu

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous & Overeaters Anonymous

The group uses the Twelve-Step programme adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual components of the disorders of anorexia and bulimia. 
The program is also open to overeaters.

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.aba12steps.org

Spiritual groups

Anglican Church Luxembourg

English-speaking international church offering Sunday holy communion (spoken) at 9:30am, (sung) 11am and choral song at 6:30pm.

Konvikt Centre Chapel, 5 avenue Marie-Thérèse, L2132 Luxembourg-Centre


All Nations Church

English-speaking international church meeting on Sundays at 10am and 11:30am at 83 Avenue Pasteur, L-2311 Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.



Cabinet Vétérinaire de Bereldange

Where: 29 am Becheler
L-7213 Bereldange

Phone: 33 40 33 1

Website: www.vet.lu

Cabinet Vétérinaire du Cèdre

Where: 241 route de Longwy
L-1941 Luxembourg

Phone: 44 92 99

Website: www.veterinaires.lu

Kennels, catteries & dog walking services

Animal Resort Arche Noah

Where: 9 rue de Moulin
L-7595 Mersch

Phone: 621 192 345

Website: www.arche-noah.lu

Cat Hotel

Where: 116 rue Principale
L-5753 Schuttrange

Phone: 22 95 53

Website: www.cathotel.lu

Pet adoption centres

Abandoned Animal SOS

Where: 58 rue de l’Avenir 
L-1147 Luxembourg

Phone: 26 78 00 88

Website: www.sos-animaux.lu


Where: 80 rue Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart 
L-2166 Luxembourg

Phone: 48 13 13 1

Website: www.deierenasyl.lu

Pet grooming

Moien Mupp

Where: 30 rue Raymond Poincaré 
L-2342 Luxembourg Merl

Phone: 26 97 62 35

Website: www.moienmupp.lu

Malls/shopping centres

Auchan Differdange

Where: 37 rue Emile Mark
 L-4620 Differdange

Phone: 43 77 43 1

Website: www.auchan.lu

Auchan Shopping Center Kirchberg

Auchan Kirchberg is a large shopping mall with numerous restaurants, shops and a large supermarket. The wide selection of products tends 
to draw in large crowds, 
so it’s best to go earlier 
in the morning. 

Where: 5 rue Alphonse Weicker 
L-2721 Luxembourg

Phone: 43 77 43 1

Website: galerieauchankirchberg.lu

Grocery stores and supermarkets


With 15 stores across Luxembourg, Aldi is one of the largest grocery chains in the country and tends to have lower pricing than other grocery stores.

Website: www.aldi.lu


Cactus is a local Luxembourg-run grocery chain and has more store locations than any other grocery chain in the country.

Website: www.cactus.lu

Supermarkets with expat goods

Asia Market

The Asia Market has large selection of Asian specialties, spices, and ingredients not usually found in local grocery stores. Foods from India, China, Japan, South Korea and other countries are available at this store. 

Where: 5 rue du Fort Elisabeth
 L-1463 Luxembourg

Phone: 26 19 65 62

Website: www.asiamarket.lu

Au Gourmet Grec

Au Gourmet Grec is a small store in Bonnevoie that sells numerous Greek delicacies, products and drinks. It was the first Greek store ever to open in Luxembourg and continues to attract fans of Greek cuisine.

Where: 87 rue de Bonnevoie 
L-1260 Luxembourg

Phone: 26 48 11 77

Website: www.augourmetgrec.com

Organic shops


Located in Merl, Naturata is an organic food chain that specialises in everything from organic fruits and vegetables to natural cosmetic products.

Where: Rollingergrund, Merl and Munsbach

Phone: 27 35 12 33

Website: www.naturata.lu

Happ (Healthy and Pure Products)

Happ aims to provide its customers with fresh, healthy food all day long. Customers can choose from different packages, some offering every meal of the day and others offering just lunch, juice and snacks. Happ does not currently deliver, but prepares your food for pickup at their location in Limpertsberg. 

Where: 2 rue Henri VII
 L-1725 Luxembourg

Phone: 26 20 16 49

Website: www.happ.lu/packages

Bargains in the Greater Region: Belgium

Bargains in the Greater Region: France

Decathlon sports store

Where: Zac Meilbourg, route d’Illange 
F-57970 Yutz, France

Website: www.decathlon.fr

Bargains in the Greater Region: Germany

Aldi Supermarkets

Where: Multiple locations 
in the Trier area

Website: www.aldi-sued.de

DM-Drogerie Markts

Where: Multiple locations 
in and around Merzig, Saarbrücken and Trier

Website: www.dm.de

Grocery delivery and pickup services

Auchan Drive

Auchan Drive is a grocery pickup service that aims to make shopping more convenient. On their website, customers can order their weekly shop, create recurring shopping lists, look at their past grocery purchases and keep track of their favourite items. Then drive through their pickup centres in Bertrange, Cloche d’Or, Foetz or Munsbach.

Phone: 26 75 00 80 00

Website: www.auchandrive.lu

Avocado Box

Avocado.lu is a company that supplies its customers with healthy meal plans for the week. A variety or fresh organic products, along with numerous recipes, are delivered weekly, enabling customers to save time and develop healthier eating habits. 

Phone: 45 29 65 1

Website: www.avocado.lu

Furniture/home stores

Abitare Living

Abitare Living is a furniture and home goods store, and is a great place for finding some unique pieces for your house. 

Where: 1 rue Nennig
 L-2214 Luxembourg

Phone: 42 27 25 1

Website: www.abitare-living.lu


Carrerouge is a furniture store that specialises in lighting, with a vast selection of lamps, outdoor lights, bathroom lights and a selection of design furniture. 

Where: 119 rue de Hollerich 
L-1741 Luxembourg

Phone: 48 62 78 1

Website: www.carrerouge.lu

Media & information


This is Luxembourg’s public service broadcaster. 100,7 radio features news, cultural events and music programmes, mostly in Luxembourgish, but with an English-language slot from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays.

Where: 100.7 FM

Phone: 44 00 44 1

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.100komma7.lu

Ara City Radio

Ara City Radio is an independent English-speaking radio station based in Luxembourg. From news to music to interviews, this radio station always has something unique to offer to its listeners. Weekdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 102.9 FM and 105.2 FM

Phone: 26 20 30 40

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.aracityradio.com

Groups to join

American Luxembourg Society

The group’s main aim is to cultivate relations between Luxembourg and American people and to tighten the friendship between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and 
the United States of America. Membership is open to anyone or any organisation, without any condition as to nationality or residence, upon request addressed to the committee.

Where: BP 293 
L-2012 Luxembourg

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.als.lu

American Women’s Club of Luxembourg

The AWCL is a non-profit, volunteer-run group serving women in Luxembourg and the surrounding region. All sorts of activities are offered and organised. The AWCL has its own clubhouse where members meet, socialise and offer language classes. The club also works to help the less fortunate in Luxembourg and around the world, so many philanthropic activities and events are part of their annual programme.

Where: 51 rue Marie-Adélaïde 
L-2128 Luxembourg

Phone: 44 84 77

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.awcluxembourg.com


Air Travel

Luxembourg Airport (which used to be called “Findel”) is the only international airport in Luxembourg. Luxair is the grand duchy’s national airline. The company currently serves more than 60 destinations, mainly in Europe and North Africa. Other airlines serving from Luxembourg are Aegean, Alitalia, British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Hahn Air, KLM, Lot Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Swiss, Tap Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Volotea and Vueling.


23 bike paths crisscross the grand duchy, with 600km of lanes specially designed for cyclists and 900km more planned for the future. The routes are numbered from PC1 to PC23. Special signage (green on a white background) has been regularly placed along the way and at major intersections. The signs usually indicate the next step and how far away it is. Helmets are not required, but they are strongly recommended. Self-service bicycle hire systems are available in Luxembourg. 
In Luxembourg City, cyclists have access to Vel’oh! service 
(www.veloh.lu) which counts 75 stations. In Esch-sur-Alzette, Vël’OK offers the same services with 57 stations. Mamer Vélo (www.mamer.lu) has five bike share points. Free bike slots are available across Luxembourg. In 16 train stations, CFL provides 20 bike storage areas where the access is only restricted to pass holders.

Recycling centres

Luxembourg City

The recycling center for Luxembourg City (“Centre de Recyclage de la Ville de Luxembourg”) is located in the Belair district. 

Where: 48 rue du Stade,L-1140 Luxembourg

Phone: 25 28 65

Website: www.vdl.lu

Outside the capital

For a full list of recycling centres, check Sidor’s website (“Liste des centres de recyclage”):

Website: www.sidor.lu