Luxembourg

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Language: Luxembourgish, French, German
Capital: Luxembourg
Population: 626,108
Currency: Euro (€)
Hitchability: <rating country='lu' />
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Luxembourg is a small country in Western Europe, bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. It is a member state of the European Union as well as the Schengen Agreement.

Most people speak not only the local language, Luxembourgish, but also French, German and English fluently.

Great for long distances

Luxembourg is a great country to catch a long distance ride, due to its central location in Europe. Many drivers stop here to take advantage of the low duties on fuel, alcohol, and chocolate. Most motorways leaving Luxembourg have a large service area which are the best places to get ongoing lifts. However, much of the traffic are drivers coming from just a few kilometres over the border in order to get cheaper fuel. Therefore, for a long distance ride, it may be wise to have a sign specifying your direction and destination or simply to preselect the drivers according to the registration of their car in order to have a less frustrating experience.

Especially Aire de Capellen Sud is great. guaka (talk) has found direct rides to Avignon, Valencia and even Morocco, with waiting times of less than 1 hour.

Local hitchhiking in the countryside of Luxembourg is somewhat less straightforward as hitchhiking is not so common by local inhabitants.

Public transportation (busses, trains and the Luxembourg City tram is entirely free in Luxembourg, except for first class seats on trains. The free public transport and the low chances of locals stopping for you makes it best to simply take a bus towards one of the petrol stations on the motorway when going further away out of the country.

Personal experience

We (a couple - man and woman) traveled for more than a week in Luxembourg, almost all by thumb. No difference between TO the capital Luxembourg_(City) or OUT of it. We got a lift always in less than 15 minutes, even after sunset. Twice, even when we were three. Lovely green country with many beautiful landscapes and very nice people. --Mik013 August 2016

Living

Luxembourg is a very expensive country. Restaurants and accommodation are expensive. The cheapest youth hostel in Luxembourg City will be EUR 20 per night. Luxembourg has a huge financial sector - many banks, insurance companies etc. As an anti-capitalist you may feel a little cold there ;)

Yet, there are now quite a few entries on dumpster diving spots in Luxembourg. You can find them on trashwiki here: http://trashwiki.org/en/Luxembourg

Cities

Nomadwiki & Trashwiki

trash:Luxembourg nomad:Luxembourg