Shopping in and around Luxembourg City is booming, be this in small shops or in large shopping centres. It is not only a great place to find high quality and luxury items but it is well served with all kinds of stores that you would expect in a cosmopolitan city. Many towns in Luxembourg combine sightseeing and shopping in their town centres, and a visit to Echternach, Diekirch or Esch-sur-Alzette is well worth it.
Luxembourg is the shopping hub of the Greater Region. Due to the low VAT rate of 15%, many items are cheaper in Luxembourg than in the neighbouring countries. What is more, non-EU residents can claim a VAT refund if they spend 74€ or more.
Every major town has its own shopping street. The longest is to be found in Esch-sur-Alzette.
Those who are looking for designer boutiques or gourmet shops are best served in Luxembourg City and should head to the Grand Rue and the surrounding pedestrian zone. Another major shopping area is located along the two main roads close to the station, the Avenue de la Gare and the Avenue de la Liberté. The latter was recently declared the second most attractive shopping street in the world. Additionally, on ever third Sunday between June and October shops will be open, and a flea-market will be held in the city centre.
Numerous shopping centres and hypermarkets can be found outside the city centre.
If you're looking for a taste of the old, an antiques fair is held on the Place d'Armes every second and every last Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alternatively, the Place Guillaume hosts a farmers’ market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings selling fresh local and regional produce and open from 7 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Most major towns host weekly or bi-weekly markets.
The most traditional gifts to bring from Luxembourg include chocolates ('Knippecher') and wine. Other specialties of the area comprise beautiful porcelain and crystals, locally brewed beer, Ardennes ham or smoked meat as well as Péckvillecher (traditional bird whistles, usually made of clay or glass) that come in every shape, colour or form.
Normal shop opening hours are Monday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Travellers’ checks, credit and debit cards are widely accepted. For more detailed information, please refer to this page.