Shopping

Long convivial pedestrian zones, great shops and boutiques, modern and welcoming shopping malls, gourmet markets! Indulge in the pleasures of shopping in perfect relaxation and security.

The main commercial centres are Luxembourg City, Esch-sur-Alzette, Ettelbruck, Diekirch and Echternach.

Many malls and shopping centres have established themselves around the cities and towns. For more information about commercial galleries, shopping malls and centres in Luxembourg please visit the Tourist Portal.

Gourmet markets give you the opportunity to discover the national wine production, schnapps, sparkling wines, smoked meats, honey, ... For more information on markets, please browse our 'Markets' page.

Visit the blog Good Idea to find information about trendy shops in Luxembourg. Its search engine is constantly fed by a database containing an overview of the vast commercial offer in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Money matters

Luxembourg is a member of the eurozone, a monetary union of those members of the European Union who have adopted the euro (€) as common currency. Thus, the currency valid in Luxembourg is the Euro, which entered into circulation for the first time in Luxembourg on 1 January, 2002.

One euro (EUR — €) is equivalent to 100 cents.

Coins and bills in circulation:

  • Coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents;
  • Coins of 1 and 2 euros;
  • Bills of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.

Bank opening hours

Generally, banks are open from Monday to Friday, between 9 and 12 a.m. and 2 and 4.30 p.m. Some banks are also open on Saturday mornings and during noon.

Numerous ATMs allow for a 24/7 cash retrieval.

Nearly all hotels, restaurants and shops in Luxembourg accept credit and debit cards.

A list of bank holidays is available on the website of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL).

Shop opening hours

Opening hours of shops are, in general, on Monday between 2 and 6 p.m. and from Tuesday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Some shops are open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and on the day before a bank holiday.

Shopping malls are usually open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and Saturdays until 6 p.m.

On the first Sunday of every month, shops in Luxembourg City are open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In some cities, such as Luxembourg City, shops are open on certain Sundays throughout the year, especially towards the end of the year, in order to allow customers to do their Christmas shopping.

Bank holidays, Sunday shopping, sales ...

The blog goodidea.lu and the website of the Luxembourg Trade Confederation (Confédération luxembourgeoise du commerce, CLC) inform about:
  • Sunday shopping;
  • exhibitions and funfairs;
  • weekly or monthy markets;
  • seasonal sales and clearances;
  • Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day.
  • Updated 28-04-2015