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The national railway company of Luxembourg is known as the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL). Luxembourg has a small network made of 275 km of railway tracks. Train tickets for trains operating in Luxembourg can be booked in advance. International trains connect Luxembourg with neighbouring countries such as France and Belgium. Book train tickets to visit the city of Luxembourg.
Stroll past Luxembourg City’s gleaming skyscrapers, deep gorge and World Heritage fortifications. Travel to northeastern Luxembourg by train to Vianden’s silver-turreted hilltop castle, Echternach’s Benedictine abbey and Clervaux’s medieval castle. In southeastern Luxembourg, unwind in the thermal waters of Mondorf-les-Bains.
In the north, Müllerthal’s bizarre sandstone rock formations and the wild crags of the Ardennes forest are mesmerising. Cycle past medieval ruins and prehistoric caves in the Valley of Seven Castles, pick strawberries in Steinsel and visit wineries along the Moselle river. Travel south by Luxembourg’s CFL train to Land of Red Rocks, so-called for its iron-rich red earth.
Snap up cut-price crystalware from Villeroy & Boch’s factory outlet, go potty for Nospelt’s chunky blue-and-white earthenware or stock up on fruity Moselle wine.
Eat & Drink
Foodies love f’rell am rèisleck (trout in white wine sauce), gromperekniddelen (potato dumplings) and fierkelsjhelli (suckling pig), washed down with fragrant Riesling or full-bodied Pinot Gris wines. Try Vianden’s walnut cake, Ardennes ham and drepp, schnapps flavoured with honey, pine or herbs.
Approach Luxemburg City by train on the scenic railway journey from the north on Ligne 10, past historic towns like Mersch and Clervaux.
Travel Bonuses in Luxembourg
- A Eurail Pass valid in Luxembourg is valid with the national railway company CFL (www.cfl.lu). Trains only.
- International IC Bus connections Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee). Pass holders with a Pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.