Shopping: practical information

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Have you just arrived in Luxembourg? One of the first things to do when you arrive somewhere is to go shopping. Luxembourg has an abundance of stores and places to go shopping, once you've familiarized yourself with the places and customs.

To help you quickly get your bearings when shopping in Luxembourg, here are the 8 most important things you need to know: store opening times, our money-saving shopping tips and all the practical information you need to shop with peace of mind.

How do I pay for my purchases in Luxembourg?

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in Luxembourg, as in the rest of Europe.

All stores accept cash. If you don't have euros, you can withdraw euro bills from ATMs using your bank card. There are no limits on cash payments.

We advise against exchanging currency in Luxembourg. There are very few bureaux de change in Luxembourg. Banks reserve this service for their customers, by prior arrangement. However, you may find that some cash dispensers allow you to change currency. Please note that withdrawals may be limited in amount.

All stores accept credit and debit cards.

Payments can also be made via your bank's mobile application or via the Payconiq mobile payment solution.

Ask your bank for more information. 

Value added tax in Luxembourg

Prices displayed in stores and services in Luxembourg include value-added tax (VAT).

The standard rate of VAT in Luxembourg is 17%. However, certain items such as food, books and medicines can benefit from a reduced VAT rate.

Luxembourg store opening hours

Weekday opening hours

In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, stores and retail outlets are generally open from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to a maximum of 6pm/7pm. Some stores close as early as 6pm, while others are closed on Monday mornings.
However, more and more stores are extending their opening hours on Saturday evenings, especially in the city.

Supermarkets and stores in shopping malls have more flexible opening hours from 8am and/or until 8pm. Find out more in advance.

Stores closed on Sundays and public holidays

Store opening and closing times are regulated. With a few exceptions, stores are not allowed to open on Sundays or public holidays .

Commercial events such as sales periods, the pre-Christmas period, Freijoershopping or Mantelsonndeg are exceptions.

Don't forget to do your shopping the day before public holidays, including buying bread. Most bakeries and pastry shops are also closed!

Exceptional store openings on Sundays

Sunday opening of essential stores

Hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores open on Sunday mornings until 12 or 1pm.

Some shopping centers, in line with the hypermarkets and supermarkets they house, open exceptionally on Sundays. The Pall Center shopping center in Oberpallen, for example, is open on all Sundays and public holidays.

Only the following stores and professions are authorized to open and work on Sundays and public holidays up to a maximum of 6pm:

  • bakeries and pastry shops,
  • butchers and caterers,
  • consumer shows,
  • Kiosk-type newsagents, souvenir shops and tobacconists,
  • stores in railway stations or airports,
  • cafés, hotels, restaurants,
  • undertaker,
  • fairs and exhibitions,
  • cabs and ambulances.

Traditional Sunday store openings in Luxembourg

During the year, Luxembourg stores open exceptionally on Sundays to mark special events. On these days, stores benefit from dispensations to close later or to open on Sundays. This applies in particular to the following events:

Where to shop in Luxembourg

All in all, Luxembourg offers a wide variety of shopping options to meet all your daily and exceptional shopping needs.

Shopping centers in Luxembourg

Shopping centers are an easy way to find all the stores you need in one place. You'll find all kinds of stores selling clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc., as well as supermarkets and hypermarkets to stock up on food, household products, hygiene products, etc. 

Located on the outskirts of towns and cities, shopping malls have large, convenient parking lots. They also offer restaurants and snack bars for a quick snack during your day's shopping.

Supermarkets, hypermarkets and mini-markets

For day-to-day shopping, you'll find supermarkets and hypermarkets, as well as smaller retail outlets such as mini-markets all over the country.

The most popular supermarket chains in Luxembourg are Cactus, Auchan, Delhaize, Match (recently acquired by Leclerc), Aldi, Colruiyt and Naturata.

Supermarkets offer a wide range of food and household products. These include fresh produce, meat, fish, dairy and bakery products. Vegan and organic sections are becoming increasingly common, as are bulk sections.

You'll also find fresh produce at Grand Frais and cheaper items, excluding fresh produce, at Action.

Supérettes offer smaller shopping areas than supermarkets. They are convenient for quick provisioning. The most popular convenience store chains in Luxembourg are Shopi, Proxy Delhaize and Smatch.

Weekly markets in Luxembourg and elsewhere

Luxembourg City and a growing number of towns and villages offer weekly open-air markets.

You can buy fresh produce, fruit and vegetables, meat, cheeses, plants and other local specialities. Popular markets include the Saturday market in downtown Luxembourg, the Wednesday market in Esch-sur-Alzette and the Sunday market in Howald.

Find out more about weekly fresh produce markets in Luxembourg.

Convenience stores

If you need to buy something quickly, or outside store opening hours, you can visit local stores.

You can also find convenience products at service stations, which have longer opening hours.

You'll also find independent food shops in town centers and certain villages. Artisans such as butchers, greengrocers, bakers and confectioners offer higher prices than supermarkets, but the quality is often much better.

Clothing and accessories stores in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a wide range of stores selling fashion clothing and accessories. You'll find designer boutiques, high-end stores and luxury brands. The big fast-fashion chains and more affordable brands are also present, such as H&M, Zara, Uniqlo and C&A.

Luxury stores are found mainly on Rue Philippe II in Luxembourg, and more generally in the upper town district.

More popular stores are located in Luxembourg's Gare district or in shopping malls.

Buy video, audio and electronic products

For electronics and household appliances, you can visit stores such as Hifi International, MediaMarkt, Saturn or Fnac.

Supermarkets also sell household appliances and electronics.

Furniture and home furnishings

Do you want to furnish your home? You'll find Ikea-style furniture stores across the border in Belgium, Maisons du Monde in the Belle Etoile shopping center or in the Ikea zone, Sichel in Gasperich, BO Concept and Roche-Bobois in Bertrange or Stoll Maitre Matelassier for your bedding and bedroom furnishings.

Where to find local Luxembourg products

Want to find out about products made in Luxembourg and buy local? Don't miss the "Lokale Maart" promoted by the Let'z go Local association.

Internet ordering and delivery in Luxembourg

If you can't find what you're looking for in Luxembourg stores, you can always order online.

However, some foreign e-commerce sites do not deliver to Luxembourg. You can get round the lack of delivery in Luxembourg, and continue to order your products from your favorite e-commerce sites by using Packup Import, a service offered by and

Internet sales have grown considerably with Covid., a digital platform, offers online shopping for products sold in Luxembourg stores. An excellent way of promoting Luxembourg businesses when you can't get to them.

Eshopping. lu has also been developed to facilitate shopping in Esch-sur-Alzette, the country's 2nd largest city.

Good shopping deals in Luxembourg

Sales periods

The winter and summer sales are 2 major periods for retailers. The dates are set by ministerial decree.

The winter sales 2023/2024 From January 2 to January 27, 2024.

The summer sales 2024 June 24 to July 20 inclusive.

Grand braderie de Luxembourg

Luxembourg-City's big braderie is always held at the end of the "Schueberfouer" (early September).

The braderie is a Luxembourg tradition. On this day, Luxembourg City's stores hold promotional sales on the sidewalk. The braderie takes place in the streets of the city center and the railway station area, the two biggest shopping districts in Luxembourg City. All the stores open their doors and sell off their wares for the occasion.

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Shopping transport

To make the most of Luxembourg's stores without the inconvenience of traffic or parking, don't hesitate to take public transport. Public transport is free in Luxembourg!

All lines in the capital's bus network, as well as regional lines, are accessible throughout the day, on all their routes.

Luxembourg City also offers a free shopping shuttle bus service. With the City Shopping Bus, you can make your purchases more easily. The free shuttles leave every 10 minutes, between 1.30pm and 6.30pm, from the Glacis parking lot at Limpertsberg to Rue Beaumont in the city center!

And don't forget the P+R parking lots on the outskirts.

The communes have also developed a free transportation-on-demand system, ideal for getting around their territory. Find out more about on-demand bus systems.

Product recycling

Luxembourg has a comprehensive recycling program. You can often get part of your purchase refunded by returning certain types of container.

These include glass bottles and aluminum cans. Simply return them to the collection points located in stores.

Alternatively, you'll find recycling centers available to residents in their own communities.

City shopping Info Point Luxembourg

Shopping information center in Luxembourg

City Shopping Info Point Luxembourg-City

The City shopping Info point is an information area dedicated to shopping in Luxembourg City.

The Cityshopping Info Point staff will be happy to help you find your way around and provide information on the capital's retail offering .

It's easy to find your way around the city and find your favorite stores, thanks to the shopping map offered to every visitor to the Cityshopping Info Point.

Shopping favourites

The Cityshopping Info Point is a unique concept in the region. It offers a selection of the latest collections and favorites from the shops of Luxembourg City . All the products on display are on sale within a stone's throw of the showroom, in the various districts of the city.

Don't miss any more new stores in town, by regularly consulting the "New shops in Town" corner.

Where can I find shopping information?

Cityshopping Info Point - 2, place d'Armes -L-1136 Luxembourg-Centre

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, summer: 10am to 6pm; winter: 11am to 5pm. Sundays from 2pm to 6pm.
See also the City Shopping Info website, available in several languages.


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