Luxembourg — Shopping and Leisure
Due to the small size of Luxembourg and the low-key attitude of its capital, the country is not well-known for its shopping options. However, there are some interesting places and quirky boutiques located in and around the Old Town, with locally crafted porcelain products a common sight and popular souvenirs for visitors.
The country has some of Europe’s finest patisseries and chocolatiers, rivaling those found in neighboring Belgium, France, and Germany. The majority of the country’s top cake shops are located in the capital, including JP Kuntgen (61, Rue Grande, Luxembourg City) and Namur (27, Rue des Capucins, Luxembourg City).
Crystals are another popular Luxembourg delicacy, and it is possible to visit the Villeroy & Boch crystal factories in Septfontaines. The southwestern area, Kehlen, is known for its earthen pottery, especially the village of Nospelt, which holds a fortnightly pottery fair.
The capital’s main shopping district is located around the train station, particularly along the Grand Rue and nearby smaller streets. Shops and boutiques in this area cater to fashionistas searching for the latest European designers, while a number of galleries sell paintings and sculptures.
There’s a collection of modern shopping malls on the outskirts of Luxembourg City, including City Concorde Shopping center and the Belle Etoile Shopping center in Bertrange. The majority of outlets keep regular hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and are usually closed on Sunday.