The Schueberfouer, one of Europe's largest fairs, takes place from late August to early September.
Most shops in the city of Luxembourg are closed on Monday mornings but often stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
There are numerous stores in the Gare district of the city of Luxembourg, especially on avenue de la Liberté. Enjoy an evening in the Grund district. There are lovely areas, good bars and restaurants, and a different ambience to the city center, which is known as the Ville area.
Earthenware bird whistles (péckvillerchers) are a popular present given on Easter Monday, when their sound fills the air.
The city of Luxembourg has many designer shops, such as Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Louis Vuitton and Claudia Sträter, along Grande-Rue and rue Philippe II. There also are tempting treats in Leonidas, the renowned Belgian chocolatiers. Try rue de la Boucherie for antique and specialty shops.
Typical Luxembourg souvenirs include cast iron from the Mersch foundry, in the heart of the Grand Duchy. Designs incorporate castles and coats of arms. Authentic Luxembourg porcelain and earthenware are produced by Villeroy & Boch (330 rue du Rollingergrund, L-2441 Luxembourg Phone:46 82 1-1; factory shop Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5:45, Sat. 9-5).
If you travel in the Moselle wine-producing region, enjoy some of Luxembourg's dry white and sparkling vintages, such as the subtle Rivaner; Pinot Blanc to go with fish dishes; or the satisfyingly strong Pinot Gris to complement a meal of judd mat gaardebounen (roast, smoked pork).
Children will especially love the Exotic Butterfly Garden (route de Trèves, Grevenmacher Phone:75 85 39 Hours: Daily 9:30-5, Apr. 1 to mid-Oct.). They also will enjoy Parc Merveilleux (route de Mondorf, Bettembourg Phone:52 00 77 Hours: Daily 9:30-6, early Apr to mid-Oct.), at the southern tip of Luxembourg, where there are attractions from fairy-tale tableaux and exotic birds and reptiles to children's animal enclosures and games of all types.