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Tourists can now travel for free in Luxembourg by train, bus and tram

Luxembourg has made history as the first nation to provide free public transport countywide.

A boon for backpackers, solo-travellers and free independent travellers, the new policy means visitors no longer require tickets for travel by train, bus or tram across the whole of the country.

One of the world’s wealthiest nations and largest consumers of wine in the world, according to Lonely Planet, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is known for its high standards of living, beautiful landscapes and convenient location between Belgium, France and Germany.

The nation is also home to fewer than 615,000 people across a landmass of 2,586 square kilometres (less than a quarter of the size of Melbourne).

Although free public transport stops at the border, cross-border commuters will also benefit from lower fares, while first-class travel continues to be chargeable.

The new, convenient, free public transport system is also an invitation to discover the entire country without using a car, with paths from one station to another prevalent across the nation.

This makes Luxembourg perfect for cycling and trekking.

Are your clients keen to get a dose of culture? Luxembourg’s sustainable travel companion, the ‘Luxembourg Card’, offers the purchase of one- to three-day packages for free admission to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions nationwide.

As it stands, a one-day/one-person card will set travellers back €13 (around $22); a two-day/one-person card €20 (nearly $35), and a three-day/one-person card for €28 ($48).

Family packages are also offered, with details available here.

Featured image: Luxembourg city skyline (iStock.com/RudyBalasko)

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