We all know that we don’t pat the back of a colleague in Korea to thank them for a “job well done”. Or eat with your left hand in India, or sip vodka in Russia. In many countries, these actions are harmless. But in others, they can give a wrong impression or cause offense.

 

In fact, whatever culture you’re from, it’s likely that you routinely do something that could cause offense somewhere else in the world. So here is:

A primer on how to avoid mistakes in

Luxembourg culture photo

Photo by Wolfgang Staudt

Try to show respect for the local language and make some effort to say a word or two of it even if just the standard greeting “Moien”. Avoid calling “Luxembourgish” a dialect of German or think that the country itself is merely an extension of France or Germany. The locals, especially those in the small towns and villages, are very friendly; saying “Hello” in any what language will make you be greeted with a smile.

With this, you had the primer on key facts about Luxembourg, and key facts on culture and customs. Another important part of the culture is the local food and the local drinks. Make sure you read our posts on Luxembourg food and drinks:

Local food you should try in Luxembourg and No miss drinks in Luxembourg.

Other tips that you’d like to share on mistakes to avoid in Luxembourg? Please comment below.