One of Europe's more underrated capitals, Luxembourg City has a gloriously dramatic clifftop-and-valley setting and backs up its scenic impact with interesting museums, great dining and a lively bar scene.
The nation is studded with spectacular castles, often picturesquely set in idyllic wooded countryside. Looming Vianden contrasts brilliantly with ruined Bourscheid or Beaufort. Hollenfels' castle houses a hostel, while Bourglinster's hosts two fabulous restaurants.
Sipping fine fizzy wines amid the immaculately groomed hillside vineyards of the Moselle Valley is all the more enjoyable with the region's handy bicycle-hire scheme.