Capital Class

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.

Fortress Fiesta

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.

Bubbling Over

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.