You'll find plenty to discover in this tiny country besides its dignified little capital, Luxembourg city. Travel on country roads into surprisingly rustic, strangely varied landscapes from the plunging cliffs of the Petite Suisse (Little Switzerland) region, to pretty wine villages on the gentle, vine-covered slopes of the Moselle Valley.
Visit the Bock, a high ledge in Luxembourg's Old Town, to see where Luxembourg Castle stood. The site provides a stunning overview of the city and its hilly wooded countryside. This powerful fortress preserved the Duchy's separate identity, but was conquered by successive empires, giving Luxembourg its cultural diversity. From Luxembourg's Ardennes hills to its Moselle Valley, you'll hear locals chatting in three different languages French, German and local Ltzebuergesch (Luxembourgish).
Hilly Luxembourg city has most of the nation's attractions and entertainment. Explore its 17th-century Old Town, meander through the art galleries of medieval Grund set deep in the capitals river valley, and take in the Kirchberg quarter, home to several European Union institutions, the world-class Philharmonie concert hall and cutting-edge MUDAM (contemporary art museum). Cross Adolphe Bridge over the Ptrusse ravine to reach the bustling lower modern town. Not far away is Luxembourg's industrial second city, Esch-sur-Alzette. Enjoy daytrips to Luxembourg's smaller towns, such as the beer-making Diekirch.
Head north to the wild green Ardennes hills for walking trails and rustic villages. Clervaux, with its castle, is a good focal point for visits to the region's beautiful forests and meadows. Follow the Moselle Valley past neat vineyards, Germanic villages and romantic Beaufort Castle. North of Luxembourg, explore the Duchy's Petite Suisse (Little Switzerland), an enchanting region of leafy lanes, wooded hills and rocky cliffs.