image: canal waysThe pocket-size nation of  Luxembourg’s capital Luxembourg City is regarded as one of Europe’s quietest. Scenic, pretty, and located high above a valley, the city boasts nearly a fifth of the country’s population. In fact Luxembourg is so small that on leaving the city’s outskirts you find yourself close to either France, Belgium, or Germany. Here, the lush forests of the Ardennes make for a pleasant retreat where you can view hill-top castles and rivers aplenty. As a crossroads of Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was destroyed and rebuilt some twenty times over four centuries until it finally achieved independence in 1830 and since then it’s flourished, albeit quietly!

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