Take a comfortable SWISS flight to the center of Europe, Luxembourg and discover the prosperous small country between Belgium, France and Germany. Luxembourg is a modern and highly influential city, home to many European institutions, banks and businesses.
At its heart there is a medieval fortress on a craggy hilltop known as the Bock. The massive fortifications are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can tour the case mates – a complex of passages and winding stairs below the fortress. Luxembourg has some little-known traditional festivals, which are fun to join in. On the first Sunday of the Christian fasting season of Lent a bonfire is lit in the Pétrusse Valley, and on Easter Monday, small ceramic birds whistle joyfully when you blow through them are sold in the old town.