If you’re given a choice between air pollution and a gorgeous capital set across deep gorges, always choose the latter. Luxembourg City boasts such a setting, sat on the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, and it is no great shock that around 70% of the city’s population is made up of outsiders. Who wouldn’t want to live here? Widely regarded as the safest city in the world, Luxembourg City might also be Europe’s most alluring capital.
All this comes at a price, of course, and Luxembourg City’s isn’t the most affordable city in the European Union to visit, but sometimes you’ve got to pay the price for a memorable getaway. With a vibrant nightlife, fantastic museums, an ever-developing culinary scene and the sort of centre that inspires fantastical stories, all under the grand eye of Luxembourg Castle (colloquially known as The Bock) LC is worth every single cent.