Luxembourg is a tiny country in Europe headed by a grand duke. It‚Äôs the last remaining grand duchy in the world. How cool is that!
Luxembourg‚Äôs neighbors are France, Belgium and Germany. Its population is about the same as Vermont‚Äôs and, like Vermont, Luxembourg is largely rural.
If Americans know nothing else about Luxembourg, chances are they know it‚Äôs where General Patton led his troops in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.¬† Luxembourgians still express their gratitude for the bravery of American soldiers. Those who died in the Battle of the Bulge are buried in the Luxembourg American Cemetery with Patton at their head.
In spite of its size, this little country is one of the richest in the world (so, size doesn‚Äôt matter). It‚Äôs a great place to visit on your next trip to Europe. It‚Äôs safe, has delicious food, friendly locals, and you get a chance to practice your French, German, or the national language, Luxembourgish. Good luck with that!