Once upon a time, there was a country called Luxembourg. It had castles and forests, valleys and rivers, dramatic views and picturesque villages—everything except dragons and fairies. Nestled into the heart of Western Europe, tiny Luxembourg feels like a real-life fairy tale. Latin and Germanic cultures combine to create a unique flavor full of strong-willed pride. Get your own taste with some judd mat gaardebounen, the pork-and-potato national dish, and wash it down some top-rate beer or fruity sparkling wine. Then hit the rural idylls, vibrant villages, chateaus and forests packed into the EU’s second smallest country, and live out your own fantasy. Sip espresso in the riverside cafes of Vianden, beneath the shadow of a restored castle. Delve into the deep, dark Mullerthal forests, and sample your way through the vineyards of the Moselle Valley. Head to dramatic Luxembourg City for a glimpse into the cobbled past and affluent present of this pint-sized powerhouse. Toss in one of the highest standards of living in the world, and it’s easy to see how the people of Luxembourg are so fiercely proud. It’s all enough to make us start believing in fairy tales again—or at least in the good living of Luxembourg.