ABOUT Luxembourg, located in western Europe, southeast of Belgium and between France and Germany, is a worthwhile country to visit on a vacation. Packed into 2,586 square kilometers are many impressive medieval castles (notably the ones at Vianden and Clervaux), beautiful scenery, and historical artifacts dating back to the Roman occupation. The most popular destination is the spectacular fortress City of Luxembourg itself.

CLIMATE Luxembourg's climate is temperate and mild. Summers are generally cool, with a mean temperature of about 17° C (63° F ); winters are seldom severe, average temperature being about 0° C (32° F ). The high peaks of the Ardennes in the north shelter the country from rigorous north winds, and the prevailing northwesterly winds have a cooling effect. Rainfall is plentiful in the extreme southwest; precipitation throughout the country averages about 30 inches annually.

BEWARE Foreign visitors and residents can be targeted by scam artists. These can cause great financial loss. If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) offering a tax refund on provision of your bank details you should make absolutely sure that it is not part of a scam. You should travel with vehicle registration documents to prove you are the legal owner of the vehicle you are driving. Failure to do so could lead to the police confiscating and impounding your vehicle as well as imposing fines. The authorities in Luxembourg require all vehicles to have winter tyres when temperatures are zero or below.