Location, Climate: Belgium's capital city is Brussels which is bordered by the Flemish and Wallonia regions and surrounded by the Netherlands, Germany, France and Luxemburg. This lovely city consists of 19 municipalities confined by the Seine River Valley and near the North Sea. The weather in Brussels is damp and cold because of its frequent rainfalls. The best time to visit Brussels is during summer time when it is sunny and warm, but expect sudden showers. Brief History: Brussels was officially founded by Duke Charles of Low Lotharingia in 979 but it has served as a fortress during the 10th century. After World War II, this city became a center for international government being home to North Atlantic Treaty Organization and several European Union institutions. Events, Landmarks, Activities: This city is famous worldwide for its great beer so make sure to join the annual Belgian Beer Festival held every September to get a taste of different kinds of Belgian beer. If you love music, then don't miss out on Brussels Summer Festival which is a 10-day celebration featuring live music, theatre shows and exhibits. The best place to start sightseeing is at the Grand Place which is a huge square that consists of several attractions such as the Bread House, Town Hall, Guildhalls and the Flower Carpet. Other must-see attractions include the Manneken Pis, Atomium, Jubilee Park and Mini-Europe. Transportation: The best way to explore Brussels is on foot since most of the attractions are close to each other. For farther destinations, it is best to take the metro.