Western Europe will always be special to me as I was an exchange student in this region many years ago. Based on the United Nations Geoscheme, we define the region to include the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, and Switzerland (according to the UN Geoscheme).
The region is well-known for several famous landmarks, statues, massive cathedrals, and other buildings. While combined they are the western European countries, independently they are all distinctive. Even the languages are different.
We have been to eight of the nine countries of Western Europe. We have written about six of them (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands).