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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City September 5th 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting Luxembourg because I was going to be hosted for 4 nights by Stefano a guy who I met through Couchsurfing and we already got to meet one time he was visiting London so I knew he was genuine and we got on really well. I was excited by the fact that I'd be visiting a country I had not visited before; country number 28! the rules are simple a friend recently told me, you have to at least visit the same number of countries as your age or more. That means I am 3 countries behind, so I better get planning my next couple of trips! As soon as I arrived in Luxembourg City, Stefano made me feel very welcome. He wanted to ensure my car was parked safely ... read more
Golden Lady
Selfie with Schengen
Hole in the Bock

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 22nd 2015

Hi Everyone, This past weekend was Luxembourg. It's a fortress city built on cliffs, so there are some spectacular views (especially with how much green space there is). Unfortunately, there's not at all that much to do. The main attractions are the views and the shopping. If you're not into shopping, you'll be done with the place pretty quickly. My recommendation would be to spend a day there and move on the following morning. Cheers, Joel... read more
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Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 4th 2015

My thought about the countries so far: Scotland - Cold, windy, beautiful! Drive on the wrong side. People are friendly. Galic is weird! Really like Irn Bru soda! Neil, our guide rocks! Germany - Warmer, but windy on the Rhine. Enchanting towns. Everyone rides bicycles. Inexpensive for a tourist area. Dogs are everywhere... even restaurants, stores, and train stations! Luxembourg - It may be the country with the highest income per capita in the world, but they don't keep their streets and public places very clean! Spend some money on public maintenance! Clothing... women's at least, is expensive! Lower Luxembourg City (Base?) is quite pretty. Today we had our first breakfast experience in the hostel. Standard fare, except for the coffee/cappuccino machine. After breakfast, we bought the Luxembourg Card so we could use all the b ... read more
The train trestle above our hostel
Entering Thungen Fort grounds
Thungen Fort

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 3rd 2015

Random thoughts about countries so far: Scotland - Cold, windy, beautifuly! Drive on the wrong side. People are friendly. Galic is weird! Really like Irn Bru soda! Neil, our guide rocks! Germany - Warmer, but windy on the Rhine. Enchanting towns. Everyone rides bicycles. Inexpensive for a tourist area. Dogs are everywhere... even restaurants, stores, and train stations! Luxembourg - To be determined Auf Wiedersehen Germany, bonjour Luxembourg! After another good breakfast in the hotel, we said goodbye to hostess and headed to the Sankt Goar train station. We had wanted to buy train tickets to Luxembourg online since they were 38 Euros on special or 78 normal, but the hotel didn't have a printer, so we had to take our chances. By the way, I don't think I mentioned the cost of the hotel, Hotel ... read more
Just part of the climb up from the hostel
View of hostel area from path up
Grand Ducal Palace

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City May 15th 2015

After a very peaceful night we hit the road. Keeping one eye on Suzys dashboard we kept checking the fuel consumption which remained constant and the engine ticked over nicely despite the little light which kept telling us something was wrong. The motorways were quiet . It was Sunday and all the lorries were parked up on the service areas and had left the roads to us motorists. We had our bill for using the french motorways £90 for a three days travel from Calais to the Frejus tunnel. We had avoided the tolls back by using the German roads but in all honesty Glenn hated them. They were endless lines of road works. The verdict -driving through France and paying the tolls was better than driving these endless boring roads. No tolls but boring and ... read more
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Luxembourg defences
Inside the casemates

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City December 21st 2014

I woke fairly early, packed my bags and headed to the train station. I say "early" but it was really like 8 am. It was super dark, cold and lonely walking the streets to the metro station. Very strange feeling. But I made it and waited for my train platform to be announced. I have to say - I was quite sad to leave Paris. There was still so much more that I wanted to do (Eiffel Tower, Catacombs, Louvre, etc) and I truly loved the people. I had a fantastic time and this is one time I actually mean to come back and in the not so distant future. I LOVED every minute of it! I had booked a first class ticket because, you know… It was a nice, pleasant ride. I napped a little ... read more
Luxembourg Christmas Market
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Esch - hot wine

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 29th 2014

Hello my fellow travellers! Me and Andreas started very early today to catch a train to Brussels where we'd switch to a train bound for Luxembourg. We were in luck as the ticket we bought yesterday was valid for the return trip as well. It was easy to find the international desk at the station in Brussels and the staff was more than helpful to get us our tickets and direct us to the right track. The ticket was 40 EUR and we had about 20 minutes of waiting so we went to a small café and picked up some baguettes for breakfast. The train ride was a nice and smooth experience even though we had some delay due to works on the tracks. The train between Belgium and Luxembourg has a high standard with fold-able ... read more
Cathedral to the Blessed Virgin
Fort Thüngen
Three Towers

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City June 13th 2014

Power tour of France... After a wash-up and change of clothes, we loaded up Tom and Nadine's station wagon and all headed South out of Luxembourg and into France. The drive was mostly on uninterrupted motorways with speeds anywhere up to and above 160 kph... and after checking out the imposing Medieval Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle on the way, where we spent a good couple of hours as the temperatures rose to the high 30's. Luckily it was nice and cool while in the castle and with the air-conditioning working hard for the drive to our first night's destination at Mulhouse where we had our fabulous Peonia B and B that Nadine had found. We stayed in for a magnificent dinner, prepared in house, by fabulous hosts, along with a selection of great wines, as you do when ... read more
The defensive view
The BIG Gun
The Lady in the Window

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City May 11th 2014

Luxemburg, 10. - 12. Mai 2014 Bei Sonnenschein und 20°C verliessen wir am Morgen Kehl am Rhein, in Richtung Luxemburg. Bis zum Mittagshalt meinte es Petrus gut mit uns, doch dann gab er dem Regenmacher das Zeichen „Regenschleusen auf“. Von da an lösten sich kurze Schauer mit Sonnenschein ab. Der Campingplatz „Bon Accueil“ in Alzingen liegt vor den Toren von Luxemburg. Dank unserer ACSI-Ermässigungskarte zahlen wir nur 14.- € pro Nacht. Der Empfang war, wie der Name des Platzes sagt, sehr freundlich und nett. Am Abend begann es dann heftig zu regnen und Stürmen. Zum Glück sassen wir im trockenen und warmen Wohnmobil. Am Morgen machten wir uns auf den Weg in die Stadt. Mit der Buslinie 192, welche vor dem Campingplatz hält, fuhren wir ins Zentrum. Am Royal Quai 1 stiegen wir aus und erkundeten ... read more
Zugbrücke im Alzinger Park
Zugbrücke im Alzinger Park
Die "Drei Türme" in Luxemburg

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City April 21st 2014

Welcome to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its Capital Luxembourg City ! Despite of its relatively small size - 2.586 square kilometers for 500 000 inhabitants - the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is an authentic state with a rich and eventful history. Located in the heart of Europe, between France, Belgium and Germany, it has contributed to the great European évolutions. The eventful past of the Grand Duchy is a real condensed of the history of Europe. In the Middle Ages, its Princes wore the crown of the Holy Roman German Empire. During the more recent history, its fortess was a major goal in the dispute between the major powers of the time. Before finally gaining independance in the 19th century, the Luxembourg belonged to a succession of Counts, then the Dukes of Luxembourg, then ... read more
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