We travelled to Luxembourg by CFL train from Koblenz through the wine region of Germany and Luxembourg. It is particularly beautiful in spring and summer and this region also produces the famous Mosel wines and Riesling. CFL provides a very useful ticket valid for the Rhineland palatine region and Luxembourg for the whole day. The journey is along river Moselle through the towns of Tier, Tries-Karden, Igel , Sandweiler where you get glimpse of rural habitations in Germany and Luxembourg and notable Mosel vineyards. We reached Luxembourg at noon and checked in at Novotel Luxembourg centre. It has good location, close to the train station and shopping street. Staffs are kind and helpful & offered us a good breakfast . As I was travelling with my 10 months old, we booked a triple room, so only 😔 about the hotel is I am not happy with the space they have for three beds.
We kept luggages there and went to see the city. Excellent point for travellers is public transport is free in Luxembourg😁. We visited Cathedral Notre Dame and Statue of Remembrance and wondered around the city in trams. Evening was too cold and I headed back to hotel as Ellie was feeling cold. We took some rest and made plan for next day. I bought some good white Luxembourgish wine in the morning. Then we went to the most scenic view point of the city near the old town. Here we saw Bock Casemates, a vast complex of underground tunnels & galleries, begun in 1644 & used as WWII bomb shelters, Chemin de la Corniche :“the most beautiful balcony of Europe” (according to the Luxembourg writer Batty Weber), it runs along the Alzette valley on the ramparts – built by the Spaniards and the French in the 17th century – from the Bock Promontory up to the lower part of the Holy Ghost Citadel, the so-called “Rondellen”, Palais Grand-Ducal: official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and where he performs most of his duties as head of state of the Grand Duchy, Neumünster Abbey : a public meeting place and cultural centre,Musée national d’histoire et d’art: dedicated to displaying artworks and artefacts from all epochs of Luxembourg history. Next day we took a trip back home with happy memories of this short visit to Luxembourg..
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