15 minutes plane rides, fairy tales and shadows or…Luxembourg Sightseeing

As promised I show some pictures of my half day sightseeing tour with Lydia in Luxembourg. Luxembourg is the 7 smallest country in the European Union – but oh it is a beauty. From Hamburg I flew in a small airplane, landed in Saarbrücken (still in Germany) after 1 hour and 10 minutes, when about two-thirds of the passengers left and we flew for 15 minutes (no kidding) with five people to Luxembourg. LuxembourgTour01_NatKalbach

Official languages are French, German and Luxembourgish – making it interesting to read street and shop signs, as there seems to be no consistency as to how languages are displayed. Sometimes you have all three, sometimes you have a street sign warning you in french that there is a curve ahead, just to be followed by a german sign telling you to slow down.

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The first sightseeing stop on monday was Echternach where we went to the Abbey of Echternach which was founded around 700.

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This sculpture fascinated me- especially with the shadow !

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I fell in Love with the windows- I love the pattern – I am sure you will see it somewhere again 😉

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Echternach is located at the River Sauer, you walk over a bridge and you are in Germany- so I went for two seconds 😉 (note the entry sign with the unofficial abbreviation of Germany…very outdated)

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From here we went to Luxembourg City. This is a fortification also called Three Acorns in front of the Museum of Modern Art. Actually this is almost all that is left of the fortification. It was super pretty- and each of the towers had an acorn on top.

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This is the Gëlle Fra – luxembourgish for the golden lady which is a war memorial.

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Very fairy tale like are some of the views- I was amazed at all the old buildings, some built into the rocks- and it was wonderful having Lydia as a tour guide as she knew so much about the city and history.

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Loved this old tower called hollow tooth

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And there is a last view of the old part of Luxembourg before I head out to my weird bus-stop-like flight back to Hamburg 😉

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And the moral of the story…Luxembourg is definitely worth a trip. I am so happy Lydia talked me into staying a day longer after the workshops to do some sightseeing!

Hope you enjoyed the little journey with me .

huge hugs

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