Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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  • Day6

    Esch-sur-Sûre

    September 17 in Luxembourg ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Das Praktische hier ist, dass ich fast direkt vom Wohnwagen aus angeln kann. Da es gestern nix gab, versuchte ich heute morgen nochmal mein Glück. War leider wieder nix. Dabei wurden kürzlich extra Forellen ausgesetzt. Eigentlich schade, dass der Fischbestand anscheinend so gering ist, dass nachgeholfen werden muss.

    Ansonsten habe ich heute mal das E-Bike ausgeführt. Mein Ziel: Esch-Sauer. Das ist ca. 5 km entfernt, wenn man den Radweg benutzt, der immer am Flüsschen langgeht. Zur Burg bzw. zum Schloss musste ich zu Fuß rauf. Nach einem Cappucchino ging es mit einem kleinen Schlenker zum Stausee wieder zurück.

    Zurück am Campingplatz erstand ich einen weiteren Köder (Spinner mit Puschel für drei Euro), den ich direkt im Flüsschen versenkte und beim Versuch, ihn zu befreien, gleich mal die Angelrute zerlegte. Super Aktion! Immerhin bin ich nicht mit nur einer Angel angereist, sodass ich mit der zweiten Angel und den alten Ködern weitermachen konnte. Wird wohl langsam Zeit, das Equipment zu erneuern... Zur Dämmerung an einer etwas besseren Stelle hatte ich dann tatsächlich die ersten Bisse. Die Fische sprangen zwar immer wieder vom Haken, aber das lässt doch hoffen!
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  • Day5

    Pommerloch, Wiltz, Angeln

    September 16 in Luxembourg ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Es war erstaunlich kühl heute Nacht. Schlappe 8 Grad. Nicht, dass ich gefroren hätte, aber die letzten beiden Nächte im Zelt waren dagegen deutlich wärmer.
    Heute bin ich erstmal nach Pommerloch zum Einkaufen. In dem großen Delhaize musste ich mich sehr zusammenreissen. Man soll ja nicht hungrig einkaufen gehen! Aber leckere Sachen haben sie da. Für heute Abend fanden marinierte Tintenfischringe und Wokgemüse ihren Weg in meinen Einkaufskorb.
    Nach dem Frühstück auf dem Campingplatz bin ich nochmal los. Diesmal nach Wiltz, wo ich einen Reifenhändler fand, der mir bis spätestens Donnerstag neue Vorderreifen besorgen wird.
    Beruhigt, dass dieses Problem also bald gelöst sein wird, und nach einer ausgedehnten Siesta habe ich dann mal die Angel ausgepackt und mein Glück versucht in dem Flüsschen, das an dem Campingplatz vorbeifließt. Ein paar Mal konnte ich sehen, wie der Köder verfolgt wurde. Aber angebissen hat keiner. Hatte ich mir aber schon fast gedacht.
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  • Day4

    Millewee

    September 15 in Luxembourg ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Gut erholt schaffe ich es heute morgen, mich an den Kochaktivitäten zu beteiligen. Es gibt Rührei mit Speck! Danach ist Abbau und Abschied angesagt. Nachdem ich Matti wieder eingesammelt hatte, führt mich der Weg heute weiter nach Westen. Die Fahrt nach Luxemburg ist sehr abwechslungsreich und, weil Sonntag ist, auch ohne nervige LKWs. Der Campingplatz, den ich mir ausgesucht habe, liegt direkt an dem Flüsschen Sauer. Hier hoffe ich, die Tage die einoderandere Forelle zu angeln. Mal schauen, ob's klappt. Matti steht direkt unten am Wasser. Ganz idyllisch eigentlich, wenn nur die nahe Straße nicht wäre mit deutlich hörbarem Verkehr. Irgendwas ist ja immer!

    Tageskilometer: 311 km - Gesamtkilometer: 984 km
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  • Day7

    Erfolg auf ganzer Linie

    September 18 in Luxembourg ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Gestern wurde ich informiert, dass meine bestellten Reifen eingetroffen sind. So schälte ich mich heute morgen voller Freude aus dem Bett. Ein Blick aus dem Fenster bestätigte, was mein Temperaturgefühl vermuten ließ: 1,4 Grad Außentemperatur. Holla! Da muss ich doch glatt die Heizung anschmeißen... Schnell wurde es muckelig warm. Das ist unbestreitbar einer der Vorteile eines Wohnwagens :-)

    Der Reifenwechsel verlief problemlos. Der nette Mechaniker, dem ich bei seiner Arbeit zugucken durfte, half mir danach auch noch, einen Angelladen ausfindig zu machen. In der Gegend gar nicht so einfach. Fündig wurden wir in Ettelbrück, gut 40 Minuten entfernt. In Ettelbrück gab es nicht nur neue Köder sondern auch einen gut sortierten Cactus. Abendessen gerettet!

    Zurück auf dem Campingplatz wurden gleich mal die neuen Köder ausprobiert. Aber die Fische waren wohl zu träge wegen des anhaltenden Sonnenscheins. Abends nach dem Essen versuchte ich es nochmal. Und *zack* hatte ich zwei schöne Bachforellen am Haken. Na, geht doch! Ich war zwar nun leider für heute schon satt, aber vielleicht ist das ja der Trick: nicht hungrig angeln ;-) Die beiden Forellen werden jedenfalls morgen ein vortreffliches Mittagsmahl bilden.
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  • Day8

    Abhängen auf dem Campingplatz

    September 19 in Luxembourg ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Das Thermometer zeigte heute morgen 0,5 Grad. Es dauerte eine ganze Weile, bis die Sonne die Luft aufwärmte. Dazu ein unangenehmer Wind, der das Draußensein recht ungemütlich machte. Das Vordach hatte ich wegen des Windes schon Vorgestern abgebaut. Leider hatte der Austausch des Gestänges nicht den gewünschten Effekt. Das Dach klappt trotzdem bei Wind herunter.
    Heute stand Wäschewaschen auf dem Programm. Danach konnte ich mich nicht so recht aufraffen und blieb einfach am Platz. Nachmittags wurden die Forellen gebraten und verspeist (yummy) und sobald die Sonne hinterm Hügel verschwunden war, wurde die Angel wieder aktiviert. Ich weiß ja jetzt, wo die Fische stehen und so hatte ich gleich wieder einen am Haken. Dabei sollte es dann aber leider bleiben. Heute waren einige Fliegenfischer angereist, die mir an dem kurzen Uferstück, das zu dem Campingplatz gehört, Konkurrenz machten. Ich überlies ihnen das Revier und tupperte den Fisch nach dem Ausnehmen für morgen ein.
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  • Day761

    Luxembourg

    July 6 in Luxembourg ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    After Antwerp, we headed south to the Belgian/Luxembourg border and spent the weekend at Camping Hohenbusch, a very well kept site with all amenities and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

    Neither of us had ever visited Luxembourg so we decided to put that right and drove 65 miles through the country to Luxembourg city in the south. As well as being one of the founding members of the EU and one of the three capitals of the EU (Brussels & Strasbourg are the others) and the seat of the European Court of Justice, it is also home to some major companies due to its tax incentives! We enjoyed a taste of this ourselves when buying petrol and diesel that was 30% cheaper than anywhere else. In contrast to the modern, glass and steel corporate centre, the old city was very ornate and declared a UNESCO World Hertitage site in 1994 due to the exceptional preservation of its fortifications. We enjoyed our visit as well as the quality and quietness of the roads which made riding a bike heaven.Read more

  • Day11

    Dudelange, Luxembourg

    July 7, 2016 in Luxembourg ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    South of the city of Luxembourg, our stopover was 1.5km out of the town of Dudelange. We passed through a FairTrade town to get here. It reminded us of Stourbridge back home.

    We waited until after the hottest part of the day and set off to explore. We passed a brightly painted skate park whose users were preparing for an upcoming competition. (We'd occasionally seen a skateboarder pop up to the stopover to stock up on free water before heading back to the ramps).
    We indulged in some chocolate at a Fair Trade shop and lamented about the UK's Leave vote with the shopkeeper who spoke 'a little English'. She worried Britain was 'all about the economy' (i.e. rich people getting richer) and the people were forgotten about. She feared England would be isolated if they left, telling us the people of Luxembourg knew the value of migrants, with 60,000 French commuting daily, not to mention the Belgians and Germans who lived here.

    A large proportion of the town centre was behind fencing as it was being turned into a shared area for pedestrians, cars and cyclists. The main square outside the town hall however was beautiful and laid out with red deckchairs for people to watch the Tour de France on a huge screen on the town hall. There were several cafes around the square and as our stopover was free we treated ourselves to ice cream and an espresso!

    Loving the bright colours on the houses we've seen since crossing the border, makes things look really cheerful.
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  • Day464

    Biodiversum, Schengen pt 1

    October 3, 2017 in Luxembourg ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We couldn't do a tour of Luxembourg and not visit Schengen, the town that gave its name to the historic treaty, signed here 32 years ago. It led to the abolition of internal border checks within what became known as the Schengen Area, then comprising of 5 European Economic Community States; France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and of course Luxembourg.

    On the way we topped up on LPG at a very busy petrol station. People were going in and out, their shopping trolleys stacked with cigarettes and other items bought in bulk. We soon realised that being so close to France and Germany, people were nipping over the border to fill up with cheap fuel, fags and whatever other low tax items they could get cheaper here than in their home country.

    We parked a few miles out of Schengen town at a nature reserve with a visitor centre called 'Biodiversum'. The reserve's long quiet road had gravel parking off to either side and car parks at either end whose bays were marked out by small trees and logs. We pulled up adjacent to a football pitch, separated from us by a large fence and hawthorn hedge. Our view to the front was of a vine clad hillside with a coppice and solitary wind turbine on its summit. We were now in Luxembourg's section of the Moselle Valley and the farmers were making good use if the microclimate that produces such good conditions for growing grapes! We enjoyed watching the colours change in the sky as the sun settled behind the hill that evening.

    In the morning we took the cycle track that ran between the road and river all the way in to Schengen, 2 miles upstream. Nearning the town centre we passed a number of artworks, celebrating Schengen's role in uniting communities. Chaining the bike to a signpost we came accross a midweek food market. Specialist stalls run by small scale producers sold goat cheese, salami and homemade honey along with beautifully presented vegetables, including a table of garlic, chilli and onions. Wooden tables were set up in the middle of the market corridor. People took time to rest on benches or lean nonchalantly against the higher tables, their fingers tearing at flakey croissants, wrapped around cups of hot chocolate or pinching the stems of glasses containing white wine or some pinky orange cocktail. It seemed likely that they came regularly to get a bit of shopping then meet with friends or family and there was a real buzz in the air. The produce on the stalls was good quality and so we splashed out and bought a bagful of food, including some fresh dates- something neither of us had seen for sale before.

    We dragged each other away from the delicious looking foods and took a look round the floating tourist information office; an undulating tube of a building. It had a decent variety of EU orientated souvenirs but nothing caught our eye.

    After cycling back we ate, recovered our energy, then put the canoe on its little trolley and wheeled it over the road to the steep bank of the Moselle. We had flown, taken the train, driven, cycled and walked across country borders before, but we had never paddled. With the river as the dividing line between Luxembourg and Germany, this was the perfect opportunity! We followed the border all the way up to Schengen town, where the market was now packing up. Will consulted the gps on his phone and was able to position us at the point where the third country France, met with Germany and Luxembourg! It was on a boat moored at this very spot that ministers signed the famous Schengen Treaty that paved the way for the creation of an area that today spans 26 countries and more that 1.6 million square miles, where there are effectively no internal border checks. We have enjoyed our freedom of movement within Europe so much over the past 15 and a half months that it felt like a very significant place to be. You can watch the short video we filmed here: https://youtu.be/CMnO3hYIWb4

    The day's exertions meant we slept well that night, but we couldn't leave the following morning without taking a walk around one of the Nature Reserve ponds. The 'Biodiversum' centre wasn't open when we passed it but it was an interesting looking building covered with small wooden tiles. Many of the reserve facilities seemed to have been made with local materials, such as the bike rack comprising of a large tree trunk with wedges cut for you to place your bike wheel in. It was windy and the air had a chill in it so many of the birds were tucked away but we saw a Black Kite, a few Coots on the water and Blue Tits amongst the tree leaves. One thing we did spot was a Damselfly clinging to a shrivelled brown leaf. Its damp wings were spread wide and as the sun peeped out from behind the clouds the moisture made them sparkle!
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  • Day466

    Echternach

    October 5, 2017 in Luxembourg ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We'd visited Echternach the last time we came to Luxembourg and had planned to stay at the stellplatz in town. We'd been put out to see a sign banning vans from the overnight spot and the car park beside the lake between 10pm and 8am. Perhaps there had been a change of adminsitration since the stellplatz was set up. At least they still provided free town parking for vans and a service point. For this reason we gave them another go.

    It was necessary to park the van with its wheels overhanging the service area but we made sure we didn't block the road in any way. The handle of the drinking water tap had been removed but we were able to turn it with pliers. As we were filling up a woman in an expensive looking car passed us, her gesticulations making it clear she didn't like our being there. We drove out of town and parked near the Youth Hostel on the shore of Echternach Lake where there weren't any restrictions. The sky was dull and only a few dog walkers passed by our windows. We later took advantage of a spell of partially sunny weather to wander around the lake. It had been a warm summer's day when we'd last visited and the place had been buzzing with families and groups of youngsters- a real contrast to the peaceful quiet that now pervaded.

    The following morning we explored the quaint streets with their old style town houses. We went in one shop to buy an umbrella and the friendly and relaxed owner greeted us first in Letzeburgesch, then French, German and finally tried English - she'd talked so fast and flipped between the different languages so quickly that we hadn't been able to keep track and work out what she was saying, despite knowing two out of the first three!

    For lunch we went to the Hostellerie de la Basilique- somewhere that our nephew Dave's parents used to eat. We certainly weren't let down by the recommendation! It had a smart but not pretentious restaurant and a good selection of dishes. We chose from the weekly menu where you could order one, two or three courses for a fixed price. Will's blood sausage with apple sauce and boiled potatoes and Vicky's vegetable pasta dish were both perfectly cooked and well presented. We enjoyed them with a little Riesling before tucking into scrumptious iceream profiteroles and a faultless crème brûlée. The service and atmosphere were spot on. We thought back to the poor service and pasta we'd been presented with last Friday and smiled - this is how it should be done! After a poor start, Echternach had charmed us with its lovely lake, its town centre atmosphere and the fantastic meal. Glowing from the good experience, we carried on to find somewhere we could park for the night.
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