Luxembourg
Canton d'Echternach

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  • Day466

    Echternach

    October 5, 2017 in Luxembourg

    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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  • Day34

    Echternacht

    July 30, 2016 in Luxembourg

    Our nephew recommended Lake Echternacht in Luxembourg as a favourite of his parent's. We'd planned to stay in the town's stopover, eat out and explore the lake and surrounding area known as Little Switzerland for it's natural beauty. However we were disappointed to find a sign saying vans were no longer allowed overnight. Needing to find somewhere to stay we decided to head straight to the lake then move on so we could find somewhere before tea. Lake Echternacht itself was nestled amongst small tree covered hills and rolling farmland. It had a great family feel to it as we cycled round. Groups gathered around the bbq stands scattered around, several people swam and there were plenty of people walking, cycling, sitting and rollerskating as well as a few on hired peddle boats.Read more

  • Day3

    Echternach

    September 4 in Luxembourg

    Echternach ist die älteste Stadt des Landes und zählt gerade mal 5.600 Einwohner. Sie liegt in der Region Müllerthal, auch kleine Luxemburger Schweiz genannt. Die Stadt hat ihr mittelalterliches Ambiente bewahrt, verwinkelte Gassen sowie Überreste und Türme der alten Stadtmauer versetzen den Besucher zurück in vergangene Zeiten.

    Die meisten Touristen kommen hierher um zu wandern. Daher bleiben wie auch nicht besonders lange hier ;-)Read more

  • Day3

    Schiessentümpel Wasserfall

    September 4 in Luxembourg

    Leider war der Weg vom Parkplatz zum Wasserfall wegen Erdrutschen gesperrt, darum mussten wir der Strasse entlang gehen. Sind aber nur 500 Meter. Etwas mühsamer war, dass der reguläre Pfad unter die Brücke aus dem gleiche Grund gesperrt war. So musste ich ein wenig durchs Wasser um die Perspektive zu bekommen.

  • Day4

    Burg Beaufort

    May 2, 2017 in Luxembourg

    Die Beauforter Ritterburg, nahe der deutschen Grenze von Luxemburg entstand in drei verschiedenen Bauperioden zwischen 1150 und 1650. Walter von Wiltz war der erste Herr von Beaufort. Ab der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrunderts blieb sie unbewohnt und wurde von den Bewohnern des Umlandes als Steinbruch genutzt.

    Ab 1928 ließ der neue Eigentümer der Burganlage, Edmond Linckels, die seit 300 Jahren vernachlässigte und unbewohnte Burgruine räumen und befreite sie von der Vegetation. Nach großen Instandsetzungsarbeiten wurde die Ruine im Jahre 1932 der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht.

    Ein Streifzug durch die Burgruine kostet nicht viel und hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Hier kann man einige Ecken und Nischen entdecken! Wer mehr Zeit mitbringt, für den lohnt sich sicher auch eine Besuch des direkt benachbarten Renaissance Schlosses sowie eine kleine Wanderung durch die Luxemburgische Schweiz…
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  • Day4

    Felsenlabyrinth bei Berdorf

    May 2, 2017 in Luxembourg

    Zwischen Beaufort und Echternach (in Luxemburg) entlang der CR364 befinden sich einige sehenswerte Felsengebilde. Neben dem "Predigtstuhl" befindet sich ein kleiner Parkplatz, der sich ideal als Ausgangspunkt für Erkundungstouren eignet. Durch enge aber auch romantische Engpassage kann man diesen Felsenklamm erkunden und beispielsweise GC5F71 aufsuchen. Färt man etwas weiter, kann auch auch mt Hilfe der Multis GC20JJQ und GC52GKD die faszinierenden Sandsteinformationen entdecken. Festes Schuhwerk und eine Kamera lohnen sich!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Canton d'Echternach, Kanton Echternach, Iechternach

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