Hotel des Oliviers
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... of the Bulge. We saw several of the towns that Uncle Dave was in. On our way back to Bastogne to drop off our guide, we made a small detour. We drove through Grand-Halleux to see a small memorial dedicated to his regiment, the 291st Infantry Regiment of the 75th Division of the United States Army. What a fitting way to end this day of the tour!
We were back to the hotel for another delicious dinner and friendly conversations before ...
... and dropped our luggage at the hotel. We still had a short ride to Veckring, the site of The Hackenberg Fort - the largest fort of the Maginot line. Its nickname is "the Monster" and why is obvious from the tour you are able to do.
The Hackenberg was considered a prototype for many other fortresses built along the border until 1940. It consists of 19 combat blocks and more than 10 km of underground galleries and is one of the best preserved forts of the ...
... mat, pillow and towel for the trip. That being said, I did make breakfast most mornings, so I at least contributed a bit.
The days of the trip were taken up with climbing. I had never lead-climbed outside before so that was a really cool step up in my climbing experience. I also learned to set anchors and clean them when I was finished. I climbed with Marieke all weekend, which was perfect, since we get along really well and ...
... various parts with working machinery and the original armaments.
Wonderful part of the country, still looks German though with the style of houses looking very German.
A definite place to visit if you're ever in this area. Well worth the visit.
... from the end of the last instalment that we had no food in the larder! So it was off to the next town to the supermarket before I could sit down and have a nap. All ended well though, the supermarket had rhubarb at 99 cents a kilo. Couldn’t resist.
Next morning while collecting the bread at reception I asked about places to visit nearby. We had picked Hohenstadt more because it was ...