Hotel des Oliviers
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... Luxembourg city, and 500,000 in the whole country. Most of the city centre is pedestrian access only, we find the tourist office, and book ourselves in for a guided walk around the city at 2pm. Wandering around town, there's a lot of upmarket shops, and Pete is intrigued by the demolition of a building on the edge of the city centre. Our walking guide, Heinz takes our group of 8: 3 Dutch people, 3 Chinese Canadians and us. He does rather labour the Luxembourg history, highlighting ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... it was so interesting, and disturbing for that matter, how the treated the prisoners back then. I can not even imagine. It was creepy that the exact fixtures in the room were the ones used on the prisoners.
After the Chateau we went to Echternach, which I actually pass on the train every day! But it was amazing to walk through the small "town" and be able to see how europeans spend their saturday afternoons. Everyone is always outside and most times with ...
We have to say though the tea, coffee and cake was superb.... The staff were very friendly and patient as we spoke very little German, almost nil French and no Luxembourgish which is their official language!
We did buy however a unique sweet to take back to Aachen to try....... This is chocolate on a spoon that is melted in a cup of hot milk...... Can't wait to try this ...