Le Cygne d'Argent
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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Wow, Aachen was all I thought it would be; so what attracted me to this place? First of all it is a tri-point as it sits right on the border of Belgium, Holland and Germany. A sort of European Cameron's Corner if you will.The other interesting fact is that it was the first German city to fall to the Allies after the D Day invasion in 1944. Interestingly, the citizens cheered the allies into the city as they felt that they had been liberated. No better example ...
I tour the sanctuary and courtyard before making my way next door to the bell tower. I can’t go in, but as I walk up to it I hear a choir practicing inside. I feel so small standing in front of this giant building that has stood for more than 1600 years.
Shopping is next on the agenda which is not hard to find in Maastricht. Cobblestoned streets are lined ...
... up behind us in the lock - a huge barge called Fighter. After two locks and some really stormy weather it's dark by the time we arrive in Maastricht and we miss the public moorings. After a couple of u-turns (in a really wide river) Martin decides to moor up on an empty and locked landing stage, not great for the dogs but too late to ...
... as anti-tank barricades that were erected by the German Wehrmacht. After about 2 hours we found Monschau nestled at the top end of the Eifel ranges and walked through the narrow cobbled streets enjoying the architecture from the 11th century.
After a typical German lunch we headed for home via the mustard grinding factory and local ...
To and Huget both had to go to work, so we had a slow start and then drove to Holland! Maastricht, home of André Rieu! Had a lovely day walking around the two market squares, the food and clothes market stalls and then had lunch watching the people walk by. No churches, museums or art galleries today. Back home for more chatting and snails for dinner. To is truly a great ...