to town

to Luxembourg city that is. By bus.

To explore on foot. Luxembourg is a surprising city, with a long history and a particularly unlikely location for any city, let alone a capital.

The city straddles the deep, wooded gorge of la Petrusse

Pont Adolphe and the Petrusse Gorge from Pl. de la Constitution

We walked the gorge. Under bridges

In the Petrusse Valley

and the fortifications of the medieval town

Casemates du Bock

through old and new

European City of Culture 1995

by the Abbaye de Neumünster

Abbaye de Neumünster

along the riverside

River Alzette

and back up into the town

Grund Panorama

Oh yes, and of course it’s a Grand Duchy, so there’s a Palais Grand Ducal

Palais Grand Ducal

and a cathedral too

Cathédral de Nôtre Dame

(post-war rebulit: Luxembourg was in the “Bulge”, when Patton came through)

And then it’s back on the bus, and back to Echternach, and our room in the Hostellerie de la Basilique, overlooking the Place de la Marché

Place de la Marché, Echternach
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