One of the best things about this venture has been the last minute change of plans....without going with the flow, we never would have found ourselves in the tiny country of Luxembourg following camp in Germany....
Luxembourg takes about an hour to drive across and houses about a million people. Positioned between France and Germany, it houses an eclectic mix of both cultures. While there we not only were exposed to picturesque French architecture, a German based festival (Luxembourg's yearly huge festival was reminiscent of a fair in the USA), French cafes, German schnitzel, and lovely overlooks....my favorite thing was its innate ability to mix old architecture with new needs.
Within the center of the city their are two tiers. The upper tier not only overlooks that lovely city but also showcases how massive the trees are, really making one aware of how old the area is. The upper level houses the building where the European Union have all their meetings along with old castles and adorable shops. As you walk to the lower land you are engulfed with a great mix of the 14th century buildings integrating with the newly developed structures.
We crossed bridges from 1300, ate pretzels, and wandered the streets in amazement of its history, beauty, and ease of traversing. Bicyclists and wineries overran the hilly landscape. Minimalism is huge here as the cost of living is rather high in this tiny yet overtly beautiful country.
It was a quick bus ride from Germany...and where we stayed was on the border of both France and Germany. If you find yourself near the border- give yourself 2 days to explore this adorable and luscious land.
Old & New.
City & Country.
For a true mix of all that's wonderful, in a miniature size.....Luxembourg.
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