Riding on the high of an exciting weekend in Spa we travelled on through the countryside to Luxembourg, the third country in our Benelux trip. Our base this time couldn’t be more different. We are sited on a campsite, Camping Martbusch, at the top of the Mullerthal Trail in a town called Berdorf, in an area known as Little Switzerland. It’s not mountains and snow capped Alps, it’s a rocky ridge that runs along the border with Germany popular with walkers and climbers. And just as we found in the Netherlands paths and trails are very clearly marked.
We explored the town to get our bearings before cooking ourselves another meal on our newly acquired camping stove. We bought it so that we can cook outside instead of having cooking smells in the van while we sleep. Makes you hungry in the night. We also have this ingenious metal plate that can sit on top of the camping stove and it becomes a BBQ grill. Works an absolute treat for Dubbers now he knows exactly where to balance his sausages.
On that first evening we didn’t realise how closely we had camped to the Mullerthal Trail and how significant a trail it was. We spent a lot of the day exploring and it is stunning.
Another home cooked meal and a local beer at the nearby snack bar and we were ready for our next day trip into Luxembourg City. Public transport systems on the continent never cease to amaze me. They are cheap and efficient. A €4 ticket meant we could ride the buses, trams and trains all day. We took the bus option for a 45 minute journey into the city, travelling through beautiful countryside and villages.
We went into the Notre Dame cathedral and the underground museum, carved into the rock which was really interesting. Then it was back to Rosie, out for a wonderful meal at a local restaurant, before watching the sunset from the Mullerthal.
Our final day was spent doing a town walk in Echternach, probably the largest town in the area with its lovely buildings and medieval walls.
This part of the trip has been a real contrast to the flat landscape of Holland. And Rosie has managed the climb no problem. Favourite thing – Flammkucken and the sunsets. Now for the last stage of our trip.