Northern Luxembourg (the Grand Duchy) - May 2004
I visited northern Luxembourg in May 2004, first for a one-day trip and on a second occasion for a four-day trip.
The medieval Bourscheid Castle sits on a forested hilltop.
The village of Schlindermanderscheid sits high on the hills sloping down to the Sûre valley, above the lower forested slopes.
A view from a spur on the slopes below the village of Hoscheid, looking down towards the heavily wooded Schlënner valley.
Esch-sur-Sûre is a historic and picturesque village set in a constrained position within a tight loop of the river Sûre (or Sauer). The castle remains dominate the village - another large circular tower was just behind me when I took these photos (can you see the join?!).
A typical view of the Luxembourg countryside.
I stayed several nights at the youth hostel in the town of Wiltz. This picture is taken from near the chapel north-west of the town.
A view from the monument / tower in the centre of Wiltz.
Wiltz is a major centre for the scout movement. There are 15-20 scout campsites surrounding the town, and there's also this monument, the "International Scouting One Penny Monument", in honour of Baden-Powell.
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