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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Monday, May 17, 2010


    There isn't any way to describe Luxembourg and give it it's fair due.It is one of those indescribable cities that you have to experience first hand in order to do it justice.  But be prepared to put on your walking shoes!  The photo I took above, is one of the valley below.  Walking is the only way to see Luxembourg and when I say walking, I mean going up steep hills, stairs, and walkways.  But you will be glad you did to explore this dynamic city.  Besides, traffic in Luxembourg is impossible and one more reason to hike it.

     Our day began early on a Saturday morning and people were scarce.  By noon, tourists were everywhere.  I was so glad that people are generally absent from my photos and I didn't have to fight crowds to find a good shot.

     Finding a lovely spot to savor in Luxembourg is amazingly easy.  The city is picturesque and for us, almost fairytale like in it's beauty and majesty.  Founded in 963, it became a grand duchy in 1815 and today remains the only grand duchy in the world. It also boasts the highest per capita income economy in the world.  It features solid growth, low inflation, and low unemployment.  It is a trilingual country.

     Much of the old city, or Aldstadt, remains intact and it is easy to see how the geography provided natural protection along with the mighty fortresses that were built throughout the ages.

     We spent two days in Luxembourg on our way through the wine vineyards of the Moselle Valley where they make the most inspirational Riesling you will ever taste.  The people of Luxembourg are gracious hosts and familiar with a host of international visitors each year.  Our hotel was very accommodating and was located in the center of the city with amazing views of the Aldstadt.


All one has to do while visiting Luxembourg is to bring your most comfortable walking shoes.  You will want a camera since the scenery is spectacular.  Luxembourg is one of the major cities of the world and provides a vast array of interesting restaurants and cafes.  A typical European city in that the outdoor cafe is critical.  It is a most easy city to fall in love with.

     No question in our minds, Luxembourg can easily be rated as one of the most romantic cities we have ever visited.  We highly recommend an evening stroll under the moonlight and a stop at one of the tiny Italian or French bistros for a sumptuous meal with an accompanying Moselle wine, but of course!

You will never forget Luxembourg long after you have departed!


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Blog hopping this Monday morning and found you through "A Nut In A Nutshell". I love all of your pictures. My husband's mother's side of the family is German, so I'm finding your posts so interesting! The scenery is so different from Northern California, which is where I live.

Expats Again said...

JAM, thanks for coming by and following. We have been in Munich one year now and there is a learning curve to knowing how Germans live here in Deutschland. I hope you enjoy learning along with us.

honeypiehorse said...

I never thought about visiting Luxumbourg but now I want to!

irmie said...

Hello Expat - I am new to the blogging scene and came across your blog via Honeypiehorse. I want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog and how you are living the life I have longed for for the past 5 years. I am retired and living in Tennessee but have traveled to Germany 3 times in the past 5 years. My dream is your life...living in Germany. Thank you for your photos; they are superb.
irmie in Nashville

Expats Again said...

Honeypiehorse, you will not be sorry visiting Luxumbourg. I hope you see it first-hand one day soon.

Irmie, welcome to expatsagain. Thank you for your kind words. Life gives us wonderful surprises now and then and I consider our time in Germany an exciting gift. If you are ever in or near Munich, please get in touch.

Shelle said...

when i did the overseas trip with my folks many years ago i remember luxemburg as being one of my favourite places. from your photos it vaguely looks familiar, we went to so many castles and small towns. it reminds me of salzburg, which is more vivid in my memory...i used to work there every once in a while.