Favorite thing: I can recommend taking a walk up and down the Grand-Rue ie the main drag. The street is rather narrow in places, so watch the traffic. You will pass the museums and many restaurants. Also you will see a statue of the justice cross.
Across the river you will find the Victor Hugo museum.
Favorite thing: Wheelchair access is not very good in these parts of Europe and that pretty much goes for Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium alike with slight advantages for German tourist attractions where you *might* be lucky to find handicap facilities. Belgium is the worst which is a pity because it has so many wonderful cities to visit. In Vianden, all I came across were two handicap parking bays and that was it. Not many problems with steep terrain along the riverfront, but the fun definitely starts as you cross the bridge for the upper parts of town...
Complicated Language Affairs
Favorite thing: Coming to Luxembourg, you might be puzzled by what you read on the signs and what you are hearing when the people are speaking -- Luxembourg has actually three official languages. The everyday language of the people in the streets is called Lëtzebuergesch and is in fact a German dialect -- the Luxembourgers will maintain of course that it is a language of its own --- well you know -- same problem as Scots and English -- in the end, this is a political question as there is no clear point in linguistics that determines whether it is still a dialect or already another language . French is the language of the courts and the administration -- even though the kids in school learn High German through their school books before they learn French...
In practice, you will come across all three languages especially near the German border where people might do business mostly with German speakers. Roadsigns are in French and Letzebuergesch. There are also a lot of Portugese and Italian immigrants living and working in Luxembourg, so you might come across these tounges as well... and English... and Dutch... and whatever else!!!
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Town walls and towers
Favorite thing: You can walk up to these walls above the town opposite the castle. It's very peaceful there and you can follow them and explore the remnants of several towers.
Walk the walk!!
Favorite thing: Walking through this small town!
Fondest memory: Seeing the castle illuminated, through the fog, when we drove to Vianden from Stolzembourg.
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