Monday, May 21, 2012


Bars & Nightclubs
Hotel Dahm – 57 Porte des Ardennes; 011-352-81-62551;
Hotel Dahm – 57 Porte des Ardennes; 011-352-81-62551;; adequate rooms.
Hotel Dahm – 57 Porte des Ardennes; 011-352-81-62551;; excellent.

Hotel Brimer – 1 Route de Beaufort; 011-352-26-87871;; century-old inn with modern spa facility; haphazard decor somehow charming; well-appointed bedrooms and large bathrooms.
Hotel Brimer – 1 Route de Beaufort; 011-352-26-87871;; excellent.

Brasserie Guillaume – 12-14 Place Guillaume II; 011-352-26-202-020;; expensive with indifferent service but good food.
Restaurant L’Academie – 11 Place d’Armes; 011-352-26-227-131; open terrace; hearty local fare.
Velo en Ville – 8 Bisserweg; 011-352-47-962-383;; excellent route to start with is 40km Piste Cyclable du Centre (signposted PC1), which encircles city’s outskirts; crew will supply basic B&W map of this route.
Sights & Sites
Grund – located in valley below city center on Alzette River; picturesque area and popular nightlife precinct; can be accessed by foot or lift that descends through cliff; incline down is dramatic.
Musee D’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean – 3 Park Drai Eechelen; 011-352-45-378-5980;; contemporary arts.
Place d’Armes – square in city center (in old town); originally served as parade ground for troops defending city.


Sights & Sites

– Montée du Château; 011-352-83-41081;; constructed between 11-14th Centuries Roman castellum and Carolingian refuge foundations; among Europe’s largest and most beautiful feudal residences from gothic and romanesque periods; until 15th Century was Vianden Counts’ seat; in 1417, dominion passed by inheritance to House of Nassau, which, in 1530 collected Orange Principality, as well; from then on, no longer Vianden Counts’ official residence; in 1820, under Holland King William I, castle sold piece by piece and so fell into ruin; Luxembourg’s Grand Duke family transferred it to State ownership in 1977; since restored to former glory; now ranks as European monument.

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