Luxembourg probably means different things to different people. I’m also willing to bet that for most people it doesn’t really mean much. I know I personally didn’t really have a clear idea of what to expect before going there. After traveling all around the miniature nation, I can say that from now on there are two things I will always think about when Luxembourg is mentioned – luxury and wine.
The tiny Central European nation of Luxembourg is the last remaining grand duchy, ruled by Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The monarchy is nestled in a lush mountainous region between Belgium, France and Germany. With the dense Ardennes forest in the north and the Moselle river valley in the south, Luxembourg is a land of natural wonders.
The tiny central European nation of Luxembourg is the last remaining grand duchy, ruled by Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. It is nestled in a lush, green and mountainous region in between Belgium, France and Germany. With the dense Ardennes forest in the north and the Moselle river valley in the southeast, Luxembourg is a land of natural wonders.
Hotel de l’Ecluse, 29 Waistrooss, Stadtbredimus, Moselle
Located amidst lush vines and rolling hills, right on the banks of Moselle River and in the middle of the region’s Wine Road, Hotel de l’Ecluse is the perfect spot for a relaxing and luxurious stay in the region.
The elegantly modern hotel, with rooms steeped in concrete and wood, floor-to-roof windows and incredible views of vineyards on Luxembourg’s Moselle as well as Germany’s Mosel region on the other side of the river.
There is an excellent restaurant, top-notch spa and a fabulous outdoor pool. The atmosphere on the hotel grounds is very calm and quiet. I did run into a naked German gentleman in the wellness center by accident, but even that couldn’t diminish my calm.
Moselle is a rather small region, lying along a 42 kilometre stretch on the river banks of the Moselle. The region has a wonderful Wine Road or Waistrooss, taking visitors through all the prettiest valleys and hilltops, offering magnificent views of the entire region.
Along the way there are several vineyards, wine shops and caves where you can try local luxembourgoisie wines. Domaines Vinsmoselle is one of the most respected wine makers in the area.
Remich is set in the center of the beautiful region. The small town officially only has 3000 inhabitants, but possesses the bustle of a much larger city.
This atmospheric small town especially fills up during the summer months, mostly with Germans crossing over to stock up on cheap booze and cigarettes, but also with wine connoisseurs searching for the next wine discovery.
The city has an abundance of activities, including river cruises, wine shops and restaurans, sunny terraces and live music as well as great outdoor pools. During summer weekends they have a free nightlife bus taking visitors back to their hotels all through the night. That’s a service that will become very necessary after a wine tasting or two!
The River Moselle is rather narrow, and the bridge connecting Luxembourg to Germany is easily walkable in only a matter of minutes. There are no border formalities to deal with between the two EU nations.