Saturday, May 3, 2014

Luxembourg's "Little Switzerland"

Two outings in three days! Look at us go! 

We're trying to make a better effort to "do stuff" on the weekends now that we have a car and the weather is improving, fitting in some short outings after Saturday church band practice and/or Sunday church.  We finally made it out to Little Switzerland today, a lovely forested area in the northeast of Luxembourg.  

I've never been to Normal Switzerland, but this particular area of Luxembourg has some similar rock formations and topography.  From the half-hearted Wikipedia page, I get the sense that the comparison may be a bit of a stretch.  (Perhaps it was written by a Swiss person.)  

Nonetheless, this was a breathtaking spot, and we're already making plans to go back soon to do a proper hike, armed with our freshly purchased trail map.

Our friend gave us the tip to park at Camping Martbusch, north of Berdorf.   I'm only mentioning it because it was difficult to find this specific sort of info online.
We wandered in the general direction of the forest and found a viewpoint nearby.

not bad
From there it was easy to see where to head down between the rocks. 

There's a metal ladder down there to the next level here.  Not stroller-friendly.

The rocks soon opened to forest and a network of trails.
We stuck close to the rocks near where we climbed down and did some general exploring.

There were a couple "holes"  like this, and we saw several serious hikers go down with headlamps.  We just took a quick peek with the flashlights on our phones.
lots of great spots for kid climbing
snack break
Regular Switzerland must be beautiful!
I'm still quite often surprised by what this tiny adopted country of ours has to offer.


Lisa said...

Hi! I found your blog through an expat link as I was searching for information on moving to Luxembourg. My husband also works for Amazon in Seattle, and we are contemplating a potential "immigration" to Lux :). I would love to hear about your experiences with public school, among other things. You can email me at lisalwhite at gmail dot com. Thanks!! Lisa

Anonymous said...

What an exciting adventure for you guys - and you didn't have to go too far to get there!