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  • However, I was very disappointed to learn that the rest of the castle is not open to visitors
  • One interesting place for the kids to visit is the Musee du Jouet (Toy Museum) located on the Place Princesse Maria Teresa

    • by bethbarl
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      A week ago, we were invited to a friend’s 59th birthday party which is in Bigonville (near to the Belgian border). We were going to drive to Brussels straight from the party and my husband decided to drive earlier that day to rediscover the northern part of Luxembourg prior to the party.

      To get to Clervaux from Luxembourg City or Walferdange, take the direction Mersch, Wiltz or even the Eisleck (Luxembourgish Ardennes). You can either use the principal road (A7) or the secondary road (N7). We used the small ways to get to the village as the scenery is more picturesque passing several villages (Hoscheid and Hosingen to name a few). The whole journey takes about an hour covering 70 kilometers. Clervaux is part of the Luxembourgish Ardennes and there is plenty of forest cover which means that at this


      time of the year, it is just green everywhere.

      Clervaux’s primary attraction is its medieval chateau which dates back to the 12th century. You have to climb a bit to reach the entrance of the castle (a war tank is on display at the entrance) and there is a restaurant (Restaurant Vieux-Chateau) just before you reach the courtyard.

      However, I was very disappointed to learn that the rest of the castle is not open to visitors. It now hosts the Battle of the Bulge Museum (admissions fee of € 2.50 for adults and discounts for children) , the Family of Man exhibition (reservations have to be booked for the tour which costs more than the musem fees) and the miniature maquettes of castles in Luxembourg. The rest of the Chateau is for the town hall. We did not feel like doing ...


      • any of the above possibilities and decided just to view the exterior of the castle from different angles (at the entrance and below the side streets). The castle was completely restored by the Luxembourgish government so it looks clean and spruced up.

        A walk through the town center is also a good activity. At this time of the year, Clervaux comes to life as there are plenty of tourists in the area. One interesting place for the kids to visit is the Musee du Jouet (Toy Museum) located on the Place Princesse Maria Teresa. Even if you do not enter the premises, one can view a lot of stuff though the glass window. Along this street are several hotels like the 4 star Hotel International (operates the Les Arcades restaurant where we had lunch as well as a Brasserie/Creperie) and

        the Hotel Koener. On that day, there was even live music on the Hotel de Koener’s Brasserie.

        Other activities one can do in Clervaux are golf (there is an 18-hole golf course in the area), hiking, biking and camping (Camping Reilerweier). If you are a contemplative person, the Benedectine Abbey is also just a few minutes walk from the Clervaux Chateau.

        This is a small town tour which can be done in half a day or a day if you are interested to stay longer and do some other activities. When summer gets too warm for comfort,I always like to go to this part of the country as it is cooler and it is quieter. It makes me feel that I am in a little village (which it is) with the difference that I am not too far from home.




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