Driving day; Monday
After we left our friends the Motski’s we headed in the direction of Luxembourg. This was to be the longest driving day of our trip with 260 kilometers to travel. The German motorways made our journey easy and we reached our destination of Pronsfeld at around five, after we stopped for lunch on the way and did some shopping. The aire was quiet costing 6 euros with 50 cents for power.
Clervaux and Vianden
In the morning we had a short drive and we were in Luxembourg, a place we have been to a few times but a first for us in the motorhome. The roads were very quiet with school holidays finished and it being a week day. The first thing we noticed was that the price of diesel was very cheap 94 euro cents the cheapest we have found since Andora.
Our first destination was Clervaux a pretty town in the north of Luxembourg where we found an easy free park, we were glad that it was not high season or the weekend. After the obligatory coffee and cake at a bakery we set off and wandered through the town visiting the church, the abbey at the top of the hill and the castle. A American tank in the castle yard was from the Second World War and was use to defend the castle. Sixteen years ago we visited the same site with our children and they climbed on top of the tank.
We headed to Vianden which is only about 35 kilometers south, stopping for lunch near a bridge which was on the border of Germany and Luxembourg.
In Vianden we drove up to the carpark next to the castle. This castle has a tradition for our family, it was my mother’s favourite castle as well as my daughter in law, Karen’s. It has been restored from a ruin and has a very interesting history. After exploring the castle we drove back down to the village where it was time for a beer and a stroll through town.
Late in the afternoon we headed to Junklinster where we stopped at an aire for the night. A free place with all the usual services.