Luxembourg and Germany

Trip Start Aug 23, 1996
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Tuesday, October 20, 1998

We drove into Luxembourg, hoping to get some Luxembourg Francs, do a little sightseeing and then move on. We parked up and hit the city. Luxembourg City. Attempting to change some money, I complained when they gave me Belgian Francs. They told me that this was the currency. No Luxembourg Francs for us. We bought a map and did a walking tour of the city. Not knowing anything about the city, we were amazed to find that it was one big fort, built on top of another fort, built on top of another fort, built on top of another fort, I could keep going on, but I think you would get bored. Starting at the top, you walk and come to some casemates, which you enter and eventually you are at the bottom. Around four hours for a tour. It was good. We then found out that the countryside was littered with castles, so we circumnavigated the country looking at these, and then it was time once again to leave. The rattling in the Chookmobile was getting louder, but we still managed to find a supermarket and loaded up with cheap wine and food. We went down to the far corner where France, Germany and Luxembourg all meet, it is a village called Schengen on the Mosel. Here, they have caves and the make their own sparkling wine, so we did a tour in French, tried some and then bought a couple of bottles. Then it was time to leave, so we entered into Germany one more time. This time it was Koln, or Cologne in English, but disaster was to strike us. Luckily, it was not the Chooky, but whilst Lucy was making a tea, she spilt boiling water onto her bare foot and it burned and went into a blister the size of a tennis ball. We dowsed it with cold water and she slept with her foot in a bucket !!!! The next day in Koln, we did try to get divine intervention in the Cathedral for healing but as we are practising nothings, Lucy's foot remained the way it was. Koln is a nice town. We had been on the river two years previously, and to return was good, but to see the Cathedral was better. Sadly though, out time on this trip in Germany was over. The border sign stated, welcome to the Netherlands, and as Germany is the centre of the European universe, we knew that we would be back
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