Luxemburg

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  1. Moodybrook

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    Is it worth adding Luxemburg to the route plan or just somewhere to fill up with cheap diesel, then pass on by ?
    Intrigued to have a shufty purely from being a former "Luxie" listener, (age thing!), before the pirate radio radicalised the tranny
     
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    Stopped there in October . Three nights . Not much to see . One day is more than enough ! But you are right diesel is cheap !!
     
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    Luxembourg is so much more than the cheap fuel and booze, we love it and go there every year. So our answer is yes, go check it out, it is a beautiful country.

    Although, after you cross the border, there is nothing but fuel stations with cheap fuel - which is a bit wierd! :D
     
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    Worth it to buy things including diesel.
     
  5. Moodybrook

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    As you spend a bit of time there , are there remnants of the studios/transmitter/museum, to visit or was it all a con and done out of Rugby, I recollect there is a mega hypermarket or something, not that I want to spend much, do you stop on a site/aire or what. It is on my way to exploring the Rhine, Black Forest this May, thanks.
     
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    If we are going to Southern Germany or Switzerland we usually use he free French and Belgian Autoroutes ( be sure to have all kit secured, Belgium is the envy of the World when it comes to the pot hole Championships ) a few hours traveling and filling with fuel near the border on the way out is well worth it.
    Price today (Sunday) is Euro 1.054 a litre and the XE rate is Euro 1.3527 to the £1 (y)
    See link for up to date European prices http://www.fuel-prices-europe.info/
     
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    We enjoyed Luxembourg. We stayed at Diekirch, they make beer there. Loved Vianden and the chateau and I had the best salad I've ever had there! Luxembourg city we did in a day. Their transport system is great and cheap.
     
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    Hi.
    Camping "Gritt ?" Diekirch ?. Stayed there with a c/van,booked through CC,arrived booked in and was taken down to a super pitch,right on the river bank VIP service all the way. Lots of museums Patton left his mark. Yes,we would stay in Luxembourg again if heading out that way.
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    Thanks everyone, I am not in a hurry, so out of curiosity we will add it to the "stop at" list, will give it a whirl. I have a few war graves to visit so that gives me that angle of attack for down the Rhine, Patton would like my tactics , "Up and at em" Got us some Euros to tide us over, when Farage gets in, the pound will plummet so best to take cover ?
    Looking forward to some Euro golfing and I hope the fish don't have a foreign accent as far as taste for bait! This is our first foray across the ditch with "Jessie". done gites in France before and I did a whole two years of French at school (just the other day, :whistle: ) :)(y)
     
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    Another vote for Diekirch ...2 campsites right on river bank side by side. Short stroll into town along footpath on riverbank...good museums.
     
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    To be honest, I have never looked for it, so couldn't tell you. We stay in a campsite out in the sticks, which has swimming pool, restaurant and facilities for the kids. it isn't expensive, but I can't remember how much it is. It is in a village called La Rochette. Lot's of very scenic (if hilly) walks, and a very pleasant village square with more shops and restaurants.

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    We stayed in a site right on the banks of the Titisee in the Black Forest a few years back, had a great time there, I'll dig out the details if you like.
     
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    Stopped at Diekirch last September on the ACSI site just down from the river bridge, it's literally two minutes into town. The military museum is definitely worth a visit. (y)
     
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    We have also stayed at Diekirch, huge pitches. vianden is also worth a look,nice cable car ride up the hill and nice castle.
    If you just want fuel, go via Habay,its on the way down,,right on the bel/lux border..never seen as many filling stations.
     
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    There's MUCH more to Luxembourg other than cheap fuel. Nice city, plenty of walks and things to see. (Here's some pics from our 2014 visit)
    Not sure about any remnants of 208 meters on the Medium Wave though :)
     

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    great will have to go.
     
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    That's a lot more picturesque than I imagined, thanks Wingman, in my best concise "commando comics" German "Danke unt der frauleins ist bitte schon " too ;)
    Cruiser, I'll be there first week in May perhaps not a great idea to meet up, I am a rain magnet !! but you're welcome just means drinking my malt indoors !
    Great "happy clappies" on songs of praise tonight. Polished Jessies roof today, after 18 holes, knackered. :)
     
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    Hi, Just a bit more on Lux - we often drop into the top as first stop on our way to Germany
    Stay at nice friendly site in the north at place called Troisvierges (ACSI) - you can get a train return to Lux city for 4 E - the village is also start of a 100+K off road (old railway)cycle route into Germany but beware of the bells!
    John
     
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    well moodybrook I will drink malt in or out. that's as fussy as I get.
     
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    Hi, A great City we have visited many times, if you go, the best way to see the City is by the Circle Tour Bus, drop off and pop on right across the city' all one fare. You will find the City is built on 4 levels and very steep in places, the tour alone is worth the fare.
    Best Regards Mac
     
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