Today I have a tip for a weekend escape. Just something over two hours drive from Brussels, you can reach a very beautiful part of Germany, the region of Saarland. In August, we were invited for a birthday celebration of Stevens dad to Nenning, a little village situated on the Mosel river. It was a lovely sunny weekend full of nice family time, new discoveries, relaxation, and good wine! We stayed in Nenning in the middle of vineyards and did some short trips around.
On Saturday, we went to visit Trier, the oldest German city located about 15 km from Luxembourg. I’ve always heard a lot about Trier but haven’t visited it yet. And I loved it! The walk from the Porta Nigra through the medieval center to the oldest German gothic Church of Our Lady really took us to the past. Later on, I found out there is a nice Jewish quarter. Trier is situated on the Mosel river so you can also take some boat rides if you fancy! For us, maybe a reason to come back another time then! 🙂
On Sunday, we made a trip to a spa town of Orscholz and did a treetop walk that leads to a lookout tower offering a panorama of Saarschleife (meander of the Saar river). From the walking path situated between 3-23 meters high, you can enjoy amazing views and there is a lot to do especially for kids. I really loved the idea of fun stations where they can take a quiz, learn something about the different birds living in the trees, enjoy a ride on a treetop toboggan, or simply have some fun at the playground. At the entrance to the site, there is a restaurant and a souvenir shop. More information here.
Here below are some pictures we took from this lovely weekend. Enjoy and let me know if you would like to go!
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