This month we had two very full Saturday day trips. The most recent of those day trips was this past Saturday in Prague! But as I am a bit OCD, I have to go in chronological order, so I must first address the previous weekend, when we made our second trip to Luxembourg.
Soon after we moved to Germany, C’s cousin took us to Luxembourg. (If you missed that post you can find it here.) We really enjoyed our first trip, and so I was excited to go again. And this time, we visited all new places.
Our first stop was the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. This museum was incredible! The main focus of the museum is the Battle of the Bulge. There were several displays to recreate the conditions during the battle, endless amounts of found objects from the war, a weaponry room, a large space displaying military vehicles, and a good portion of the museum was dedicated solely to the Luxembourg military and their history through the Battle of the Bulge and other wars.
After a morning spent at the museum, we drove down toward Luxembourg City to visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. While the visit here was very somber, it was good to see this resting place of the fallen soldiers who died with honor aiding and protecting. This is also where General Patton is laid to rest.
Just down the road from the American National Cemetery is the Sandweiler German War Cemetery. Again, another very somber place to visit on such a beautiful day, but it was interesting to see the two cemeteries back to back.
After the cemetery visit, we made our way into Luxembourg City for the rest of the day. We found a place to eat a very late and overdue lunch and then walked around the town, visiting a few shops here and there. Then after grabbing some gelato, it was time to head home. The museum and cemeteries were very interesting and I am glad to have visited them. If you ever find yourself in Luxembourg I recommend checking these places out.
Coming soon, our day trip in Prague!