Luxembourg is definitely a place that I would like to come back again, largely because of all the various villages that are very close nearby that you can explore.
Echternacht is only a one hour bus ride from Luxembourg. Bus tickets were only 4 euros for the whole day and this covered the small city-country, which was great.
The town itself reminded me a lot of regional France, although I overheard German more spoken by the locals.
The town grew around the Abbey of Echternach, which was founded in 698 by St Willibrord, an English monk.
One of the things that you can do here is to relax in the small town centre with a local beer, or take a walk around the river which I did.
Once you arrive in Echternacht, you can take a very short bus trip to Beaufort which features a castle that was originally built in the 12th century.
Here’s a cat greeting me:
I took the longer way, making my way around the town for a short while..
Before finding a winding path down to the chateau. The good thing about taking the long way is that you come across this walkway along a grassy area..
Which then leads to a very picturesque view of the chateau from the ground.
There is an option to see only the chateau itself, as well as the ‘Renaissance’ part. I opted to see the chateau, a ticket was about 5 euros.
You up inside the castle which overlooks a part of the town.