WeekendInFamily@Luxembourg – 8th and 9th April, 2017

The sun is out there so why not just grab some picnic stuff and spend some hours in one of the many playgrounds or parks in the Grand-Duchy? 

Lake Echternach is for sure my number one pick! Lake, playground, plenty of plane and safe space to ride a bike, farm animals… 

A bit upper in the north, in Clervaux, the center Robbesscheier offers many family activities around the farm on the theme “Spring Weeks”, from 10am to 5pm. 

On the other side, if you prefer something else indoors and you love animals, then LuxExpo has the answer for you: the International Dog Show, both on Saturday and Sunday.

Have fun and enjoy the ☀️ 

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Discovering Luxembourg and surroundings – Remich

There is something nostalgic that brings my family to Remich every now and then.. probably it’s the closest we can get from our Tejo river over here, within the skirts of the Grand Duchy 😀


Somehow, the Moselle River brings me some relax and the little town of Remich evokes “family time”. There are some fun ways to spend some time in there:

1. Park the car by the “Esplanade”, the restaurant area in front of the boats, there are several signs to the parking lots. Find a table and have a drink or an ice-cream.

2. Let your little ones spend some energy at the playground by the boats. 

3. Ride a kids electric motorbike at the little circuit or train yoru skills at the mini-golf (same selling point).

4. Ride your bikes alonside the river and admire the vineyards.

5. Bring your picnic basket and some outdoor toys and have fun by the river (it’s less busy a little further past the swimming pool).

7. On a more fancy note with a touch of crémant, check the times of the boat tours 😉

8. Have a comfy Luxembourguish lunch at the Restaurant du Pressoir (29, route de Mondorf, Remich). Make sure to ask for a table with a view over the river and vineyards!! PS- the restaurant has a little playroom full of toys!

Have fun!!

WeekendInFamily@Luxembourg – 1st and 2nd April, 2017

Hello there! Another weekly post is back to the blog, this time my once called “picks for the weekend”. So, just to clarify, this is NOT a complete agenda of activities. Instead, it is my way to share with you the best family-friendly events for families (by personal choice, of course 😉 ) — Hopefully you’ll agree with me 🙂

Farm in the City – On Saturday and Sunday (from 10am to 6pm), place de la Constitution will turn into a huge farm with cows, porks, goats, sheep and even alpacas. There will be also info points promoting the local products, activities for the kids (including pedal tractors) and show-cooking events (some dishes will be prepared by the Lux politicians!!).

Easter Egg Hunt – On Sunday, 2nd April, from 10am to 11.30am, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Parc Marédoc (1A, rue de Müllendorf, L-7329 Heisdorf), arts and crafts activities and even a special visit of Mr Easter Rabbit himself!!

Have fun!!

 

Discovering Luxembourg and Surroundings – Bastogne

As promised, here I am again with some ideas and insider tips on places nearby where you can easily spend a few hours or a day in family.  So if yesterday I came up with the Saar Loop idea, perfect for a sunny day, now I present you with an all-weather option. Because, you know, in Luxembourg we can always have sun or rainy or hot or cold… We never know… 😉

Bastogne is just about 80km (1h) driving from Luxembourg and it hosts an amazingly renovated Bastogne War Museum. Especially if you have boys… 🙂

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Plan to be there by 10h so you have plenty of time to visit the Museum. It is a very pleasant surprise to see the high standards of this museum. They offer you the chance to see tons of real war equipment as well as to experience some episodes through 4D movies (in some of them you even experience the cold air of the mist in the forests! Incredible…).

Insider Tip: Take advantage of the included audio-guides, not forgetting the ones for the kiddos as they will have the chance to follow the experiences of a little boy throughout the scenarios.

In the meantime, be sure to call the local restaurant “Wagon Leo” and book a table in the “wagon room” – yes, part of the restaurant is set in a real antique wagon! Little ones will love it, right? And so the big ones, I must say! 🙂

On the way back to Luxembourg, and if the weather is not rainny,   You can stop mid-way at the wonderful Ferme d’Ayaaz, in Attert. It is home to many friendly goats, sheep, poneys, rabbits, chicken… And the entrance is free! Just make sure to check the opening times before hand.

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Useful Information:

Bastogne War Museum

Address: Colline du Mardasson 5-6600, Bastogne
Opening Times: 9.30am to 6pm

Restaurant Wagon Leo

Address: Rue du Vivier 6, Bastogne
Tel. +32 61 21 14 41

Ferme d’Ayaaz

Address: 348, route de l’Ermitage, 6717 Attert

Discovering Luxembourg and Surroundings – Saarland Postcard

Welcome to my brand new post series – “Discovering Luxembourg and Surroundings”. So every week till Summer, I’ll be posting 2 articles with ideas and insider tips on my favorite secret places for one day out (or a weekend out, that’s also fine ;)).

Saarland Postcard

Today, we’ve decided to explore something new, someting unique. And we’ve found it! Just about 40min from Luxembourg city, there is a unique tree-top path way that leads you up to more than 1 thousand meters up and gets you an amazing view over what I always called “The Saarland Postcard”, aka, the Saar Loop.

 

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Source: bawmwipfelfad-saarchleife.de

The walkway is super family friendly and it can all be done with a strolley. Through the way, you find several didactic stations with information about the fauna and flora of the region.

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Then, once you reach the end, there is a nice biergarten on your right with a playground. The big hit is the slide. The next picture speaks for itself!q

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Finish your day with an ice-cream at the nice and sunny terrace by the entrance of the park while the kids can spend some of the left energy running around safely.

Some important notes:

– There is a parking lot by the entrance, but make sure not to forget to pay the ticket, even during the weekend!

-the family ticket costs €21,50 (2 adults and 2 kids) – please see all details and other options at the website.

– the visit takes about 30-40min in total, at a toddler-walking speed.

– There are two options for meal time onsite: the terrace by the entrance or the biergarten by the end of the path.

Website: http://www.baumwipfelpfad-saarschleife.de

Address: Baumwipfelpfad Saarschleife, Cloef-Atrium, 66693 Mettlach, Germany

Enjoy!!

Agenda for the Weekend – 25th to 28th March (EN & PT)

(Versão completa em Português mais abaixo)

Hi there! So, if you’re around during the Easter weekend, here are my picks: the reopening of Parc Merveilleux, the Medieval Market of Echternach and the Easter Market in the city of Luxembourg

Here is some additional info:

– Parc Merveilleux reopens to the 2016 season on the 26th March. More info on the website (http://www.parc-merveilleux.lu). Address: route de Mondorf, em Bettembourg

– From Friday to Saturday (11am to 9pm) and on Monday (11am to 6pm), Echternach presents the Medieval Market (“Mittelaltermarkt”). More info at the event’s website (http://www.echternach-tourist.lu/en/100-events?item=6750). Address: place du Marché, Echternach.

– On Monday, Luxembourg city center is all dressed-up for the Easter Market (“Emaichen”), very well-know by the traditional pottery whistling birds (Péckvillercher). More information at the website of the event (http://www.emaischen.lu/). Address: rue Marché aux Poissons, rue  du Marché aux Herbes, rue  de la Boucherie, rue  du Ros rue  Sigefroi, rue  de la Reine and place Guillaume II. Please note that the village of Nospelt also presents a similar market during the same day.

Have Fun!!

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Para conhecer a agenda completa, visite a página web do seu CONTACTO.

Reabertura do Jardim das Borboletas

Na sexta-feira, o Jardim das Borboletas (“Päiperleksgaart”) reabre as suas portas ao público, para mais uma estação de visitas. A entrada tem um custo entre 6 euros (crianças entre os 3 e os 14 anos) e 10 euros (adultos). Mais informações no site do espaço (http://www.papillons.lu/). Endereço: route de Trèves, em Grevenmacher.

Quermesse de Páscoa

A partir de sexta-feira (e até ao dia 11 de Abril), Esch-sur-Alzette recebe a quermesse de Páscoa, com muita animação para toda a família. Endereço: place des Remparts e place Victor Hugo, em Esch-sur-Alzette.

Mercado Medieval em Echternach

De sexta-feira a domingo, das 11h às 21h, e na segunda-feira, das 11h às 18h, Echternach recebe o mercado medieval (“Mittelaltermarkt”). Mais informações no site do evento (http://www.echternach-tourist.lu/en/100-events?item=6750). Endereço: place du Marché, em Echternach.

Páscoa no Belle Étoile

Na sexta-feira e no sábado, o Centro Comercial La Belle Étoile apresenta um mercado de Páscoa a todos os visitantes, com a possibilidade das crianças participarem em diversos ateliers criativos. A participação é gratuita. Mais informações no site do espaço (http://www.belle-etoile.lu/). Endereço: route d’Arlon, em Bertrange.

À descoberta no Luxemburgo

Na sexta-feira, das 11h30 às 18h30, e no sábado, das 10h às 18h, por ocasião do início da estação turística de 2016, a place d’Armes irá receber diversos stands alusivos a tudo de bom que Luxemburgo tem para oferecer: natureza, cultura, produtos locais… A entrada é gratuita. Para mais informações, consulte o site da organização (http://www.lcto.lu/en). Endereço, place d’Armes, na capital.

Exposição Internacional do Cão

No sábado e no domingo, das 10h às 18h, a LuxExpo recebe mais uma edição da exposição internacional do cão. A entrada tem um custo de 5 euros. Mais informações no site do evento (http://www.luxexpo.lu/#event750). Endereço: Entrada norte da LuxExpo, em Kirchberg.

Reabertura do Parque Maravilhoso

No sábado, o Parque Maravilhoso reabre as suas portas ao público, para mais uma estação de visitas aos curiosos animais da floresta. A entrada tem um custo entre 6 euros (crianças entre os 3 e os 14 anos) e 10 euros (adultos). Mais informações no site do parque (http://www.parc-merveilleux.lu). Endereço: route de Mondorf, em Bettembourg.

Páscoa em Ettelbruck

No sábado, das 10h às 17h, Ettelbruck convida todas as famílias e conhecer o coelhinho da Páscoa que andará pelas ruas pedonais a distribuir ovos. Haverá também um pequeno espaço com animais da quinta, na place de l’Eglise.

Playmobil no Belval Plaza  

A partir de sábado (e até ao próximo dia 9 de Abril), o centro comercial Belval Plaza convida todas as famílias a visitar a exposição de Playmobil, que contará também com uma área de brincar (todos osdias, das 14h às 18h, com excepção dos dias 27 e 28 de Março) e pinturas faciais. Endereço: BELVAL PLAZA Shopping Center, 7 avenue du Rock’n Roll, em Esch-sur-Alzette. Mais informações no site: www.belvalshopping.lu.

Mercado da Páscoa na capital e em Nospelt

Na segunda-feira de Páscoa, Luxembourg recebe mais uma edição do mercado da Páscoa (“Emaichen”), bem conhecido pelos pequenos passarinhos de cerâmica (“peckvillercher”). A participação é gratuita. Mais informações no site do evento (http://www.emaischen.lu/). Endereço: na capital (rue Marché aux Poissons, rue  du Marché aux Herbes, rue  de la Boucherie, rue  du Ros rue  Sigefroi, rue  de la Reine e place Guillaume II) e em Nospelt.

Mercado da Páscoa de Clervaux

Também na segunda-feira, das 11h às 18h, Clervaux recebe o mercado da Páscoa que conta com muita animação e entretenimento para toda a família, incluíndo o coelhinho da Páscoa que andará a distribuir ovos. A participação é gratuita. Mais informações no site do evento (http://www.destination-clervaux.lu/robbesscheier-offer/what-on/eastermarket/).Endereço: place du Marché, em Clervaux.

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