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A Vacation from our Vacation

As Rick Steves would say "Sometimes you need a vacation from your your vacation." So we loaded the rental with Ardennes ham sandwiches, Mosel wine and our beloved backpacks and headed south from Vianden on Highway 17 and then east at Diekirch for 10 miles to the Le Mullenthal, aka La Petite Swiss, or Luxembourg's Little Switzerland.

We turned west toward village Mullenthal where the Sure River meets the Creek Erwz Noire, parked the car in the first slot and rushed to the trail on the other side of the creek almost hidden by the canopy of trees. What a treat! Cool refreshing non-city air, a wide slightly bumpy trail guarded on one side by carved sandstone cliffs and brushed by the splashing creek on the other. We strolled quietly for a while and then bound up the cliffs by stone stairs to admire the spetacular scenery from a lofty plateau.

Following the twisting trail below toward Mullenthal, the village gave its name to the area, lead to a beautiful waterfall called "Schiessentunpel" topped by a arched mossy stone bridge which crossed back to benches and a cool shade for our lunch.

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