Since we are very interested in the history of this particular period, we decided to go north, to the Ardennes and its capital Wiltz, where there is a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge, or the Ardennes Counteroffensive, as we usually think of it.
they look like this.
We ended up taking a walk around the small town of Wiltz, lit a few candles in the church, walked back to the train and returned to the capital, where we had - of all things - a Mexican meal with a Belgian beer, a mix of beer and blackberry juice. Odd, but so good I drank two.
|The monument on Constitution Square.|
|The Ardennes from the train window. We followed the valley and the river, what a wonderful landscape - even the mist felt just right!|
|The war monument in Wiltz.|
|This is in honor of general Eisenhower, who personally liberated Wiltz.|
|My favourite memorial: to Richard Brookins, American GI who decided to be St Nick to the children of Wiltz at Christmas 1944. He was made honorary citizen of Wiltz; he died in 2009.|
|Memorial to the Battle of the Bulge.|
|The Town Hall.|
|The castle of Wiltz, now a cultural centre and our destination, the museum that turned out to be closed.|
|The city centre.|
|The local church.|
|Wiltz on the other side of the tracks. The houses are rather colourful, don´t you think?|