The "Saarschleife" the Saar loop or meander as we'd say in English.
During the coach trip, our guide keep talking about the Saarschleife. I understood the Saar bit of the word, but Schleife had me lost, as I thought it meant a slice! I later checked the word in my online German dictionary, to realise that the word has several meanings, one of which is "loop" and then all made sense! It's an amazing sight to behold from the viewing platform, and also from the recently opened treetop walk.
Our group leaving the Cloef viewing platform above the huge meander in the River Saar.
The Saarschleife (also known as the Großer Saarschleife at Mettlach in contrast to the Kleine Saarschleife near Hamm) is a breakthrough of the River Saar through the quarzite and is one of the most famous sights in Saarland. The most popular view is from the Cloef viewpoint, situated in the Mettlach district of Orscholz, 180 m above the river. The bank is formed of rock walls and small ravines, and the whole area is a huge nature park.
The Baumwipfelpfad, the newly opened treetop walk, which from the viewing platform at the top, must give a magnificent view over the great meander in the River Saar.
The American Cemetery in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Cathedral on another very hot day.
A wedding was taken place while we toured the cathedral, and the organ and singing sounded wonderful in the huge space of the nave
Luxembourg old town, which is far more interesting than the very busy modern city centre.
The old fortress of Luxembourg.
Fortress of Luxembourg - Wikipedea
The Fortress of Luxembourg refers to the former fortifications of Luxembourg City, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg