Shining A Light On Northern Luxembourg

An unfortunate incident on the mountainous roads of northern Luxembourg shines a light on an interesting region, just three hours from the Channel Ports.

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There you are, taking time out on Thursday afternoon, enjoying the twisting roads of mountainous northern Luxembourg – specifically in this case the CR 306 between Grosbus and Viichten - when the worst happens.

There you are, taking time out on Thursday afternoon, enjoying the twisting roads of mountainous northern Luxembourg – specifically in this case the CR 306 between Grosbus and Viichten – when the worst happens.

Not only have you sustained major damage to your classic Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cabriolet – and your passenger taken to hospital for checks – but the world automatically assumes you’re an idiot who, in time honoured fashion, has overcooked it on a bend in the rear-engined sports car and gone into the barrier backwards. The shame!

Not only have you sustained major damage to your classic Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cabriolet – and your passenger taken to hospital for checks – but the world automatically assumes you’re an idiot who, in time honoured fashion, has overcooked it on a bend in the rear-engined sports car and gone into the barrier backwards. The shame!

Turns out – too late - it wasn’t your fault after all. According to local press reports, this white Audi was the culprit, ramming the poor Porsche after losing control on the gentle right hander. Anyway, the upshot is how this unfortunate incident helps concentrate the mind on northern Luxembourg. At four hours from the Channel Ports via the Ardennes forest – shared with Belgium – bisected by the winding Sure River, rising to 2,000 feet and with some obviously interesting roads, it’s close enough for a weekend away. Intriguing:

Turns out – too late – it wasn’t your fault after all. According to local press reports, this white Audi was the culprit, ramming the poor Porsche after losing control on the gentle right hander. Anyway, the upshot is how this unfortunate incident helps concentrate the mind on northern Luxembourg. At four hours from the Channel Ports via the Ardennes forest – shared with Belgium – bisected by the winding Sure River, dotted with lakes and hundreds of other rivers, a jagged landscape rising to 2,000 feet and with some obviously interesting roads, it’s close enough for a weekend away:

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