Little Switzerland or “Petite Suisse” in the Duchy of Luxembourg, is one of the region’s most beautiful and recreational areas. We decided to make the scenic drive from Echternach to Beaufort on the national religious holiday of Ascension Day, since almost everything was closed in the Luxembourg City.
National holidays are popular for outdoor activities throughout Europe, and the area called Little Switzerland was no exception. Everyone was out enjoying the beautiful weather and the stunning natural environment.
The “Little Switzerland” is part of the Germano-Luxembourg Nature Park and has steep, twisting valleys and deep green woodlands filled with cool bubbling streams and dramatic rock formations. While we didn’t climb any of the amazing rock towers or hike through the winding gulleys, we did enjoy a leisurely drive through the beautiful region. The drive is 35 km (22 miles) long and can take anywhere from a half-day to a full day, depending upon how many stops for hiking or eating you decide to make.
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