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Good food, wine and the Mosel - enjoy life in Luxembourg

Champagne bottle - Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs
Champagne bottle in the Caves St. Martin in Remich - Luxembourg sights for wine lovers

Discover Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs

We discovered three Luxembourg sights where you can enjoy life in Luxembourg on our drive through the country. What could be better than enjoy your meal, Wine and a romantic river like that Moselto enjoy life? Along the line between Rhineland-Palatinate and Luxembourg we find it all. After our visit to the spectacularly located Castle Vianden in the Luxembourg Ardennes We drive a few kilometers to the south in a small place called Wallendorf-Pont, which is separated from Germany by a bridge.

 

Trout
Trout in the Dimmer restaurant in Wallendorf-Pont - Luxembourg Sights for connoisseurs

Good food in the country hotel

Can restaurants be places of interest in Luxembourg? If they serve specialties, yes. The Dimmer restaurant is located on the bank of the border river, the Sauer, which separates the two countries from one another. When we get there, the restaurant is almost empty. However, that changes quickly the further lunchtime progresses.

Apparently the restaurant is quite well-known in the area, because although we are here on a Tuesday, it will soon be filled to the limit and there is no more space on the terrace either. “A good sign when it comes to the quality of the food,” I think to myself and both Petar and I enjoy our trout and salmon, both of which are superbly prepared. The only thing we regret is that the service is so overwhelmed by the many guests that we can no longer order desserts because the next appointment is already waiting for us. We would have liked to have tasted another dessert here.

 

Salmon with asparagus
Salmon with asparagus in the restaurant Dimmer in Wallendorf-Pont
Sandy Rischette
Also our companion Sandy tastes the food in the restaurant Dimmer

 

Restaurant and hotel dimmer

Borderline, 2-4
L-9392 Wallendorf-Pont
Tel. + 352 83 62 29
Here you can also stay overnight:
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Boat trip on the Moselle - Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs
A boat trip on the Moselle - definitely one of the Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs

A boat trip on the Mosel

We continue our journey through the Sauer valley and pass small villages that invite you to explore them more closely. Our destination is further south in the Moselle valley. The place Remich is only separated from Germany by a river, only this time it is the Moselle. It is surrounded by vineyards, between which the Moselle, which we already have this year  at Alf got to know better, flows calmly along. A place for connoisseurs, one would think, right? And what could be nicer than exploring such a river and its surroundings by boat? Hence we go on Board one of the excursion boatsdriving up and down the Moselle from Remich to see the river and the wine-growing region. The slopes of the Moselle valley are ideal for growing wine. So it's no wonder that this region enjoys an international reputation as a wine-growing region.

 

Vineyards - Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs
Vineyards on the Moselle - Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs
Fun
Fun on the Moselle
Remich
The boat mooring of Remich in Luxembourg looks almost Mediterranean

 

The vineyards on the Moselle are Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs

Our boat first steers for a quarter of an hour in one direction from Remich, then turns around and repeats the whole thing in the other direction. On the first half of the tour we will pass vineyards. These rise not far from the river. On the shore we can watch sun worshipers enjoying the early summer day in their bathing bays. This occurs again and again on this part of the Moselle. Others look for a place under deciduous trees to cool off in the sun. Still others plunge into the water to swim or follow our boat with their yachts or jet skis. In between we repeatedly pass places where the houses and trees along the bank are reflected in the water of the Moselle.

The second half of our boat trip takes us under the bridge between Remich and Germany and past a number of wineries. These invite you to linger with villas and wine bars. I would have liked to have continued the second part of our Moselle tour. After a quarter of an hour, however, the boat turned around and brought us back to the boat dock in Remich.

 



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Caves St. Martin - Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs
In the Caves of St. Martin in Remich in Luxembourg

Wine from the caves of Caves St. Martin

What would a gourmet tour through the Moselle valley be without wine tasting? We tell ourselves that and visit a winery: the Caves St. Martin in Remich. It is one of the Luxembourg sights that wine lovers will love. The founders of this winery recognized at the beginning of the 20th century that the rock south of Remich was suitable for the development of sparkling wines, the Luxembourg crémants. They created a tunnel system in this rock. The corridors extend one kilometer into the mountain. This is where the wines of the St. Martin Caves mature in the corridors to this day. They are made using the champenoise method. The Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon developed these centuries ago. Up to 50.000 bottles have to be turned by hand in these cellars every year by the cellar masters. This is the only way to create the sparkling wines Brut, Demi-Sec and Rosé-Brut.

 

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Caves St. Martin - Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs
The Caves St. Martin in Remich, Luxembourg Sights for wine lovers

 

The corridors of the Caves St. Martin - Luxembourg sights for wine fans

We meet with the owner of the Caves St. Martin. She leads us through the corridors. This is certainly one of the Luxembourg sights that wine lovers will enjoy. She shows us the concrete tanks in which the house wines mature. We also see the metal tanks that are reserved for the top products of the winery. On our tour, she shows us bottles in which we can observe the yeast. In the course of the ripening process, this accumulates in the inclined bottle neck. Then we can see how the wines were once laboriously bottled and corked by hand.

“Today machines do this work,” she explains to us. “The neck of the bottle is still frozen today. Only then can the yeast be removed. What we then fill the bottles with remains our secret, ”she laughs mischievously. Then she lets us try the winery's crémants. This case shows that the taste of wine does not always depend on the price. I like the Crémant St. Martin Brut much better than the Rosé Brut, which costs more. Enjoying wine is a matter of taste. Our companion also confirms this. She admits that she likes the brood better.

 

stainless steel tanks
The Crémants of Caves St. Martin mature in these stainless steel tanks
Yeast in the bottleneck
The yeast collects in the bottleneck
bottling plant
Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs - this line used to be used to fill bottles
Pinot Noir
The Pinot Noir from the winery St. Martin

 

How about a dinner at the winery?

If we had been traveling alone, we would certainly have taken the time to enjoy the estate's wines in the pavilion of the Caves St. Martin over dinner with a view of the Moselle. That would be the perfect end to our tour of the Luxembourg sights for connoisseurs. Since our stay in Luxembourg is limited, we make our way back from here to the capital.

The winery Caves St. Martin can be found here:

Caves St. Martin

53, rte de Stadtbredimus
L-5570 Remix
Tel. +352 23 69 97 74

 

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Source Luxembourg sights: research on site. We thank Visit Luxembourg for inviting us on this trip. Our opinion remains our own.

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