We got to Aachen around lunchtime and our human had thought we would stay in the youth hostel. However, he decided to cycle on and chose a small town in Belgium to stop in.
We rang ahead having found a place with the “Bett und Bike” App and so this friendly place in Raeren is where we ended up the first night after a ride of some 72 Kms.
This monument is to the fallen of the First World War, and though we are in Belgium it is all inscribed in the German language!
The first day had started out grey and cold but in the morning of the second the sun shone and it lasted all day!
This dam surprised us as it’s a Weser Dam! We had no idea Belgium had a Weser River too!
Occasionally we would pass through a town and Alan stopped to look at this Cathedral!
On the Vennbahn there are few places to stop and so we cycled on till we found our next place to stay in Sankt Vith which was the Youth Hostel!
Fortunately we had the four bed room to ourselves though there were lots of junior school children in the hostel too!
An historic site with a hut to rest in. The boundary stone dates from the 17 century!
Then we found ourselves back on the Vennbahn!
But not for long as the railway tunnel on the route had been taken over by bats and was now closed to humans and bears!
It was up hill into Luxemburg!
The countryside is really beautiful and there is a constant smell of new mown hay in the air!
A monument to an American pilot in the middle of nowhere.
We had a fine view of Clervaux and an exhilarating ride down the hill to get into it.
A well earned isotonic drink was called for with a wee bite to eat while our human scanned the Internet for a place to stay. As luck would have it, it was only 25 meters from where we were sitting! Now all we had to do was bridge the two hours until we could check in!
We did this by visiting the Battle of the Bulge museum in the castle.
The yellow building is our hotel.
The hotel has underground parking which includes a bike lockup with electric outlets!
This is the view from our window!