48km (30 miles) N of Luxembourg City; 13km (8 miles) NE of Wiltz
The handsome old village (pop. 1,800) occupies an incredibly scenic location in a steep valley of the Clerve River. It is the main—though by no means the only—tourist center in Luxembourg's northern reaches.
Getting There: One or two trains depart every hour or so from Ettelbruck; the ride takes 25 minutes. By car, take E421/N7 north from Ettelbruck.Visitor Information: The Syndicat d'Initiative is at the Château de Clervaux, 9712 Clervaux (www.destination-clervaux.lu; tel. 92-00-72; fax 92-93-12).
What to See & Do
Dominating this little town is its 12th-century Château (tel. 92-96-57), restored after suffering heavy damage during the Battle of the Bulge. Cut-off U.S. troops held out in this Luxembourg "Alamo" until the Germans used a tank as a battering-ram to break through the timber gates. The castle houses scale models of other medieval fortresses, uniforms and arms from World War II, and Edward Steichen's moving Family of Man photographic essay. It's open March to December Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is 4.50€ ($7.20) for adults, 2.25€ ($3.60) for children ages 10 to 15, and free for children 9 and under.
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