25km (16 miles) N of Luxembourg City

This handsome old town (pop. 6,000), a crossroads of tourist routes, lies in a bowl-shaped depression amid the rolling hills of the southern Luxembourg Ardennes, at the confluence of the Sûre (Sauer) and Alzette (Uelzecht) rivers.

On the edge of town in Patton Park is Patton Square, on which stands a statue, 3m (9 ft.) high, of U.S. General George Patton. Nearby is a Sherman tank similar to the ones that arrived to liberate Ettelbruck in September 1944. Patton's men then had the job to do all over again at Christmas after the German army overran the town during the Battle of the Bulge.

Getting There -- Up to four trains depart every hour or so to Ettelbruck from Luxembourg City; on the fastest (IR) trains, the ride takes 25 minutes. By car, take A7/N7 north.

Visitor Information -- The Syndicat d'Initiative et du Tourisme is at rue de Bastogne 14, 9010 Ettelbruck (tel. 81-20-68; fax 81-98-39; www.ettelbruck-info.lu), in the heart of town. The office is open July to August Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 1:30 to 5pm, and Saturday from 10am to noon; September to June, hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 1:30 to 5pm.

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