Mersch for shopping!

Another memory from the vault, and why not have it in my blog. Hope you like the reading as we do.

One of the smallest but nicest countries in Europe, and one of our favorites. The fairy tale Duchy of Luxembourg, right smack in between Germany and France. Rule as head of State by Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Teresa (a native of La Habana, Cuba) with five children including the heir prince Guillaume. I come here often even for just a day!!! its was not far from me and the autoroute expressway got me there in four hours legal speed driving time. Now it is almost double far but we have visited anyway.

In my road warrior trips all over Europe, I have done quite a bit in Luxembourg. Well easy to drive it been so small. We were in Luxembourg city wondering what to do next and saw a shopping center here, oooh well the wife got on and we came, simple as that…!

We drove north to Mersch, and here you have the Topaze shopping center and great bargains there too. But first let me tell you a bit about Mersch that we like for future visits.

Mersch

Mersch is the administrative center of the town and canton of the same name. Located in the Alzette valley a tributary of the Sûre river, the town is located at the confluence of the Mamer and Eisch rivers . The geographical center of Luxembourg is located on the territory of the town!  The town is connected to the rail network by line 1, from Luxembourg to Troisvierges and has a train station at Mersch. It is connected to the national road network by the national roads N7 and N8 as well as by the A7.

From a tourist point of view even if we have not visited yet, you have here the castle erected by the first lord of Mersch, Theodoric, as a fortified castle in 1232. In 1574, the medieval building was made more comfortable cast; the keep is in particular provided with large windows. In 1603, during the disorder caused by the conflict between the King of Spain (who was also Duke of Luxembourg) and the Spanish Netherlands, the castle was burned down again. At the end of the 17C, Count Jean Frédéric d’Autel had the castle rebuilt in its current state. The town became the owner of the castle in 1957. In 1988, it installed its administration there as city and canton hall. The Saint-Michel Church was built in the mid-19C in the neoclassical style and the frescoes in the choir date from 1936. There is ,also, the menhir of Reckingen.

The city of Mersch on things to do in English brochures here: City of Mersch on heritage

The tourist office of Luxembourg on Mersch in English: Tourist office of Luxembourg on Mersch

Now we really came here for Topaze.  At Topaze shopping center located at Route de Colmar-Berg  easy access from the  N7 (where we were) or the autoroute A7 exit/Sortie N°5 Mierscherbierg. Here you can find more than 45 different brands on 2 floors .The Match supermarket is open Monday to Saturday from 8h and Sunday from 9h to 13h.  All stores open from 9h. The fitness center is open every day until 22h and Saturday-Sunday from 8h30  to 13h30 in upper floor . Free parking and gas/petro station very convinient.

The stores we like were the Supermarché Match ,Pizza Hut, C&A , H&M , and Mano shoes. We did some groceries, lunch at Pizza Hut as well for the good old time’s sake! The pizza hut info in English is here : Pizza Hut at Mersch shopping center

Mersch

The official webpage for Topaze shopping center in French is here: Topaze shopping center

The tourist office of Luxembourg on the Topaze shopping center in English is here: Tourist office of Luxembourg on Topaze shopping center

And there you go a nice ride and wonderful shopping and our favorite pizza chain can’t beat the ride. If you combine that with picturesque beautiful Mersch, Luxembourg than you are in for a treat. Hope you enjoy the tour.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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