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Which will you do first? “100 things to do in Luxembourg” is a collection of attractions and activities as numerous as they are varied, in a country where the next unmissable place is never far away. Whether on foot, by bike, car, bus or train, in each region you can easily discover characteristic and as well as surprising tourist sights, be it premium walking and cycling routes, thrilling museums, world heritage, architectural marvels or culinary treasures. Enjoy many of them at a discount, or even free of charge, with the digital LuxembourgCard (see p.160). “100 things to do” mirrors this diversity – without rating them or claiming to be comprehensive, because there are far more than 100 things to do in Luxembourg. Enjoy!

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Capital Vibrant and welcoming

Free entry with the LuxembourgCard

Significant discounts upon presentation of the LuxembourgCard Museums & Events

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Guttland Immerse yourself in a world of green

Castles & Palaces Nature & Excursions

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Moselle Pleasure, and a European spirit

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Minett Industrial heritage in the Minett 160-162

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Vibrant and welcoming Luxembourg is not big, but it is exceptionally dynamic and cosmopolitan. A place where people from 170 nations are on the move daily, you will hear plenty of different languages spoken. Whether restaurants, cafés, shops, museums or bars – everything is within easy reach. The entire old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the ideal place for a relaxed stroll and a fascinating glimpse into the history of the city and country, which go hand-in-hand. Wander through the streets, keep your eyes peeled, and on every corner you will discover a unique mixture of modernity and tradition. On a human scale, yet full of thrilling contrasts – that’s how Luxembourg City will charm you.

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Bock Casemates: A UNESCO World Heritage Site The Bock Casemates, a subterranean defence system made up of kilometres of tunnels, is today one of the most important visitor sites in Luxembourg. These underground galleries were initially carved in the 17th century, under Spanish rule, and subsequently twice extended. Visiting the archaeological crypt, the antechamber to the casemates, is a similarly remarkable experience. On account of these impressive fortifications, Luxembourg was even given the epithet of the “Gibraltar of the North”. Discover the tumultuous history of the casemates and take in wonderful views of the Grund, Clausen and Pfaffenthal districts.

Casemates du Bock Montée de Clausen L-1343 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 22 28 09 touristinfo@lcto.lu luxembourg-city.com Um Bock / Casemates 100 m Timetable at luxembourg-city.com

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City Promenade sightseeing highlights On this two-hour city walking tour, accompanied by an experienced guide, you will discover the most beautiful sights in Luxembourg City, including the Place d’Armes, Notre-Dame Cathedral of Luxembourg, the Place de la Constitution with the Gëlle Fra (Golden Lady) memorial, the Monument of the Millennium, the Corniche (alias “Europe’s most beautiful balcony”), and not least the Grand Ducal Palace with its ceremonial guard, patrolling with military discipline.

Luxembourg City Tourist Office Place Guillaume II L-1648 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 22 28 09 - 79 guides@lcto.lu luxembourg-city.com Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 300 m From 01/01 to 31/12: daily. Timetable and languages at luxembourg-city.com

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Wenzel circular walk UNESCO World Heritage Site This circular walk through time and place shows you 1,000 years of cultural and natural history. It passes through the famous Bock casemates and the Old Town, links the upper and lower parts of the city, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the fortifications dating back to the time when Luxembourg was the “Gibraltar of the North”. The walk takes you through the lush Alzette valley where you can experience the green oasis within the city and take a break for something to eat and drink in idyllic surroundings. Once you’re ready to keep going, there is a free lift to take you back up to the city centre.

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Luxembourg City Tourist Office Place Guillaume II L-1648 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 22 28 09 touristinfo@lcto.lu luxembourg-city.com Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 300 m Weekly, timetable and languages at www.luxembourg-city.com


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Casino Luxembourg: Beyond the mainstream The “Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain” is dedicated to contemporary art. Creative artists from Luxembourg and the surrounding area have the chance to present themselves and their work in a dynamic environment that is far removed from a traditional art gallery and mainstream ambience; there is an artist-in-residence programme here as well as workshops. The arts centre is centrally located in Luxembourg’s capital city and also features a library where you can browse and read art books and exhibition catalogues, a small bookshop and a stylish café-restaurant.

Casino Luxembourg 41, rue Notre-Dame L-2240 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 22 50 45 info@casino-luxembourg.lu casino-luxembourg.lu Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 100 m MO: 11:00-19:00 TU: closed WE: 11:00-19:00 TH: 11:00-21:00 FR: 11:00-19:00 SA, SU + public holidays: 11:00-19:00

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Lëtzebuerg City Museum: Living history of the city This museum brings the capital’s more than one thousand years of history to life: “The Luxembourg Story” is a permanent exhibition that shows the development of the city through countless original artefacts and models, some of them incorporating multimedia animations. The new UNESCO Visitor Centre fits in perfectly here and continues the same historic theme, while two further floors of the museum house temporary exhibitions. The Lëtzebuerg City Museum is housed in four historic buildings which were built between the 17th and 19th centuries, in some cases on medieval foundations. A special highlight is the vast glass lift that can carry up to 65 people at a time along the ancient walls inside the museum.

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Lëtzebuerg City Museum 14, rue du St-Esprit L-1475 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 47 96 45 00 visites@2musees.vdl.lu citymuseum.lu Um Bock 300 m MO: closed TU-WE: 10:00-18:00 TH: 10:00-20 :00 FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00


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Mudam: Museum of Modern Art Mudam is a place of sheer aesthetic delight. The building alone, designed by the Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, is worth a visit. Mudam is a venue for all artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture and video art. Visitors can enjoy regional specialities in the bright design café. Mudam is located right next to the historic Fort Thüngen in the Dräi Eechelen Park and blends perfectly into its historic surroundings. Permanent and temporary exhibitions are also installed in the park, from where you can admire views of the city across the valley.

Mudam 3, Park Dräi Eechelen L-1499 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 45 37 85 -1 info@mudam.lu mudam.lu Philharmonie / Mudam 100 m MO: 10:00-18:00 TU: closed WE: 10:00-21:00 TH+FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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“natur musée”: National Museum of Natural History Natural history and the natural sciences are presented here in a simple yet fascinating way: in addition to its permanent exhibition, the “natur musée” regularly hosts special and focused exhibitions all about plants, animals and the universe. It’s educational, lively and unusual. The museum’s two gardens, shop and cafeteria are also pleasant places to spend time. The museum is located in the charming Grund district and can be easily reached via the lift from the Plateau St. Esprit or on foot along the picturesque cobbled streets surrounding the Corniche.

“natur musée” 25, rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 46 22 33 -1 musee-info@mnhn.lu mnhn.lu Stadgronn-Bréck 150 m MO: closed TU: 10:00-18:00 WE-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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THE GIANT BURROWING SCORPION { Opistophthalmus capensis } blocks the entrance of its burrow against intruders with large pincers. Don’t worry ! In this museum you are not an intruder !

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. WHAT YOU DO NOT SEE IN ANOTHER MUSEUM. 25, rue Münster, L-2160 LUXEMBOURG | www.mnhn.lu | @naturmuseelux Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday : 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 21


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National Museum of History and Art The National Museum of History and Art contains some unexpected treasures such as a mosaic from the Roman villa at Vichten dating back to 240 AD, or beautiful Art Deco items from the porcelain manufacturer Villeroy & Boch or the collection of medals. The museum, which covers a total area of 6200m2, is situated in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, between the Grand Ducal Palace and the Bock casemates, and brings Luxembourg’s history to life with a series of themed tours. For example, very appropriately, the museum’s archaeological collections can be admired in rooms carved into the rock face. The contemporary art rooms house works by the world-famous photographer Edward Steichen. The permanent exhibitions are free of charge.

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MNHA Marché-aux-Poissons L-2345 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 47 93 30 -1 musee@mnha.etat.lu mnha.lu Um Bock / Casemates 100 m MO: closed TU+WE: 10:00-18:00 TH: 10:00-20:00 FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00


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Dräi Eechelen Museum: Fortress, History, Identity A fortified castle becomes a cultural centre: the Dräi Eechelen Museum is located inside the renovated Fort Thüngen, first built in 1732-33, and is right next to the Mudam, Museum of Modern Art. The museum’s historic home is itself an important element in the permanent exhibition entitled “Fortress, History, Identity”. With its impressive underground tunnels and mines, the building still largely remains as it was when it was last extended in 1836/37. On a guided tour, visitors can discover over 600 objects and original documents on permanent display behind the fortified walls. On the first floor, the museum regularly presents special contemporary exhibitions.

Musée Dräi Eechelen 5, Park Dräi Eechelen L-1499 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 26 43 35 info@m3e.public.lu m3e.lu Philharmonie / Mudam 300 m MO: closed TU: 10:00-18:00 WE: 10:00-20:00 TH-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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Villa Vauban: Luxembourg City Art Museum The Villa Vauban is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by historic parkland that is the perfect place for relaxation. The stately urban villa was built in 1873 on foundations that date back to the time when Luxembourg was a fortified town. A modern extension has been added and the building was completely refurbished in the early 2000s. The museum presents changing exhibitions based on its own collections (European art from the 17th to the 19th century and Luxembourgish art from the 20th and 21st centuries).

Villa Vauban 18, avenue Émile Reuter L-2420 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 47 96 49 00 visites@2musees.vdl.lu villavauban.lu Stäreplaz / Étoile Stäreplaz / Étoile 200 m MO: 10:00-18:00 TU: closed WE-TH: 10:00-18:00 FR: 10:00-21:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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Neimënster Abbey cultural centre Nowadays, the former Benedictine abbey in the iconic Grund district of the city is an open, welcoming venue for concerts and festivals, although for a long time the large building served as a prison. Following extensive restoration, it has been a public meeting place and cultural centre since 2004. Its purpose is to strengthen Luxembourg’s cultural identity and promote intercultural dialogue. The abbey offers a programme of concerts, plays and artists-in-residence as well as a range of free exhibitions that are open daily. Guided tours can be arranged on request.

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster 28,rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 26 20 52 1 contact@neimenster.lu neimenster.lu Stadgronn- Bréck Rumm 200 m MO-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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D‘Coque Aquatic Centre The Coque Aquatic Centre is the perfect place for swimming, fitness, wellness and relaxation. Located in a distinctive shell-shaped building in Kirchberg, its facilities include an Olympic swimming pool (50m long), diving platforms (1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m, 10m), a diving pool, a beginners’ pool and various solariums. The Coque also boasts a fantastic wellness centre with an outdoor pool, five saunas, a Turkish bath and a snow cave. There are several restaurants where you can replenish after your exercise, and food and drink are also available to take away.

d’Coque 2, rue Léon Hengen L-1745 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 43 60 60 333 info@coque.lu coque.lu Erasme / D’Coque 100 m MO: 12:00-22:00 TU-FR: 06:30-22:00 SA-SU: 10:00-18:00

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Hop-on, hop-off, with the open-top bus Explore the city aboard a double-decker open-top bus, getting on and off as you wish at stops conveniently located near the most popular sights. Another bus will be along every 20 minutes, and tickets are valid for a full 24 hours. Commentary on the buses is available in German, French, Dutch, Luxembourgish, English, Spanish and Russian.

Departure: Avenue Monterey L-2450 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 266 51 2250 info@sightseeing.lu sightseeing.lu Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 250 m / 0 m Schedules and reservations only online

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The Pétrusse Express tourist train The Pétrusse Express miniature train is the easy way to travel literally through the history of the former “Gibraltar of the North”. Climb aboard at the Montée de Clausen near the Bock casemates, sit back and enjoy a tour of the tourist attractions. The train trundles past the historic sites of the old fortress city while you listen to tales of olden times, brought to life through your stereo headphones. There is a choice of seven languages, and the tour lasts about 45 minutes.

Departure: Montée de Clausen L-1343 Luxembourg Tel.: +352 266 51 2250 info@sightseeing.lu sightseeing.lu Um Bock / Casemates 100 m Schedules and reservations only online

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Nightowl: insider tips in the city If you want to get firsthand insider recommendations on Luxembourg City’s nightlife, then join the Nightowl guided tours. Stroll through the best bars on the Pub Crawl, or enjoy the Urban Fortress Promenade: a 5 kilometer walk which will lead you along 30 historical monuments and cultural highlights. The Urban Fortress Promenade takes place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Price: regular €10/free with the LuxembourgCard. Pub Crawl: regular price 15€/10,50€ with the LuxembourgCard. Please check availability on our website: www.nightowl.lu

“Pub Crawl”: TH, FR, SA from 18.30 Language: English. Max. 10 persons “Urban Fortress Promenade”: WE 18.00 SA 14.00 SU 9.30 Languages: English, German, French. Max. 10 persons nightowl.lu

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Minor treats and major architecture Discover the pulsating, yet simultaneously laid back green city on foot and by using free public transport, such as the modern tram. Let loose and follow your fancy to places that make your stroll an unforgettable experience. Through sprawling parks and winding valleys, over cobblestones and past unique and charming buildings from practically every era of architecture; from the Upper Town, connected by bridge with the modern Kirchberg district, to the Lower Town with its Alzette and Pétrusse rivers and the historic districts of the Grund, Clausen and Pfaffenthal.

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No matter where you start your tour, delights great and small lie in store. In the Upper Town, you can check out the window displays in the country’s most famous delicatessens and stock up on pralines or other sweet and savoury treats; whether shopping at Oberweis, Namur, Kaempff-Kohler or in Nathalie Bonn’s Chocolate House. In fact, the Grand Ducal family is a customer at some of these prestigious, tradition-rich stores. You can also find a wide variety of products from Luxembourg in the Luxembourg House, right by the Grand Ducal Palace.


Do you always make time for a little shopping? In the Upper Town, wellknown brands, attractive jewellery stores and luxury boutiques await in the area around the Place d’Armes and the famous Place Guillaume II, alias the “Knuedler”, where you can also find an array of craft shops, galleries, flower shops and an ever-changing selection of pop-up stores, all located between inviting terraces, bars, iconic squares and historic buildings. The station district has its own special appeal and the main shopping streets here are the Avenue de la Gare and the Avenue de la Liberté. Locals delight in taking a stroll through the Upper Town and being a part of the easy-going atmosphere, for example at open-air concerts or markets on the Knuedler or the Place d’Armes. www.cityshopping.lu

Every Wednesday and Saturday morning on the Place Emile Hamilius, you will find plenty more things that make life beautiful. Along with culinary specialities why not dive into the colourful goings-on of a traditional weekly market, including a flower market. You can find an overview of the all markets in Luxembourg City here: www.maart.lu

Out and about at the weekend? If so, the “Kinnekswiss” city park is the place to have a truly relaxing time on the large lawns. In summer, many people take advantage of the free games hire service as well as the yoga and other sports that take place. In the summer months, festivals and events make the Kinnekswiss a popular evening destination too. Are traces of the past something that appeal to you? In Notre-Dame Cathedral you will encounter a piece of the city’s history; its crypt is the final resting place of the remains of King John the Blind. Luxembourg’s biggest annual fair dates back to him: the “Schueberfouer”, usually held annually in August. The cathedral itself is a building flooded with light that combines stylistic elements from the Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Generally, in Luxembourg’s old town you will come across a wide range of building styles alongside each other. The Jugendstil, too, has lent its playful appeal to a number of façades, for example around the Avenue de la Liberté. Do you want to get to know the Lower Town? Take a trip – free of charge – along the UNESCO-protected city walls in the Pfaffenthal

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glass lift. You can take in the impressive panoramic views over the Alzette valley from the viewing platform at the top as well as throughout the journey up or down. Reaching the Pfaffenthal district at the bottom, quaint cafés, restaurants and shops are dotted around, along with the Mohrfels Mill, one of the country’s oldest water mills and the former production site of the Moutarderie de Luxembourg mustard factory. The valley is spanned by the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge, also known locally as the Red Bridge. At weekends during the summer, you can try a historical Urban Time Travel augmented reality experience in Pfaffenthal and hop on a virtual coach trip through the past. www.urbantimetravel.com

From Pfaffenthal, it is a short walk to the Grund district, which you can also reach from the Upper Town directly, taking a lift from the Plateau du Saint-Esprit. At the bottom, head over the picturesque bridge and pause to see the iconic view of the layered city. A wander along the banks of the Alzette river, past the urban apple orchard, will take you to a bench with Melusina the water nymph seated on it, from the legend about the founding of Luxembourg. In the Grund, there are plenty of

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opportunities for grabbing a bite to eat: from wine bars and Japanese specialities to casual pubs and fine dining. Whether it is culinary delights or nightlife that you are after - the bars and restaurants housed in the old factory halls of the Rives de Clausen, also located in the Lower Town, are a popular meeting place for locals and tourists. Clausen is home to a long tradition in the art of brewing in Luxembourg. The Pétrusse valley is a wildly romantic place. Steep slopes and unusual rock formations form a harmonious whole with the ruins of fortresses and strongholds, spanned by two bridges, the Passerelle and the Adolphe Bridge. As well as the fitness park and children’s play areas, Luxembourg City created a large Skatepark Péitruss for all levels of practice in the valley. This modern park nestles in the remnants of the old fortifications. Over a total area of 3,400m2, the young and still young-at-heart have fun, skate or ride BMX; the park has a distinctive atmosphere, inviting passersby to stop and watch. 2, Rue Saint-Quirin, L-2327 Luxembourg

Another place where you can catch your breath is the Dräi Eechelen park in Kirchberg, around 2km


away from the historic city centre. It invites visitors to stroll amidst an interplay of modern, architecturally-inspiring buildings and former fortress walls. It is where people come to watch sunsets and the wonderful cityscape above the valley.

The various theatres in Luxembourg City offer a programme of national and international performances, from the intimate Théâtre du Centaure to the Théâtre des Capucins, the Kasemattentheater and the Grand Théâtre. www.theatres.lu

In the district of Kirchberg, with its international feel, you will find many fascinating architectural features: whether the impressive the Mudam modern art museum, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, or other prominent buildings, from EU high-rise offices to banks, residential buildings, restaurants and shopping centres. Thematic circular routes around architecture and art in public space have been developed by the “Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils” among others. www.architectour.lu

Outside Architecture/Art, inside Sound/Wonder: visit the striking Philharmonie concert hall. Musicians of international standing and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra perform here. The characteristic architecture of the building captivates passersby and visitors with its many white columns and a perfectly-matched lighting concept, designed by Christian de Portzamparc. www.philharmonie.lu

A very special cultural centre with exhibitions, concerts and markets, somewhat alternative and highly innovative, is the Rotondes in the district of Bonnevoie. Locals also meet up here, at the Buvette bar and restaurant, with its large colourful terrace and cool vibes. www.rotondes.lu

Do you fancy some modern dance and innovative choreography? You will find it at the “TROIS C-L – Centre de création chorégraphique luxembourgeois”: both as an events venue and also as an opportunity to train in dance yourself. www.danse.lu

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Immerse yourself in a world of green The Guttland region is a green paradise for nature lovers and people who simply like to duck out from time to time and leave the hectic pace of everyday life behind. Relax, breathe deeply, and allow your gaze to wander: in every village and behind every bend, there are beautiful landscapes and views. The Attert cycle path follows an an ancient railway line and, for the most part, runs right along the Belgian-Luxembourg border. The Alzette river snakes its way through the valley of the same name alongside the rose garden in Walferdange, through blooming orchards and past farms. Dive into a region that combines pleasure with a more relaxed pace of life.

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REDANGE GUTTLAND

“Réidener Schwemm”: Splashing around High spirits and aqua fun are guaranteed all year round at the swimming pool in Redange – there are outdoor and indoor pools, a kids’ pool, slide, whirlpool and outdoor wave pool, as well as a wellness centre with five different saunas, a gym, solarium, café, terrace and plenty of room to play. In summer, you can relax on sun loungers, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Guttland. The recent addition of two new racer water slides promises even more fun: on the Magic Twice, two of you can race down head-to-head, while the Turbo Speed is the fastest slide in the whole Greater Region.

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Réidener Schwemm 28, rue de la Piscine L-8508 Redange-sur-Attert Tel.: +352 23 62 00 32 1 info@reidener-schwemm.lu reidener-schwemm.lu Attert lycée 300 m MO+WE+FR: 12:00-14:00 and 16:00-21:00 TU+TH: 12:00-21:00 SA: 10:00-21:00 SU: 09:00-19:30


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STEINFORT GUTTLAND

Steinfort pool: Swimming and relaxing The Steinfort swimming complex has a 25m pool where sports enthusiasts can train seriously, as well as a multi-purpose pool measuring 25 x 10m (depth 0.9 - 1.80m) with an area for non-swimmers. The water temperature is a comfortable 29°C. In the Finnish sauna, the Turkish steam bath and the solarium, relaxation and wellness are the order of the day. Piscine de Steinfort 7a, rue de Hagen L-8421 Steinfort Tel.: +352 39 93 13 40 0 piscine@steinfort.lu piscine.steinfort.lu Steinfort, Gemeng 500 m

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Steinfort Adventure: Outdoor climbing fun: Steinfort Adventure offers plenty of outdoor action, but it also stands for environmentally-aware eco-tourism. Climbing up among the tree-tops calls for courage and concentration! Depending on how advanced a climber you are, you can choose between ten circuits of different levels of difficulty. Even four-year-old mini-climbers are allowed to do the Monkey and Tiger routes. Visitors to the park are also encouraged to explore the woodland ecosystem, go for walks and have picnics.

Steinfort Adventure Rue du Schwarzenhof L-8452 Steinfort Tel.: +352 27 39 53 00 info@steinfort-adventure.lu steinfort-adventure.lu Steinfort-Kolonie ligne 250 100 m MO: closed TU-SU: 10:00-18:00

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The Steinfort Adventure climbing park invites families, individuals, friends or groups to enjoy a beautiful and exciting moment in nature. Everyone who likes thrilling treetop experiences will love Steinfort Adventure park!

Explore our 9 courses for adults and children Rue du Schwarzenhof L-8452 STEINFORT +352 27 39 53 00 info@steinfort-adventure.lu

www.steinfort-adventure.lu

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MORE THINGS TO DO GUTTLAND

Fortresses and castles, the pleasures of nature, and the rural life of yesteryear The Guttland region, close to the country’s capital city, is a popular area for local leisure pursuits, and the region par excellence for fortresses and castles. Nowhere else in Luxembourg are they found in such density as in the Valley of the Seven Castles, with castles in Mersch, Schoenfels, Ansembourg and Koerich, and hilltop fortresses at Hollenfels, Ansembourg and Septfontaines. Festivals and markets ensure that the old walls are regularly filled with life again. Each has its own charm and style. In addition to the seven castles in the valley itself, the nearby castle at

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Useldange is also well worth a visit. You can enjoy a pleasant and pleasurable discovery of the valley from the comfort of your car, for example. Behind every corner a pleasing view, an enchanting tree-lined road or a romantic building awaits. Do you like exploring by bike? Then you should try out the thematic cycling routes. The natural environment of the Guttland region is an excellent place to take life at a slower pace – the national and regional cycle routes and three circular tours in the west are an open invitation.


For walkers too, Guttland is a region worth exploring. Here, the emphasis is not on physical exertion, but on enjoyment and the pleasure of moving outdoors in nature, with gently winding paths through ample green spaces, past small ponds and streams. For information about the tours: www.visitguttland.lu

One possible destination among many for an outing on foot or by bike is the Beckericher Millen, a former mill that now houses exhibitions and a restaurant and café within its historic walls and mill buildings, along with many items of farming machinery and equipment from the time when it served as a sawmill. Workshops and seminars about the way of life and crafts in earlier times are also held in the Beckerich Mill. Beckerich, incidentally, is a highly innovative and sustainable village with many projects linked to environmental protection. The region even has its own currency to boost the local economy, the “Beki”. Beckericher Millen 103, Huewelerstrooss | L-8521 Beckerich Tel.: +352 23 62 21 -841 / 840 info@dmillen.lu www.dmillen.lu

Anyone who loves nature and is looking for something special should get to know the Aarnescht nature reserve in Niederanven. Its semi-dry grasslands feature a wide variety

of orchids. Five nature reserves in the Guttland region invite you to learn more about various themes and aspects of the natural world; for example, birds and their young in the Schlammwiss nature conservation area in Uebersyren, marshlands in the Marais de Grendel nature reserve in Colpach, the Pëttenerbësch nature reserve in Pettingen (the geographical centre of Luxembourg), and the Schwaarzenhaff nature reserve, which lies in the Natura 2000 area of the Mamer and Eisch Valley and is part of the biggest nature conservation area of European importance in Luxembourg. The site is a habitat for rare animals such as the midwife toad and bats. Aarnescht Nature Reserve 77, rue Andethana | L-6970 Niederanven Tel. +352 34 11 34 1 secretariat@niederanven.lu www.niederanven.lu Schlammwiss Nature Reserve Schlammwiss | L-5380 Uebersyren Tel. +352 621 29 36 95 j.p.schmitz@naturemwelt.lu www.birdringingstation-schlammwiss.com Marais de Grendel Nature Reserve 107, Voie de la Liberté | L-6717 Colpach Tel. +352 26 90 81 27 c.schiltz@naturemwelt.lu www.naturemwelt.lu Pëttenerbësch Nature Reserve Pëttenerbësch | L-7463 Pettingen Tel. +352 40 22 01 1 info@visitguttland.lu www.environnemen.public.lu Schwaarzenhaff Nature Reserve 1, rue Collart | L-8414 Steinfort Tel. +352 26 39 34 08 mirador@anf.etat.lu www.nature.lu

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The Guttland region harbours secrets too. In the forest between Mersch and Keispelt, there is a unique cave system. The “Mamerleeën” comprise natural sandstone caves and a network of man-made shafts. The system of caves and shafts extends from the “Huellay” in the south for over 1km northwards, towards Mersch. The Guttland region is not only impressive for its natural environment and its hiking trails, but also on account of its many prehistoric and ancient sites, which notably include many Gallo-Roman sites, such as the Roman villa in Mersch, the Gallo-Roman baths in Mamer, the Gallo-Roman aqueduct in the Helmsange forest, and the Gallo-Roman villa of Goeblange. The rustic villa of Goeblange-Miecher is one of the most important Gallo-Roman estates in the Trévires territory. Built at the beginning of the 1st century, it covers a fortified area of ​​five hectares with at least seven stone buildings. Next to the luxurious mansion and the other older bourgeois house, another residential building, a small temple and three outbuildings complete the current picture. Even if these are just foundations, you can easily get a sense of it with a little imagination. If the Stone Age

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fascinates you, come and take a tour of the reconstructed Neolithic village in Blaschette, visit the Celtic aristocratic tombs of Nospelt, the Merovingian necropolis of Dondelange or the impressive menhir of Mersch. www.visitguttland.lu

Do you want to dive into the history of rural life in earlier times? In small rural museums, that earlier life is on display, whether in relation to crafts or farming. Discover the different facets of Guttland’s past - from the history of the Luxembourg Fire Brigade to pottery. Refresh your knowledge of rural life in the Thillenvogtei Museum in Rindschleiden – the smallest village in Luxembourg and home to an appealing and original café - or visit the Distillery Museum in Kehlen; take a look at a fire brigade exhibition in Senningen, the Geological Institute in Reimberg, the Railway Museum in Noerdange or visit the Archaeological Museum in Nospelt, where original finds from the Stone Age to the Roman period are exhibited. Thillenvogtei Museum Maison 3 | 8831 Rindschleiden Tel: +352 691 11 90 90 thillenvogtei@gmail.com

Guttland is another region with very special traditions: for example, “Émaischen” is a folk festival held


every year on Easter weekend in Nospelt. At the heart of it are the “Péckvillercher”, fired clay pipes in the form of a bird. They are particularly popular with children and collectors. In addition to these small hand-made pipes and stalls offering a wide range of pottery, you can also look forward to concerts, workshops and exhibitions. In September, the traditional “Kropemannsfest” is held. Since this festival is arranged in honour of the legendary figure of the “Kropemann”, naturally he puts in an appearance at these celebrations.

built, offering a daily, wide-ranging programme extending from art-house films to blockbusters. L-8376 Kahler www.makekolerkooler.com www.kinoler.lu

Nospelt Pottery Museum 3, rue des Potiers | L-8391 Nospelt Tel.: +352 30 03 07 sinospelt@gmail.com www.sinospelt.jimdo.com

Far removed from traditions and life in earlier times, things can also be totally cool and contemporary in the Guttland region. For instance, the small village of Kahler (Koler in Luxembourgish) is full of vibrant and colourful urban art that a young artist from the village has designed on house walls, barns and brick walls – under the motto: “Make Koler Kooler”. Residents and visitors are equally impressed that the village is becoming ever more appealing and diverse. A new cinema has also been

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ÉISLEK

Active, with sprawling vistas The Éislek is also known as the Luxembourg Ardennes. Characterised by rugged valleys, high plateaus and forests, the region naturally invites visitors to get active. In walking gear or on a mountain bike, take a break and admire the unique and attractive landscape that unfolds at your feet. Leading Quality Trail walking routes such as the “Escapardenne Lee Trail” attract even the most ambitious hikers and offer many high points, in the truest sense of the word. Several castles grace the Luxembourg Ardennes, including in Vianden, where you can take a chairlift to the heights and enjoy fantastic panoramas, without needing your hiking boots.

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ASSELBORN ÉISLEK

Water Mill Museum: 1,000 years of industrial history The oldest mill in the Grand Duchy has nearly 1,000 years of history under its wheel. It is located in Asselborn, 8km west of Clervaux in the valley of the Tratterbach stream, known as the “Valley of Peace”. It now houses a small museum showing how a mill like this used to work and what kind of tools were used here. The history of the mill can be traced back to the year 1036. The mill and the water wheel may be put into operation at the request of visitors.

Musée du moulin à eau 1, op der Millen L-9940 Asselborn Tel.: +352 99 86 16 moulinas@pt.lu Asselborn Centre 400 m 01/02-30.12 MO-SU: 10:00-12:00 and 14:0018:00

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Post Service and Writing Instruments Museum What did people write with in the past? Long before biros and computers, they used inkwells, pencil boxes and the earliest pens. The Museum of Writing Instruments shows how these changed over the years. In an original classroom from the year 1900, you can see the writing instruments in their natural environment. The Museum of Post Service takes you back to the 16th century, when this building was still a place where horses were watered and people could rest and take some refreshment. Discover the history of the Princely House of Thurn & Taxis, founders of the postal service, and find out how exciting it was to travel by stagecoach. The two exhibitions form part of the “Domaine touristique” and are opened on request.

Musée du relais postal et des écritoires 5, Posteck L-9940 Asselborn Tel.: +352 27 80 96 1 info@relaispostal.lu relaispostal.lu Asselborn Centre 400 m Open on weekends. Visits on request only on weekdays and public holidays.

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BINSFELD ÉISLEK

“A Schiewesch” Country Museum: Everyday life in the olden days A 300-year-old farmhouse in Binsfeld is home to an exhibition of everyday objects from centuries gone by. Take a journey back in time and find out what daily life was like for the residents, farmers and craftsmen of the villages of the Ardennes. That includes making bread in the old-fashioned way, because the wood oven is regularly fired up. Digital media are used to bring the region’s history to life in an up-todate and practical way, while guided walks to the best viewpoints in the area round off the visitor experience.

Musée rural “A Schiewesch” 8, Ëlwenterstrooss L-9946 Binsfeld Tel.: +352 97 98 20 museebinsfeld@pt.lu museebinsfeld.lu Beim Musée 50 m MO-FR: 14:00-18:00 SA+SU: 14:00-18:00

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BOURSCHEID ÉISLEK

Bourscheid Castle and Gothic manor house Bourscheid Castle is Luxembourg’s biggest castle, an impressive structure with its characteristic round towers. The castle was probably built in the 10th century, and then extended in the 14th and 15th centuries, when the fortress wall was added, flanked by six Gothic towers. Nowadays, audio guides in seven different languages guide visitors round the castle. There are amazing views from the castle of the whole valley around Bourscheid. In the evening, the building is illuminated, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere. The nearby Stolzembourg House is a magnificent Gothic manor house dating back to 1348.

Château de Bourscheid Schlasswee L-9140 Bourscheid Tel.: +352 99 05 70 info@castle-bourscheid.lu castle-bourscheid.lu Gare Michelau 2,6 km Église Bourscheid 1,5 km 01.04 - 15.10 MO-SU : 9.30-18:00 16.10 - 31.03 MO-SU : 11-16 h

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CLERVAUX ÉISLEK

Museum of the Battle of the Bulge: Memories of the Liberation The Battle of the Bulge was one of the biggest and most complex battles of the Second World War. It was as a result of this battle that US General Patton, to whom a monument stands in Ettelbruck, and his Third Army were finally able to free the people of Luxembourg from the German occupation. The museum tells the story of this difficult time and keeps the memory alive of the Americans who liberated the country. Numerous documents, uniforms and weapons from the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45 are on display here. The exhibition is in the inner courtyard of the castle.

Musée de la bataille des Ardennes Château de Clervaux L-9712 Clervaux Tel.: +352 26 91 06 95 musee.bataille@clervaux.lu visit-clervaux.lu

Gare de Clervaux 800 m High season 01/05 - 07/11 TU-SU: 10:00-18:00 MO: closed (except on public holidays) Low season SA-SU: 10:00-18:00

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CLERVAUX ÉISLEK

Luxembourg‘s ancient castles in miniature An unusual collection of models of Luxembourg’s ancient castles and fortresses is on display in the museum at Clervaux Castle. The 1:100 models are located in renovated rooms around the castle courtyard; the illustrative purpose of the exhibition is enhanced by pictures and sound recordings.

Exposition de maquettes des châteaux et châteaux forts du Luxembourg Château de Clervaux L-9712 Clervaux Tel.: +352 92 96 86 musee.maquettes@clervaux.lu visit-clervaux.lu

Gare de Clervaux 800 m High season 01/05 - 07/11 TU-SU: 10:00-18:00 MO: closed (except on public holidays) Low season SA-SU: 10:00-18:00

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What is humanity? The Family of Man exhibition What does all humanity have in common? This, no less, is the ambitious theme of The Family of Man. It is a famous and moving exhibition of photographs that has been on the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage list since 2003. It is a manifesto for peace between people. The exhibition consists of 503 pictures by 273 photographers from 68 countries, including Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, August Sander and Dorothea Lange. Curated by Edward Steichen and first displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1955, the exhibition has had its permanent home at Clervaux Castle since the 1990s.

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The Family of Man Château de Clervaux L-9712 Clervaux Tel.: +352 92 96 57 fom@cna.etat.lu steichencollections-cna.lu Gare de Clervaux 800 m 03.03 - 01.01 MO+TU: closed (except on public holidays) WE-FR: 12:00-18:00 SA+SU: 12:00-18:00


The Family of Man UNESCO Memory of the World

Clervaux Castle, Luxembourg

My Shadow, Toni Frissell, 1944. Library of Congress

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6 EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG CLERVAUX, LUXEMBOURG W W W.C L E R VA U X I M A G E.L U

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DIEKIRCH ÉISLEK

National Museum for Historic Vehicles This exhibition of vintage cars traces automotive history from the earliest days of car-making to the technology of the 1970s. It is housed in Jean Wagner’s former car factory, the only historic site in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to be associated with the car manufacturing industry. On display are vehicles from collections in Luxembourg and other countries that are typical of the different periods of vehicle construction. The museum also hosts a busy programme of conferences and events. In addition, beer-lovers and others will enjoy making a detour to another small museum in the same building – a private collection of more than 1,000 artefacts that tell the story of the Diekirch brewery.

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Conservatoire national de véhicules historiques 20-22, rue de Stavelot L-9280 Diekirch Tel.: +352 26 80 04 68 cnvh@pt.lu cnvh.lu Gare de Diekirch 250 m MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00


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Diekirch History Museum: Discover the town’s past In the centre of the historic Old Town of Diekirch, a museum reveals the secrets of the town’s past. You can see exciting historic discoveries such as an ancient Roman mosaic and find out what archaeologists, historians and geologists have studied here – from the mysteries of faith to urban phenomena. A large number of educational activities round off the museum’s programme of events, such as special workshops for children about the exhibitions. It’s definitely also worth making a detour to the nearby St Laurence Church which dates back to the 7th century. The town’s mascot is a donkey, and in the pedestrian zone you’ll find the Donkey Fountain, from which beer flows on special occasions!

Musée d’histoire(s) de Diekirch 13, rue du Curé L-9217 Diekirch Tel.: +352 80 87 90 1 info@mhsd.lu mhsd.lu Gare de Diekirch 750 m MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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National Museum of Military History What sufferings did soldiers and civilians have to endure? The Battle of the Bulge was the key battle for the USA in the Second World War. At the National Museum of Military History, the fighting around Diekirch is reconstructed in large-scale dioramas, focusing on the fate of the people concerned. Also on display in the exhibition are weapons, vehicles and other military artefacts, together with numerous documents and archive photos. The museum also illustrates the history of the Resistance fighters in Luxembourg from 1940 to 1945 and the history of Luxembourg’s army; there are also sections about Allied troops in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

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Musée national d’histoire militaire 10, rue Bamertal L-9209 Diekirch Tel.: +352 80 89 08 reception@mnhm.lu mnhm.lu Eglise Diekirch 350 m MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00


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Splash around in Diekirch: Pool with a beach The swimming pool complex in Diekirch comprises a covered pool, a children’s pool, an area for non-swimmers, a plunge pool and a diving board. There’s also the spa and sauna for relaxation. In summer, it’s time for fun on the beach, because that’s when the “Diekirch Plage” is set up – complete with beach volleyball, outdoor pool, mini-football, a children’s playground, drinks, snacks and ice cream. Admission to all of this summer fun is free of charge.

Piscine de Diekirch Rue Joseph Merten L-9257 Diekirch Tel.: +352 80 87 80 53 0 piscine@diekirch.lu diekirch.lu Diekirch, rue Merten 100 m MO+WE: 17:00-19:30 TU+FR: 16:00-19:30 TH: 15:00-19:30 SA: 10:00-11:30 and 14:00-17:30 SU: 07:30-11:30 During school holidays: MO-FR: 14:00-19:30 SA: 10:00-11:30 and 14:00-17:30 SU: 07:30-11:30

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Rentabike Dikrich: Slow tourism Cycling through the Éislek: the Rentabike Dikrich regional bike hire service encourages slow tourism and protection for the environment. City bikes, mountain bikes for adults, teenagers and children are all available. For four bikes or more, they can be delivered to a location of your choice. For your safety, we provide a helmet free of charge. You can also return your bicycle to any of the Rentabike Miselerland, Rentabike Ardennes or Rentabike Mullerthal outlets.

Rentabike Dikrich 27, rue Jean l’Aveugle L-9208 Diekirch Tel.: +352 26 80 33 76 rentabike@cigr-nordstad.lu rentabike.lu Gare Diekrich 500 m 01.04-30.09 MO-FR: 10:00-17:00 SA+SU: 10:00-17:00 In winter on request.

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ETTELBRUCK ÉISLEK

General Patton Memorial Museum The museum is a tribute to General George S. Patton Jr. He was the commander of the Third US Army whose troops liberated the town of Ettelbruck during the Second World War, on 25 December 1944. Various photographs, documents and authentic objects illustrate the invasion, repression and persecution perpetrated by Germany and the liberation of Luxembourg in September 1944. The exhibition also tells the general’s life story, displays military equipment and describes aerial warfare over Luxembourg. Anyone wishing to follow further in General Patton’s footsteps can visit his last resting place in the American cemetery in Hamm on the outskirts of Luxembourg City.

General Patton Memorial Museum 5, rue Dr. Klein L-9054 Ettelbruck Tel.: +352 81 03 22 patton@patton.lu patton.lu Gare Ettelbruck 150 m MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00-17:00 SA+SU: 10:00-17:00

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Guided tour of Ettelbruck town Circular walk A (2.2 km): This historic, urban walk takes you through the pedestrian zone and the Old Town, and is suitable for wheelchairs. 15 interpretation panels show photographs of the town as it was in the past, with explanations in three languages. Sights include the Town Hall, the market square, the pedestrian zone, the church of St Sébastian and the Old Synagogue. Circular walk B (5 km): A walk through the town centre and the immediate surrounding area. Explanations in three languages on 20 interpretation panels show photographs of the town as it used to be.

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Tourist Office 5, rue Abbé Muller L-9065 Ettelbruck Tel.: +352 81 20 68 info@ecto.lu ettelbruck.lu Gare Ettelbruck 500 m Guided tour by appointment only (except on public holidays). Departure from the tourist office.


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ESCH-SUR-SÛRE ÉISLEK

“Duch vun Séi”: Old cloth factory A former cloth factory is home to an exhibition about the history of wool processing and cloth manufacture. Demonstrations of cloth-making are given on carefully restored textile machines that can be put into operation for guided tours on request. The exclusive woollen fabrics that are made here are available to purchase from the museum shop. The blankets, shawls, ponchos, wash bags, handbags and key fobs are only made in small numbers and are therefore unique. On the first floor of the cloth factory, an interactive exhibition tells visitors about the Upper Sûre Nature Park, the people who live there and the fauna and flora around the reservoir.

Piscine de Diekirch Rue Joseph Merten L-9257 Diekirch Tel.: +352 80 87 80 53 0 piscine@diekirch.lu diekirch.lu Diekirch, rue Merten 100 m July - August: daily 10:00-18:00 April – June & September – October: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00 SA-SU and public holidays from 14:00-18:00 Closed on Wednesdays November – March: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00 SA-SU and public holidays from 14:00-17:00 Closed on Wednesdays, 25th December and 1st January

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HEIDERSCHEID ÉISLEK

Fun in all weather at the All In Family Fun Center Where can you go when the weather isn’t playing ball? The All In Family Fun Center offers plenty of entertainment for children and adults alike. The LuxembourgCard is valid for this huge indoor play centre, with its drop slide, spider tower, trampoline, bouncy castle and electric cars. There’s also a special play area for toddlers.

All In Family Fun Center 22, am Clemensbongert L-9158 Heiderscheid Tel.: +352 26 88 93 28 info@all-in.lu all-in.lu Zone Commerciale Heiderscheid 100 m MO: closed TU-SU: 10:00-22:00

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HEIDERSCHEID ÉISLEK

All In Family Fun Center Bowling at the “Bowl In” “Strike!” – all nine (or ten) pins down! Set the balls rolling on one of the six ultra-modern bowling alleys or the 9-pin skittle alley. One round per person, shoes included in the price.

All In Family Fun Center 22, am Clemensbongert L-9158 Heiderscheid Tel.: +352 26 88 93 28 info@all-in.lu all-in.lu Zone Commercial Heiderscheid 100 m MO: closed TU-SU: 10:00-22:00

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“AquaNat’Our”: Pool and sauna complex Plunge into a water world of fun and wellness and wellness at AquaNat’Our! The centre covers an area of over 3500m2 and offers exercise and relaxation for families, amateur athletes and professional swimmers. You’ll find everything here, from a children’s pool to a particularly stylish sauna complex and a fitness and wellness centre. AquaNat’Our 1A, Centre Parc Housen L-9836 Hosingen Tel.: +352 24 51 99 00 info@aquanatour.lu aquanatour.lu Hosingen Parc Housen 100 m (ligne 664)

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IN THE NORD OF LUXEMBOURG IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER! Dive into the world of AquaNat‘Our!

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INSENBORN ÉISLEK

Explore the reservoir by solar-powered boat On a two-hour natural history ride on a solar-powered boat, explore Luxembourg’s biggest drinking water reservoir and the fauna and flora around it. The boat makes forays into remote side branches of the reservoir and has a stopover on dry land for passengers to visit the Burfelt woodland discovery centre. The reservoir is a popular recreational area, and after your boat trip, you can take advantage of the many varied and sustainable tourism and leisure facilities that are available in the unspoilt scenery around it.

Naturpark Öewersauer Lac de la Haute-Sûre L-9660 Insenborn Tel.: +352 89 93 31 -1 info@naturpark-sure.lu naturpark-sure.lu Insenborn am Duerf 300 m 15/06 - 31/08 MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00, 13.45 and 16:00 SA+SU: 10:00, 13.45 and 16:00 01/05 - 14/06 and 01/09 - 01/10 MO: closed TU-FR: 15:00 SA+SU: 15:00

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LULLANGE ÉISLEK

“Park Sënnesräich”: For all the senses Seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting: the Park Sënnesräich leisure centre offers its visitors a wide range of activities based on the five senses. Close your eyes as you walk along the Barefoot Path and try to work out what kind of surface you are walking on. In the “Five Senses Room”, children are shown how our senses work, in a fun but realistic way. Visitors of all ages will also enjoy the outdoor area with its large garden, huge AirTramp air-filled cushion, playground and maze. While the children romp around in the garden, their parents or carers can relax on the terrace of the Bistro Sënnesräich, from where they have a clear view of the outdoor area.

Park Sënnesräich 30, Duarrefstrooss L-9762 Lullange Tel.: +352 99 47 84 45 info@sennesraich.lu sennesraich.lu Lullange 200 m

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“Robbesscheier”: Nature and tradition In the middle of a green idyll, the “Robbesscheier” tourist center invites you to get active in nature and in workshops. Discover traditional machines and handicrafts from farrier to beekeeper to sawmill, visit the zoo with characteristic Ardennes horses, a beautiful vegetable garden, playgrounds and a variety of ways to spend an unforgettable day with family, friends or colleagues. Experience nature with all your senses! Try typical dishes in the restaurant, which are prepared sustainably with in-house products or products from the region.

Robbesscheier 1, Frummeschgaass L-9766 Munshausen Tel.: +352 92 17 45 1 info@touristcenter.lu touristcenter.lu Village 0m

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Copper Mine Museum: An excursion below ground Follow in the footsteps of the miners at the Copper Mine Museum. Your guided tour of the former copper mine includes a museum explaining the geological features of the region, the history of the copper mine and the extraction techniques that were used, a geological discovery trail with ten interpretation panels and, the real highlight, the underground tunnels. The tour lasts between two and three hours. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by their parents. Helmets, raincoats and boots are provided free of charge.

La mine de cuivre 5a, rue Principale L-9463 Stolzembourg Tel.: +352 26 87 49 87 tours@visit-eislek.lu stolzembourg.lu Stolzembourg, Kiirch 300 m 08/07 - 02/09 MO-FR: 14:00 SA+SU: 14:00 Duration: 2-3 hours Departure: Museum 4A, rue Principale.

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Victor Hugo Museum: In the writer‘s footsteps The Victor Hugo Museum gives an insight into the life and works of this influential writer who was the author, among many other works, of “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” and “Les Misérables”. Visitors can see Victor Hugo’s room, complete with original furnishings and hologram projections that almost literally bring the writer to life. There are fascinating original artefacts to see, along with 70 information panels and a multimedia room. Free audio guides are available in German, English, French and Dutch.

Maison de Victor Hugo 37, rue de la Gare L-9420 Vianden Tel.: +352 26 87 40 88 musee@victor-hugo.lu victor-hugo.lu Gare de Vianden 400 m 20.04 - 31.10 MO-SU: 12:00-18:00 01.11 - 10.04 MO-SU: 11:00-17:00

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Vianden Castle: An outstanding monument Vianden Castle is a real magnet for visitors, being one of the biggest and most beautiful feudal residences from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The castle was built between the 11th and 14th century on the foundations of a Roman castle and a Carolingian refuge and for a long time belonged to the Grand Ducal family, before passing into state ownership in 1977. Since then it has been restored to all its former glory. Today, Vianden Castle is one of Europe’s leading historical monuments. There is a modern, interactive visitor centre in the entrance area.

Château de Vianden Montée du Château L-9408 Vianden Tel.: +352 83 41 08 1 info@castle-vianden.lu castle-vianden.lu Gare de Vianden 1000 m MO-SU: 10:00-18:00

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Float over Vianden by chairlift The only chairlift in the Grand Duchy takes you swinging up over the Our valley and river to a height of 440m. From the terrace at the café, you can enjoy stunning views of the castle, the valley and the town of Vianden. Souvenir photos are available to purchase from the top station. With the right shoes you can enjoy a light walk back down through the surrounding woods. You emerge at the castle and a further wander through the little medieval town will take you back to your starting point.

Vianden Télésiège 39, rue du Sanatorium L-9440 Vianden Tel.: +352 83 43 23 viasi@pt.lu visit-vianden.lu Gare de Vianden 400 m From Easter - 31/10 MO-SU: 10:00-17:00 Closed when bad weather.

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Hydroelectric plant: Electricity for Europe The gigantic pumped-storage hydroelectric plant in Vianden is one of the biggest in Europe. Visitors can tour the impressive complex free of charge, including the visitor tunnels and underground caverns. Models and films explain how the power plant works and how energy is generated and consumed in Europe. Not far off is Mont St. Nicolas, from where you get an excellent view of the reservoir and the whole surrounding area. You only have to climb about 100 steps to get there!

Société Électrique de l’Our (SEO) N10 L-9419 Vianden Tel.: +352 28 27 -1 visites@seo.lu seo.lu SEO 0m High season MO-FR: 10:00-20:00 Sa+SU: 10:00-20:00 Low season MO-FR: 10:00-16:00 SA+SU: 10:00-16:00 Guided tour on request.

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Vianden History Museum: 1,000 years of history What was life like for the citizens of Vianden in the 18th and 19th centuries? Find out at Vianden’s History Museum. Housed in an old merchant’s house, it tells the town’s thousand-year history. It also includes a bakery museum and a museum about Luxembourg’s national poet, Edmond de la Fontaine, also known as Dicks, who lived and worked in Vianden, among other places, in the 19th century.

Musée de la ville Vianden 96-98, Grand-rue L-9410 Vianden Tel.: +352 83 45 91 viasi@pt.lu visit-vianden.lu Vianden, place Engelman 100 m From Easter - 31/10 TU-SU: 11:00-17:00 01.07 - 30.08 MO-SU: 11:00-17:00

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National Brewery Museum and Tannery Museum Beer connoisseurs will love the museum that is housed in the former stables of Wiltz Castle, along with a microbrewery. The museum gives an insight into the different stages of beer-making – from mashing the grain to brewing, fermentation and finally storage. You can learn the art of beer-making for yourself on a master brewer’s course. And of course, you’ll be able to try your own brew on the spot. You can also raise a glass in style at the historic Jhang Primus inn, an authentic tavern with charming Belle Époque décor. One section of the museum is devoted to the history of the tanning industry.

Tourist Office 35, rue du Château L-9516 Wiltz Tel.: +352 95 74 44 info@touristinfowiltz.lu biermuseum.lu Gare de Wiltz 1000 m City Bus Arrêt Schlass 100 m High season MO-FR: 09:00-18:00 SA+SU: 09:00-18:00 Low season MO-SA: 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00

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Luxembourg Ardennes: Explore by bike Explore the Luxembourg Ardennes on two wheels. For your safety, you can hire helmets free of charge. Mountain bike hire is free of charge. Rentabike Ardennes has four hire outlets: Wiltz: Tourist Information Office at Wiltz Castle, and Kaul campsite; Esch-sur-Sûre, visitor centre for the Upper Sûre Nature Park (in the former cloth factory) (e-bikes), the im Aal campsite (mountain bikes).

Tourist Info Château de Wiltz L-9516 Wiltz Tel.: +352 95 74 44 info@touristinfowiltz.lu touristinfowiltz.lu Gare de Wiltz 1000 m City Bus Arrêt Schlass 100 m High season July and August MO-FR: 09:00-18:00 SA+SU: 09:00-18:00 Low season September - June MO-SA: 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00

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MIGO indoor leisure centre: Mini-golf & play park Challenge your friends or family to a round of mini-golf! At MIGO, the new indoor leisure centre, you don’t need to worry about the weather or need any special equipment when you’re planning an outing. With 14 alleys, fun is guaranteed for teams of five people. Children under the age of twelve will love the 230m2 indoor playground. Part of the play area is reserved for toddlers.

MIGO - Mini-Golf & Spill-Park 2, Kiirchewee L-9651 Eschweiler Tel.: +352 28 20 26 66 migo@touristinfowiltz.lu migo.lu Eschweiler/Wiltz, Gaass 100 m (ligne 642) TU+TH+SA+SU: 13:00-15:30

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Excellent walking routes, magical tours and bathing fun The rolling hills of the Éislek region, interspersed with picturesque valleys and with its special flora and fauna, can be explored to their fullest on the various walking routes, suited to every type of walker. Idyllic villages and small towns make for ideal stopoffs along the way. Highlights for hikers are the Escapardenne Lee Trail, a Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe-certified route; the Eislek Trail, which continues the Lee Trail and extends over the northern border of the country into Belgium; and the

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Nat’Our Routes, certified as “Premium Hiking Routes”. Walking from station to station is attractive and also convenient, with walking routes following the CFL rail lines. www.escapardenne.eu

Walking without borders is the message on the nine circular walks (170 km) of the “NaturWanderPark Delux”: along the Sûre and Our rivers, through the unique farmed and natural landscapes of the Südeifel, Our and Nordeifel Nature Parks. www.naturwanderpark.eu


Lovers of nature should definitely visit both the Upper-Sûre and Our Nature Parks. They make an active contribution to preserving the heritage of nature and cultivation, and in supporting a very wide variety of regional initiatives. Those initiatives, which are part of the spirit of the Éislek region, include very special regional products, grown on the farming lands in the north of the region – from poppies to buckwheat to hemp. Farm-to-table products can be sampled and purchased both from the farmers themselves and in the region’s shops and supermarkets: ham, honey, mustard and cheeses, as well as beers and natural cosmetics. Upper-Sûre Nature Park 15, rue de Lultzhausen | L-9650 Esch-sur-Sûre Tel.: +352 89 93 31 - 1 info@naturpark-sure.lu www.naturpark-sure.lu Our Nature Park 12, Parc | L-9836 Hosingen Fon: +352 90 81 88 - 1 Fax: +352 90 81 89 info@naturpark-our.lu www.naturpark-our.lu

The meeting point of the Alzette and Sûre rivers has shaped a unique natural landscape: the Nordstad valley, also known as the gateway to the Éislek region. Unpopulated hillsides and upland areas border the ribbon development of the towns. Thanks to the excellent rail connections between the Nordstad area and Luxembourg City, it is

easy and quick to reach the Éislek region. So how about a cycling tour through the five municipalities that make up Nordstad? You can hire a bike in Schieren and ride the cycle route to Ettelbruck. The CAPe Arts Centre there stages a wide variety of events. From Ettelbruck, the route continues to the castle at Erpeldange-sur-Sûre. Beyond there, the tour takes you to Diekirch, with fantastic opportunities for stop-offs and shopping. The cycle route continues along the Sûre, to Bettendorf. You can even follow the Sûre by bike via Echternach, as far as the Moselle. If you want to explore the Nordstad on foot, the Adrien Ries hiking route, at 48 km long, is the perfect circular tour to discover the beautiful views of the Éislek region. www.nordstad.lu

The Benedictine Abbey at Clervaux was built in 1910, after the style of Cluny. The church and the photo exhibition about monastery life, and the shop selling religious handicrafts, are open to visitors. In Clervaux, you can discover an open-air photo gallery throughout the city: the “Cité de l’image” - the City of Images. Saint-Maurice Abbey 1, place de l‘abbaye | L-9737 Clervaux Tel: +352 / 92 10 27 abbaye-clervaux@cathol.lu www.abbaye-clervaux.lu

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Do you want to really immerse yourself in the nature and history of Luxembourg? Then take a Hop On Hop Off Nature and Castle Tour, which will take you on a journey through the Luxembourg countryside and show you the enchanting natural sights of the Mullerthal area (known as “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”), to Echternach, the oldest town, and the medieval town of Vianden. The tour runs on Thursday to Sundays, always starting at 9:30 from Avenue Monterey in Luxembourg City. Duration, including stops and visits is roughly 8 hours. The coach stops at four points on the tour: at the “Schéissendëmpel” waterfall with its impressive rock formations, at Beaufort Castle, in Vianden and in Echternach before returning to Luxembourg City.

paddle and windsurf. The lake is surrounded by attractive sunbathing lawns. This leisure and relaxation centre also offers pedalo hire, and a café-restaurant with an extensive terrace and views of the lower lake.

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The Éislek region also offers lots of bathing fun. In summer, its lakes rank amongst the most popular places in the country for bathing, and they reveal themselves as true centres of relaxation. How about an exhilarating canoe trip, a circular tour in a solar-powered boat, or a hike around the lake? In summer, two man-made lakes attract water-lovers of all ages to Weiswampach. While the upper lake is reserved for fishing, in the lower lake you can bathe,

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Weiswampach Tourist Information Om Leempuddel | L-9991 Weiswampach Tel. +352 97 91 99 tourisme@weiswampach.lu www.visit-weiswampach.lu

Incidentally, the Upper-Sûre reservoir - in addition to supplying drinking water and generating electricity - is also a much-used leisure facility these days. Other than in the water protection zone, a variety of water sports are possible in the reservoir, such as swimming, canoeing, diving, windsurfing and sailing. The Belvédère panoramic platform offers impressive views of the reservoir.


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MULLERTHAL

Fairy-tale rocks and routes Spectacular rocks, narrow gorges and picturesque valley streams, verdant meadows and magical forests: welcome to the Mullerthal. Characterised by sandstone rocks and nature, the region is also known as “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”. Walkers can best discover it on the 112-kilometre Mullerthal Trail. A diverse world of plants lies in wait to be explored as the Mullerthal region is a true biotope. And, moreover, quite literally a fairy tale, since many rock formations bear mysterious names and are closely connected with fables and legends. In the Mullerthal, many paths lead to Echternach. During the Hopping Procession, thousands of people dance in the town’s streets to traditional music. The Mullerthal is set to move you in many ways. 91


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BEAUFORT MULLERTHAL

Beaufort Castles: Medieval meets Renaissance In the beautiful countryside of Beaufort, you can visit not one but two castles. Not far from the chateau’s idyllic little lake, an impressive medieval castle towers over the scene. It was built between 1050 and 1650. Following major repairs, the imposing ruins opened to the public as long ago as 1932 and today they are regarded as a historic monument. Just around the corner, you’ll find the Renaissance castle, which dates from the 17th century. The fascinating interiors bring the magic of the past to life. The castle can only be visited on a guided tour, which ends with an opportunity to taste the chateau’s famous Casséro liqueur.

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Châteaux de Beaufort Rue du Château L-6313 Beaufort Tel.: +352 83 66 01 contact@beaufortcastles.com beaufortcastles.com Beaufort op der Gare 900 m Visits: Medieval castle MO-SU: 09:00-18:00 25.10 - 28.11 : 09:00-17.00 Renaissance castle Guided tours the entire year on request.: MO-SU: 09:00-17:00


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Aquatower in Berdorf: The fascination of drinking water Water is essential for life – so why not refresh your knowledge of this element in a fun way? Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of drinking water by visiting the 55m-high Aquatower in Berdorf. There’s an exhibition with various interactive exhibits on the theme of “Water and Geology”. A special highlight is the climb up to the 50m-high lookout platform, from where you can enjoy a stunning view of Berdorf and the surrounding area. At the foot of the tower are some benches to relax and opportunities for children to play with water.

Aquatower Berdorf A.s.b.l. 106a, rue de Consdorf L-6551 Berdorf Tel.: +352 79 01 87 37 aquatower@berdorf.lu aquatower-berdorf.lu Berdorf Bif. Heisbich 500 m (ligne 111) 01/03 - 31/03 SA+SU: 11:00-16:00 01/04 - 30/06 & 01/10 - 31/10 TU-SU: 14:00-18:00 01/07 - 15/07 & 15/08 - 30/09 TU-SU: 10:00-18:00 16/07 - 14/08 MO-SU: 10:00-18:00 01/11 - 30/11 TH-SU: 14:00-17:00 18.12 - 02.01 11:00-16:00

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Rentabike Mëllerdall: Available from 12 outlets Explore the Mullerthal – Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland – by bike, using the regional bicycle hire scheme, Rentabike Mëllerdall. Bicycles are available from 12 partners in the tourism industry, ranging from local authorities and shops to campsites. They can be hired out from, and returned to, any partner, regardless of where you collected them from. The hire cost includes a free repair service.

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Ramborn Cider Haff: Traditional cider and juices Apples from meadow orchards are turned into delicious cider: Luxembourg has a tradition of cider-making, but for many years it was forgotten. The three founders of Ramborn Cider Haff aim to revive that tradition on their modern, renovated farm. Working with growers in the surrounding area, they use over 100 different apple varieties to make ciders that sometimes have unexpected flavours like vanilla or rum, and that have won several international prizes. The apples, pears and quince come from local orchards and are pressed on site; the various ciders, juices and sodas are available for visitors to taste and purchase. You can tour the cider farm and its meadow orchards.

Ramborn Cider Haff 23, Duerfstrooss L-6660 Born Tel.: +352 26 72 92 04 info@ramborn.com ramborn.com Born, Pëtzwee 50 m (ligne 485) SA+SU: 14:00-18:00

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ECHTERNACH MULLERTHAL

Museum at the Abbey of Echternach In the Middle Ages, monks at the Echternach Abbey used to produce stunningly beautiful, elaborately decorated manuscripts that were famous all over Europe. Their story is told today in the museum that is housed in the vaulted cellars of the abbey palace, built in 1727. Perfect facsimiles of manuscripts such as the Codex Epternacensis that were produced in the scriptorium at Echternach are on display here. The Abbey Museum also gives an insight into the life and work of Saint Willibrord, who founded the Abbey of Echternach in the year 698; and his bones rest in the crypt of the basilica. The Hopping Procession that is now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list also dates back to the time of Willibrord.

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Musée de l’Abbaye Echternach 11, Parvis de la Basilique L-6486 Echternach Tel.: +352 72 74 72 info@mullerthal.lu museedelabbaye.lu Gare Echternach 600 m 28/03 - 01/11 MO-SU: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00 July-August: 10:00-17:00


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Hihof Prehistoric Museum: The development of mankind The Hihof Museum, housed in a medieval building, explains the development of mankind from the Paleolithic era to the first farmers. Artefacts from all over the world show how tools and weapons developed over a period of more than a million years. Chronological charts, maps and films bring the Stone Age to life. The most important exhibit is a copy of the skeleton of Loschbour man, known as “Loschi”. The 8000-year-old skeleton was found beside the Löschbur stream near Heffingen; “Loschi” is Luxembourg’s oldest resident!

Musée de Préhistoire 4A, rue du Pont L-6471 Echternach Tel.: +352 72 02 96 info@prehistoire.lu museedeprehistoire.lu Echternach, Lycée 100 m 01/04 - 15/11 MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00 SA+SU: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00 July-August MO: closed TU-FR: 10:00-17:00 SA+SU: 10:00-17:00

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Gallo-Roman Villa of Echternach The Roman villa of Echternach is one of the most important buildings from the Roman era north of the Alps. This luxurious house provided its residents at that time with an impressive level of comfort. In the museum next door, lifesize figures show what daily life in the Roman villa was like. A film about Roman culture and a reconstructed Roman garden with over 70 plants complete this documentary record. After your visit, you can enjoy a walk round Echternach lake.

Villa gallo-romaine d’Echternach Rue des Romains L-6478 Echternach Tel.: +352 47 93 30 21 4 servicedespublics@mnha.etat.lu mnha.lu Route de Luxembourg parking du lac 350 m Open from 03/04 to 26/09

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Larochette Castles: A splendid castle complex Two castles tower over this area and dominate the picturesque little town of Larochette (Fels in German). The buildings of the fortified castle, which dates back to before the 12th century, are perched on a promontory of Luxembourg sandstone, about 150m above the valley of the White Ernz, a tributary of the river Sûre. The oldest part of the castle is the Homburg Manor. It fell victim to a huge fire in 1565 and is still in ruins today. The Créhange Manor is the only building that has so far been fully restored. Temporary art exhibitions fill its historic walls with life. The many footpaths and mountain biking routes in the area offer excellent views over the whole castle complex.

Châteaux de Larochette Montée du Château L-7622 Larochette Tel.: +352 83 74 97 chateaudelarochette@pt.lu visitlarochette.lu Bleech 500 m Open from 15/03 to 31/10 MO-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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Barefoot Path Heightened Awareness What does it feel like? The Barefoot Path is a way of heightening our awareness of different materials such as sandstone, mulch, grit, sand, turf, wooden paving, bark, pine cones and pebbles. It’s an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike. So, off with your shoes and step into the fun – and don’t worry, you can wash your feet at the end. The Barefoot Path is about 745m long. You’ll also find a motor skill exercise park here. Admission is free but large groups are requested to book in advance. Refreshments are available from the restaurant at the adjacent Kengert campsite after your visit. There are also playgrounds here.

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Sentier “pieds nus” Kengert L-7633 Medernach Tel.: +352 83 71 86 contact@medernach.info medernach.info

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Henri Tudor Museum: A passion for electricity For Henri Tudor, electricity was a passion. The museum in Rosport dedicated to him is a combination of a science centre and a traditional museum. Learn about the impact of Henri Tudor’s work on daily life – from the 19th century to the present day. The engineer was one of the pioneers in the development of electricity storage, lead acid batteries, street lighting, agricultural machinery, methods of transport and much more. You can follow in his footsteps as a researcher here – and experimentation is definitely encouraged!

Musée Henri Tudor 9, rue Henri Tudor L-6582 Rosport Tel.: +352 73 00 66 20 6 info@musee-tudor.lu musee-tudor.lu Haaptstrooss II 400 m 01/01 - 31/03 and 01/11 - 31/12 MO+TU: closed WE-SU: 14:00-17:00 01/04 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 31/10 MO+TU: closed WE-SU: 14:00-18:00 July-August MO-FR: 10:00-18:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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Fascinating geology, extensive views and “Leading Quality Trails” The Mullerthal region is a paradise for walkers. Famed well beyond the country’s borders is the 112km Mullerthal Trail. Three routes run through a fascinating, and sometimes rocky, landscape. The main trail is one of the “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”, a certification awarded by the European Ramblers Association. Depending on the section and route, the Mullerthal Trail is suitable both for beginners and for experienced walkers. The three routes each have their own character: Route 1 offers the landscape elements

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typical of the region - rock, forest and meadows - in addition to cultural features. Route 2 runs through the heart of “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland”, taking the walker to the most spectacular rock formations. Route 3 is characterised primarily, in addition to rocks, by magical river valleys and romantic castles. The routes are connected with one another but can also be walked individually. As the trails can be joined at several points, they can be configured as you please. In addition, the Mullerthal Trail is supplemented by four “ExtraTours”,


which are similarly very attractive walking routes. They can be taken on either as beginners’ walks or as supplementary tours, if the other routes have already been explored. We recommend the regional walking map and the Mullerthal Trail Pocket Guide, available online and in the region’s tourist information offices. Mullerthal Region Tourist Board – Little Switzerland Tel +352 72 04 57-1 info@mullerthal.lu www.mullerthal-trail.lu

When travelling in the Mullerthal region, the Heringer Millen Tourist Centre in the village of Mullerthal is well worth a visit. This restored flour mill, dating from the 17th century, houses a museum, together with one of the “Best of Wandern” test centres that are found across Europe, where all visitors are welcome to borrow high-quality walking equipment (boots, jackets, rucksacks, binoculars, etc.) free of charge. In addition, visitors will find information materials there, along with regional products, traditional picnic baskets or practical picnic rucksacks, and a restaurant. For walkers, the kitchen is open throughout the centre’s opening hours, and you can refill your water bottle at the tap. Heringer Millen Tourist Centre 1, rue des moulins | L-6245 Mullerthal Tel.: +352 87 89 88 info@mullerthal-millen.lu www.mullerthal-millen.lu

The “Kuelscheier” is a group of rocks with a special attraction right at its heart: a pitch-dark, narrow tunnel through the rock, around 100 metres long, enclosed at the top. In some places, it is so narrow that “one-way traffic” is the only way to get through. You’ll need a torch with you to explore it on the “Adventure Kuelscheier” guided tour. Other bizarre rock formations on this route are the narrow passages of the “Rittergang” and “Déiwepëtz”. Length: 3.5 km. For more ideas for guided walks and tours, visit: www.mullerthal.lu/en/discover/guided-tours

Bike and e-bike riders can look forward to thrilling tours through the countryside or along pleasant routes beside the Sûre river as it runs along the border. Scenic tours: BerdorfConsdorf–Bech Cliff Route > 43 km; Rosport-Mompach-Echternach Tudor Tour > 43 km. Sixteen racing bike tours with widely-varying degrees of difficulty and elevation profiles have been devised in collaboration with the local cycling club, Mullerthal Cycling. There are five mountain bike trails. Twelve “Renta-Bike” hire points offer a repair service seven days a week. In addition, there is a luggage forwarding service (page 95).

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Extensive, wonderfully attractive views, fascinating rock formations, impressive culture and history: you are welcome to explore the region conveniently by car, motorbike or coach. At Mullerthal Touring, you will find six suggested tours for this. www.mullerthal.lu/en/discover/mullerthaltouring

The “Schiessentümpel” is a picturesque waterfall on the Black Ernz river. The water shoots over a rock edge in three streams, tumbling into a rock basin below. The name Schiessentümpel as used today refers to both the bridge and the waterfall. The sandstone bridge was built in 1879, and since then has been the symbol of the region. You reach the Schiessentümpel either via a short walk on foot, around 1 km starting from the Heringer Millen Tourist Centre on local paths (W6 & W7), or from the nearby, larger car park between the village of Mullerthal and the Breidweiler Bridge junction on the CR121. You can walk along the road or take the Mullerthal Trail Route 3, heading towards Mullerthal. Here, a new highlight awaits the visitor: a 90 metre-long construction of steps in steel and local wood, opened in 2019. www.mullerthal.lu/en/fiche/geotop/ schiessentumpel-waterfalls

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row gaps and deep gorges make the region something very special. You can see this at the Natur- a Geopark Mëllerdall, where the focus is on the nature and the fascinating geology of the region. The combination of nature park and geopark underlines the special importance and need to protect a landscape which should be preserved for future generations. The park offers a range of activities to discover the region: educational initiatives such as information boards, guided walks and leaflets help in understanding the geological aspects. The Natur- a Geopark Mëllerdall is a candidate for a UNESCO Global Geopark accreditation. Natur- a Geopark Mëllerdall 8, rue de l’auberge | L-6315 Beaufort Tel.: + 352 26 87 82 91-1 info@naturpark-mellerdall.lu www.naturpark-mellerdall.lu

Looking for an adventure playground? At the Sauerpark in Rosport, families will find a large site with swings and slides; climbing and water play feature, as well as benches and picnic areas. The adventure playground in Echternach, on the left bank of the lake, combines play elements for younger and older children. On rainy days, the indoor play area and bowling centre in the youth hostel at Beaufort offers a good alternative. In Bech, right by the national cycling route at the former station, there is an accessible


for all wooded play area with a forest bowling alley, a pétanque terrain and a BBQ area. Other play areas, precise locations and details are listed at www.mullerthal.lu/en/discover/kids/ playgrounds

In the abbey town and World Cultural Heritage site of Echternach, the oldest town in the Grand Duchy and home of the Hopping Procession (“Sprangprozessioun” in Luxembourgish), there are plenty of opportunities for leisure and relaxation around its artificial lake. It offers pedalo hire, a bike park, trampolines and numerous BBQ areas in summer, and walking and mountain biking paths. If you fancy a glimpse into the ancient past, don’t skip a visit to the Roman villa and museum. At the youth hostel, right by the lake, you can eat in the restaurant and enjoy its terrace. The lakeside area also regularly stages a variety of events.

and the cross-border region for cultural events, conferences and social issues. Ticket-Hotline: Tel.: +352 26 72 39-500 2, Porte Saint Willibrord | L-6486 Echternach www.trifolion.lu

The Mullerthal region is home to a whole range of accessible for all infrastructures and businesses. The EureWelcome label certifies sights and accommodation as offering an excellent welcome to those with particular needs. A number of walking routes are also accessible, such as the circular walk on the “Ierelchen” in Echternach, the J25 in Junglinster or the Barefoot Walk in Medernach, and likewise the “Ruetsbësch” trail and viewing point in Berdorf and the Vitalweg (activity route) around the Echternach Lake. www.mullerthal.lu/en/discover/ tourism-for-all

Echternach Tourist Office 9-10, Parvis de la Basilique | L-6486 Echternach Tel.: +352 72 02 30 info@visitechternach.lu www.visitechternach.lu

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Pleasure, and a European spirit The Moselle river meanders along the valley and region of the same name, forming a natural boundary with Germany. The romantic beauty of the valley draws visitors to its famous wineries, charming hotels and medieval towns. Popular white wine grape varieties grow on sunlit slopes, before being turned into Riesling, Pinot Gris or the region’s characteristic Auxerrois. All kinds of fruit are cultivated here and made into spirits and juices. These fine drinks can be enjoyed in picturesque villages and at traditional events. From the vineyards around Schengen, the emblem of a united Europe, you have a wonderful view over the Moselle, where on its far bank the rest of Europe begins. 109


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“A Possen”: Wine, folklore and toys How did people at the Moselle used to live and work? Find out at the “A Possen” museum, which occupies no fewer than seven houses; the oldest was built in 1617 and has been completely preserved. In the Folklore and Wine Museum, you can learn all about the everyday life of a typical winemaking family in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Toy Museum brings childhood in yesteryear to life. Events here also include themed tours, workshops for children and adults, exhibitions and music evenings. At the “Wäistuff A Possen” restaurant, you can enjoy typical Luxembourg specialities in an authentic setting.

Musée “A Possen” 2, Keeseschgaessel L-5404 Bech-Kleinmacher Tel.: +352 23 69 73 53 info@musee-possen.lu musee-possen.lu Bech-Kleinmacher, Centre 200 m TU-SU: 10:00-18:00

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Rentabike Miselerland: On the move at the Moselle Discover the beautiful Moselle region by bicycle: explore in an active and environmentally-friendly way by cycling alongside the meandering river at the foot of the vineyards. The regional bicycle hire service is practical, simple and cheap to use – in line with the slogan “The Moselle moves!”. RentaBike Miselerland offers free use of a helmet along with your bike. Bikes can be returned to any participating outlet.

Rent a Bike 40, route de Wasserbillig L-6686 Mertert Tel.: +352 26 74 63 858 info@rentabike-miselerland.lu rentabike-miselerland.lu

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Magical Butterfly Garden The Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher introduces visitors to a magical world. In the near-tropical temperatures inside a glasshouse measuring over 600m2, you can see hundreds of exotic butterflies flying around. If you’re lucky, one of these delicate creatures may even land on your arm. There’s a lot more than the butterflies to see: in the tropical conditions here, at 28°C and between 70 and 80% humidity, Chinese painted quail, chameleons, tortoises, various birds and a colony of bees (behind glass) also thrive. Enjoy the museum shop and the brasserie with its terrace to round off your visit.

Jardin des Papillons 56, Route de Trèves L-6793 Grevenmacher Tel.: +352 75 85 39 papillons@elisabeth.lu papillons.lu Jardin des papillons 10 m 01/04 - 31/10 MO-SU: 09:00-17:00

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Caves Bernard-Massard: Traditional sparkling wine When it comes to making still and sparkling wines using traditional methods, Bernard-Massard is Luxembourg’s leading family-run winemaking business, with a total annual production of nearly 3.5 million bottles. It is now managed by the fifth generation of the same family. On a guided tour of the cellars, you will learn all about the secrets of making wine and crémant (sparkling wine), including audiovisual presentations. The tour is followed by a tasting session in elegant surroundings, with views of the Moselle. In the charming wine bar, you will find the complete range of wines and cuvées from the different vineyards.

Caves Bernard-Massard S.A. 22, route du Vin L-6794 Grevenmacher Tel.: +352 75 05 45 22 8 info@bernard-massard.lu bernard-massard.lu Enner der Bréck 150 m MO-FR: 10:00-12:00 and 13:30-18:00 SA: 10:00-13:00

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All aboard! MS Princesse Marie-Astrid From on board the MS Princesse Marie-Astrid, you’ll see the Moselle valley from a new and fascinating perspective. As you enjoy a gourmet meal in the luxurious, elegant interior, through the huge panoramic windows you can watch the vineyards, picturesque little villages and gently rolling hills and forests drifting slowly by. The luxury vessel operates from Easter until September and also offers charter trips. Booking is essential.

Entente Touristique de la Moselle 10, route du Vin L-6794 Grevenmacher Tel.: +352 75 82 75 info@marie-astrid.lu marie-astrid.lu Gare de Grevenmacher 150 m January-May and September-December MO-FR: 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00 June MO-FR: 08:00-17:00 SA: 10:00-15:00 July - August MO-FR: 08:00-17:00 SA-SU: 10:00-15:00

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Kulturhuef: Playing cards, print and film The Kulturhuef is home to an exhibition about the founder of a dynasty of playing card manufacturers, Jean Dieudonné, who settled in Grevenmacher in 1754. The second permanent exhibition is about book printing. The Kulturhuef is also home to a charming cinema which shows blockbusters, children’s films and arthouse films and regularly hosts special screenings in the presence of directors and experts. On mild summer nights, cinema fans love the open-air “Moonlight Cinema”. The menu at the bistro features regional produce. In summer, the terrace in the courtyard is an inviting place to enjoy a glass of Moselle wine in a Mediterranean ambience.

Kulturhuef 54, route de Trèves L-6793 Grevenmacher Tel.: +352 26 74 64 1 mail@kulturhuef.lu kulturhuef.lu Jardin des papillons 0m MO: closed TU-FR: 14:00-18:00 SA+SU: 14:00-18:00

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Caves de Grevenmacher: Enjoying wine at the Moselle The Moselle forms the natural border between Luxembourg and Germany. It is here, in the vineyards surrounding the river, that the grapes of the excellent Moselle wines and crémants flourish. The family of Domaines Vinsmoselle winegrowers now includes 240 wineries. One of them is the Caves de Grevenmacher, situated on the banks of the river. Here, you can taste the various wines, get advice as to which one to choose, and purchase the desired wines. Larger events and functions for groups can also take place here.

Caves de Grevenmacher 12, rue des Caves L-6718 Grevenmacher Tel.: +352 75 01 75 tourisme@vinsmoselle.lu vinsmoselle.lu Gare routière 300 m MO-SA: 10.00-18.00 SO: closed

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Casino 2OOO: Fun, games and excitement Fun and games, excitement and emotion – you’ll find it all at Casino 2OOO, 365 days a year. It offers interesting games, top-quality food and a varied programme of events, in a glamorous yet relaxed atmosphere. It’s the no. 1 place to go for gaming enthusiasts in Luxembourg and welcomes 520,000 visitors a year. Spending an evening here might involve indulging in the haute cuisine at any of three different restaurants, applauding the artists at the “Chapito” or trying your luck on the slot machines or at roulette. Accommodation is available at the 4-star Superior Hotel Casino 2OOO or the Villa des Roses.

Casino 2OOO Rue Flammang L-5618 Mondorf-les-Bains Tel.: +352 23 61 11 info@casino2000.lu casino2000.lu Mondorf CASINO 2OOO 100 m MO-TH: 10:00-03:00 FR: 10:00-04:00 SA+SU: 10:00-04:00

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Thermal Park Stroll and relax In Luxembourg’s only spa town, Mondorfles-Bains, the park at the thermal baths is a lovely place to stroll around and relax. The park covers more than 40 hectares and has something for everyone. In the new pop-up bar called La Roseraie, in the middle of the famous rose garden, visitors can sit and enjoy a drink or a snack in peace and quiet. But there are also more active attractions: practise your swing on the Easy Golf course (a game lasts about 90 minutes) or take a pedal boat with up to four people out on the water.

Parc Thermal 26, avenue des Bains L-5610 Mondorf-les-Bains Tel.: +352 23 66 75 75 info@visitmondorf.lu visitmondorf.lu Mondorf, Brill 600 m 01/11 - Easter: TU-SA: 09:00-12 and 13:00-18:00 Easter - 31/10: TU: 13:00-18:00 WE-SA: 9:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00 SO: 14:30-18:00

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Rentabike to explore the spa town Take a leisurely bike ride through the leafy spa town of Mondorf-les-Bains. Hire your bike from the local tourist office and treat yourself to a whole- or half-day bike ride with all the latest kit provided for adults and children. There are many varied routes to enjoy in rural surroundings. A cycling tour around the spa town is a great way to relax and unwind.

Syndicat d’Initiative 26, avenue des Bains L-5610 Mondorf-les-Bains Tel.: +352 23 66 75 75 info@visitmondorf.lu www.visitmondorf.lu Mondorf, Brill 600 m 01/11 - Easter: TU-SA: 09:00-12 and 13:00-18:00 Easter - 31/10: TU: 13:00-18:00 WE-SA: 9:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00 SO: 14:30-18:00

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Aviation technology past and present The Aviation Museum situated in the green parkland of the thermal baths recalls the era of the aviation pioneers and arouses visitors’ interest in all periods of the history of flying. The museum is intended to be the start of a complete inventory of the history of aviation in Luxembourg and is continuously being enlarged by the operators, who are passionate aviation enthusiasts.

Musée de l’aviation luxembourgeoise 26, avenue des Bains L-5601 Mondorf-les-Bains Tel.: +352 23 66 69 69 info@almpa.lu fligermusee.lu Mondorf, Brill 600 m MO+TU: closed WE-SU: 14:00-18:00

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Caves du Sud: Discover wine culture The winegrowers’ cooperative of Domaines Vinsmoselle was founded in 1921 and is now Luxembourg’s leading producer of wine and crémant. More than 240 winemakers are members of the cooperative boasting four locations along the Moselle. The Caves du Sud winery, founded in 1948, is located at the heart of the vineyards in the south-east of Luxembourg. The Domaines Vinsmoselle team will be happy to welcome you in the unusual bar there and help you to enjoy learning about Luxembourg’s wine culture on a fascinating tour. In summer you can sit outside on the sunny terrace to taste the many and varied flavours of Moselle wines.

Caves du Sud 32, route du Vin L-5440 Remerschen Tel.: +352 23 66 48 26 tourisme@vinsmoselle.lu vinsmoselle.lu Al Schoul 20 m MO: closed TU-SU: 10:00-18:00

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Biodiversum: Nature conservation The futuristic nature conservation centre Biodiversum was created on an artificial island at the foot of the vineyards in the Haff Réimech nature conservation area. On the ground floor, there are displays about the history of the nature conservation area and about the underwater world. On the top floor, visitors can learn all about the birds and plants here, other nature conservation areas in Luxembourg, environmental protection and sustainability. It’s a good idea to combine your visit here with a birdwatching tour of the nature reserve, which is of great importance for the huge diversity of bird species here and the wealth of fauna and flora. In summer, you can cool off in the Baggerweier gravel pit ponds nearby.

Biodiversum 5, Bréicherwee L-5441 Remerschen Tel.: +352 24 75 65 31 biodiversum@anf.etat.lu biodiversum.lu Remerschen, Nei Schoul 800 m MO: closed 01/11 - 31/03 TU-SU: 10:00-17:00 01/04 - 31/10 TU-SU: 10:00-18:00

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Caves St Martin: Underground wine paradise If you are following Luxembourg’s Wine Route, you must visit the prestigious Caves St Martin winery just outside Remich, known as the “Pearl of the Moselle”. Take a guided tour, including wine tasting, during which you will walk to the heart of the underground tunnels – nearly a kilometre long – that have been carved into the solid limestone rock. After exploring the wine-tasting cellar and shop, you can relax on the terrace overlooking the Moselle. The Caves St Martin hosts many workshops and special events, and refreshments are available from the Pavilion Saint-Martin. Warm clothing is recommended because the temperature in the tunnels is a constant, damp 12°C.

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Caves St Martin 53, route de Stadtbredimus L-5570 Remich Tel.: +352 23 61 99 1 info@cavesstmartin.lu cavesstmartin.lu Gare de Remich 700 m MO:+TU closed WE-SU: 10:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:00


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Mini-golf and mini-cars The 18-hole miniature golf course right next to the beautiful Moselle promenade might tempt you to practise your swing again with friends or family. After a round of miniature golf, children and teenagers up to the age of about 15 can have great fun driving around a circuit in mini electric cars. The 75-metre-long track is bound to give them the Formula 1 feeling!

Mini-Golf & Mini-Cars Esplanade L-5501 Remich Tel.: +352 23 66 93 63 syndrem@pt.lu si-remich.lu Gare routière Remich 50 m Early March to late November Opening hours: si-remich.lu

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Navitours: Float gently along the Moselle Treat yourself to some time out on the water with a voyage of discovery through the Moselle valley in the SaarLorLux Three Country Corner, starting your boat ride in Remich. You can choose between round trips, cruises through locks, gourmet cruises and day trips on board the passenger ships RiverDiva, Roude Léiw & MuselSchëff. During your leisurely trip, you can enjoy regional produce in the restaurant, prepared in the onboard kitchen.

Navitours quai de la Moselle L-5553 Remich Tel.: +352 75 84 89 info@navitours.lu navitours.lu Gare routière Remich 20 m Timetable: navitours.lu

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Pearl of the Moselle: Hiking with wine tasting The small town of Remich is located in the border triangle of Germany, France and Luxembourg. A magnificent panorama of vineyards and dense forests surround the “Pearl of the Moselle” like an amphitheatre. Enjoy a hike through the idyllic vineyards and sample various fine wines from Luxembourg. Benefit from a 30% discount with the LuxembourgCard.

Departure: 1, route du Vin L-5549 Remich Tel.: +352 27 07 54 16 visit@remich.lu visitremich.lu/en/

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The Spirit of Europe: European Information Centre The small, picturesque winegrowing village of Schengen in the Three Country Corner became world-famous over 30 years ago as a positive symbol of open borders in Europe. At the European Museum in Schengen, you can gain an insight into the Schengen Agreement. Visitors also learn a great deal about the history of Europe. Stroll across the Place des Étoiles (Stars Square) where you’ll find the Columns of the Nations and an original piece of the Berlin Wall. Walk along the riverside promenade where the boats are moored, and take a look at the three steel monuments on the Place de l’Accord de Schengen.

Centre Européen Schengen a.s.b.l. 6, rue Robert Goebbels L-5444 Schengen Tel.: +352 26 66 58 10 info@schengenasbl.lu visitschengen.lu Schengen Koerech / église 250 m MO-SU: 10:00-17:00

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RÉGION MOSELLE LUXEMBOURGEOISE — MISELERLAND Kulturhuef Maison & Musée du Vin 115, route du Vin L-5416 Ehnen T. +352 75 88 88 info@museevin.lu

Musée luxembourgeois de l’imprimerie et de la carte à jouer 54, route de Trèves L-6793 Grevenmacher T. +352 26 74 64-1 mail@kulturhuef.lu kulturhuef.lu

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Musée “A Possen” Musée folklorique et viticole, collection de jouets 2, Keeseschgässel L-5405 Bech-Kleinmacher T. +352 23 69 73 53 info@musee-possen.lu musee-possen.lu

Fligermusée Parc du Domaine thermal L-5610 Mondorf-les-Bains T. +352 23 66 75 75

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Musée Européen 6, rue Robert Goebbels L-5444 Schengen T. +352 26 66 58 10 info@schengenasbl.lu visitschengen.lu

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Camille Gira Natur schutzzentrum 5, Bréicherwee L-5441 Remerschen T. +352 24 75 65 31 biodiversum@anf.etat.lu biodiversum.lu

Valentiny Foundation 34, route du Vin L-5440 Remerschen T. +352 621 175 781 info@valentiny-foundation.com valentinyfoundation.com

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Wasserbillig Aquarium: A mysterious habitat “A fascinating aquarium, a mysterious habitat” – enter the colourful, species-rich diversity of the underwater world. Here you’ll find exotic and native fish living in saltwater and freshwater tanks where whole landscapes have been created from plants and rocks. The 15 different aquariums contain a total of 90,000 litres of water. The rocky tanks are full of South and East American perch, while discus, angelfish, neon tetra and the like hunt for food in the more densely planted tanks. You can also admire the vicious but shy and exotic piranhas and even pike, one of the biggest predatory fish in Luxembourg’s waters. Visitors can watch the fish being fed every day, with commentary.

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Aquarium - Centre de loisirs Rue des Pépinières L-6645 Wasserbillig Tel.: +352 26 74 02 37 aquarium@grevenmachercig.lu grevenmacher.cig.lu/aquarium. html Gare de Wasserbillig 400 m From Easter until October 31: Every day from 10:00-18:00 From November 1st until Easter: FR-SU 10:00-17:00 Closed in December and January


Fascination Aquarium Habitat full of secrets

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Promenade de la Sûre rue des Pépinières L-6445 Wasserbillig Tél. : +352 26 74 02 37 | aquarium@grevenmachercig.lu aquarium.wasserbillig.lu

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Caves de Wellenstein: Rich in tradition Founded in 1930, the Caves de Wellenstein is now the largest site of the Domaines Vinsmoselle, which includes 240 wineries. It is the control center of the worldwide shipment of Vinsmoselle wines from the Grand Duchy. The pressing of the straw wine in the traditional old cellar is one of Wellenstein’s annual highlights. The wine tavern and banqueting hall are perfect places to celebrate this too. Cellar tours can be reserved all year round, except during harvest time (approx. September). Duration: approx. 60 minutes.

Caves de Wellenstein 37, rue des Caves L-5471 Wellenstein Tel.: +352 26 66 14 40 tourisme@vinsmoselle.lu vinsmoselle.lu Caves Coopératives 0m MO-SA: 10.00-18.00 SO: closed

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Caves Crémants Poll-Fabaire: A prestigious winery The winery is a member of the Domaines Vinsmoselle cooperative that was founded in 1921 and is now the leading producer of wine and crémants in Luxembourg. The winegrowers’ cooperative has four sites along the Moselle. The winery in Wormeldange, in Art Deco style, is where the prestigious Poll-Fabaire brand of Luxembourg crémant is produced. The winery team will welcome you by the shores of the Moselle and take you on a tour on which you can learn to appreciate the wide range of different Luxembourg wines and crémants. In summer you can taste the different grape varieties that are used to make Moselle wines as you relax on the sunny terrace, surrounded by vineyards.

Caves Crémants Poll-Fabaire 115, route du Vin L-5481 Wormeldange Tel.: +352 26 66 14 20 tourisme@vinsmoselle.lu vinsmoselle.lu Kellerei 0m MO-SU: 10:00-18:00

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Diverse nature and beautiful views over the vineyards and winding river Admire the panorama! The Moselle region has some magnificent viewpoints. For instance, between Stadtbredimus and Greiveldange, on the Scheierbierg in Remich, from the top of the most famous Moselle vineyard, Koeppchen, or at one of the most photographed places along the Moselle, the Deisermillen in Machtum. www.visitmoselle.lu

The Moselle is a paradise for naturelovers. Visit the former gravel pits at Remerschen/Wintrange, with the futuristically-designed Biodiversum Centre in the Haff-Réimech nature

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reserve (page 123), a marshland area of European significance due to the wide variety of species found there. Two nature trails with observation cabins enable you to discover fauna and flora up close. Another nature reserve in the Moselle region is “A Wiewesch” in Manternach. It is surrounded by fruit orchards, and only a few hundred metres away from the Manternacher Fiels nature reserve, where you can marvel at the biggest wooded gorge in the Grand Duchy. The many paths and themed walks organised by the


nature reserve centre invite you to discover the diverse countryside. A Wiewesch Nature Reserve 12, Syrdallstrooss | L-6850 Manternach Tel. : +352 26 71 67 1 awiewesch@anf.etat.lu www.visitmoselle.lu

At the Moselle, you can also enjoy outstanding walks – on premium routes such as the three dream loops off the “Saar-Hunsrück-Steig” hiking path, guaranteeing unforgettable circular walks on foot through the region. The average-difficulty “Manternacher Fiels” route runs through the nature reserve of the same name, past an impressive forested canyon, through gigantic stratifications of rock and the narrow Kerbtal valley. On route, you will be treated with wonderful panoramic views on the Lelliger Plateau, and a vineyard in the heart of a forest. Schengen without Borders starts in the village on the Moselle that became famous with the signing of the Schengen Agreement in 1985, and which stands for a Europe without borders. The walk leads from the European Museum to the “Strombierg” nature reserve, and onwards towards France in the area around the winegrowing village of Contzles-Bains. Magnificent views into the Moselle valley, sloping vineyards,

extensive panoramic views towards Luxembourg and France’s Lorraine region, and the untamed nature of the Strombierg make this walk a memorable experience. The dream loop route “Palmberg Ahn Wine & Nature Path”, starting from the small winemaking village of Ahn, offers a great combination for walkers. It runs past the inclined limestone rock strata and through the sloping vineyards of the Palmberg, with magnificent views over the Moselle valley below. After walking through forests rich in diversity of species, you reach a nature reserve with a stock of ancient boxwood and meadows full of orchids. The final section runs through the Donverbach valley, with its waterfalls and a wooded gorge. www.visitluxembourg.com www.visitmoselle.lu www.saar-hunsrueck-steig.de

The Romans have left impressive traces of their presence in the Moselle region. As part of the Roman Trail, there are a number of sites and relics of the Roman period to visit – on foot, by bike or by car. www.strassen-der-roemer.eu

Do you want to discover a region in a wholly different way for a change? Then try out the free app “Psst – Lauschtouren Miselerland”, which

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presents the region, towns, tours, monuments, hiking routes, museums and other sites in the Moselle region in an entertaining and informative way, under the slogan of “Listen and Discover”. A personal audio guide in four languages which you load onto your phone, guides you through your target destination via GPS. Each tour is unique and individually presented by personalities from the respective region. They tell authentic stories, underpinned with sound, humour and imagination, and in some cases with photos too. www.visitmoselle.lu

Of course, in this region famous for its wine and sparkling wine (Crémant de Luxembourg), a particular recommendation on any tour is to stop off at one of the many private winemakers. In the Moselle valley and in the foothills, there are also plenty of restaurants with a traditional cuisine based on locally-sourced products, offering guests a sophisticated yet authentic gastronomy. Trout in Riesling sauce, fried fish that you eat with your fingers, and crayfish à la luxembourgeoise rank amongst the greatest of culinary specialities from the region. Those restaurants with the “Ambassadeurs” label are official representatives for Luxembourg wines and crémants, and offer a wide selection of vin-

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tages. Varieties of schnapps, juices, jams, honey, pastries and sausages are also produced in the Moselle region, and all are well worth trying. See for yourself, in one of the many regional restaurants or at the weekly and monthly fresh produce markets in Schengen, Remich, Grevenmacher and Mondorf-les-Bains. Many wineries in Luxembourg and the whole border region have a unique architecture. www.viamosel.lu www.vins-cremants.lu

Relaxation and well-being is similarly the order of the day in Mondorfles-Bains. In this spa town, you can combine wellness, health and culture together perfectly. Bathing delights, a sauna and other temples to wellness await at the thermal baths. The adjoining park (page 118) comprises over 40 hectares and is a paradise for nature-lovers. Families can enjoy a pedalo ride or a round of minigolf. Take a pleasant walk and discover ancient baths, the orangerie and the “Waasserhaus”. Mondorf Domaine Thermal Avenue des Bains | L-5610 Mondorf-les-Bains Tel.: +352 23 66 66 66 domaine@mondorf.lu www.mondorf.lu


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Industrial heritage in the Minett The Minett, also known as the “Land of the Red Rocks”, owes its name to the red soil that shines out from afar in many places. The colour comes from the iron ore, at one time the basis for the worldwide success of the Luxembourg steel industry. Today, the Minett Tour allows you to follow the traces of the back-breaking and frequently hazardous mining past. But you can also get a sense of progress and innovation in Esch-Belval. Soak up the modern architecture, which projects energetically skywards between the disused blast furnaces, offering a home full of future promise to the young university. You can see how nature is reclaiming the land in this UNESCO Biosphere reserve.

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“An der Schwemm”: Swimming and wellness All kinds of fun and games, exercise and relaxation to do with swimming and wellness – it’s all there at the “An der Schwemm” swimming and wellness centre. For water babies, there are pools for both proficient swimmers and beginners, a waterfall, a paddling pool with mini-slide, and the spectacular 40-metre-long Black Hole slide with sound and flashing LED strobe lights. Afterwards, you can relax on the roof terrace or at the juice bar. The sauna complex features two Finnish saunas with infrared therapy lights, a steam bath, plunge pool, Kneipp pool and a rest area with deckchairs. A bistro with outdoor terrace, a small shop and a restaurant add the finishing touches.

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An der Schwemm 10, rue J.H. Polk L-3275 Bettembourg Tel.: +352 26 52 95 1 info@an-der-schwemm.lu an-der-schwemm.lu Bettembourg 200 m


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Bettembourg Fairytale Park: A wonderful fantasy world At the Fairytale Park, it’s all about fun, adventure and imagination, exploring and learning. Children will have an unforgettable day in this enchanting place. Snow White, Cinderella and other fairy-tale characters are brought to life in the Fairytale Forest. Then you move on to the large animal enclosure with its domestic and more exotic animals, the aquariums and terrariums and the Amazonia tropical house. The miniature train and Pony Express are also very popular. Children can work off their energy on the big playground, drive with the mini-cars or play at mini-golf. Refreshments are available in the restaurant or the cafeteria with its covered terrace.

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Parc Merveilleux Bettembourg Route de Mondorf L-3260 Bettembourg Tel.: +352 51 10 48 1 parc@parc-merveilleux.lu parc-merveilleux.lu Parc merveilleux 0m 27.03 - 10.10 MO-SU: 09:30-19:00


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Luxembourg Science Center: Interactive discovery The Luxembourg Science Center is an ultra-modern discovery centre for science and technology. Researchers from the age of five upwards can learn through play here. There are over 70 interactive experiments to explore in the permanent exhibition. The spectacular demonstrations and workshops are irresistible to curious minds. Whether you’re building a device to generate a gigantic arc of light, playing table football against a robot, making steel melt in a split second or taking part in a molecular cookery workshop, you’re bound to find it amazing and exciting!

Luxembourg Science Center 50, rue Emile Mark L-4620 Differdange Tel.: +352 28 83 99 1 reception@science-center.lu science-center.lu Arbed 20 m Gare de Differdange 200 m MO-FR: 09:00-17:00 SA+SU: 10:00-18:00

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Exhibitions in the heart of Luxembourg’s industrial heritage Consisting of the restored water tower and pump house, the “Waassertuerm+Pomhouse” are a remarkable architectural ensemble and one of the treasures of Luxembourg’s industrial heritage. The converted former industrial wasteland now serves as an exhibition and event venue dedicated to the audiovisual arts. Inside the tower, two exhibition rooms are hidden in the base and in the former water tank of the tower. Access to the tower’s former water tank via the viewing gallery gives visitors an impressive panoramic view of the site on the edge of the former rolling mill, the town of Dudelange and the countryside beyond the border.

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Waassertuerm+Pomhouse 1b, rue du Centenaire L-3475 Dudelange Tel.: +352 52 24 24 50 7 pomhouse@cna.etat.lu cna.lu Gare de Dudelange - Centre 500 m MO+TU: closed WE-FR: 12:00-18:00 SA+SU: 12:00-18:00


At the crossroads of Europe's essential axes

In the Land of the Red Rocks in the south of the country, the “Logis Élégance” Cottage offers 45 rooms, 5 studios, 3 suites and the “Logis Table Gourmande” restaurant. Located in the centre of the charming town of Dudelange, we have ample private parking and are close to public transport links.

HÔTEL RESTAURANT COTTAGE 10, rue Auguste Liesch • L-3474 Dudelange T. +352 52 05 91 • contact@cottageluxembourg.com www.cottageluxembourg.com • www.maisons-mengin.com

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Climbing among the treetops at the Parc Le’h You need a good sense of balance and a bit of strength and courage in the climbing park. Part of the beautiful Parc Le’h in Dudelange, it offers over 100 different challenges on seven routes, including nets, rope bridges, surfing, zip lines, Tarzan and “monkey trees”, plus circuits for young children and for team-building events. The maximum height is a dizzying 17m - not for the fainthearted! There’s something for everyone – for toddlers (from +/- age 2), adults and grandparents – whether they come as a group, for a stag party, a birthday celebration or a family or corporate event. Afterwards, you can eat at the Parc Le’h restaurant.

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Parc Le’h 203, rue du Parc L-3542 Dudelange Tel.: +352 621 66 91 12 aventure.lu Waldschoul or rue Nic Biever 1 Minute


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“Escher Schwemm”: Bathing in the park The swimming pool in Esch-sur-Alzette is perfect for leisure and relaxation and for having a good time with your friends or family. It has a big pool with a diving tower, a learners’ pool and a whirlpool area. Children of all ages will love the kids’ pool, the water games and the 40-metre-long slide. The outdoor pool with its massage bench is even open all year round.

Escher Schwemm 1, Place des Sacrifiés 1940-1945 L-4115 Esch-sur-Alzette Tel.: +352 27 54 72 00 manuel.cardoni@villeesch.lu lesbainsduparc.lu Schwemm - Breedewee 20 m MO: 12:00-14:00 and 16:00-21:45 TU+TH: 07:00-08:00 and 12:00-21:45 WE+FR: 07:00-08:00, 12:0014:00 and 16:00-21:45 SA: 08:00-17:45 SU: 08:00-12:45 During school holidays: MO: 10:00-21:45 TU-FR: 07:00-21:45 SA: 08:00-17:45 SU: 08:00-12:45

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National Resistance Museum: Life under the Nazis The National Resistance Museum in Esch-surAlzette shows how the population of Luxembourg reacted to the Nazi occupation, what life was like in the concentration camps and the fate of Jews in Luxembourg. The museum also hosts changing exhibitions related to the same period.

Musée national de la Résistance Place de la Résistance L-4041 Esch-sur-Alzette Tel.: +352 54 84 72 info@mnr.lu musee-resistance.lu Gare Esch-sur-Alzette 900m MO: closed TU-FR: 14:00-18:00 SA+SU: 14:00-18:00

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Blast furnaces in the City of Science The blast furnaces of Belval that form part of the City of Science at the new university are a major tourist attraction and cultural highlight. You can climb up more than 180 steps to reach a height of 40m in blast furnace A, as part of a guided tour led by former steelworkers. From there you have an amazing view of a unique ensemble of urban buildings. A few times a year, it’s possible to visit the blast furnaces by night. The exhibition “La Cité des Sciences”, dedicated to the development of the Belval site and the construction of the “Cité des Sciences”, is presented in the new exhibition room located in the “Maison de l’Innovation”.

Le Fonds Belval Avenue du Rock’n’Roll L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette Tel.: +352 26 84 01 visite@fonds-belval.lu fonds-belval.lu Gare Belval-Université 200 m MO+TU: closed WE-FR: 10:00-19:00 SA: 10:00-18:00 SU: 14:00-18:00

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Minett Park Fond-de-Gras: An open-air museum Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine that the peaceful little valley of Fond-de-Gras was, until the 1960s, one of the country’s leading mining centres. At the Minett Park Fond-de-Gras, over 100 years of industrial history in the south of Luxembourg are brought vividly to life. The Train 1900 steam train links Pétange with Fond-de-Gras just as it used to around the turn of the last century. The “Minièresbunn” miners’ train takes visitors through a tunnel where iron ore used to be extracted, from Fond-de-Gras to the mining village of Lasauvage and as far as Saulnes (in France). In summer, the Blues Express music festival and the Steampunk Convention make this open-air museum rock!

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Minett Park Fond-de-Gras 2, Fond-de-Gras L-4576 Differdange Tel.: +352 26 58 20 69 info@minettpark.lu minettpark.lu Gare de Pétange 0m Trains run from 01/05 to last Sunday in September SU and public holidays (except on 23rd of June)


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The Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Carriage Museum There are 33 historic horse-drawn carriages dating back to the 19th century to be admired here. Of particular interest are the seven carriages belonging to the Grand Ducal court and the Grand Duke’s huge gala coupé. Numerous accessories such as harness, baggage and travel requisites take visitors back to the time when the Grand Ducal family and other wealthy citizens used to travel around by carriage.

Musée de calèches Grand-Duchesse Charlotte 21, rue de Crauthem L-3390 Peppange Tel.: +352 51 69 99 contact@musee-rural.lu musee-rural.lu Peppange, Musée 200 m 01/03 - 31/10 SU: 14:00-18:00 During the week for groups on request.

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Life on the land: Rural and Artisanal Museum What was life in the countryside like nearly 200 years ago? This museum is housed in an old farm built in 1840 and shows what working on a farm was like, along with many former village craftsmen’s workshops. You can also see a number of examples of agricultural machinery and furniture from the 19th century. Visitors are guided round by an audio tour. There’s a playground for children and a welcoming café-restaurant where visitors can go to enjoy some local specialities.

Musée rural et artisanal 38, rue de Crauthem L-3390 Peppange Tel.: +352 51 69 99 contact@musee-rural.lu musee-rural.lu Peppange, Musée 150 m 01/03 - 31/10 MO: closed TU-FR: 14:00-17:00 SA+SU: 14:00-18:00

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National Mining Museum: Travel underground Travel around underground like a miner! To enter the mine, visitors travel, just like the workers did, on the mine railway for about 20 minutes. Then they continue on foot. On the way, a museum guide explains all about the work of the men who used to spend the whole day in the underground tunnels. Most of the museum’s collection is housed in the actual mine, so the tools and machines are displayed in their natural environment, so to speak, and bear witness to over 100 years of technical progress in iron ore mining. The tours of the mine last about 1.5 hours and are always for groups, escorted by a museum guide.

Musée national des mines Carreau de la mine Walert L-3714 Rumelange Tel.: +352 56 56 88 info@mnm.lu mnm.lu Gare de Rumelange 1100 m Rumelange Centre Cuturel 700 m

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On the Minett Tour between past and present Want to learn all about the exciting industrial history of the Land of the Red Rocks? Then go on the Minett Tour (www.minett-tour.lu). This route, roughly 35km long, links five sites with various thematic focuses associated with mining for iron ore and steel manufacturing. In addition to the Minett-Park Fond-deGras presented earlier (page 152), the tour also features the following places: The restored blast furnaces in Belval/Esch-sur-Alzette (page 151) lie at the heart of the City of

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Science, comprising the modern university and business site. To discover more, guided tours take you inside the furnace and on an ascent to a viewing platform with fantastic views over the site and its surrounding area. In Esch-sur-Alzette, the Cockerill Mine Museum invites you to dive into the world of the miners, thanks to a rich collection of tools and a committed group of volunteers who are preserving the working life of the Katzenberg pit - which only shut in 1967 - for


future generations. Guided tours are available. Cockerill Mine Museum Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch| L-4114 Esch/Alzette Tel.: +352 26 54 42 1 ellergronn@anf.etat.lu www.cockerill.lu

The National Mining Museum (page 155) is located in Rumelange. The traditional viewing tour starts with a ride on a mine railway. This crosses the above-ground slag heap and enters the mine via the Langengrund gallery. The museum’s collection comprises machinery, equipment and archive documents relating to iron ore mining in Luxembourg from the middle of the 19th century through to the 1980s. The Human Migration Documentation Centre (CDMH) in Dudelange conveys a sense of how greatly society has been influenced by the country’s steel history. In fact, very many miners came from abroad, especially from Portugal and Italy. From the impressive water tower in Dudelange (page 146), walk through the former workers’ district of the Italian Quarter and then on through the nature reserve, on the trail of the steel industry. On route, you will discover what a “Humpen” is. Centre de documentation sur les migrations humaines (CDMH) Gare-Usines | L-3481 Dudelange Tel.: +352 51 69 85 info@cdmh.lu www.cdmh.lu

In the small, sleepy village of Lasauvage on the French border, there is plenty of industrial history to marvel at. This former mining village is today home to silent witnesses of earlier times, such as the overhead pylons for what used to be the mine train (the “Minièresbunn”), old bridges and sheds. In Lasauvage, you will also find two museums. With a little luck, you can even find out about the legend from which the village gets its name. Incidentally, on certain days you can even ride the Minièresbunn from here to the Minett Park Fond-de-Gras. Minièresbunn starting point L-4697 Lasauvage Tel.: +352 26 50 41 24 info@minettpark.lu www.minettpark.lu

On the “Sentier de la Crosnière” hiking trail, in the vicinity of Lasauvage, families will discover a true insider’s tip: a place where children can discover nature through play. Helpful information boards guide them along the trail, a little over 3km in length. In addition to this trail, there are also other hiking routes to explore. Sentier de la Crosnière starting point rue de la Crosnière | L-4694 Lasauvage Tel.: +352 2754 5991

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foot or by mountain bike. During the industrial age, it looked more like a clearance cutting operation than a natural environment here; the dominant colour was the red of the rock formations which held the sought-after iron ore within them. Once mining operations ended, however, another colour again moved into what today is a nature reserve: the green of self-seeded trees and newly-established biotopes brought into being a place of contrasts. When new conservation areas emerge from the “lunar landscape”, when nature again clings fast to land from which she was previously driven out, then the result is unique, impressive areas of landscape. By the way: The Minett region bears the UNESCO label “Man and Biosphere” since 2020 because of its high biodiversity. Prënzebierg – Giele Botter rue Titelberg | L-4678 Differdange Tel.: +352 2754 5991 info@visitminett.lu www.visitminett.lu

The Titelberg is a plateau site in the commune of Pétange. It was inhabited during the Iron Age and in Roman times; the evidence of this is numerous archaeological finds from various centuries. The Late Celtic and early provincial Roman oppidum dates from the heyday of the settlement there.

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Titelberg Archaeological Site rue du Titelberg | L-4576 Rodange Tel.: +352 26 50 41 24 info@minettpark.lu www.minettpark.lu

Those who like to undertake a journey of discovery into nature under their own steam and with a quest for knowledge will feel they have struck gold at the Ellergronn nature reserve and Nature Centre. There are six circular routes around the reserve, three of which are part of the European Natura 2000 network. Whether it is the 2.5 km route well-suited to families with small children, the 4.5 km themed route focusing on ore mining in the region, or the 5 km route through the forest, the diversity of the walking routes is a repeated invitation to wander through the biotope. Particularly keen walkers can combine all three routes together, making one long loop of twelve kilometres. The nature reserve, with its specifically-designated paths, is equally well-suited to mountain bikers, who – with or without a guide – can experience a true outdoor industrial heritage adventure here: passing old mine entrances, wagons, the relics of a cable-car or erstwhile rail tracks. Like all mountain bike routes in the region, what’s offered at Ellergronn is aimed firmly at experienced riders; for those who like to undertake their journey of discovery in a group,


it is also possible to do this with a personal guide. Centre Nature et Forêt Ellergronn Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette Tel.: +352 247 56 510 ellergronn@anf.etat.lu

The RedRock MTB Trails guide mountain bikers, amongst other places, through the nature reserves in the Minett region presented here. There are the Ellergronn, HaardBlack and Haard-Red trails, the Weiler-la-Tour route, the Belvaux-Differdange and Lalléngerbierg-Gaalgebierg trail. Riders master thrilling courses, whilst seeing the former industrial region in a new light. That said, the terrain demands the fullest concentration and physical effort from riders – the protected nature reserves, formed by human hands and reclaimed by nature, present a challenging environment. Similar fun can be had on the pump tracks in Mondercange or Belval. Tel. +352 27 54 59 91 info@visitminett.lu www.visitminett.lu

Families can discover a further highlight of the region on the Gaalgebierg hill, in close proximity to the town centre of Esch-sur-Alzette: around 25 animal species can be visited the whole year round in the “Escher Déierepark”, including the roe deer, raccoon and Poitou donkey. On the “Heemelwee” path, children

can stroke the animals. There is a chance to relax in the “Bamhauscafé”, and for those who have always wanted to spend a night close to their animal friends there is a backto-nature shelter in the “Escher Bamhaiser” – right in the zoo, in a treehouse style. Visiting the park is free, and in the winter months you can let off steam here on a weatherproof, sustainable ice rink. Escher Déierpark 64, Gaalgebierg | L-4142, Esch-sur-Alzette, Tel.: +352 27 54 37 50 deirepark@villeesch.lu www.deierepark.esch.lu

A taste of the Minett region: at the “Brasserie Nationale” in Bascharage, you can glimpse behind the scenes of the biggest brewery in Luxembourg. It’s an absolute must for all beer-lovers, as a guided tour here will give you insights into the brewing process at a brewery which is around two hundred years old. Taste the difference between the popular beers Bofferding, Battin and Funck-Bricher, which is brewed to organic standards. The tour closes with a tasting of the various products (children can try spring water from the company’s own spring). Meals are available in the brewery’s restaurant. Brasserie Nationale 2, Boulevard J-F Kennedy | L-4930 Bascharage Tel. +352 23 63 64 217 visite@bofferding.lu www.bofferding.lu

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Useful Information LuxembourgCard On presentation of the LuxembourgCard, which you will receive by e-mail in the form of a QR code, you will gain free entry to over 90 sights in this brochure. The number of visits during the valid period is unlimited. The card also gives you discounts at many partner sights. These cannot be combined with other offers. Sales and more details: Online: www.luxembourgcard.lu and via the Visitluxembourg app Price: Single card: 1 day: 13€ / 2 days: 20€ / 3 days: 28€ 2-person card: 1 day: 26€ / 2 days: 40€ / 3 days: 56€ Group card: 1 day: 28 € / 2 days: 48€ / 3 days: 68€

able to benefit from the respective offer. Depending on the card type, the remaining days can be freely distributed throughout the year. If you have any questions or no internet access, the local tourist offices will be happy to help you. Should the establishments taking part in the LuxembourgCard be closed exceptionally, it shall not follow from such a closure that the validity periods of the cards are extended, or that one or more days are reimbursed. This pocket guide is a non-binding document. The practical advice regarding the sights (opening times, closures) and the terms and conditions of entry to the establishments using the LuxembourgCard may change during the year, without prior notice. No refunds on the price of purchase.

LuxembourgCard App Validity: The days on the 2- and 3-day cards can be used freely throughout the year. The card is transferable. Please show the card at every visit, as a printout or on your smartphone. Scan the card to activate it. It is valid for immediate use at all partners. It must be scanned again at each service partner in order to be

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Mobility Centre Find full information about public transport at www.mobiliteit.lu and in the app. Download the app free of charge from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Use of all public transport is free throughout the country since 1 March 2020: - on all bus routes in Luxembourg City (www.autobus.lu) and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - on all tram lines in Luxembourg City - on all trains (2nd class) in the Grand Duchy. Valid as far as the last stop before the border.

Cycling You don’t have your own bike with you, but you want to get to know the Grand Duchy in a sustainable way, on two wheels? If so, here you will find the right bike to discover hundreds of kilometres of routes and 23 national cycle paths: “Lëtzebuerger Velos Initiative” offers useful information about bikes and the cycle network: . www.lvi.lu Some contacts for bike hire in the regions (no claim to being a comprehensive listing): City bike Asbl www.vdl.lu Velosophie www.velosophie.lu Luxembourg City e-Bike rental www.veloh.lu

Carsharing A sustainable mobility solution where you only pay for the time booked and per kilometre driven. Flex: A range of modern types of vehicle, found at numerous Flex points throughout the country, in the direct vicinity of the respective train stations. www.flex.lu Carloh: Vehicles located in the heart of the main districts in the capital and close to the main station and city centre. www.carloh.lu

Travelling to Luxembourg Rail: www.cfl.lu Luxembourg Airport: www.lux-airport.lu Traffic information & live cameras: www.cita.lu

Rentabike Diekirch www.rentabike.lu

Maps and geodata

Rentabike Ardennes www.wiltz.lu/fr/rentabike-ardennes

In the Grand Duchy’s national geoportal, maps and other geodata (topography, aerial photos, data on bodies of water, nature reserves and farming, etc.) can be displayed, combined together and searched quickly, easily and intuitively. http://map.geoportail.lu

Esch Bike rental www.velok.lu Rentabike Mëllerdall www.rentabike-mellerdall.lu Rentabike Miselerland www.entente-moselle.lu/en/rentabike Mondorf-les-Bains bike rental www.visitmondorf.lu

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Shopping in the capital www.cityshopping.lu


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the Blast Furnaces and the City of Science in Belval Informations : visite@fonds-belval.lu www.fonds-belval.lu Fonds Belval

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