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This pocket guide is a collection of the many attractions and activities Luxembourg has to offer its visitors. It includes places that can be discovered for free or at reduced prices with the LuxembourgCard (QR-Code below).
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LUXEMBOURG FORUM D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
Av. John F. Kennedy
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Rue du St Esprit
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Vibrant and cosmopolitan
Luxembourg is small, but very 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.
Small treasures and great architecture
Explore the laid-back green city on foot or by using the free public transport, such as the modern tram. Let loose and follow your fancy to places that make your stroll unforgettable, 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.
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 traditional 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, well known 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 wandering 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.
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning on the Place Emile Hamilius, enjoy the cheerful hustle and bustle of the traditional weekly market, full of things that make life more beautiful, including culinary specialities and a flower market. You can find a list of all the markets in Luxembourg City here: www.maart.
Out and about at the weekend?
The large lawns of the Kinnekswiss city park are a great place to relax. In summer, there are free games to
hire, a fun fair for young kids, and many festivals and events make the Kinnekswiss a popular evening destination too.
Fancy a journey into the past? In the Notre-Dame Cathedral you will find a piece of the city’s history: in its crypt lie the remains of King John the Blind. Luxembourg’s biggest annual fair dates back to him: the Schueberfouer, usually held annually in August and September. The cathedral itself is a building flooded with light that combines stylistic elements from the Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. A wide variety of architectural styles can be found in the city centre of Luxembourg, for example the art nouveau style, which gives many facades a playful charm, especially around the Avenue de la Liberté.
Luxembourg’s greatest secret lies beneath the city: the Luxembourg Underground, the world’s longest defence system, consisting of kilometres of underground passages. Dive, for example, into the Pétrusse casemates under the Golden Lady, which shine in new splendour thanks to an innovative audiovisual scenography. Light shows and sound effects bring the exciting history of the former fortified town back to life. An unforgettable experience not
to be missed. Tickets are available at the LCTO information office and online. www.luxembourg-city.com
Do you want to explore the lower town? Take a free ride along the UNESCO-protected city walls in the Pfaffenthal panoramic lift. You can also take in the impressive panoramic views over the Alzette valley from the viewing platform at the top. In the Pfaffenthal district below, 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.
Not far from Pfaffenthal is the Grund district, which you can also reach from the Upper Town directly, by taking the 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
places for grabbing a bite to eat: from wine bars and Japanese specialities to casual pubs and fine dining. Whether you are a gourmet or a night owl, the bars and restaurants in the former factory buildings on the banks of Clausen, also in the lower town, are another favourite meeting place for locals and tourists. Clausen is also home to a long tradition in the art of brewing in Luxembourg.
The Pétrusse valley is a 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. The City of Luxembourg built the large Skatepark Péitruss for all levels of practice in the valley. This modern sports infrastructure 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.
The Dräi Eechelen park in Kirchberg is another ideal place to take a breather, around 2km away from the historic city centre. It invites you to stroll through a bold mix of modern buildings with striking architecture and former fortress walls. People
come here to watch sunsets and enjoy the wonderful cityscape above the valley.
The international district of Kirchberg has much fascinating architecture: 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 LCTO and the Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils among others.
The remarkable Philharmonie concert hall combines architectural art on the outside with musical wonders on the inside. Internationally renowned musicians and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra per-
form here. The characteristic design of the building captivates passersby and visitors with its many white columns and a perfectly-matched lighting concept, designed by Christian de Portzamparc.
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.
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.
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
Tel.: +352 22 28 09
Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 300 m
Timetable and languages at luxembourg-city.com
Wenzel circular walk: In the “Gibraltar of the North”
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.
Luxembourg City Tourist Office Place Guillaume II L-1648 Luxembourg
Tel.: +352 22 28 09
Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 300 m
Weekly, timetable and languages at www.luxembourg-city.com
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.
41, rue Notre-Dame
Tel.: +352 22 50 45
Hamilius Hamilius / Monterey 100 m
SA, SU: 11:00-19:00
A stroll through art
European painting and sculpture, 17 th to 19 th century
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.
Lëtzebuerg City Museum
14, rue du St-Esprit
Tel.: +352 47 96 45 00
Um Bock 300 m
TH: 10:00-20 :00
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Mudam: Lair 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 the specialities of 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
Tel.: +352 45 37 85 1
Philharmonie / Mudam 100 m
Tuesday - Wednesday : 10:00 to 6:00
Thursday - Friday : 10:00 to 6:30
Saturday: 8.30 to 6:00
natur musée: All about natural sciences
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.
25, rue Münster
Tel.: +352 46 22 33 1
Stadgronn-Bréck 150 m
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, beautiful Art Deco items from the porcelain manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, and a 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.
Tel.: +352 47 93 30 1
Um Bock / Casemates 100 m
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: 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.
5, Park Dräi Eechelen
Tel.: +352 26 43 35
Philharmonie / Mudam
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.
18, avenue Émile Reuter
Tel.: +352 47 96 49 00
Stäreplaz / Étoile
Stäreplaz / Étoile
Neimënster Abbey: A centre of culture and dialogue
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
Tel.: +352 26 20 52 1
Stadgronn- Bréck Rumm 200 m
D‘Coque: Aquatic and sport 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.
2, rue Léon Hengen
Tel.: +352 43 60 60 1
Coque 100 m
Hop-on, hop-off: The city in open air
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 30 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.
Start: 110-118 bd de la Pétrusse
Tel.: +352 266 51 2250
Place de Metz
160 m - 550 m
Schedules and reservations only online
City Train : Old Town Tour
The City Train 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.
Start: Montée de Clausen
Tel.: +352 266 51 2250
Um Bock / Casemates 100 m
Schedules and reservations only online
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A break in the countryside
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. Hundreds of kilometres of cycle paths and hiking trails loop through rural landscapesperfect for nature lovers who are looking for a break in the countryside. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the new short quality hiking routes, the Guttland.Trails, fit well here. These circular hiking trails offer the perfect backdrop to slow down: untouched forests, magical streams, fascinating rock formations, small lakes and breathtaking views. Dive into a region that combines pleasure with a more relaxed pace of life.
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 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? 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.
Guttland is a region worth exploring for hikers too. Here, the emphasis is not on physical exertion, but on enjoyment and the pleasure of mo-
ving outdoors among nature, with gently winding paths through ample green spaces, through forests and past small ponds and streams. You can find the most beautiful circular walks in the region here: www.guttlandtrails.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
Schlammwiss Nature Reserve
Schlammwiss | L-5380 Uebersyren
Tel. +352 621 29 36 95
Marais de Grendel Nature Reserve
107, Voie de la Liberté | L-6717 Colpach
Tel. +352 26 90 81 27
Pëttenerbësch Nature Reserve
Pëttenerbësch | L-7463 Pettingen
Tel. +352 40 22 01 1
Schwaarzenhaff Nature Reserve
1, rue Collart | L-8414 Steinfort
Tel. +352 26 39 34 08
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, where excavations are still underway. Built at the beginning of the 1st century, it covers a fortified area of seven hectares with at least thirteen 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 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.
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.
The Guttland region is also part of the European Slow Trips network. Nine regions from all over Europe have joined forces to create socalled Slow Travel experiences. Tourism, but creative. The travel offers that can be found here are niche products that range from slightly unconventional to completely unusual. Sustainable cultural tourism is offered away from the usual clichés. Guests have the opportunity to get
creative and active themselves, and to really get to know the everyday culture of the region. From beer tasting to a smugglers’ tour at night with a detour to the smallest village in Luxembourg - everything is on offer here - except a classic sightseeing tour!
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 built, offering a daily, wide-ranging programme extending from arthouse films to blockbusters.L-8376 Kahler www.kinoler.lu
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.
28, rue de la Piscine
Tel.: +352 23 62 00 32 1
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
Tel.: +352 39 93 13 40 0
Steinfort, Gemeng 500 m
Steinfort Adventure: Outdoor climbing fun
Steinfort Adventure offers plenty of outdoor action, but it also stands for environmentally-aware ecotourism. 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.
Rue du Schwarzenhof
Tel.: +352 27 39 53 00
Steinfort-Kolonie ligne 250 100 m
Active with postcard views
The Éislek is also known as the Luxembourg Ardennes and is the first certified Leading Quality Region - Best of Europe. 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 Trails such as the Escapardenne Lee Trail attract even the most ambitious hikers and offer many high points, in this certified Leading Quality Region - Best of Europe. Along the way, the Second World War memorial sites are absolutely worth seeing.
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.
Certified hiking trails, great tours and water 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. Castles and palaces sit on the hilltops across the region, combining culture, history and nature. Idyllic villages and small towns make for ideal stop-offs along the way. Other highlights include magnificent views from the Molberlee, the Gringlee or the Belvédère Burfelt panorama platform.
Éislek is the first certified European Leading Quality Region for hiking. Highlights for hikers are the long-distance hiking trails
Escapardenne Lee Trail and Escapardenne Eislek Trail, which are certified Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe routes. In eight stages you walk from Ettelbruck in Luxembourg across the border to La-Roche-en-Ardenne in Belgium. The Nat’Our trails, certified as Premium Hiking Routes also lead across national borders. The 18 new Éislek Pied (Éislek Paths) count among the most beautiful hiking loops in the region. All of Éislek’s 200 or so hiking trails can be found on ten hiking maps, available at the region’s tourist information offices.
There are two nature parks in Éislek, the Upper Sûre Nature Park
and the Our Nature Park. They actively contribute to preserving the natural and cultural heritage and support a 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 Centre
15, rue de Lultzhausen | L-9650 Esch-sur-Sûre
Tel. +352 89 93 31 - 1
Our Nature Park Centre
12, Am Parc | L-9836 Hosingen
Tel. +352 90 81 88 - 1
Fax: +352 90 81 89
The meeting point of the Alzette and Sûre rivers has shaped a unique natural landscape: the so-called Nordstad valley, also known as the gateway to the Éislek region and made up of five municipalities 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, quick and free to reach the Éislek region. So how about a cycling tour through the Nordstad? You can hire a bike in Schieren (page 71 and 92) 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.
1, Place de l’Abbaye | L-9737 Clervaux Tel. +352 / 92 10 27 firstname.lastname@example.org www.abbaye-clervaux.lu
In Clervaux, you can also discover an open-air photo gallery throughout the city: the Cité de l’image, the City of the Image. The Family of Man exhibition by Edward Steichen is also an absolute must-see.
Maison du Tourisme et de la Culture
11, Grand-rue | L-9710 Clervaux email@example.com www.clervauximage.lu
The Éislek region also offers lots of bathing fun. In summer, The Upper-Sûre reservoir and the Weiswampach lakes are among the most popular places in the country for bathing. How about an exciting canoe trip, a round trip in a solar-powered boat, or a hike around the lake? Surrounded by a beautiful sunbathing lawn, the Weiswampach lakes invite you to fish and swim. The leisure and relaxation centre also offers pedalo hire, and a café-restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the lower lake.
Weiswampach Tourist Information
Om Leempuddel | L-9991 Weiswampach Tel. +352 97 91 99
The Upper-Sûre reservoir – in addition to supplying drinking water and generating electricity – is also a popular leisure destination. Other than in the water protection zone, a variety of water sports are possible, such as swimming, canoeing, diving, windsurfing and sailing. The Belvédère panoramic platform offers impressive views of the lake.
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, 8 km west of Clervaux in the valley of the Trëtterbaach 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
Tel.: +352 99 86 16
Uäwwelaanst 1200 m
Open on request
Post Service and Writing Instruments: The art of letters
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
Tel.: +352 99 86 16
Uäwwelaanst 1200 m
Open on request
Schiewesch” Country Museum:
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 »
Tel.: +352 97 98 20
Beim Musée 50 m
Easter - All Saints day
Everyday life in the olden days
Bourscheid Castle: The magic of Gothic
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
Tel.: +352 99 05 70
01.04 - 15.10
MO-SU : 9.30-18:00
16.10 - 31.03
MO-SU : 11-16 h
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
Tel.: +352 26 91 06 95
Gare de Clervaux 800 m
High season 01/05 - 04/11
(except on public holidays)
Museum of models: A collection of miniature castles
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.
Musée des Maquettes des Châteaux et Châteaux forts du Luxembourg
Château de Clervaux
Tel.: +352 621 469 682
Gare de Clervaux 800 m
High season 01/05 - 04/11
(except on public holidays)
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 1955 in New York in, the exhibition has had its permanent home at Clervaux Castle since the 1990s.
The Family of Man
Château de Clervaux
Tel.: +352 92 96 57
Gare de Clervaux 800 m
01.03 - 01.01
(except on public holidays)
THE FAMILY OF MAN
UNESCO Memory of the World CLERVAUX CASTLE, LUXEMB O
Collections: Vehicles and beer
The temporary exhibitions of vintage cars trace 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.
Conservatoire national de véhicules historiques
20-22, rue de Stavelot
Tel.: +352 26 80 04 68
Gare de Diekirch 250 m
IN THE NORTH of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
since November 2021
People Traditions History
Photography Nature Wellness Hiking
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 on the Donkey Fountain.
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
27, rue Jean l’Aveugle
Tel.: +352 26 80 33 76
Gare Diekrich 500 m
In winter on request.
MNHM: A 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.
Musée national d’histoire militaire
10, rue Bamertal L-9209 Diekirch
Tel.: +352 80 89 08
Eglise Diekirch 350 m
MO: closed TU-SU: 10:00-18:00
with over 30,000 visitors per year one of the most popular museums in Luxembourg with over 3,200 m2 of expositions one of the best equipped military history museums in the world with the support of the Ministère du Tourisme, the Ministère de la Culture and the Luxembourgish army
General Patton Memorial Museum: All about the Battle of the Bulge
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.
5, rue Dr Klein
Tel.: +352 81 03 22
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Musée de la draperie
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.
« Duch vum Séi » 15, rue de Lultzhausen
Tel.: +352 89 93 31 1
Esch-sur-Sûre, An de Gäert 600 m
July - August: daily 10:00-18:00
April – June & September – October: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00
SA-SU from 14:00-18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
November – March: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
SA-SU from 14:00-17:00
Closed on Wednesdays, 25-26th December, 1st January and on public holidays
“Duch vun Séi”: Old cloth factory
Slate fascination: the way of the rock
Slate was and remains an important building material in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. But how are these characteristic layers of dark grey rock formed? What path does slate take from its origin to its underground extraction to the finished product, its transport and use? In the Slate Museum in Haut-Martelange, a museum complex of eight hectares and more than 22 buildings gives you a complete picture of the slate industry that has lasted over 200 years. Explore the working conditions and daily life of slate miners (the “Leekëpperten”). Admission is free and various activities including an industrial train ride and the “Bopebistro” enrich the visit.
Musée de l’Ardoise
Tel.: +352 23 640 141
Haut-Martelange, Leekoll 140 m
01.11 - 31.03
01.04 - 31.10
All In Family Fun Center: Fun in all weather
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
Tel.: +352 26 88 93 28
Zone Commerciale Heiderscheid 100 m
See details of timetables on all-in.lu
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
Tel.: +352 26 88 93 28
Zone Commerciale Heiderscheid 100 m
See details of timetables on all-in.lu
AquaNat’Our: Pool and sauna complex
Plunge into a water world of fun 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. In summer, the popular natural swimming lake is available outside to cool off in hot weather.
AquaNat’Our 1A Parc
Tel.: +352 24 51 99 00
Hosingen Parc Housen 100 m
MO-SA: 8:00 - 21:00
SU: 9:00 - 21:00
Solar boat on the reservoir
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.
Insenborn Plage 1
Tel.: +352 89 93 31 -1
Insenborn am Duerf 300 m
15/06 - 31/08
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
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.
Tel.: +352 99 47 84 45
Lullange 200 m
Robbesscheier: Nature and tradition
In the middle of a green idyll, the Robbesscheier tourist centre 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.
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.
Musée Mine de Cuivre 5a, rue Principale L-9463 Stolzembourg
Stolzembourg, Kiirch 300 m
Visits : stolzembourg.lu/mine-de-cuivre/
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 Misérable. 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. Audio guides are available in German, English, French and Dutch (2 €).
Tel.: +352 26 87 40 88
Vianden, Bréck 50 m
01.04 - 31.10
01.11 - 31.03
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
Tel.: +352 83 41 08 1
Vianden, Place Engelmann 350 m
Vianden Télésiège: Chairlift over the city
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.
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
SEO 0 m
High season: MO-SU: 10:00-18:00
Low season: MO-SU: 10:00-16:00
National Brewery Museum: Microbrewery and tannery
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.
35, rue du Château
Tel.: +352 95 99 39 50
Gare de Wiltz 1000 m
City Bus Arrêt Schlass 100 m
MO-SA: 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
Luxembourg Ardennes: Explore by bike
Explore the Luxembourg Ardennes on two wheels. For your safety, helmet hire is free for all and mountain bike hire is free of charge with the LuxembourgCard. 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).
Château de Wiltz
Tel.: +352 95 74 44
Gare de Wiltz 1000 m
City Bus Arrêt Schlass 100 m
High season July and August
Low season September - June
MO-SA: 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
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.
Tel.: +352 28 20 26 66
Eschweiler/Wiltz, Gaass 100 m
Rocks and fairy-tale trails
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.
Fascinating geology and panoramic views
The Mullerthal region is a paradise for walkers. Famed well beyond the country’s borders is the 112 km 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 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
While in the Mullerthal region, the Heringer Millen Tourist Centre in the village of Mullerthal is worth a visit. This restored flour mill, dating from the 17th century, houses a museum, a fantastic restaurant, and there is a new playground with water features on its doorstep.
Heringer Millen Tourist Centre
1, rue des Moulins | L-6245 Mullerthal
Tel. +352 87 89 88
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. It is so narrow in some places 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.
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: Berdorf – Consdorf − 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 Rent-a-Bike hire points offer a repair service seven days a week. In addition, there is a luggage transport service (page 103).
At Mullerthal Touring, you will find six suggested tours to explore the region conveniently by car, motorbike or coach and experience the panoramic views, fascinating rock formations, and impressive culture and history.
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
The unique geological heritage of imposing sandstone rocks with narrow gaps and deep gorges makes the region something very special. You can see this nature and the fascinating geology in the Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark. 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.
Mëllerdall UNESCO Global Geopark
8, rue de l’auberge | L-6315 Beaufort
Tel. +352 26 87 82 91-1
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.
In the abbey town of Echternach, the oldest town in the Grand Duchy and home of the UNESCO World Heritage 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.
Echternach Tourist Office
9-10, Parvis de la Basilique | L-6486 Echternach Tel. +352 72 02 30 email@example.com www.visitechternach.lu
In the historic centre of Echternach, near the basilica and abbey, the Trifolion Echternach - with around 200 events per year - is a leading events and congress centre in Luxembourg and the cross-border region for cultural events, conferences and social topics.
2, Porte Saint Willibrord | L-6486 Echternach
Tel. +352 26 72 39-500 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.
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.
Aquatower 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 55 meter-high Aquatower in Berdorf. There’s an exhibition with various interactive exhibits on water and geology. A special highlight is the climb up to the 50 meter-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.
106a, rue de Consdorf
Tel.: +352 26 78 40 05
Berdorf Bif. Heisbich 500 m
See details of timetables on aquatower-berdorf.lu
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.
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 have revived 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
L-6660 Born Tel.: +352 26 72 92 04
Born, Pëtzwee 50 m
Shop : SA+SU: 14:00-18:00
Tours : SA+SU: 14:00-18:00
CIDER & JUICE
EXPERIENCE THE NATURAL TASTE OF RAMBORN
Come and join us at our farm in Born, where we hand-craft our award-winning cider and juices. You can enjoy a guided tasting, tour our traditional orchards—home to more than 100 apple varieties, and see how we make our delicious drinks.
For details go to Ramborn.com/visit or scan the code
Gallo-Roman Villa: Impressive luxury
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.
Rue des Romains
Tel.: +352 47 93 30 21 4
Route de Luxembourg parking du lac 350 m
open 04/04 to 15/10
TU-SU : 10:00-12:00 and 13:0017:00
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 150 m 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
Tel.: +352 26 87 09 68
Larochette, Spuerkeess 300 m
Open from 15/03 to 31/10
MEDERNACH KENGERT MULLERTHAL
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 745 m 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.
Sentier pieds nus Kengert L-7633 Medernach
Tel.: +352 83 71 86
Bleech, Larochette, or Bummelbus, to be booked the day before Tel. 26 80 35 80
01/05 - 30/09
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
Tel.: +352 73 00 66 20 6
Haaptstrooss II 400 m
01/01 - 31/03 and 01/11 - 31/12
01/04 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 31/10
Relaxation without borders
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.
Beautiful views over the winding river and vineyards
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.
The Moselle is a paradise for nature-lovers. Visit the former gravel pits at Remerschen/Wintrange, with the futuristically-designed nature conservation Biodiversum Camille
Gira in the Haff Réimech nature reserve (page 135), 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 conservation centre 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, with the largest ravine forest in the Grand Duchy. The many paths and themed walks organised by the nature
conservation centre invite you to discover the diverse countryside.
A Wiewesch Nature Conservation Centre
12, Syrdallstrooss | L-6850 Manternach
Tel. +352 247-56503
Quality hiking trails can also be found at the Moselle. The three dream loops off the Saar-HunsrückSteig are premium hiking trails classified by the German Hiking Institute and guarantee unforgettable circular walks through the diverse landscapes of the Moselle region.
The Manternacher Fiels is an average-difficulty trail that runs through the nature reserve of the same name, past an impressive forested canyon, through gigantic stratifications of rock and the narrow Kerbtal valley. Along the way you will be treated with wonderful panoramic views on the Lelliger Plateau, and discover a vineyard in the heart of a forest.
The Schengen Without Borders trail 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 dream loop leads from the European Museum to the Strombierg nature reserve, and onwards towards France in the area
around the winegrowing village of Contz-les-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 Palmberg Ahn Wine
Path dream loop starts from the small winemaking village of Ahn and 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. When walking
through the Pellëmbierg (Pellëm = boxwood) nature reserve, the lush green boxwood and wild orchid meadows are particularly pleasing to the eyes and nose. The final section runs through the Donverbach valley, with its waterfalls and a wooded gorge.
The Romans also left impressive traces 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.
Do you want to discover a region in a totally different way? Try out the free app LAUSCHTOUR, which presents the region, towns, tours, monuments, hiking routes, museums
and other sites in the Moselle region in an entertaining and informative way: listen and discover. A personal audio guide available in four languages loads onto your phone and guides you through your chosen destination via GPS. Each tour is unique and individually presented by personalities from the respective part of the region. They tell authentic stories, underpinned with sound, humour and imagination, and in some cases with photos too.
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 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. Pike in Riesling sauce, small fried fish that you eat with your fingers, and crayfish à la Luxembourgeoise rank amongst the greatest of culinary specialities from the region. 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 and wine villages on the Luxembourg Moselle, as well as in the neighbouring Moselle Valley in Germany and France, are also known for their remarkable historic or contemporary architecture.
Relaxation and wellbeing is the motto at Mondorf-les-Bains. In Luxembourg’s only spa town, you can combine wellness, health and culture together perfectly. Bathing, saunas and other wellness temples await at the thermal baths. The adjoining park (page 128) comprises over 40 hectares and is a paradise for nature-lovers. Families can enjoy the water in small boats or a round of minigolf. Take a pleasant walk and discover ancient baths, the orangerie and the Waasserhaus converted cinema.
Mondorf Domaine Thermal Avenue des Bains | L-5610 Mondorf-les-Bains Tel. +352 23 66 66 66 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel.: +352 23 69 73 53
Bech-Kleinmacher, Centre 200 m
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.
40, route de Wasserbillig
Tel.: +352 26 74 63 888
Jardin des Papillons: Magical butterfly world
The Butterfly Garden in Grevenmacher introduces visitors to a magical world. In the near-tropical temperatures inside a glasshouse measuring over 600 m2, 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
Tel.: +352 75 85 39
Jardin des papillons 10 m
Butterfly garden and museum shop with brewery
01/04 - 31/10
Museum shop with brasserie
02/11 - 31/03
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.
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
Tel.: +352 75 82 75
Gare de Grevenmacher 150 m
January-May and September-December
MO-FR: 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
July - August
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.
54, route de Trèves
Tel.: +352 26 74 64 1
Jardin des papillons 0 m
Shopping experience and recreation resort Grevenmacher
In the Moselle metropolis of Grevenmacher, small boutiques and shops as well as excellent restaurants and cafés invite you to shop and linger.
Experience the historic city center and the idyllic Moselle promenade with 4-star camping, playground and outdoor pool. Look forward to the “Miseler Way of Life” in the picturesque Moselle town of Grevenmacher. visitmaacher.lu | grevenmacher.lu
Caves de Grevenmacher: Enjoy 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
Tel.: +352 75 01 75
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.
Tel.: +352 23 61 11
Mondorf CASINO 2OOO 100 m
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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. If you are looking for a family-friendly activity, the site also offers mini-golf (“Easy-Golf”).
Syndicat d’Initiative Mondorfles-Bains
26, avenue des Bains
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Mondorf, Brill 600 m
01/11 - Easter
TU-SA : 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-18:00
Easter - 31/10:
WE-SA: 9:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00
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• Indoor and outdoor pool of thermal water
• Outdoor freshwater pool
• 12 saunas, many Aufguss sessions
• 2 hammams, mixed and for ladies only
• Variable temperature water basin
• 1,800 m2 of fitness areas
• 80 collective courses
• Indoor-Cycling facility
• Barefoot path
Rent a bike: Ride around and relax
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.
26, avenue des Bains
Tel.: +352 23 66 75 75
Mondorf, Brill 600 m
01/11 - Easter:
TH-SA: 09:00-12:00 and 13:0018:00
Easter - 31/10:
WE-SA: 9:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00
LUXEMBOURG‘S WINE REGION culture. hiking. biking. nature. wellness & more.
Aviation Museum: Aeronautics 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
26, avenue des Bains
Tel.: +352 23 66 69 69
Mondorf, Brill 600 m
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.
Biodiversum Camille Gira: 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 Camille Gira
Tel.: +352 24 75 65 31
Remerschen, Nei Schoul
01/11 - 31/03
01/04 - 31/10
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.
Caves St Martin 53, route de Stadtbredimus
Tel.: +352 23 69 97 74
Gare de Remich 700 m
WE-SU: 10:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:00
Mini-golf and mini-cars: Great moments of fun
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
Tel.: +352 23 66 93 63
Gare routière Remich 50 m
Early March to late November
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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.
quai de la Moselle
Tel.: +352 75 84 89
Gare routière Remich 20 m
The Spirit of
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
6, rue Robert Goebbels
Tel.: +352 26 66 58 10
Schengen Koerech / église 250 m
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.
Aquarium - Centre de loisirs
Rue des Pépinières
Tel.: +352 26 74 02 37
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
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Promenade de la Sûre
rue des Pépinières L-6445 Wasserbillig
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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 centre 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
Tel.: +352 26 66 14 40
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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.
115, route du Vin
Tel.: +352 76 82 11
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The heart of industrial heritage
The Minett, also known as the Land of the Red Rocks, owes its name to the red soil that is still visible today. The colour comes from the iron ore in the soil, 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 Belval. Soak up the modern architecture, which projects energetically skywards between the disused blast furnaces, offering a home to the young university. You can see how nature is reclaiming the land and has earned the region the UNESCO Biosphere reserve label. The entire region can be hiked in several stages along the new 90-km Minett Trail.
On the Minett Tour between past and present
The Minett Tour (35 kilometres) has several sites that bear witness to the region’s industrial past such as the Minett Park Fond-de-Gras, including the 1900 steam train and the Minièresbunn train from the old mines. In summer, the Blues Express music festival and the Steampunk Convention liven up this open-air museum. www.minetttour.lu
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 email@example.com www.cockerill.lu
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 161), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cdmh.lu
In the former mining 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. On certain days you can even ride the Minièresbunn from here to the Minett Park Fond-de-Gras.
Minièresbunn starting point
Tel. +352 26 50 41 24 email@example.com www.minettpark.lu
A real highlight for hikers is the Minett Trail, which leads over 90 km in ten stages through the region and its eight nature reserves. The route is signposted in both walking directions; the individual stages each lead from station to station, so you can
easily find your way back to the starting point - on the free bus and rail network. The trail is accompanied by the Kabaisercher, a total of eleven unique cabins and lodges where you can spend the night in a completely new and unusual way.
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The Buerfousswee (barefoot path) sensory trail has 19 stations. 15 of them are fields that are filled with different materials and trigger different sensations. The other four stations consist of, among other things, a small suspension bridge and a balancing snake. The barefoot trail in Park Le’h is the first of its kind in the south of the country and, due to the number of stations, also the largest in Luxembourg.
Starting point Buerfousswee
1, rue de la Forêt | L-3471 Dudelange Tel. +352 5161211 email@example.com
The former mining area of Prënzebierg – Giele Botter can be explored on foot. 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 the lunar landscape is transformed into new protected areas, unique, impressive stretches of landscape are created. Because of this transformation and its resulting high biodiversity, the Minett region has carried the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere label (MAB) since 2020. www.minett-biosphere.com/en/
Prënzebierg – Giele Botter
Rue Titelberg | L-4678 Differdange
Tel. +352 2754 5991 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitminett.lu
The Titelberg plateau site in the commune of Pétange 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.
Titelberg Archaeological Site
Rue du Titelberg | L-4576 Rodange
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Those who like to undertake a journey of discovery into nature under their own steam 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. Particularly keen walkers can combine all three routes together, making one long loop of 12 km. The nature reserve, with its specifically-designated paths, is equally well-suited to mountain bikers.
Centre Nature et Forêt Ellergronn
Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch
Tel. +352 247 56 516
The RedRock MTB Trails guide mountain bikers, amongst other places, through the nature reserves
in the Minett region presented here. There are the Ellergronn, Haard-Black 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.minetttrail.lu
Families can discover a further highlight of the region on the Gaalgebierg hill, in close proximity to the town centre of Eschsur-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 back-to-nature shelter in the Escher Bamhaiser – right in the zoo, in a treehouse
style. Visiting the park is free. Escher Déierpark 64, Gaalgebierg | L-4142, Esch-sur-Alzette Tel. +352 27 54 37 50 email@example.com 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). A new Brauatelier (brewing workshop) also lets you brew your own creation; if you get a bit carried away, you don’t have to walk far, because the new Brauhotel directly opposite will be happy to welcome you and you can eat at the Brauhaus restaurant.
2, Boulevard J-F Kennedy
Tel. +352 23 63 64 217 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BRASSERIE NATIONALE VISIT
AND BEER TASTING
A UNIQUE BREWERY EXPERIENCE:
Welcome by a professional guide
Guided tour through the brewery
Tasting session of 100% natural beers
Duration: 2h (tasting included)
PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND RESERVATION:
• Visits on reservation from Monday to Saturday (without reservation on Saturdays at 3 p.m.).
• Booking by telephone: + 352 23 63 64 - 217 or on our website : www.visitebrasserienationale.com
• FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
Access via: . Private transfer available.
2 Boulevard J-F Kennedy, L-4930 BASCHARAGE, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
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 fairytale 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.
Animals from 5 continents
Exciting fairytale houses
Rides with ﬂair
Restaurant à la carte - Self-service
Accessibility for wheelchairs and strollers
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
1, rue John Ernest Dolibois
Tel.: +352 28 83 99 1
Arbed 20 m
Gare de Differdange 200 m
National audiovisual 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.
Waassertuerm+Pomhouse 1b, rue du Centenaire
Tel.: +352 52 24 24 50 7
Gare de Dudelange - Centre 500 m
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. There is also a wellness area and a fitness centre.
1, place des Sacrifiés 1940-1945
Tel.: +352 27 54 72 00
Schwemm - Breedewee 20 m
See details of timetables on lesbainsduparc.esch.lu
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 et des Droits Humains
Place de la Résistance
Tel.: +352 54 84 72
Gare Esch-sur-Alzette 900m
reopening during the year 2023
Belval: Blast furnaces and sciences
The blast furnaces of Belval that form part of the City of Sciences 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 40 m 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.
Carriage Museum G.-D. Charlotte: Official vehicles and gala coupé
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
21, rue de Crauthem
Tel.: +352 51 69 99
01/03 - 31/10
During the week for groups on request.
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
Tel.: +352 51 69 99
Peppange, Musée 150 m
01/03 - 31/10
3 km underground tunnels in mine train and on foot
We offer all year round on advance booking:
guided group tours
interactive tours for children
digital tours in the tunnel
All information on www.mnm.lu