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The Land of the Red Rocks

Esch-sur-Alzette, mine cockerill (Ellergronn) © Administration des Eaux et Forêts

Esch-Belval, University of Luxembourg and industry © Le Fonds Belval
Belval & More © Belval Expo
Bettembourg, leisure and fairy tale park © Parc Merveilleux
Bettembourg, leisure and fairy tale park © Parc Merveilleux
Fond-de-Gras, industry and railwaypark © Fabrizio Maltese
Fond de Gras © Christof Weber
Esch-sur-Alzette, Place du Brill © Christof Weber
Esch-sur-Alzette, mine cockerill (Ellergronn) © Esch City Tourist Office
Esch-sur-Alzette, mine cockerill (Ellergronn) © Administration des Eaux et Forêts
Dudelange, St Martin church © Robert Theisen
Esch-sur-Alzette, Belval Rockhal © Rockhal
Esch-sur-Alzette, Belval © Rockhal
Esch-sur-Alzette, Musée National de la Résistance © MnR
Roeser, Rock-A-Field (RAF) © Den Atelier
Rumelange Rumelange, National Mining Museum © MNM

The Land of the Red Rocks is a region of Luxembourg located in the south of the country. It owes its name to the red ore that was behind the success of the steel industry in Luxembourg, back in the industrial era. Today, the former mining area of the Land of the Red Rocks, also referred to as Terres Rouges, was able to find a new identity combining ancient and new technologies.

Steel plants and Fond-de-Gras

The Terres Rouges region is primarily characterized by its industrial culture. The former steelworks were reassigned to serve modern society. Today it is the industry and railway park Fond-de-Gras which recalls this fundamental time in the history of Luxembourg.

University campus and commercial centres

The Land of the Red Rocks encompasses the major commercial cities of Luxembourg, including Dudelange, Esch-sur-Alzette and Differdange. Resolutely modern and trendy, these cities form an urban complex with a young and dynamic atmosphere. Street theatre, rock festivals and concert halls complement cultural offerings. It is also in the Terres Rouges region, in Esch-Belval precisely, that will be created the future campus of the University of Luxembourg. The famous concert hall "Rockhal" in the city of Esch shows how the Land of the Red Rocks managed to give a complex historical past a new image for a modern and changing Luxembourg.

Red earth - a paradise for children

In addition to the many attractions of the former mining area, the Terres Rouges region offers a wide range of activities for children. Crocodiles, snakes, parrots and monkeys are waiting at the Parc Merveilleux of Bettembourg. Hauled by creaking locomotive wagons spitting fire, kids and parents alike discover the underground galleries of the old mines of Rumelange.