MountainBike red rocks Minett

Minett
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Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France

Minett, the Land of the Red Rocks

The red-hot heart of the south

For several years now, the south of Luxembourg, its landscapes and industrial wastelands, its university and its cutting-edge research centres have been attracting attention abroad.

Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2020, its nature reserves, such as the Ellergronn or the former open-cast mine Prënzebierg - Giele Botter, are ideal for exploring on foot or by mountain bike.

The Minett, named after its red soil rich in iron ore, was once a flagship of Luxembourg's industry and one of the cradles of the European steel industry. The Minett Tour will bring to life this still omnipresent past.

Esch-sur-Alzette, the country's second largest city, is also looking to the future. With its blast furnaces, two steel colossi that have been restored and transformed into cultural and tourist sites, its Belval district has since become a university hub and a world-renowned scientific and technological centre.

It is therefore no coincidence that the city has been designated European Capital of Culture 2022.

Minett Belval

Minett Belval
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On the trail of sweat and steel

Transforming Experiences: Minett Tour

From the puffing steam train via imposing blast furnaces to gloomy mines where miners once toiled: feel the spirit of Luxembourg’s steel past on the Minett Tour.

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Minett Fond-de-Gras

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Highlights in the Minett region

Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn

Where? Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette

Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn

Experience the diversity of nature and learn more about the relationships in the nature reserves

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The sleeping giant at the "Parc Merveilleux"
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Where? Route de Mondorf, L-3260 Bettembourg

Fairytale Park

Bettembourg Fairytale Park: a wonderful fantasy world

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Unesco Minett Biopsphere

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Man and the Biosphere

In 2020, UNESCO recognised the Minett region as a biosphere reserve. The man-made and rewilded landscapes are truly extraordinary. Discovering them is a magical experience.

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Minett-Park Fond-de-Gras

Where? 2, Fond-de-Gras, L-4576 Niederkorn

Minett-Park Fond-de-Gras

Minett Park Fond-de-Gras: steam train rides and a glimpse of mining

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Rockhal

Where? 5, avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Rockhal

The concert hall you don’t want to miss!

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National Mining Museum
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Where? Carreau de la mine Walert, L-3714 Rumelange

National Mining Museum

Underground at the National Mining Museum

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AquaSud Differdange3

Where? 1, Rue Jeannot Kremer, L-4671 Oberkorn

AquaSud

Dive into happiness!

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Minett Trail

The 90-kilometre hiking trail runs right through the region and connects various hiking highlights along its way.

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    Minett Trail

    Accessible to all

    Minett Trail: Belval-Rédange Gare - Esch-sur-Alzette Gare

    Distance: 6,60 km
    Duration: 1:40 h
    Difficulty: easy

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    Minett Trail

    Accessible to all

    Minett Trail: Belval-Université - Esch-sur-Alzette Gare (Alternative)

    Distance: 3,65 km
    Duration: 0:55 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Schifflange Gare

    Distance: 8,94 km
    Duration: 2:30 h
    Difficulty: medium

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    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Bergem/Beim Nëssert - Gare Bettembourg

    Distance: 15,30 km
    Duration: 3:50 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Clemency - Pétange Gare

    Distance: 7,24 km
    Duration: 1:50 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Schifflange Gare - Bergem / Beim Nëssert

    Distance: 6,22 km
    Duration: 1:40 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Tétange Gare

    Distance: 11,88 km
    Duration: 3:25 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Differdange Gare - Belval-Rédange Gare

    Distance: 7,93 km
    Duration: 2:20 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Luxembourg City Éislek Müllerthal Mosel Minett Guttland Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Tétange Gare - Rumelange Gare

    Distance: 7,74 km
    Duration: 2:10 h
    Difficulty: easy

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    Minett Trail
    Hiking Trail Minettswee
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Places to visit nearby

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  • Karting mondercange

    Where? L-3930 Mondercange

    Mondercange

    Mondercange

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  • Where? L-3409 Dudelange

    Dudelange

    Dudelange

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  • Where? L-3739 Rumelange

    Rumelange

    Rumelange

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  • Where? L-4010 Esch-sur-Alzette

    Esch-sur-Alzette

    Esch-sur-Alzette

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  • Where? L-3209 Bettembourg

    Bettembourg

    Bettembourg

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  • Where? L-4594 Differdange

    Differdange

    Differdange

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Contact

Address: Office Régional du Tourisme Sud a.s.b.l.
Phone:+352 27 54 59 91
E-Mail:info@visitminett.lu
Website:www.visitminett.lu

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