MountainBike red rocks 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
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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

Aquasud Differdange

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

AquaSud

Dive into happiness!

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Esch-sur-Alzette Graffiti
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Esch2022

Welcome to Esch2022: the European Capital of Culture.  

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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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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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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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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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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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Minett Trail

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

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

    Distance: 10,93 km
    Duration: 3:05 h
    Difficulty: medium

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

    Distance: 15,75 km
    Duration: 4:30 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
    Minett Trail: Schifflange Gare - Bergem / Beim Nëssert

    Distance: 6,22 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: Differdange Gare - Belvaux-Rédange Gare

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

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