Minett Trail
© André Schösser
Blast furnaces

Belval © André Schösser
Nature reserve Prënzebierg Giele Botter
© André Schösser
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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.

Belval
© André Schösser

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
© Renata Lusso

Highlights in the Minett region

Unesco Minett Biopsphere
© Thomas Jutzler
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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© Christophe Alesch
Rockhal
The concert hall you don’t want to miss!
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© Claude Piscitelli / ONT
AquaSud
Dive into happiness!
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National Mining Museum
Underground at the National Mining Museum
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Minett Park Fond-de-Gras
The Minett Park Fond-de-Gras is an open-air museum that includes the Fond-de-Gras, the village of Lasauvage, the former open-cast mine of Giele Botter and the Celtic oppidum of Titelberg.
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Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn
Experience the diversity of nature and learn more about the relationships in the nature reserves
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Fairytale Park
Bettembourg Fairytale Park: a wonderful fantasy world
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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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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Tétange Gare
    Distance: 11,95 km
    Duration: 3:25 h
    Difficulty: medium
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Schifflange Gare
    Distance: 8,92 km
    Duration: 2:35 h
    Difficulty: medium
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  • © Claude Piscitelli, Claude Piscitelli
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Belval-Rédange Gare - Esch-sur-Alzette Gare
    Distance: 6,50 km
    Duration: 1:35 h
    Difficulty: easy
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Belval-Université - Esch-sur-Alzette Gare (Alternative)
    Distance: 3,68 km
    Duration: 0:55 h
    Difficulty: easy
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  • © ORT Sud
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Pétange Gare - Differdange Gare
    Distance: 15,70 km
    Duration: 4:35 h
    Difficulty: medium
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Rumelange Gare - Esch-sur-Alzette (Alternative)
    Distance: 16,06 km
    Duration: 4:35 h
    Difficulty: medium
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Clemency - Pétange Gare
    Distance: 7,22 km
    Duration: 1:50 h
    Difficulty: easy
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, Pulsa Pictures_ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Rumelange Gare - Dudelange Gare
    Distance: 10,93 km
    Duration: 3:05 h
    Difficulty: medium
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Bergem/Beim Nëssert - Gare Bettembourg
    Distance: 11,69 km
    Duration: 3:05 h
    Difficulty: medium
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  • © Pulsa Pictures, ORT SUD
    Germany France
    Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Differdange Gare - Belval-Rédange Gare
    Distance: 8,15 km
    Duration: 2:20 h
    Difficulty: medium
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Places to visit nearby

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  • Dudelange
    Dudelange
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  • Bettembourg
    Bettembourg
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  • Mondercange
    Mondercange
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  • Rumelange
    Rumelange
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  • Differdange
    Differdange
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  • Esch-sur-Alzette
    Esch-sur-Alzette
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Contact

Address: Office Régional du Tourisme Sud a.s.b.l.

Destinations

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    Luxembourg

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    Éislek

    The north of Luxembourg

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    Guttland

    Central/western region

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    Mullerthal

    Luxembourg's Little Switzerland

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    Moselle

    Luxembourg's wine region

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    Minett

    Land of the red rocks

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