DAY 1: Minett region and Mondorf Domaine Thermal
On the trail of sweat and steel
Where furnaces once blasted, sweat was shed and steel was forged: the south of the country still bears the imprint of the iron and steel industry which flourished around 1900. The former wealth of this sector is reflected in newly erected furnaces in Belval, restored colliery sites and the Minett Park Fond-de-Gras. Visiting this former mining region is like stepping back in time. Old equipment, production halls and the railway station are all steeped in history.
Guided MTB tour – Lalléngerbierg-Gaalgebierg
Bike through a former open-cast mine and enjoy a spectacular view of Belval’s blast furnaces and the surrounding region.
More guided bicycle tours can be found at the VisitMinett Ticket Shop.
Lunch in the Land of the Red Rocks:
You will be warmly welcomed in the many restaurants in the Land of the Red Rocks and provisioned abundantly with food and drink.
Visit Blast Furnace A and the City of Sciences, Research and Innovation. Learn about the history of steel production and how the industrial area was transformed into a completely new district.
Belval – combined tour of blast furnace and City of Sciences. Visit both Blast Furnace A and the City of Sciences Research and Innovation and get an overview of the history of steel production as well as the reconversion of the industrial wasteland into a new urban district.