Where? rue de Rumelange, L-4265 Esch-sur-Alzette
A unique walk among butterflies and orchids
Between the municipalities of Esch-sur-Alzette, Kayl and Schifflange is the 267-hectare Brucherbierg-Lalléngerbierg nature reserve—a perfect area for walking, cycling or mountain biking. When open-pit mining operations in the area were finally discontinued, the territory resembled a lunar landscape with bright red soil. There was no vegetation to speak of—just dry, barren wasteland. But little by little, the land has been reclaimed by nature. The rocky ground has been transformed into dry grassland, the bats have returned, and to our delight, there are now more than 500 species of butterflies fluttering among the orchids.
What a dream!
Trails leading through the nature reserve: Auto-pédestre Schifflange, CFL 25 Kayl - Schifflange25a - Esch/Alzette, Um Réimerwee
Where? 6, Ellergronn, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette
The Minett region - officially a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Where? rue de la Crosnière, L-4696 Lasauvage
Nature reserve "Kiemerchen / Scheiergronn / Groussebësch"
Where? Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette
From mining to nature reserve
Where? rue d'Abweiler, L-3211 Bettembourg
Nature reserve "Beetebuerger Bësch"
Where? rue des Usines, L-3481 Dudelange
The largest nature reserve in the country
Where? rue Titelberg, L-4678 Differdange
Nature has the final word
Where? Rue Président J-F Kennedy, L-3249 Bettembourg
Nature reserve "Um Bierg"
Where? Rue de la forêt, L-3620 Kayl
Discover how the iron ore exploitation has lef its marks on the region and its nature
Where? 1, du Moulin, L-3857 Schifflange
Nature reserve "Brill"