Nestled in the rolling hills of quaint Haut-Martelange lies a place that takes visitors back to a time when slate was worked by hand. The rocks are living history and presented in fascinating ways at the new Slate Museum in Haut-Martelange.
Carefully restored buildings and a panoply of artifacts make up the Slate Museum and offer visitors a glimpse into an often overlooked but fundamental part of Luxembourg’s industrial history from 1790 to 1986. The real treasure however, is not the exhibits but the people who worked here.
During our visit we were lucky enough to meet René Risch, a former worker who transformed slate rock into functional materials. His eyes sparkle, his posture is marked by hard work. He is the face of an industry that played a vital role in the past century...
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