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Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Tétange Gare

Starting point
Gare de Tétange, rue de la gare, Tetange
Gare Esch-sur-Alzette, Bd John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Esch-sur-Alzette
11,95 km
3:25 h
  • Condition
  • Technique
Highest point
419 Hm
Lowest point
288 Hm
Aggregated Ascent
289 Hm
Aggregated Descent
291 Hm
Minett Trail Visit Luxembourg


Hike the regional Minett Trail between Esch-sur-Alzette and Tétange train stations and experience the freshness of nature in two nature reserves.

The Minett Trail leads trough the Minett Region on 90 kilometres. You can split the trail in ten stages on which you can discover little villages and bigger cities, but also hike through eight nature reserves. These charm visitors with their old woods and former open pit mines whose cliffy rock faces, red rocks and pit brows are unique in Luxembourg.

On this section you hike through the "Ellergronn" nature reserve and just barely miss the "Leiffrächen" nature reserve. The path also leads past the National Miners' Monument in Kayl. In both mining areas, nature has reclaimed the area, and where barren landscapes once dominated, dense forests and bird sanctuaries are now blooming.

There are plenty of forests here, and pure nature: the path also starts in the Gaalgebierg Park in Esch, known for its rose beds. At the Animal Park on the Gaalgebierg, which is just a short distance away, you can explore the animal world (the visit is free) and you can take a short break in the "Bamhauscafé". The pilgrimage site "Leiffrächen" of the patron saint of miners, after which the nature reserve is named (the path leads past the chapel), gives this tour a mystical aura.

Tourism Award
for tour routing
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Winners of the Tourism Awards 2023

The entirety of the "Minett Trail" and its 11 "Kabaisercher" were a finalist at the second edition of the Luxembourg Tourism Awards in 2023.

On July 14. the project won the Tourism Award 2023 in the category "Gîtes" - a recognition of all the hard work and dedication to a premium tourism offer put on display by all the partners involved in the "Minett Trail" project.

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Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Tétange Gare

  • © Escher Bamhauscafé
    Escher Bamhauscafé
    The animal park ‘Escher Déierepark’ - a paradise for children, but not only!
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  • The Seven Hotel
    Pets allowedParkingWellnessWifiRestaurantBicycle rental
  • © Escher Bamhaiser
    Escher Bamhaiser Gaalgebierg
    Garden / ParkSituated in the centre of townWifi
  • © Julien Swol
    Youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
    AccessibleSituated in the centre of townWifiRestaurant
  • Léiffrächen
    The "Léiffrächen" in Kayl is a national place of pilgrimage and memorial
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  • © Camping Gaalgebierg Esch-sur-Alzette
    Camping Gaalgebierg
    Pets allowedWifiRestaurant
  • Escher Déierepark - Animal Park
    A real paradise for nature lovers, just a short trip from city centre
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  • © Pulsa Pictures ORT Sud
    Nature reserve "Ellergronn"
    From mining to nature reserve
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  • © Youth hostel Luxembourg
    Restaurant Melting Pot Esch-sur-Alzette
    Melting Pot restaurant at youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
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  • Park Gaalgebierg
    A refreshing piece of green not far from the city center
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  • © Pulsa Pictures - ORT SUD
    Nature reserve Léiffrächen
    Discover how the iron ore exploitation has lef its marks on the region and its nature
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  • National Miners Monument
    Remembering the miners of Luxembourg.
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  • © Administration des Eaux et Forêts / LFT
    Museum of the Cockerill Mine at Ellergronn
    Exceptional legacy from the mining era
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  • © Camping Gaalgebierg Esch sur Alzette
    Camping car spaces Gaalgebierg
  • Minett - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
    The Minett region - officially a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
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  • © Claude Piscitelli / LFT
    Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn
    Experience the diversity of nature and learn more about the relationships in the nature reserves
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