10 meters tall and colorful: the "Ris" of the "Parc Merveilleux" is probably Bettembourg's best-known inhabitant.
With his red cap, checked trousers and blue pullover, he is the unmistakable landmark of the zoo and fairytale park, which opened in 1955.
Together with the artists Andy Genen (picture) and Lucien Czuga (text) a comic volume was created that sends "Ris" on a journey together with his friend, the parrot Lori.
Follow the giant of the "Parc Merveilleux" in Bettembourg and on this circular route. Along the path, which is aimed specifically at children and families, visitors trace the path of the "Ris", discover the history at augmented reality stations and see several sculptures and other works of art.
The path also exists as a longer version (10km), this also leads through the "Stréissel" nature reserve
The trail also exists as a longer version (10km) which leads accross the nature reserve "Stréissel"
More information at: mobiliteit.lu
By shuttle bus from Bettembourg train station (always on Sundays and public holidays during the "Parc Merveilleux" season from late March to early October)
More information at: parc-merveilleux.lu
Public transport in Luxembourg is free.
Getting there: Follow the signs to "Parc Merveilleux"
Parking: Public car parks at Bettembourg train station and near the "Parc Merveilleux"