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Minett Trail: Belval-Rédange Gare - Esch-sur-Alzette Gare

Starting point
Gare Belvaux-Rédange, Rue Joséphine Welu-Scherer, Sanem
Destination
Gare Esch-sur-Alzette, Bd John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Esch-sur-Alzette
Distance
6,50 km
Duration
1:35 h
Difficulty
easy
  • Condition
  • Technique
Highest point
329 Hm
Lowest point
294 Hm
Aggregated Ascent
10 Hm
Aggregated Descent
32 Hm
Minett Trail Visit Luxembourg

Description

Kids & Family Scenic Refreshment stops available
Hike the Minett Trail regional footpath between Belval-Rédange and Esch-sur-Alzette train stations and discover the new heart of science and research in the new Belval district.

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 walk through the new district of Belval, which has been developing rapidly for almost ten years. The former industrial wasteland was made habitable  again with enormous efforts; since then, the district has been filled with new life. Whether as a cultural center (with the "Rockhal"), for research or studies and sciences (Belval is the location of the University of Luxembourg, which is also very young) or leisure, the location is a prime example of successful revalorisation. The section between the new Belval district and the train station in Esch-sur-Alzette is also completely barrier-free and can be recommended as an alternative route for people with reduced mobility. On the way in Esch-sur-Alzette you will also pass the longest shopping street in Luxembourg, which consists of almost 2 kilometers of pure pedestrian zone.

Two of the blast furnaces of the former steelworks still dominate what is happening on the Belval today. There is also a tour of blast furnace A, which you can visit yourself but also book with a guide.

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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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