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.
This stage of the “Minett Trail” trail starts at the foot of the "Passerelle" bridge in Esch-sur-Alzette or at the Tétange train station in Kayl/Tétange. Follow the official signposting: The signs show three red arrows on a white background. They are signposted "on sight" and may be affixed to streetlights or other posts..
While in our nature reserves, you can find them as glued or screwed to trees and posts; in some places the waymark is also marked on trees. At important junctions you will also find signposts with arrows indicating the direction and information about the distance to specific points, as well as pictograms of points of interest.
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Parking: Public parking available on site.