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An incredible place to stay

Stay a while and listen: nature, history and culture are within your grasp with the "Kabaisercher"

Spend your night in history

Ever dreamt of spending the night in a small fairytale castle? What about sleeping in a former elementary school building? In a "Floater" or in a train's sleeping compartment? Not sounding very glamorous? We assure you: The "Kabaisercher" of the Minett Trail are a real highlight of the region. These hiking lodges combine a rich and varied past with modern materials, design and technology and will accomodate you in style and comfort.

All eleven different "Kabaisercher" were chosen for their historical link and location, tightly woven into the fabric of the Minett Trail. They consist of historical sites or buildings, renovated or built to allow their guests to fully enjoy the diversity of the Minett Region. To make these hiking lodges really unique, much care was employed to work together with the national organization of Architects and Engineers ("Ordre des Architectes et Ingénieurs-Conseils", OAI) to find the ideal candidates for these ambitious revalorization works.

Lénger Schoul

A restful stop in Linger

Who would have thought that going to school could bring so much joy? At this "Kabaischen", the hearts of any guest will beat higher. And don't worry: you don't have to answer any exam questions here. This old school building was completely renovated by an architect's office and many useful and comfortable elements were added; no mandatory studying necessary.

Wagon Fond-de-Gras

All aboard to destination luxury in Fond-de-Gras

Spend a night close to nature and history: The Fond-de-Gras industrial station is located in the middle of a huge nature reserve. Decades ago, the ore mined in the opencast mines and in the galleries was reloaded here and transshipped to the furnaces of the region.

You can now stay overnight in this magical setting, because here you sleep in an old railway carriage in the middle of the "Minett Park" of the Fond-de-Gras

La Sauvage

A night in Lasauvage, a little town lost in time

The village of Lasauvage lies dreamily in a valley on the border with France, so inconspicuous and yet rich in history. The village is named after a mystical wild woman who is said to have lived in nature in the area, spending her life in the wilderness. So rest assured: The Minett Trail "Kabaischen" in Lasauvage, located directly above the Crosnière river, is certainly more comfortable than life in the woods.

Gîte Bieles-Réideng

A modern take on a hiking hut in Belvaux

In this bungalow, whose look also has a bit of industrial charm, space was created for a total of 12 beds thanks to excellent room planning. A large common room provides the opportunity for a lively exchange with like-minded hikers and other guests. A bungalow dating from the 1950s stood on this plot of land. It was in a state of disrepair, so it was demolished. However, its typology has been revisited, with a contemporary interpretation. The roof line is reminiscent of the industrial hall that stands in the immediate vicinity and on the same property. The result was a state-of-the-art hiker's hut, which is absolutely worth visiting. The natural environment of the "Kabaischen" was left as natural as possible; Trees and garden were preserved.

Pump it up!

Unusual accomodations in Esch

Sometimes here, sometimes there: theoretically there is no fixed location for the "Pump it up!", the "Kabaischen" near the Minett metropolis of Esch-sur-Alzette. Unlike its ten siblings, this ingenious sleeping option is not anchored in a foundation, but mounted on a trailer. With just a few simple steps, the entire system can be set up in ever new locations.

Waasserbaséng

An affair below: Sleep underground in Schifflange

Fancy sleeping with the fishes? Admittedly: there are no fish in the former water basin next to the living room of this unusual hiker's hut. But this unusual overnight stay is still one of the highlights of the Minett Trail, and though fish aren't in the bassin,that doesn't make this "Kabaischen" any less interesting. Starting with the fact that you first have to climb down to spend the night. Because the living space of this hiker's hut is located below the surface.

The Kabaischen in Schifflange will not be completed until 2023. An alternative accomodation will be made available in the meantime.

Biergemer Kabaisercher

The rural resting place in Bergem

The perfect balancing act between luxury and "au naturel": in the "Kabaischen" of the Minett Trail in Bergem, one of eleven hiking huts along the regional hiking trail, the focus is on the environment and sustainability. Hikers can spend a night in sustainable lodgings, in this small, original, environmentally friendly construction behind the ‘BeimNëssert’ Cultural Centre in Bergem. The small hut is made of recycled cardboard. The walls are made of 24 layers of cardboard that were moulded around a huge machine

Parc Merveilleux - Reenert

The rest stop on the wild side in Bettembourg

You've made it to your destination: Here in front of the entrance to the "Parc Merveilleux" animal park in Bettembourg, the regional hiking trail "Minett Trail" not only has a start and end point, the entrance is also the perfect station for an unusual overnight stay. Because here in the entrance area in the form of a small castle gate, a very unusual "Kabaischen" of the trail was created. Ideal for families, but also guests without small children will be able to spend a wonderful night here.

Den alen Arbed's Büro

Industrial heritage in Kayl/Tétange

Six sleeping accommodations await curious guests here, where decades ago the trolley cars were weighed full of the precious, ore-bearing "Minette" rock. This old administrative building of the ironworks company in Tétange is literally dripping with history; from here, the ore went to all the steel plants in the region, creating part of the wealth that changed the fortunes of the Grand Duchy in the 20th century. Now, as in many places in the Minett region, this historic building has been turned into something new: A "Kabaischen" of the "Minett Trail".

Haus Gonner

The allure of the past in Rumelange

The ‘Maison Gonner’, as it was called by the locals, stood on the mining path on Rue de la Bruyère, towards the Klinker Intermoselle factory. Around 1900, the mine’s administrative offices were located there. Located on the site of the National Mines Museum, its architecture bears witness to the style of industrial buildings of the time. Eight places to sleep await new guests inside. Divided into four small sleeping cabins with two beds each over two floors, which all have a small anteroom where you can relax or chat with other guests, "Haus Gonner" is a small miracle of room division.

Floater

Close by the water in Dudelange

A very unusual "Kabaischen" of the regional hiking trail "Minett Trail" can be found in Dudelange, one of the end (or starting) points of the hike through the Minett region. This hiker's hut, an elaborate steel and wood construction, is situated directly at the water surface. The "Kabaischen" is the unique result of a close collaboration between the artist Franck Miltgen, engineers and architects.

At a glance

Unsure which one to pick? With these one-of-a-kind hiking huts, you'll make some unforgettable memories of a beautiful stay in the Minett Region. This map overview shows you where they're located

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  • Kabaisercher: La Sauvage
    Where? 82, Place de Saintignon, L-4698 Lasauvage
    Kabaisercher: La Sauvage
  • Minett Trail_Kabaisercher_Waggon Fond-de-Gras_Copyright ORT Sud 2
    Where? 2, Fond-de-Gras, L-4576 Fond-de-Gras (Niederkorn)
    Kabaisercher: Wagon Fond-de-Gras
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  • Minett Trail Kabaisercher_Gonner Haus_Rumelange_Copyright Pulsa Pictures OAI_ORT Sud (5)
    Where? Rue de la Bruyère, L-3714 Rumelange
    Kabaisercher: Haus Gonner
  • Kabaisercher: Lénger Schoul
    Where? 41, Rue de la Libération, L-4797 Linger
    Kabaisercher: Lénger Schoul
  • Kabaischen Floater
    Where? Rue du centenaire, L-3572 Dudelange
    Kabaisercher: Floater Dudelange
  • Kabaisercher Renert
    Where? Route de Mondorf, L-3260 Bettembourg
    Kabaisercher: Parc Merveilleux "Renert"
  • Kabaisercher: Gîte Bieles Réideng
    Where? Rue Joséphine Welu-Scherer, L-4429 Belvaux
    Kabaisercher: Gîte Bieles-Réideng
  • Kabaisercher: Waasserbaséng
    Where? Montée du Cimetière, L-4149 Schifflange
    Kabaisercher: Waasserbaséng
  • Kabaischen Den Alen ARBEDs Buro
    Where? Rue de l'Industrie, L-3774 Tetange
    Kabaisercher: Den alen Arbed's Büro
  • Kabaisercher: Pump it up!
    Where? Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette
    Kabaisercher: Pump it up!
  • Biergemer Kabaisercher
    Where? 14, Rue de Schifflange, L-3313 Bergem
    Kabaisercher: Biergemer Kabaisercher
    Situated in the centre of town

The Kabaisercher: a history together with the OAI

The syndicate of the regional municipalities Pro-Sud and the OAI (Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers) jointly organised an architectural competition. The aim was to build hiking lodges - one per municipality - along the Minett Trail. By constructing buildings and/or renovating existing structures, extraordinary accommodations for hikers were created along the trail.

After a long, almost two-year prospection in the region, by a group of specialists, eleven sites were selected from over 100 proposals in close consultation with each municipality - one site per municipality.

The OAI was then invited to participate in this project, which fits in with its many activities to promote building culture, in order to make it an ambitious, innovative project worthy of a European Capital of Culture.

In compliance with the laws on the preservation of natural and historical heritage, each site was finally selected by each municipality on the basis of the criteria of feasibility, originality and functionality for future guests. These criteria also formed the basis for the evaluation by a multidisciplinary jury of the projects submitted by architectural firms from Luxembourg and the Greater Region. The offices were asked to invite artists and architecture students to participate in the design of their projects.

The Minett Region and its hosts await your visit

Other places to stay

A youth hostel, holiday homes or exellent hotels: There's a veritable treasure trove of hotels and hostels waiting for you and your stay in the Minett Region.

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Hotel Monvillage Room
Where? 2, Rue d'Esch-sur-Aleztte, L-3920 Mondercange
Hotel Monvillage
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Pets allowedAccessibleWifiParkingSituated in the centre of town
Le Presbytère
Where? 1, Rue de la Crosnière, L-4696 Differdingen
Le Presbytère
Hotel Topaz
Where? 5, Rue des Remparts, L-4303 Esch-sur-Alzette
Hotel Topaz
WifiRestaurant
Hotel Gulliver
Where? 58, Rue Nicolas Meyers, L-4918 Bascharage
Hotel Gulliver
Pets allowedWifiParkingRestaurant
De Brauhotel Bascharage
Where? 1, Boulevard J.F. Kennedy, L-4930 Bascharage
De Brauhotel
Electric car charging stationsSituated in the centre of townWifiRestaurant
Hotel Ibis Luxembourg Sud
Where? Rue de Turi, L-3378 Livange
ibis Luxembourg Sud
Pets allowedWifiParkingRestaurant
Hotel Dao 3
Where? 164, rue du Brill, L-3898 Foetz
Hôtel Dao
WifiParkingRestaurant
Hotel de la Poste
Where? 107, Rue de l'Alzette, L-4011 Esch-sur-Alzette
Hotel de la Poste
Pets allowedWifiRestaurant
Hotel Mia Zia Restaurant
Where? 24, Rue des Alliées, L-4412 Belvaux
Hotel Mia Zia
WifiParkingRestaurant
Hotel-Restaurant le Presbytère
Where? 1, Rue de la Crosnière, L-4696 Lasauvage
Hotel Le Presbytère
Wifi
Hotel No.151
Where? 151, Route de Bascharage, L-4513 Differdange
Hotel No.151
WifiParkingBicycle rental
Aparthotel City Lodge Schifflange
Where? 1, Rue des Artisans, L-3812 Schifflange
Aparthotel City Lodge
WifiParkingRestaurant