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90 kilometers of diverse experiences with every single step The Minett Trail stages

Answer natures call

From Clemency to Dudelange or Bettembourg, the Minett region offers an exceptional hike in the heart of the Land of the Red Rocks: the Minett Trail. Stretching for 90 km in length and clearly marked, this is a trail for seasoned hikers. It can be broken down into several stages, depending on your preferences and physical condition.

After a day of hiking, you’ll soon be able to rest and stay overnight in one of the “Kabaisercher”, entirely renovated cabins built in various surprising locations, specifically for hikers. To make the most of these exceptional rest stops, don’t forget to book in advance!

During the hike itself, you will be guided through many of this region’s typical landscapes: open-pit iron mines (most notably the “Prënzebierg – Giele Botter”), woodland areas, the Fond de Gras (a valley dotted with numerous mining tunnels), the nature reserve of “Haard-Hesselsbierg-Staebierg” in Dudelange, the new urban district in Belval, the towns of Pétange and Dudelange, etc.


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You can, of course, bring your four-legged friend on the Minett Trail. However, you will need to keep your pet on a leash to avoid disturbing the surrounding nature, particularly nesting birds. Our main goal is to get as many people as possible to enjoy our wonderful region, while staying respectful of the environment!

Choose your path

No matter where you're starting from or where you're headed: The Minett Trail has a perfect stage for you. Impossible to choose your path unwisely, though it is best to stay with a distance and difficulty profile you feel confident about. Several different stages are available for your visit, and in total 90 kilometers, subdivided into 10 different routes, will guide you through the entire Minett region. All of them are fully signposted in both directions and will lead you from one train station to the next. 

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Differdange Gare - Belvaux-Rédange Gare

    Distance: 7,93 km
    Duration: 2:20 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Schifflange Gare - Bergem / Beim Nëssert

    Distance: 6,22 km
    Duration: 1:40 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Schifflange Gare

    Distance: 8,94 km
    Duration: 2:30 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Minett Trail

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

    Distance: 6,60 km
    Duration: 1:40 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Bergem/Beim Nëssert - Gare Bettembourg

    Distance: 15,30 km
    Duration: 3:50 h
    Difficulty: easy

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

    Distance: 11,88 km
    Duration: 3:25 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Pétange Gare - Clemency

    Distance: 7,24 km
    Duration: 1:50 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Tétange Gare - Rumelange Gare

    Distance: 7,74 km
    Duration: 2:10 h
    Difficulty: easy

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Pétange Gare - Differdange Gare

    Distance: 15,75 km
    Duration: 4:30 h
    Difficulty: medium

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  • Minett Trail
    Minett Trail: Rumelange Gare - Dudelange Gare

    Distance: 10,93 km
    Duration: 3:05 h
    Difficulty: medium

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Looking for the personal touch?

You can always learn a thing or two about the Minett Trail while taking to the footpaths with one of our trained guides. They'll tell you more about the rich history of the region and its nature reserves. Book your guided tour today!

Sleep along the trail

The "Kabaisercher" offer unforgettable stays: Ever dreamt of sleeping in a fairytale castle? You're in luck!

Eleven different unforgettable overnight stays await your visit: The "Kabaisercher" have been deeply woven into the fabric of the Minett Trail and are the ideal overnight hiking lodges for weary travelers. Stay a while and listen to the sounds of nature and history. All of them offer a great deal of luxury too, of course.

Earn your laurels

Hike accross the length of the Minett region, experience its breathtaking nature and diverse history, discover 90 kilometres of well-maintained hiking trails - and get a badge of honor proving your chops.

In cooperation with the national hiking association "Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Marche Populaire" (FLMP), we're proud to offer you the possibility to earn your Minett Trail finisher badge. Work your way accross the ten stages of the Trail by either starting from the official starting point in Clemency, or hike it your way and start from any of the other stage locations.

Simply record your hiking progress with any geolocation programs on your phone to prove you've done it all. All further information about the badge program and the prerequisites can be found on the FLMP website.

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A cross-border experience

Not only the Minett region underwent large changes during the mining exploitation years. A similar development to the changes in landscape took place on the other side of the border in France. Both regions therefore have created a new common link: The "Circuit Transfrontalier de l'Acier".
Discover how closely the history of both regions is connected on this 22-kilometer circular hiking trail; This cross-border trail was designed in collaboration with the "Communauté de communes du Pays Haut Val d'Alzette" (CCPHVA) and leads in a loop through the former mining areas of both countries.

On the Luxembourg side, the path leads between Belvaux to Esch-sur-Alzette and through the "Ellergronn" nature reserve over part of the "Minett Trail". On the way, the path also leads past the Belval district with its impressive blast furnaces. Here, at a height of almost 40 meters, you can catch a glimpse of a large part of the region. On this side of the border, you will therefore discover the history of the transport chain and the processing of the steel.

On the other side of the border,  it is all about the mining of the precious ore itself; the path leads through Audun-le-Tiche, where you can visit an archeology museum, through an extensive forest area in the former mining area and on to the small border village of Rédange. On this trail, you can discover how closely the two regions are connected.

What's worth a visit?

Whatever your interest, we've got the right site in mind

The "Minett Trail" leads through a fascinating region and past several historical and cultural sites. All of them are worth the detour - Want to know more about the history of railways in the Minett region? What about its industrial past? Museums like the members of the "Minett Tour" have specialized in explaining the history and background of the industry times which brought such prosperity to the region. Blast furnaces, mines, steam trains: the past has left us with many remains that are just waiting to be explored!

Most of them are even available as a guided tour. So whatever peaks your interest, you'll be in good company. Whatever interests you, our certified guides are here to share their expertise and their own stories, to make your stay all the richer. Of course, we have a whole range of guided tours specifically designed for children and families, which can be booked online. Now, the whole family can have an unforgettable time!


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Möllerei Belval
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Where? Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Le Fonds Belval - "Möllerei" building

Le Fonds Belval - "Möllerei" building

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Duration: 3:45 h
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Where? 1, Rue de la Piscine, L-4846 Rodange

PiKo - Swimming pool Kordall Rodange

Enjoy the cool waters

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Where? Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette

Nature reserve "Ellergronn"

From mining to nature reserve

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RedRock MTB Trail - "Haard Red"

Distance: 24,73 km
Duration: 2:50 h
Difficulty: medium

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Massenoire Belval
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Where? Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Le Fonds Belval - "Massenoire" building

An exhibition space like no other.

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Where? Rue du Titelberg, L-4576 Rodange

Titelberg - archaeological site

An important site from Celtic times

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Léiffrächen

Where? Rue de la forêt, L-3620 Kayl

Nature reserve Léiffrächen

Discover how the iron ore exploitation has lef its marks on the region and its nature

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Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn

Where? Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette

Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn

Experience the diversity of nature and learn more about the relationships in the nature reserves

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Where? Parc Industriel et Ferroviaire du Fond-de-Gras, L-4576 Differdange

Titelberg - Parc Industriel et Ferroviaire

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Kinepolis Belval

Where? 7, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Kinepolis Belval

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Blast furnace Belval
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Where? Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Blast Furnace Belval

A piece of world heritage: The Blast furnaces in the City of Science

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Where? L-3471 Dudelange

Barefoot trail "Buerfousswee"

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Where? rue de la Crosnière, L-4696 Lasauvage

Nature reserve "Kiemerchen / Scheiergronn / Groussebësch"

Nature reserve "Kiemerchen / Scheiergronn / Groussebësch"

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Historical steam train "Train 1900"

Where? 2, Fond-de-Gras, L-4576 Niederkorn

Historical steam train "Train 1900"

Fancy a journey back in time ?

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RedRock MTB Trail - "Lalléngerbierg - Gaalgebierg"

Distance: 34,00 km
Duration: 3:20 h
Difficulty: difficult

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Cycle path des Trois Cantons (PC 6)

Distance: 57,53 km
Duration: 4:00 h
Difficulty: medium

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National Mining Museum
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Where? Carreau de la mine Walert, L-3714 Rumelange

National Mining Museum

Underground at the National Mining Museum

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Parc Le'h Adventures

Where? 203, Rue du Parc, L-3542 Dudelange

Parc Le'h Adventures Dudelange

Climbing among the treetops at the Parc Le’h

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Where? rue d'Abweiler, L-3211 Bettembourg

Nature reserve "Beetebuerger Bësch"

Nature reserve "Beetebuerger Bësch"

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Mine Cockerill Ellergronn

Where? Centre d'Accueil Ellergronn, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette

Museum of the Cockerill Mine at Ellergronn

Exceptional legacy from the mining era

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Where? rue des Usines, L-3481 Dudelange

Nature reserve "Haard, Hesselsbierg, Staebierg"

The largest nature reserve in the country

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Where? Place de Saintignon, L-4698 Lasauvage

Espace Muséologique de Lasauvage

Travel underground and back in time

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Cycling Tours
Minett Cycle Preview Segment: Sanem-Kockelscheuer

Distance: 19,36 km
Duration: 1:25 h
Difficulty: medium

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Where? Rue de Niederkorn, L-4990 Sanem

Parc Backes

Parc Backes

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Fonds-de-Gras Minièresbunn

Where? 2, Fond-de-Gras, L-4576 Niederkorn

Mine train Minièresbunn

A little time travel journey through the galleries of the Fond-de-Gras

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Where? Gaalgebierg, L-4142 Esch-sur-Alzette

Escher Déierepark - Animal Park

A real paradise for nature lovers, just a short trip from city centre

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Skulpturewee Esch-sur-Alzette

Distance: 4,93 km
Duration: 1:15 h
Difficulty: easy

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Train 1900 Fond-de-Gras

Where? L-4576 Fond-de-Gras (Niederkorn)

Fond-de-Gras

The Fond-de-Gras area is a small valley with numerous galleries. Today it is an open-air museum

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Documentation Centre for Human Migrations

Where? Rue Gare-Usines, L-3481 Dudelange

Documentation Centre for Human Migrations

Migration history and the background of cultural diversity in Luxembourg - you will learn a lot here

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Cycling Tours
Minett Cycle Preview: Segment Belvaux-Kayl

Distance: 19,06 km
Duration: 1:30 h
Difficulty: difficult

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Regional Museum of forced conscription

Where? 25, Rue Dominique Lang, L-3505 Dudelange

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Centre d'art Dominique Lang

Where? 25, Rue Dominique Lang, L-3505 Dudelange

Centre d'Art Dominique Lang

Centre d'Art Dominique Lang

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Where? Rue Président J-F Kennedy, L-3249 Bettembourg

Nature reserve "Um Bierg"

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Where? 1, du Moulin, L-3857 Schifflange

Nature reserve "Brill"

Nature reserve "Brill"

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RedRock MTB Trail Belvaux-Differdange

Distance: 28,17 km
Duration: 3:20 h
Difficulty: medium

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Luxembourg Science Center
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Where? 1, Rue John Ernest Dolibois, L-4573 Differdange

Luxembourg Science Center

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Minett-Park Fond-de-Gras

Where? 2, Fond-de-Gras, L-4576 Niederkorn

Minett-Park Fond-de-Gras

Minett Park Fond-de-Gras: steam train rides and a glimpse of mining

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Cycle tour from station to station Pétange - Kleinbettingen

Distance: 16,23 km
Duration: 1:10 h
Difficulty: easy

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Rockhal

Where? 5, avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

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Minett Cycle Preview: Segment Sanem-Bettembourg

Distance: 19,89 km
Duration: 1:20 h
Difficulty: medium

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A Gadder

Where? 10, Rue de France, L-4446 Belvaux

House of culture and history A Gadder

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Mine Grôven

Where? Rue de Hussigny, L-4580 Differdange

Mine Grôven

Visit Differdange’s historic mine

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Where? rue de Rumelange, L-4265 Esch-sur-Alzette

Nature reserve "Brucherbierg - Lallengerbierg"

A unique walk among butterflies and orchids

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Where? 2, rue d'Athus, L-4710 Pétange

Konschtmillen "am Centre Wax"

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Where? rue Titelberg, L-4678 Differdange

Nature reserve "Prënzebierg - Giele Botter"

Nature has the final word

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Where? Rue de la Forêt, L-3620 Kayl

National Mining Memorial

The miners of Luxembourg and their victims are remembered here

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Cycle path "de la Terre Rouge" (PC 8)

Distance: 29,51 km
Duration: 2:15 h
Difficulty: medium

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Where? 14, rue de Bergem, L-3316 Bergem

Cultural centre "Beim Nëssert"

Cultural centre "Beim Nëssert"

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Where? Rue du Stade, L-4325 Esch-sur-Alzette

Park Gaalgebierg

A refreshing piece of green not far from the city center

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RedRock MTB Trail - "Ellergronn"

Distance: 29,00 km
Duration: 3:15 h
Difficulty: difficult

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Where? 1, Rue Jeannot Kremer, L-4671 Oberkorn

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Distance: 99,00 km
Duration: 3:00 h
Difficulty: easy

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Where? 1b, rue du Centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange

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Escher Schwemm - Les Bains du Parc Jacuzzi
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Where? 1, Place des Sacrifiés 1940-1945, L-4115 Esch-sur-Alzette

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Where? Rue Denis Netgen, L-3858 Schifflange

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Where? 29-33, Boulevard Prince Henri, L-4280 Esch-sur-Alzette

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