Where? Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette
From mines to nature reserves
There are certain landscapes that change dramatically over time, and the Ellergronn Nature Reserve is one of them. Formerly known as the Kazebierg extraction zone, located south of Esch-sur-Alzette, this area was primarily used for iron-ore mining until a few decades ago. After the mines were abandoned, the land was transformed into a multitude of habitats, which now host to a wide variety of species. The animals make their homes in the middle of the ponds, in the region’s dry grasslands, in the alder and ash trees, along the banks of streams...no wonder they love it here! The area is also part of the European Natura 2000 network of protected nature reserves.
The perfect place for a hike or healthy day in the great outdoors.
Trails leading through the nature reserve: Auto-pédestre Esch/Alzette, CFL 25 Kayl - Schifflange25a - Esch/Alzette - Sentier nature "Nobert Theis", Ellergronn Natura 2000, Ellergronn
Where? rue des Usines, L-3481 Dudelange
The largest nature reserve in the country
Where? Rue de la forêt, L-3620 Kayl
Discover how the iron ore exploitation has lef its marks on the region and its nature
Where? 1, du Moulin, L-3857 Schifflange
Nature reserve "Brill"
Where? rue de la Crosnière, L-4696 Lasauvage
Nature reserve "Kiemerchen / Scheiergronn / Groussebësch"
Where? rue de Rumelange, L-4265 Esch-sur-Alzette
A unique walk among butterflies and orchids
Where? rue d'Abweiler, L-3211 Bettembourg
Nature reserve "Beetebuerger Bësch"
Where? Rue Denis Netgen, L-3858 Schifflange
Nature reserve "Dumontshaff"
Where? Rue Président J-F Kennedy, L-3249 Bettembourg
Nature reserve "Um Bierg"
Where? rue Titelberg, L-4678 Differdange
Nature has the final word