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 hike. The cross-border trail was designed in collaboration with the "Communauté de communes du Pays Haut Val d'Alzette" (CCPHVA) and leads through the former mining areas of both countries.
On the Luxembourg side, the path leads from Belvaux to Esch-sur-Alzette and through the "Ellergronn" nature reserve over part of the "Minett Trail". Your'e also lead through the Belval district with its impressive blast furnaces. Here, at a height of almost 40 meters, you'll have a panoramic view 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 in the former mining area and on to the small border village of Rédange. On this part of the trail, you can discover how closely the two regions are connected.