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Minett Trail: Belval-Université - Esch-sur-Alzette Gare (Alternative)

Starting point
Gare de Belval-Université, Route de Belval, 4024 Esch-sur-Alzette
Gare de Esch-sur-Alzette, Bd John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Esch-sur-Alzette
3,68 km
  • Condition
  • Technique
Highest point
312 Hm
Lowest point
289 Hm
Aggregated Ascent
1 Hm
Aggregated Descent
19 Hm
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Kids & Family Scenic Refreshment stops available Accessible to all Dog-friendly

Hike the Minett Trail regional footpath between Belval-Université and Esch-sur-Alzette train stations and discover the new heart of science and research in the new Belval district.

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 walk from an alternative starting point between the new district of Belval, which has been developing rapidly for almost ten years, and the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. Even though it's not an official stage of the Trail, you're still likely to get a good impression of the region. The former industrial wasteland was made habitable  again with enormous efforts; since then, the district that officially belongs to Esch-sur-Alzette has been filled with new life. Whether as a cultural center (with the "Rockhal"), for research or studies and sciences (Belval is the location of the University of Luxembourg, which is also very young) or leisure, the location is a prime example of successful revalorisation.

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Winners of the Tourism Awards 2023

The entirety of the "Minett Trail" and its 11 "Kabaisercher" were a finalist at the second edition of the Luxembourg Tourism Awards in 2023.

On July 14. the project won the Tourism Award 2023 in the category "Gîtes" - a recognition of all the hard work and dedication to a premium tourism offer put on display by all the partners involved in the "Minett Trail" project.

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