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.
This is also where the cross-border hiking trail "Circuit transfrontalier de l'Acier" starts, which runs 21.4 kilometers through Luxembourg and France and sheds light on the shared history of the steel industry. This hiking trail is marked with a red "A".
Rest stopsHotel Ibis Esch Belval
Youth Hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
Safety informationPlease note that mountain bikers may meet you at times on the way and that the trail sometimes leads over street crossings in town. Therefore, please follow the given signs, do not deviate from the path and pay attention to your surroundings.
Tips and hintsTelephone: +352 2754 5991
ParkingParking spaces available at the start
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EquipmentPlease remember to wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing in case of inclement weather.
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- 10 Waypoints