Minett Trail: Esch-sur-Alzette Gare - Tétange Gare
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On this section you hike through the "Ellergronn" nature reserve and just barely miss the "Leiffrächen" nature reserve. The path also leads past the National Miners' Monument in Kayl. In both mining areas, nature has reclaimed the area, and where barren landscapes once dominated, dense forests and bird sanctuaries are now blooming.
There are plenty of forests here, and pure nature: the path also starts in the Gaalgebierg Park in Esch, known for its rose beds. At the Animal Park on the Gaalgebierg, which is just a short distance away, you can explore the animal world (the visit is free) and you can take a short break in the "Bamhauscafé". It is mystical on the "Leiffrächen", because the nature reserve is named after the pilgrimage site of the same name (the path leads past the chapel) of the patron saint of miners.
Rest stopsYouth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
Restaurant Melting Pot Esch-sur-Alzette
The Seven Hotel
Camping car spaces Gaalgebierg
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
This stage of the “Minett Trail” trail starts at the foot of the "Passerelle" bridge in Esch-sur-Alzette or at the Tétange train station in Kayl/Tétange. Follow the official signposting: The signs show three red arrows on a white background. They are signposted "on sight" and may be affixed to streetlights or other posts..
While in our nature reserves, you can find them as glued or screwed to trees and posts; in some places the waymark is also marked on trees. At important junctions you will also find signposts with arrows indicating the direction and information about the distance to specific points, as well as pictograms of points of interest.
Public-transport-friendlyBoth start and finish points are at train stations. Direct trains to Luxembourg City available.
ParkingPublic parking available on site.
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EquipmentPlease remember to wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing in case of inclement weather.
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