Minett trail

The Minett Trail is a hiking trail that stretches over a
total of 90 km and the 11 municipalities of the Pro-Sud, with stage lodges named “Kabaisercher”,
designed by different architects.

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Minett Trail

Minett Trail is a series of mostly multidisciplinary projects that let participants discover the beauty of the sites they cross, seen through the prism of varied artistic propositions: sound paths, storytelling walks, installations, shows, concerts and many other formats. Several of these exciting projects are also taking place on the territory of the CCPHVA.

The exhibition Walk on the Minett Trail documents the architectural competition that led to the construction of the lodges. The sound trails on offer include Walking, listening and recomposing everyday sounds of Esch, which invites residents and visitors to (re)discover the sound environment of the city, and Wou d’Uelzecht…, which charts the well-known river along its often hidden course. Explore the region thanks to In the field and get carried away at night by the incredible sound of the machines in NIGHTSONGS!

Bring a deckchair, a blanket and an LED lamp and make yourself comfortable for an Acoustic Picnic in the Haard in Dudelange! Experience the variations of the setting sunlight in The Blue Hour, 2022 an ephemeral construction in the Ellergonn Nature Reserve. And don’t miss the Landscapes open-air museum!

E roude Fuedem duerch de roude Buedem brings you the local legends of the Minett in a remixed version. In Rumelange, SPECTRUM lets you familiarise with the renovated home of the late sculptor Albert Hames, while the city’s former mining site hosts (((CDLR-76))) – High Frequency Sonification, a mysterious radio station. With Desire Lines, learn how landscape and architecture feed our imagination. And don’t forget to take a picture of yourself in the interactive installation Spieglein Spieglein – miroir miroir!

one-off event
Déi Well danzen am Bësch
ARAMELO - Mara Daro & Ole Schöne

Dates :

25 & 26 June 2022

Location :

Titelberg, Differdange

Description :

The aim is to stage a production of contemporary circus in which primary school children from …
  • Circus arts
  • Performance
  • Hiking
one-off events & installation
The Blue Hour (2022)
Coopérative de Recherche et Art / Sergio Carvalho & Dimitri Mallet

Dates :

Every day until 22 December 2022

Location :

Centre nature et forêt Ellergronn, Esch-Alzette

Description :

The Blue Hour (2022) is a museum installed in the middle of nature and dedicated to an artwork inspired by …
  • Architecture
  • Sensory Experience
one-off events & sound walks
Desire Lines
Ampersand Variations asbl

Dates :

Every day from July 2022

Location :

Dudelange, Esch-Alzette, Lasauvage

Description :

Desire Lines is a collaborative research and performance project that investigates the choices we make with…
  • Multidisciplinary
  • "GOH" App
Installation
((( CDLR-76 ))) - High Frequency Sonification
Laura Mannelli

Dates :

Every day from October 2022

Location :

Rumelange

Description :

Have you heard about the mysterious CDLR-76 zone in Rumelange? The CDLR-76 zone is the scene of strange …
  • Multidisciplinary
Sound walk
Wou d'Uelzecht
Catherine Kontz

Dates :

Every day

Location :

From Audun-le-Tiche to Esch-Alzette and back, along the Alzette

Description :

Wou d’Uelzecht is an in-situ, psychogeographic, immersive sonic walk: in which participants explore…
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Audio files
one-off events & installations
Landscapes
Gemeng Käl & Stad Rëmeleng

Dates :

Every day from August to October 2022

Location :

On the Minett Trail between Kayl and Rumelange

Description :

In an unceasing dance, for more than 170 years, man and nature have embraced and abandoned each other …
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Artworks
  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Shows
one-off events & installations
SPEKTRUM
Ville de Rumelange

Dates :

July, then from November 2022

Location :

Pop-up Spektrum & Spektrum (Rumelange)

Description :

In 2022, the City of Rumelange acquired the Albert Hames Site, consisting of the houses and the workshop …
  • Arts
  • New technologies
  • Workshops
  • AR and VR experiences
One-off events & installations
Spieglein Spieglein - miroir miroir
Jessica Theis

Dates :

Every day until the end of December 2022

Location :

Audun-le-Tiche, Aumetz, Boulange, Differdange, Esch-Alzette, Ottange, Rédange, Russange, Schifflange, Thil, Villerupt

Description :

Spieglein Spieglein – miroir miroir is a participatory touring exhibition. It is a photo-mirror installation …
  • Photography
  • Exhibition
one-off events & sound walks
E roude Fuedem duerch de roude Buedem
MASKéNADA

Dates :

Every day

Location :

Ellergronn (Esch-Alzette), Chapelle Saint Willibrord (Abweiler), Zolwerknapp (Soleuvre), Haard (Dudelange), PopUp Village "Beim Nëssert" (Bergem), Lasauvage

Description :

The main subject of the project is based on local legends from the Minett region. These will be remixed by…
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Heritage
  • Theatre
  • Performance
  • Walks
  • "Roude Fuedem" App
Installation
Walk on the Minett Trail
Ordre des Architectes et des Ingénieurs-Conseils (OAI)

Dates :

Until 30 October 2022

Location :

Hall Fondouq (Neischmelz, Dudelange)

Description :

The Minett Trail, a hike through the Land of the Red Rocks, of about 80km, going from Clémency to Dudelange …
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Architecture
Sound walk
NIGHTSONGS
Independent Little Lies - ILL

Dates :

Every day until 31 January 2023

Location :

Belval, Kulturfabrik, Bridderhaus (Esch-Alzette)

Description :

For more than 100 years, the steel industry has been part of the visual and acoustic landscape of the town of Esch …
  • Music
  • "GOH" App
one-off events & installations
Loop - down the hills, across the land
Gemeng Suessem

Dates :

Until end of July 2022

Location :

Belvaux, Ehlerange, Samen and Soleuvre

Description :

The ‘loop – down the hills, across the land’ project is part of the Commune of Sanem’s desire to enhance …
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Exhibitions
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Discussions
  • Cooking
  • Walks
one-off events & sound walk
Acoustic Picnics
Ville de Dudelange

Dates :

August and early September 2022

Location :

Réserve naturelle Haard (Dudelange)

Description :

During the “acoustic picnics”, the audience is encouraged to actively participate in the event. Because of the …
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Concerts
  • Theatre
  • Conferences
  • Performances
Sound walk
In the field
Les Ensembles 2.2

Dates :

Every day

Location :

Audun-le-Tiche, Esch-Belval, Lasauvage, Schifflingen, Thil, et Villerupt

Description :

‘In the field’ is a work combining literary productions, sound creations and wanderings. A dozen artists are …
  • "GOH" App
Sound walk
“Walking, Listening and Recomposing Everyday Sounds of Esch”
Urbanidentity Zurich commissioned by the Environment Agency of Luxembourg

Dates :

Every day

Location :

Esch-Alzette

Description :

Three routes to discover the art of sound walking chosen by sound urbanist Trond Maag and sound architect… 
  • Walk
  • Sound
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Levels of difficulty


Easy

These parts of the trail are perfect for beginners and for families with children. The sections are not fully accessible, but very pleasant to walk.
You can find more details about the accessibility of the different sections on the website or in the brochure.


Medium

The sections are suitable for all those who hike from time to time. An average physical condition is sufficient, even if the path is narrower in some places or if one falls on stairs or steps.


Difficult

A higher level of fitness is considered an advantage and lovers of sporty hikes should find it easy. You don’t need to secure yourself, but you will need to bring sturdy walking shoes.



Accessibility


The trail is not entirely barrier-free, but some sections are very walkable. You will find more details about the accessibility of the different sections on the website or in the brochure.

Hiking in safety


Preparation & Planning:

Plan your route carefully. Adapt the stages
to your physical condition in order to get the most out of your adventure. For your own safety it is advisable to
respect the following rules:

  • Don’t forget to share your itinerary with a friend or relative
  •  A well-equipped first aid kit
  • Stay on the marked paths
  • Respect private and public property
  • Inform yourself in advance about possible closed trails & detours
  • Respect bikers, other hikers, flora and fauna
  • Do not throw waste in nature
  • Avoid areas where hunting is announced
  • Keep your dogs on a leash
  • Never light a fire in the wilderness
  • Camping in the wilderness is not allowed

Remember to rest! Hiking is fun and you are welcome to sit back and enjoy the moment.


Hiking with dogs


Hiking with dogs is allowed, but they must be kept on a leash. The old open pit mines have become key habitats for a multitude of rare birds such as the woodlark.
They build their nests on the ground in landscapes with dry grasslands, shrubs and isolated trees. Here they need a lot of quietness to raise their chicks.
In addition, these areas are partly grazed by sheep and goats.

More information

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The Kabaisercher


A very special accommodation concept has been developed along the Trail!

From 2022 onwards, you will be able to spend the night in 11 extraordinary lodgings, the “Kabaisercher”.

Discover the lodgings