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.
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!
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 …
- Sensory Experience
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 …
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 …
- New technologies
- AR and VR experiences
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 …
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…
- "Roude Fuedem" App
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 …
Dates :Every day
Description :Three routes to discover the art of sound walking chosen by sound urbanist Trond Maag and sound architect…
Levels of difficulty
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.
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.
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.
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.