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Minett Trail: Tétange Gare - Rumelange Gare

Starting point
Rumelange Gare, Rue de l'Usine, Rumelange
Destination
Gare Tétange, rue de la Gare, Kayl-Tétange
Distance
7,73 km
Duration
2:15 h
Difficulty
easy
  • Condition
  • Technique
Highest point
384 Hm
Lowest point
288 Hm
Aggregated Ascent
102 Hm
Aggregated Descent
88 Hm
Minett Trail Visit Luxembourg

Description
Kids & Family Scenic Refreshment stops available

Hike through the former ore mining district on this section of the Minett Trail between the towns of Tétange and Rumelange.

The Minett Trail leads through 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 through the "Leiffrächen" nature reserve and the hollowed-out area around the border town of Rumelange. Close to the French border, you are in the middle of the mining area and can see how much nature has changed as a result of mining and the necessary infrastructure.

The path leads past the "Monument National des Mineurs" in Kayl, which commemorates the miners who died. On the "Leiffrächen", named after the place of pilgrimage of the same name and the chapel next to the path - the patron saint of the miners - you will find the distinctive red soil typical of the region. In front of the National Mining Museum in Rumelange you can see an old, decommissioned mine train.

ATTENTION: Unfortunately, this section of the Minett Trail is regularly the victim of vandalism. We recommend you to download the GPX data before the hike, as the marking is often damaged or has been removed.

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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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