Mullerthal Attractions Moellerdall
Also known as "Little Switzerland", the Mullerthal region of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a natural paradise. Its landscape ranges from sandstone rock formations, narrow passages and deep ravines to caves, springs and waterfalls. There is an extensive network of well-maintained trails which makes the region ideal for hikers. There are many ancestral castles in the Mullerthal.
Larochette is a quaint old market town that lies in a narrow rocky valley, surrounded by woods. The town is dominated by two old castles (partially rebuilt) which stand on a crag high above the valley of the White Ernz. In the town are a medieval square, a museum of industry (free admission; open year round), and some historic monuments. The town is a commercial and tourist center and its cultural and conference center is housed in a former textile factory. Larochette has many old streets and in the neo-Roman church can be found some Art Nouveau frescoes. Sporting opportunities in the town include: ULM flying, ballooning and swimming in the all-weather pool. Walks through the woods and countryside lead to various viewpoints; most notable is the Manzenbach trail leading to the castle of Meysembourg and Nommerlayen, with the remains of a Roman camp at Aaalburg.
Waldbillig is the small village where Michael Rodange, the most famous Luxembourg poet, was born. It is situated on a plateau surrounded by dense forests.Mullerthal squats at the bottom of the valley of the Black Ernz. It is notable for its wooded glens and ravines with interesting rock formations. This is the town that has given its name to a whole region in the Grand Duchy. The remains of the legendary castle of Heringen can be seen here, as well as the "Schiessentümpel" waterfall.Haller is a flowered village known for its gastronomy and is situated at the bottom of the valley of the Hallerbach.Christnach is the pilot village for the protection of architectural patrimony. There are innumerable walks to the rock formations and panoramas of the area.
Berdorf is one of the main tourist areas in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and is located on a vast tableland overlooking the valleys of the Black Ernz, the Sure and the Aesbach. Here are well-kept footpaths through the gulfs and chasms. There also are rocky mountains with fine views and 3,000 acres of forest.There is rock climbing in the Wanterbach, a recreation center in Martbusch, and an all-weather swimming pool. At the church in Berdorf the Roman altar is carved with sculptures of Apollo, Hercules, Minerva and Juno.Nearby are the villages of Grundhof, Bollendorf and Weilerbach, on the banks of the Sure, at the entrance to the Mullerthal region and the Germano-Luxembourg park.
The villages of Rosport, Dickweiler, Osweiler, Steinheim, Hinkel-Girsterklaus and Girst lie in the picturesque countryside of the Lower Sure. In the area is a barrage with a hydro-electric plant.There are pleasant walks in the Hoelt, the Girsterbusch and the Steinheimerbusch. A pilgrimage can also be made to Ginsterklaus.The only exploitation of a natural gaseous mineral water spring in the Grand Duchy takes place in the area. The region is also home to a Tudor castle with park (Henry Tudor, pioneer of electrical lighting, was the inventor of the Tudor accumulator)and an open-air swimming pool.
Beaufort is situated on a plateau in the Mullerthal region. It has a Renaissance castle and the ruins of a 12th C. castle, as well as a neo-Gothic church.Beaufort Kirsch and Cassis are the area's most popular specialties.A number of footpaths lead through the wooded hills (viewpoints), through rock formations and the gorges of the "Hallerbach" and the "Saueracht" towards Grundhof and Dillingen in the Sure valley. The town has a open-air swimming pool, a skating rink, tennis and miniature golf, and a horse riding center.
Reisdorf, Wallendorf-Pont, Bigelbach and Hoesdorf are situated at the meeting point of the rivers Our, White Ernz and Sure, and the wooded country. The hills of Bigelbach allow for an extensive view over the Eifel region in Germany and are home to the remains of a Roman villa.The steeple in Hoesdorf is designated as a historical monument. As well, there is a U.S. monument dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge. The area also has three jogging trails and a bicycle rental.
Medernach is located in the valley of the White Ernz. A former agricultural village, it has taken on a more industrial role. The church was rebuilt in 1806 with a magnificent Baroque altar dating back to 1700. There is a monument to the ninth U.S. Armored Division which defended the village during the Battle of the Bulge. Medernach features walking paths on a former Roman road and along rock formations.
Bech, Altrier and Hersberg are on the edge of the vast forests of Marscherwald and Mullerthal with their small valleys and rocks. In Hersberg the Oak of the Virgin is a popular pilgrimage spot and is recognized as a monument. There is an interesting chapel and a network of walking paths begins in the area.
Born-Moersdorf has a total of 600 inhabitants and lies in the wide valley of the Lower Sure surrounded by forests and orchards. It is a very quiet region, with pleasant walks along the Sure river and on the heights. Fishing is a possibility in Born-Moersdorf but a license is required.
Consdorf and Scheidgen, Luxembourg
The villages of Consdorf and Scheidgen have a picturesque location in the midst of extensive forests (750 hectares). There are well-kept walking trails amid the rocks, gorges and swallow-holes, the largest being the "Kuelscheier. The trails take visitors to viewpoints to admire the countryside of the Mullerthal.