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The Syndicat d'Initiative et du Tourisme Larochette asbl exists since approximatively 1890 and since then its mission is to present the town to tourists.

The tourist information office is located during winter month in the City Hall building, 33 chemin J.A. Zinnen, and during summer and bank holidays in the old railway station : 25, chemin J.A. Zinnen.
It is available all year on weekdays and in July and August on Saturday and Sunday as well, during the bank holidays Easter, Ascension and Whitsun.

Tourist Information
33, chemin J.A. Zinnen / 25, chemin J.A. Zinnen  |  L-7626 Larochette
Tel: +352 83 70 38 42  |  E-mail:

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Tourist Info

For the low season 2018, the Tourist Info will be open next to usual weekdays for the following periods:

Eastern 2018 : from 30 March till 7 April 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 / Easter sunday and monday  10:00-13:00

May Holidays 2018 : from 26 April till 13 May 10:00-16:00 / sundays 10:00-13:00

Whitsun Holidays : from 18 May till 26 May : 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 / Whitsun sunday and monday 10:00-13:00

In July and August the Tourist Info will be open every day : 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 / sundays 10:00-13:00

In october for the autumn holidays from 16 till 23 october : 10:00-16:00 / sundays 10:00-13:00

2018 tourist info larochette

In the "Tourist Info Larochette", located 25, Chemin J.A. Zinnen L 7626 Larochette, during the summer months and around bank holidays, we have the following for you:

- touristic information about Larochette an its surroundings, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg generally speaking.
- various hiking maps for sale, map Larochette at 2,50 euro, map Berdorf/Consdorf at 3,50 euro and map of the whole region Mullerthal, Luxembourgs Little Switzerland at 4,00 euro
- national cycling map at 5,00 euro
- various regional souvenirs, postcards
- LuxembourgCard on sale

We introduce Larochette to you

With an area of 15,4 ha and its 2012 inhabitants (registered 2009), Larochette is a multicoloured mix of different nationalities and cultures.
The municipality comprises Larochette, Ernzen, Meysembourg and the farms Goudelt, Leydenbach and Weydert.

The name Larochette comes from the rock on which the castle was built.
Larochette is first mentioned in 1176 under its Latin name Rupe (the rock). Later, around 1182, there will be a German shortform Roketa and another Latin shortform in 1310 Rupella.

The actual name of Larochette is first heard in 1317 and it seems as if the lords of that period wanted to clearly make a difference between the French La Roche and the German La Roche. The German name than appears around 1291 as von der Vels, Veilz, Velz, Feltz or Fels. According to the Institut Grand ducal, the Luxemburgish name is “An der Fiels” or “An der Feels”.

The river is first mentioned in 1378 and 1384 as Erentzin or Erentz and still earlier in Latin as Arantia (876). In this form one can find an ancient celtic word Aar or Ahr meaning water.

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A bit of history

The origins of Larochette come probably from a mill along the White Ernz and surrounded by several houses. These constructions, were settled close to one another in an egg-shaped form that assured some self-defense.

It is from this “egg”, at the foot of the “Verluerekascht” rock, that the village was born. More houses were built as well as a citywall. This wall had two doors, one up in the village, higher than the wall which defends the castle, and another one on the eastern side on the banks of the river. These doors were secured by a round tower. Behind the original mill were a church, dedicated to Saint Nicolas, and a cemetery. It is only under Austrian government, after 1714, that Larochette will break out of the city walls and start the development of its different industries.

In a devastating fire in June 1864 the Saint Nicolas Church and 75 surrounding mansions were destroyed. A new Church was inaugurated in 1884 and dedicated to Saint Donatius.

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