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Nature- & GeoParc Mëllerdall

The diverse, unique geological heritage of imposing sandstone cliffs with narrow ravines and deep valleys make the region something very special. Therefore, the Nature Park, founded in 2016, additionally bears the Geopark label in order to focus on the fascinating geology of the region. The combination of natural and geopark speaks for the special importance and protection of the landscape, which should be preserved for future generations. The different aspects of nature such as plants, animals, rocks and water as well as their use by humans are brought together here.

 

Around Larochette, the geotopes of the Luxembourg Sandstone in the Noumerleeën or the Champignon, (a lonely bloc of sandstone between Kengert and Schrondweiler whose shape reminds of a mushroom), are examples of interesting places and objects related to geology.

The folders you can download below (French and German) show the various aspects of the landscape.  You can visit them by using the existing hiking tracks.

Tours related to geology

Auto-pédestre trail Nommern I

Start: Eurocamping Nommerlayen

This trail leads us past the rock formations of the Noumerleeën. The first part of this path is made up of narrow routes and several steps. After that, we return to the starting point via a forest road.

 

 

 

Pictures: © Laurent Jacquemart / Hiking in Luxembourg

Location

Nommern
Tel. +352 72 04 57 1
Fax. +352 72 75 24

http://www.mullerthal.lu

Details

Distance : 5.3 km

Difficulty :

Type of path

General information

Auto-pédestre trail Nommern I

Rue Nommerlayen
L-7465 Nommern
T : +352 72 04 57 1
F : +352 72 75 24
E :
W : http://www.mullerthal.lu
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Mullerthal Touring - Large Geopark Tour

Echternach – Dillingen – Steekaul Beaufort – Beaufort – Steekaul Beaufort – Eppeldorf – Ermsdorf – Medernach – Larochette – Champignon Nommern – Noumerleeën – Angelsberg – Fischbach – Heffingen – Héikräiz – Reuland – Graulinster – Rippeger Kopp – Schiessentümpel – Kuelscheier – Echternach

Departure: Echternach Gare

This tour takes you to geological highlights in the Nature and Geopark Mëllerdall. Explore rocks and crevices and learn about the creation of the fantastic landscape.

We recommend to select a maximum of two out of the three suggested hikes (Steekaul Beefort, Noumerleeën, Kuelscheier).

You start in Echternach and drive on the national road  N10 to the west, alongside the Sûre via Bollendorf-Pont to Dillingen. In Dillingen you turn left and drive up the hill towards Beaufort. After 2.3 km, you park your car on the right side on a gravel parking lot. From here take the wide gravel  path (the right of the two ones which are marked with "NaturWanderPark delux") and follow it for almost 300 m. Then turn sharp right and follow the sign "Mullerthal Trail ExtraTour" to "Steekaul / Steinbruch". You will walk to Steekaul Beefort, a former sandstone quarry and then back to your car (length of the walk: 2.6 km). The tour continues to Beaufort where you can visit the medieval castle and the Renaissance castle (on request). You drive via Eppeldorf to Ermsdorf and then further south via Medernach to Larochette. Larochette has another imposing castle offering the opportunity to visit.

On the way from Larochette to Nommern, you turn right after 1 km and drive to the Champignon, a rock shaped like a big mushroom. A parking lot is located directly on the road, one kilometer past Camping "Auf Kengert", on the left side. There you follow the sign "Rocher Champignon" and reach the rock after about 200 m.

You drive through the village of Nommern and reach other spectacular rock formations. Park at Eurocamping Nommerlayen and follow the signs of Auto-Pédestre Nommern for a circular walk through the spectacular rocky landscape of the Noumerleeën (5.3 km long). You drive back to Nommern and then follow the signs to Angelsberg and then to Fischbach. In the "Aal Schmelz" iron ore was formerly melted. From Fischbach you continue to Heffingen. Opposite the church you follow the sign "Kapell am Héikräiz" and continue on the road "Stenkel" to the south. Outside of the village you find a nice possibility for a picnic with a view over the hilly landscape at the Héikräiz (High Cross).

Go straight down to the village of Reuland, then continue via Blumenthal to Graulinster and from there towards Echternach on the E29 until you reach the rest area at Rippiger Kopp after 1.1 km. There you can enjoy the view over the hilly marl landscape in the south of the Mullerthal Region. Continue on the E29 and turn left towards before Altrier to Breidweiler / Kobenbour. When you reach the brook Black Ernz, keep right after the bridge over the river. After 300 m you leave your car on the parking lot on the right and walk to the romantic waterfall of Schiessentümpel, another geological highlight.

From Mullerthal you drive towards Consdorf and make a last stop at Konsdrefer Millen before reaching Consdorf. You park your car and cross the road to hike on the Mullerthal Trail (length of the walk: 2.8 km) to explore the fascinating Kuelscheier crevice. You drive back to Echternach via Consdorf and Scheidgen.

General information

Mullerthal Touring - Large Geopark Tour

55, Rue de La Gare
L-6440 Echternach
T : +352 72 04 57 1
E :
W : http://www.mullerthal.lu
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Mullerthal Touring - Small Geopark Tour

Echternach - Steinheim - Rosport – Burermillen - Born – Moersdorf – Givenich - Mompach – Herborn – Berbourg – Bech – Lauterbur – Echternach

Departure: Echternach Parking “A Kack”

This tour takes you to geological highlights in the Nature and Geopark Mëllerdall. During the tour you will learn more about the origin of the fantastic landscape.

From Echternach you start towards Wasserbillig and drive along the river Sûre through Steinheim and further on to the Sources Rosport. There you can take a guided tour of the only natural carbonated mineral water spring in Luxembourg (by prior arrangement, only as a group).

You continue to Rosport, straight through the village and continue towards Wasserbillig until you turn left, after one kilometer, to follow the sign "Barrage Sauerpark". After the bridge over the canal, turn left again and then right up the hill to a parking lot with a fantastic view. You are here on the slope of the artificial meander core Hëlt, where you can hike the "Natur- und Landwirtschaftspfad Hoelt". It starts directly at the parking lot and is marked with a lizard. On the way, you can spot living specimens of these prehistoric-looking animals when the weather is warm and sunny. (Walking distance: 4 km, duration: 75 minutes).

Back at the car park, take the road back across the bridge over the Sûre canal. After the bridge, turn left onto the N10 road and follow it to Burermillen where an information board indicates that there had been a red sandstone quarry here in the 1950’s. Parking is available at the "Crèche" in Burermillen.

You follow the road along the Sûre to Born, where you can have a look at the Salzmännchegaart behind the modern elementary school. It shows a geological section through the region. Geology can also be experienced on a geological barefoot path. Park at the school and cross the schoolyard to get to the Salzmännchegaart.

Further along the river Sûre you will find a parking lot just 200 m after the school on the right side of the road. A board informs you about the Salzwaasserquell in Born where salt was produced in a graduation mill. Continue to Moersdorf and turn right towards Mompach. On the plateau, you cross the idyllic village of Mompach and continue through Herborn to Bech. Before the entrance to Bech you have a good view of the Zeiebierger, "outlier mountains", the remains of an old rock formation. After Bech you pass through the forest and go via Lauterbur back to Echternach.

General information

Mullerthal Touring - Small Geopark Tour

Rue du Pont
L-6471 Echternach
T : +352 72 04 57 1
E :
W : http://www.mullerthal.lu
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