The Little Switzerland

Schiessentümpel
Eine viel besuchte und recht bekannte Sehenswürdigkeit, sozusagen das Symbol der Region Müllerthal, ist der ” Schiessentümpel “. Dieser pittoreske Wasserfall mit drei Kaskaden, über den sich eine selbst tragende, d.h. ohne Mörtel gebaute Steinbrücke schwingt, liegt beim Ort Müllerthal auf dem Müllerthal Trail, Route 2, die von Echternach ausgehend über die Wanderzentren Berdorf und Consdorf durch die einzigartige Felsenlandschaft der ” Kleinen Luxemburger Schweiz “ führt.

Berdorf
Berdorf wordt beschouwd als het hart van het Kleine Luxemburgse Zwitserland met zijn betoverende rotslandschap in de regio Mullerthal. De kleine landelijke gemeente, bestaande uit Berdorf met 1050 inwoners en Bollendorf – Pont (260 inw.), Grundhof (30 inw.) en Weilerbach (235 inw.), is een van de belangrijkste touristische trekpleisters van Luxemburg. Vanwege haar ligging op een uitgestrekt plateau ( hoogte : 375 m) heeft ze een prachtig uitzicht over de valleien van zowel de Zwarte Ernz, van de Sûre als van de Aesbach, steekt haar majestueuze kerktoren, die ook als watertoren fungeert, als een herkenningspunt overal boven uit en is hierdoor vanaf grootte afstand vanuit alle vier de windrichtingen zichtbaar. Het goed onderhouden netwerk van wandelwegen staat over een afstand van zo’n 50 km duidelijk aangegeven en voert via een spectaculair rotslandschap met steile afgronden, doolhof-achtige spleten, grotten en kloven, naar verbazingwekkende uitkijkpunten met panoramisch zicht. De wandelliefhebber zal zeker kunnen genieten van dit machtige rotslandschap. Het VVV-kantoor (Syndicat d’Initiative et de Tourisme) biedt ieder seizoen weer een evenementen programma van hoge kwaliteit aan.

Hiking in Little Switzerland,
Paradise for hikers over 60 miles of hiking trails offers the magnificent forest and river scenery around Berdorf, Consdorf, Echternach. Beaufort, lower Sauertal. The famous rock formations of the Müllerthal evidence of unspoilt and largely unspoiled nature. Pleasant walks and challenging hiking trails open up any of this wonderful landscape. Cycling routes for the whole family round out the experience of nature, “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland” from..

the Sauertal
Konrad Schubach Metzdorf bridge has, the imposing, 66 meter long, wooden bicycle and pedestrian bridge on the way the German side of the Sauertals to go after a few kilometers in the small, romantic wine village Langsur. At the end of the tour, the actual start of the whole Sauertalradweges, you are at the deepest point of the country called Luxembourg, arrived “on the Sparrow” in low water. From here, it is advisable to cycle along the Mosel bike path to continue in the direction of Trier..

Beaufort Castle
Situated on a plateau surrounded by vast forests, with amazing rock formations and streams babbling over picturesque waterfalls. Renaissance castle, impressive ruins of a 12th century castle, neo-gothic church.

Kirsch, “Cassero” and “Vieille Prune” from Beaufort castle are very popular specialities (kuijpers@pt.lu).

A network of footpaths leads through the Valleys of the Hallerbach and the Sure, towards Dillingen and Grundhof.

Relax on the lake of Echternach
Not only culture and history, also leisure and relaxation are written in capital letters in Echternach. At the entrance of the city, coming from Luxembourg, is located a recreational centre, around an 30 ha large artificial lake. Here almost everything exists for relaxation: fishing, sailing, minigolf, windsurfing, paddle and pedal boats, footpaths and cycle tracks, Inline Skating, children’s playgrounds, a restaurant, grill places, etc.Homepage

Echternach: Nature and Culture
This beautiful town lies on the banks of the river Sure which forms the border with Germany, at the entry to the Mullerthal and the German-Luxembourgish Nature Park. The surrounding woods are criss-crossed with numerous footpaths where complete solitude and calm can be found among rocks, waterfalls and view points.

The town of Echternach is especially well-known for the dancing procession (classified among the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage), the only one of its kind in the whole world, which takes place each year on Whit Tuesday and attracts thousands of pilgrims and interested spectators. The old patrician houses, the narrow streets and the ancient ramparts have helped Echternach to retain a remarkable medieval atmosphere. The old Benedictine Abbey, founded in the 7th century by St. Willibrord, has four wings of 75 metres, built round a large square courtyard.

The Basilica with its crypt is the most important religious building in the country. The old parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul is reputed to be the oldest Christian sanctuary in the country and stands on a slight hill in the middle of the town. The Townhall overlooking the Market Square is a remarkable historical building of the 15th century. Rococo Pavilion (15th century) in the municipal park. Four towers of the medieval walls are restored and turned into splendid apartments for tourists. Youth hostel. Many entertainments in summer (folklore, second-hand goods sale, concerts). Guided tours of the city and the surroundigs upon request, phone 72 04 57. Extensive Roman palace beside the recreation centre on the road out of town (towards Luxembourg).Homepage

With a wingspan of 66 meters
is the impressive wood construction, an eye-catcher for everyone. This bridge, inaugurated wurde1987 is the replacement for the set in the 60s, the ferry pedestrian and cycle bridge between Metz and the Luxembourg village Mompach-Moersdorf connects to the Luxembourg and German cycling network

Fotos Echternach