Go for a guided hike in the area of a member of the european Natura 2000 nature reserve network and see how man has changed the landscape - and how nature reclaims that which has been lost
- From mines to nature reserves
- Guided tour over different paths
- Easy difficulty means it is ideal for familes and groups with different levels of strength
- Professional guide
A trained guide will accompany you and your group on your adventure.
Please bring solid shoes and clothing adapted to the weather conditions
|Participants||Group guided tour - maximum group size: 9 people. Please be advised: As a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 crisis, all outdoor activities must be restricted to 9 visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience.|
|Languages||English, French, German, Luxembourgish|
This ticket is valid for a group of up to 9 participants.
Please be advised: As a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 crisis, all outdoor activities must be restricted to 9 visitors. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Administration de la nature et des forêts - Centre d'accueil Ellergronn, Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
Offered byOffice Régional du Tourisme du Sud a.s.b.l.
There are certain landscapes that change dramatically over time, and the Ellergronn Nature Reserve is one of them. Formerly known as the Kazebierg extraction zone, located south of Esch-sur-Alzette, this area was primarily used for iron-ore mining until a few decades ago. After the mines were abandoned, the land was transformed into a multitude of habitats, which now host to a wide variety of species. The animals make their homes in the middle of the ponds, in the region’s dry grasslands, in the alder and ash trees, along the banks of streams...no wonder they love it here! The area is also part of the European Natura 2000 network of protected nature reserves. The perfect place for a hike or healthy day in the great outdoors.
The didactic path Natura 2000 is separated into three thematic tours which can easily be combined:
Tour A : crosses mainly the forests that have been marked by human beings for years, therefore the topic “the human and the woods”.
Tour B : “The usage of the mining areas, now and then” is the topic to which this circular walk is dedicated.
Tour C: illustrates the principle of “The natural development in a former mining area”. It shows how nature took over the former opencast mining areas over time.