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Leisure / Escape in the adjoining countries

Leisure activities in Germany, Belgium and France

Near Luxembourg, you can escape in less than 2h of car in the neighboring countries of the Greater Region: Germany, Belgium and France.

Cultural or sporting activités, leisure parks and animal parks, shopping, discover the Ardennes, Lorraine or Rhineland-Palatinate. Fabulous outings with friends or family in perspective!

In Germany

The west of Germany is Rheinland-Pflalz bordering with Belgium, Luxembourg and France. Ten regions around the Rhine and Mosel rivers wich are a paradise for sport lovers, culture seekers or wine lovers! Enjoy a 1st class glass of Riesling whilst staying in one of the many historical towns. There are four UNESCO sites, castles and romantic villages, this region around the Rhine and Mosel is a real treasure chest brimming with culture.

News Ideas for this weekend: A walk in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland or a cultural outing in Esch? Fancy a walk in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland or enjoying an evening of culture in Esch? There are plenty of options this weekend! Mullerthal trail in the Little Switzerland in Luxembourg The Mullerthal Trail Season opening, which will take place this Sunday 7th May in Bech, is the event... Read the following

Eifelpark (Gondorf)

64 km from Luxembourg. Theme park for young children, located in the middle of the forest: mini roller coaster, giant slides, mini zoo, clowns and puppets...

La Porta Nigra

49 km from Luxembourg. This episcopal city is the oldest town in Germany. It was a contact point between the Celtic, Germanic and Roman civilisations and the...

Shopping - Trèves/Trier (Trier)

49 km from Luxembourg. Trier is a beautiful city where you can go window shopping at great prices.

The cable Koblenz

172 km from Luxembourg. An unforgettable journey above the river Rhine. This spectacular cable car ride over the Rhine takes you from Koblenz to the...

Wolf Park Werner Freund (Merzig)

52 km from Luxembourg. Wolf park Werner Freund. Come and meet the big bad wolf. What could be more exciting for children? Twenty-nine wolves live freely in...

In Belgium

The Ardennes in south-east Belgium is a relatively untouched area of natural beauty, rich in faun and flora. Visit the numerous beatiful villages, tucked away in valleys and rich in local traditions, folklore and artisans. There is so much on offer to those who love the great outdoors: hiking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, horse riding and in winter even skiing, sledging and riding snowmobiles. There are a number of grottos north a visit. If you are passionate about history then visit the many castles, monuments, museums retracing the history of the second world war.

Bisons farm

70 km from Luxembourg. Wagon ride among the bisons and exhibition about the Indian civilisation. Bar and traditional restaurant.

Book village

95 km from Luxembourg. Redu is Belgium’s second-hand book village which has 22 second-hand booksellers. The book festival takes place during the Easter WE....

News Duck Race 2017, an event not to be missed! The 16th edition of the Duck Race will be held this April 29 in Luxembourg. A good opportunity to take advantage of the return of the beautiful days to go to this fun and entertaining event, with family or friends. Duck race, animations and regional food will be proposed to you, this all for the... Read the following

Brocante d’Arlon (Arlon)

30  km from Luxembourg. If you love a good flea market then make sure you head to Arlon. A great day out for the family. It takes place every 1st sunday of the...

Domaine of the Caves of Han (Han-Sur-Lesse)

110 km from Luxembourg. A marvellous day for young and old alike with a tour of the grotto carved out by the river Lesse wich crosses through, the wild animals...

Durbuy Adventure (Durbuy)

142 km from Luxembourg.  This is the biggest adventure park in Belgium and you can take part in 60 different outdoor activities either as a family, amongst...

Euro Space Center (Transinne)

94 km from Luxembourg. This place, unique in Europe, takes shape and comes alive with the clever use of sound, light, and images. Discover indoors the temple...

Orval Abbey (Villers-devant-Orval)

75 km from Luxembourg. This old cistercian abbey and ruins are well worth a visit. A beautiful authentic site down in a valley by the bubbling Mathilde...

Shopping - Espace Shopping Hydrion (Arlon)

At 35 km from Luxembourg, the biggest open space Shopping in Belgium welcomes you on 33,000 M² of shopping for the family. Brands: Anaïs, Blokker, Hema, Leen...

Shopping - McARTHURGLEN Luxembourg (Messancy)

At 35 km from Luxembourg. Brands: Billabong, Betty Barclay, Clarks, Desigual, Fossil, Gaastra, Hugo Boss, Kipling, Home and Cook, Petit Bateau, Replay,...

News Teams from the ING Runners’ Community racing for “LIKES” For this year’s ING Night Marathon, the #AllChampions app puts the spotlight on the “ING Runners’ Community”! Amongst the 15 000 runners who havec signed up for the 2017 edition of the Luxembourg ING Night Marathon ,  some will have another challenge to take up before 25th May. On top of running... Read the following

Ski at the Baraque of Fraiture (Vielsalm)

100 km from Luxembourg. This “mini” resort (652 m above sea level) is ideal for beginners and children for a day or even an afternoon skiing. A free sledge...


The website for lodging, trips, attractions, activities and flavours of Belgian, French and Luxembourgish Ardennes. You can also find out local events, top tips and suggestions for a stay in this nature lovers paradise.

In France

The Lorraine region is the only French region to share its borders with three European countries. Two towns not to be missed: Nancy, the famous Stanislas square and Art Nouveau heritage; Metz with its pedetrian center, its impressive cathedral and the Pompidou center.But Lorraine is also reknowned for its lush countryside, its fortified churches, strongholds and second world war museums.

Hikers and ski lovers will enjoy the Vosges mountains for a W-E.

You won’t be disappointed by the local cuisine: meat, game and fish cooked in casseroles or in a pie.

Aquarium of Amnéville (Amnéville)

48 km from Luxembourg. This journey through the aquarium goes from the rivers of our regions to the Indian Ocean. Among the species on show you can find tawny...

Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz)

64 km from Luxembourg. The “Centre Pompidou” in Metz is a centre for modern and contempory art. “Le Pass” gives you an annual membership allowing you to visit...

Château de Malbrouck

42 km from Luxembourg. Castle built in 1419. The museum-type tour takes you on a journey to discover the castle’s secrets. The young knights will have a great...

La Flottille Metz (Metz)

60 km from Luxembourg. Electric boat, pedalo, small boat rental. Weather permitting.

Lac de Madine (Nonsard-Lamarche)

105 km from Luxembourg. The largest lake in the east of France located in the regional park of Lorraine. Canoeing, sailing but also swimming, fishing,...

Parc zoologique d'Amnéville (Amnéville)

48 km from Luxembourg. One of the most beautiful zoos in Europe with its 1 350 animals coming from five continents. To really make the most of it, you should...

Shopping - Marques Avenue Talange (Talange)

60 km from Luxembourg. Go shopping at competitive prices (-30 to -70%) in this huge outlet! 400 brands await you! Brands: 123, Balmain, Gant, Guy Degrenne,...

Shopping - Metz

65 km from Luxembourg. The pedestrian streets of Metz offer trendy shops, decorative items or for collections, local artisans, food, etc.

Snowhall Amnéville (Amnéville)

50 km from Luxembourg. Indoor ski slope! 620 m long, 35 m wide and 90 m incline (= blue track). You can book classes with  the french ski school instructors....

Walygator Parc Amnéville

51 km from Luxembourg. 39 land based and aquatic attractions as well as numerous shows. This park is adapted for big and small children. Food available.

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