Here you’ll find all the information you need to practice or attend a sporting activity in Luxembourg.
Where and how can you practise your favourite sport in Luxembourg?
Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee
The Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois (COSL) is the central body for sport in Luxembourg.
On the COSL website, you’ll find all the latest news on the forthcoming Olympic and European Games, as well as information on the athletes representing the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Today, COSL represents over 125,000 sports members in Luxembourg. There are over 1,500 sports associations and more than 60 federations and sports groups.
His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henrihas been an IOC member since 1998. He took over from his father HRH Grand Duke Jean.
Sports federations and clubs
Each federation will provide you with all the information you need about your favourite sport. You’ll find out how it’s practised in Luxembourg and where to find it.
Internet portal for sport in Luxembourg
Do you want to know everything about sport? Sports facilities, sports news, sports training, … visit the site sport.public.lu.
Do you know that?
Josy Barthel (1927-1992) was Luxembourg’s first (and only) Olympic gold medallist. He achieved his feat in Helsinki in 1952 in the men’s 1,500 m.
Individual sports coaches
More and more private sports coaches are offering individual training sessions. Ideal for keeping in shape or getting back in shape! These coaches work either at home or in a private room. Since the Covid crisis, some even offer training sessions via video.
In addition, there are numerous gyms in Luxembourg and sports clubs. These theaters tend to belong to national or international chains. You can work out indoors, either on your own or in a group session, doing gymnastics, stretching, cardio, etc.
Ask around, you will certainly have good addresses to get. It all depends on your goals and your budget. See the cost of living in Luxembourg.
CK Sports Center, racquet sports and bowling
The CK Sports Center in Kockelscheuer is quite well-known. Originally intended for the well-being of CK Group employees, it is now open to all.
The sports complex is mainly dedicated to racket sports (tennis, squash, badminton, padel). The Swedishtennis school www.estess.org offers the possibility to take tennis lessons.
The CK Center is also known for its 10 bowling lanes. You can spend an evening with friends or family. Catering available on site.
Are you a climbing fan? You will find several climbing walls in Luxembourg. See you at :
- la Coque, sports and cultural center in Luxembourg-Kirchberg,
- at Echternach Youth Hostel,
- in Dudelange at the Hartmann sports center
- at the Red Rock Climbing Center in Soleuvre
- at the “Funny Mountain” in Arlon, Belgium.
Many of these sports facilities offer birthday parties for your children. Find out more.
Swimming pools and aquatic relaxation centers
Very nice swimming pools exist in Luxembourg. They usually offer facilities for relaxation and wellness. Find our favorite addresses on this page.
Public beaches in natural environment
Do you enjoy swimming in the great outdoors? Luxembourg offers the chance to swim in lakes and ponds during the summer months. It lasts from May 1st to September 30th.
Several sites offer public beaches. What’s more, some are regularly monitored for water quality.
- Lac de la Haute-Sûre at Boulaide. Please note that this area is part of the Haute-Sûre nature reserve. So it’s more important than ever to respect the environment, especially when it comes to barbecuing and dog access. A “Stauséi” shuttle bus takes you around the lake more quickly than on foot. But we do recommend the walk…
- The Sûre River, which flows into the lake of the same name, also offers bathing spots, more specifically near the Rosport campsite. Please note, however, that bathing areas are not supervised.
- the Weiswampach artificial lakes, an integral part of the Weiswampach leisure park. You can enjoy water sports such as stand-up paddling and wekeboarding.
- the Remerschen pond in the municipality of Remerschen in the southeast of the country.
- You’ll find playgrounds for the little ones and fitness areas for parents. On sunny days, about 11,000 people come to the Echternach lake.
Swimming lessons are in high demand in Luxembourg. The waiting lists are sometimes long, up to 1 year or more… Remember to register your children well in advance. To find out more, contact your local swimming pool.
TheSwimming Luxembourg association offers a swimming school. Children can learn to swim from the age of 3. The association also offers advanced swimming lessons. You can also enjoy competitive swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo and aqua-gym. The courses take place in Cents, Dommeldange, Gasperich, Bonnevoie, etc.
From age 4, Little Swim offers swimming lessons in groups of up to 12 children, beginners or advanced. The courses take place at two locations: the swimming pool of Howald and the swimming pool of the Lycée technique du Centre(Luxembourg-Limpertsberg).
Soccer and rugby matches at the Stade de Luxembourg
When it was built, the Stade de Luxembourg caused quite a stir because of its budget and construction times.
Nevertheless, today it can accommodate nearly 10,000 spectators. Classified as category 4, international soccer and rugby matches can be played there. It replaces the former Josy Barthel stadium, which is due to disappear. This will be developed into a new district to be built on the Route d’Arlon in Luxembourg.
The Luxembourg stadium is located at Ban de Gasperich, in the direction of Kockelscheueur. It will eventually be served by the tramway.
The Luxembourg City Tourist Office organizes guided tours of the stadium. Find out more!
Among the fun facts to remember about this new stadium are:
- the heated lawn which allows to keep a perfectly usable lawn, even in winter period. Very useful when the temperature drops…
- two cells ready to receive troublemakers
- Nearly 190 toilets and urinals for the comfort of spectators
- 200 cameras to ensure stadium security.
Running, hiking, biking, mountain biking, everything is possible. It must be said that the beautiful landscapes invite to an outdoor sport activity.
Hiking, Nordic walking
Those who enjoy hiking, Nordic walking or simply walking will find their happiness in Luxembourg.
Several tours are offered in the beautiful national parks:
- Haute Sûre Nature Park,
- Parc de l’Our.
Closer to Luxembourg City, the forests of Bambesch, Kockelscheuer and Hamm also offer great family walks or more active hikes.
Running, marathons, trails
Fans of running and marathoners will also find great races to do in Luxembourg. Ideal for visiting new places while enjoying your favorite sport. The atmosphere is guaranteed, whether you’re a spectator or a seasoned racer. Don’t miss the major running events in Luxembourg :
- season opener with the Postlaf race in March. It takes place in the Cloche d’Or district of Luxembourg, over a distance of 10 km.
- ING Marathon traditionally in May,
- DKV Urban Trail a few weeks before,
- JP Morgan City-Jogging and City-Walking in July
- Pride Run in favor of inclusion and diversity, especially for LGBTIQ+ people in July
- Äischdall-Trail over 6, 11 and 21 km on the Luxembourg border as a run or Nordic walk on August 15
- Kulturlaf in Esch-sur-Alzette: 10, 16 and 21.1 km in September to visit Luxembourg’s industrial steel heritage
- Steel-Run in Differdange, a “crazy” 11km run in unusual locations. It also takes place in September.
- Wine Route half-marathon in late September
- Sylversterlaf de Rambrouch in the Luxembourg Ardennes to get in the swing of things on December 31st before celebrating the start of the New Year.
For the more competitive and accomplished runners, take on the Mullerthal Ultra Trail in September in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland.
The City of Luxembourg provides fitness facilities for all sportsmen and women. The facilities are available free of charge. From the age of 12, you can train in the open air.
These facilities are located :
- in Kockelscheuer, next to the Kockelscheuer P+R and children’s playground
- in the Pétrusse Valley at 2 Rue Saint Quirin, next to the mini-golf course.
More and more communities are also integrating these outdoor fitness facilities for their citizens. Ask your local municipality for more information.
Are you a cycling enthusiast?
Check out the many cycling tours offered in this country, which has seen the birth of great cycling champions. The famous Charly Gaul or the Schleck brothers are from Luxembourg.
There are several golf courses in Luxembourg. They are taken by storm as soon as the weather is fine. Remember to book your course well in advance. In many cases, only subscribers have access, whether to play or for competitions.
- Kikuoka Golf Course in Canach – 18 holes,
- Domaine de Belenhaff in Junglinster – 18 holes
- Golf de Clervaux – 18 holes
- Golf Club Grand Ducal de Luxembourg in Senningerberg – 18 holes
- Chrisnach Golf Club – 18 holes
- Lux Golf Center in Kockelscheuer, training center.
On the French side, the Golf de Preisch is a nice course. Green fees and memberships are lower.
A new golf course should be built soon near Arlon.
For skateboarders, Luxembourg offers several skate parks. You can also attend skateboarding events.
Skatepark Péitruss Luxembourg-Grund
With a total surface area of 3,400 m², the Pétrusse skatepark is located on rue Saint Quirin in the Grund district of Luxembourg. It is perfectly integrated into the very bucolic natural setting and classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Skatepark site respects the environment. It offers 2,500 m² of skating surface. Delimited by stones coming from the remains of the fortress, you will find a bowl of 600 m² surrounded by bleachers and a streetplaza of 600 m².
Since 2017, the complex has hosted the Luxembourg International Skate Cup. The competition is a great success, with some of Europe’s best skateboarders in attendance.
Indoor skatepark Luxembourg-Hollerich
The Luxembourg-Hollerich district offers an indoor skatepark at 5, rue de l’Abattoir. BMX lessons every Saturday from 11am to 1pm.
Skateboard enthusiasts will find a number of ramps and inclines at Muehlenweg in the Gasperich district .
Skate Park Belval Plaza – Esch-sur-Alzette
Spanning almost 700 m2, this outdoor skatepark is reminiscent of an urban square. It is equipped with the latest innovations in street furniture for skateboarding (rails, walls, stairs, etc.).
Red Rock Skate Park – Schifflange
Schifflange boasts the largest concrete skatepark in the country and in the Grande Région! It officially has no closing hours. It’s even illuminated until 10pm during the summer months. Admission is free. It can be found on Chemin de Bergem (near the multi-purpose hall).
Ice skating and skating rinks
For ice skating, curling, field hockey or karting enthusiasts, there are several ice rinks in Luxembourg. Please note that they are only open for the winter season.
Covered ice rink in Kockelscheuer
Kockelscheuer offers a large skating rink on the outskirts of Luxembourg-City.
It is open from mid-September to the end of March only. It is also closed on certain holidays .
It opens exceptionally for events such as the Spring Cup in March/April and the Ice Hockey Tournament in May.
Helmets and ice skates can be rented on site. At the Pingo School, you can also learn to ice skate in group or private lessons.
More information on schedules and details at kockelscheuer.com.
The Luxembourg Curling Club trains at the Kockelscheuer ice rink, for more information visit curling.lu.
Beaufort outdoor skating rink
Beaufort in the north-east of the country boasts Luxembourg’s oldest skating rink. It has existed since 1969.
Located in the open air, it is covered by a canvas tent and operates during the winter season only. Skate rentals and skating assistance available.
It is also possible to practice ice karting, by reservation only.
Ice rink “Knuedler on ice”, Christmas animations in Luxembourg
The “Knuedler on ice” ice rink is a traditional part of the Christmas markets, and is a real treat for families.
Beautifully decorated, the skating rink invites you to skate on a surface of 800 m². You can rent skates and bobbies on site. Take the opportunity to eat at the chalets set up for the Christmas markets. More information on knuedleronice.lu.
Natural ice rink of the Galgebierg in Esch-sur-Alzette
As soon as the weather conditions allow it and the temperatures are cold enough, skate in a natural environment!
The Galgebierg natural ice rink is open for skating enthusiasts in fantastic natural conditions. Located in the municipal park of Esch-sur-Alzette, it offers a skating area of almost 2000 m²! In summer, the area is a huge playground for the little Eschois.
Do you miss the great mountain spaces where you can practice winter sports? Did you know that you can ski in Luxembourg or in the immediate vicinity. In fact, some facilities even offer skiing in midsummer.
In Weiswampach in the north of Luxembourg, you can enjoy cross-country skiing and even downhill skiing!
Beware of snow conditions. Find out more on the Weiswampach website. You can also rent ski equipment and sleds on site.
Good plans sport
Reduced rates for sports activities for children up to 12 years old
With the Chèque-Service Accueil, you can benefit from state aid in certain sports clubs. Ask your commune of residence.
Sports for All of the City of Luxembourg
Throughout the year, the City of Luxembourg organizes more than 160 sports and fitness courses. These classes are for everyone, whatever their physical condition. They take place at over 30 different sites, indoors or outdoors, depending on the season.
Choose a specific course or take the all-inclusive card that gives you access to all courses. Luxembourg City residents benefit from a preferential rate. They are given priority when registering for activities.
Information at the Sports Department in Luxembourg-Hollerich
Hiking and sports facilities in youth hostels
Luxembourg’s youth hostels offer a wide range of high-quality sports facilities. They offer a wide range of group and individual activities.
Here you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking and racing. You can take advantage of the signposted paths linking the various youth hostels and discover Luxembourg’s beautiful countryside.
- to the north: Beaufort (indoor playground, bowling alley), Echternach (climbing wall, trampolines), Hollenfels, Larochette, Lultzhausen (indoor playground), Vianden to enjoy the castle, etc.
- center: Luxembourg-City. Luxembourg City Youth Hostel is located in thepicturesque Pfaffenthal district at the foot of the ruins of Bock Castle. A shuttle service is available to reach the city center.
- in the south: Esch-sur-Alzette, Remerschen/Schengen.
During the summer season, from Easter to the end of October, you can take advantage of low-cost packages.
Youth hostels also offer special events for birthdays.
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