Are you passionate about a particular sport and want to continue practicing it in Luxembourg? Unless you want to take advantage of your new life to discover a new sport?
Here we give you the useful information to practice a sport activity in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The brand new Stade de Luxembourg has been the subject of much discussion due to its budget and construction time. 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 old Josy Barthel stadium, which will disappear in favor of a new district on the Route d’Arlon
It is located at the Ban de Gasperich, in the direction of Kockelscheueur. Visits can be organized through the Luxembourg City Tourist Office .
Among the fun facts to remember about this new stadium are:
- the heated lawn which allows to keep a perfectly usable lawn, including in winter period
- two cells ready to receive troublemakers
- Nearly 190 toilets and urinals for the comfort of spectators
- Nearly 200 cameras to ensure security within the stadium.
Sports halls and coaches
Overall, Luxembourg residents practice sports regularly. In addition to private sports coaches who practice their activity individually, there are many gyms in Luxembourg and sports clubs where you can practice indoor activities.
Ask around, you will certainly have good addresses to pick up according to your objectives and your budget. See the cost of living in Luxembourg.
One of the most famous sports clubs is the CK Sports Center in Kockelscheuer. The CK Group (Charles Kieffer) offers a sports complex dedicated to racket sports (tennis, squash, badminton). Originally intended for the well-being of CK Group employees, it is open to all.
The Swedishtennis school www.estess.org offers the possibility to take tennis lessons.
There are also 10 bowling lanes to spend an evening with friends or family with the possibility of catering. CK Bowling also offers birthday parties.
Are you a climbing fan? You will find several climbing walls in Luxembourg. Rendezvous at the Coque, at theyouth hostel in Echternach, in Dudelange at the Hartmann sports center. The Red Rock Climbing Center in Soleuvre offers a 450 square meter wall and a room that meets Olympic standards!
Try also “Funny Mountain” in Arlon, Belgium. From 5 to 85 years old, test the 27 fun and safe courses up to 10 meters high.
When you arrive in Luxembourg, you will probably be surprised by the number of people practicing an outdoor sport, even when the weather is rather cool. Running, hiking, biking, mountain biking, everything is possible. It must be said that the landscapes are inviting for an outdoor sport activity.
Hiking, Nordic walking
For the hikers, Nordic walkers or walkers, several circuits are proposed in the magnificent national parks: Müllerthal, Natural Park of the Upper Sûre, Park of the Our. You can also download the leaflets directly from the website of the Directorate General of Tourism.
The forests of Bambesch, Kockelscheuer or Hamm also offer beautiful walks for the whole family or more active hikes.
Running, marathons, trails
As for running fans and marathoners, don’t miss the major running events in Luxembourg:
- ING Marathon traditionally in May,
- DKV Urban Trail a few weeks before,
- JP Morgan City Jogging in July
- Wine Route in September.
- For the more competitive and accomplished runners, take on the Mullerthal Ultra Trail in September in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland.
- You want to running for a good cause? Support sick patients.
The City of Luxembourg provides free fitness areas for all sportsmen and women to train in the open air and for free! The equipment is accessible to all, from 12 years old.
You will find one in Kockelscheuer next to the P+R Kockelscheuer and the children’s playground, and one in the Vallée de la Pétrusse 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.
Are you a cycling enthusiast or passionate about cycling? Check out the many cycling tours offered in this country that has seen the birth of great cycling champions like the famous Charly Gaul or the Schleck brothers.
There are several golf courses in Luxembourg. They are taken by storm as soon as the weather is fine: Golf Kikuoka 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, Golf Club de Chrisnach – 18 holes and Lux Golf Center in Kockelscheuer (no course).
Only subscribers can access it to play or for competitions.
On the French side, the Golf de Preisch is a nice course with lower greens fees. A new golf course should be built soon near Arlon.
If you want to practice individually, book your course in advance and watch for competition dates.
Ice skating and skating rinks
For ice skating, curling, field hockey or karting enthusiasts, there are several ice rinks in Luxembourg.
Covered ice rink in Kockelscheuer
The ice rink in Kockelscheuer is located in the immediate vicinity of Luxemburg-City. It is a public skating rink, covered, open from mid-September to mid-April except for some public holidays or for events like the Spring Cup in March or the Ice Hockey Tournament.
Ice skates can be rented on site, available in sizes 24 to 49. Helmet rental.
With the Pingo School, you can also learn ice skating in group or private lessons.
More information on schedules and details at kockelscheuer.com.
The Kockelsheuer ice rink also offers to celebrate your child’s birthday in the ice rink cafeteria.
The curling club of Luxembourg trains at the Kockelscheuer rink. More information on curling.lu.
Beaufort outdoor skating rink
The Beaufort Ice Rink located in the northeast of the country is the the oldest ice rink in Luxembourg. 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. Organization of birthdays on the spot.
Possibility to practice ice karting on reservation only.
Ice rink “Knuedler on ice” Christmas animations in Luxembourg
The ice rink “Knuedler on ice” is installed on the Place Guillaume II during the Christmas markets .It is part of the traditional winter season entertainment for the pleasure of families. Beautifully decorated, the skating rink invites you to skate on a surface of 800 m². Skates and bobbies can be rented on site. Catering at the Knuedler 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 sufficiently cold, the TheGalgebierg natural ice rink is open to skating fans 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.
For skateboarders, several parks dedicated to skateboarding have been developed in Luxembourg. Skateboarding events are organized like the Luxembourg International Skate Cup.
Skatepark Péitruss Luxembourg-Grund
This Skatepark with a total surface of 3,400 m² is located in the rue Saint Quirin in the Grund in Luxembourg. Perfectly integrated into the bucolic natural setting and classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the “Skatepark” respects the environment and 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.
The Skatepark de la Pétrusse is the setting for the Luxembourg International Skate Cup whose 1st edition took place in 2017. It was a great success with the presence of the best European skaters.
Indoor skatepark Luxembourg-Hollerich
Located at 5, rue de l’Abattoir in Luxembourg-Hollerich, this park is an indoor skate-park. BMX classes every Saturday from 11am to 1pm.
This skate park is located at Muehlenweg in the Gasperich district and offers several ramps and inclines.
Skate Park Belval Plaza – Esch-sur-Alzette
Built on nearly 700 m2, following the natural relief, this outdoor skatepark has been built in concrete and looks like an urban square. It is equipped with the latest innovations in urban furniture for skateboarding (rails, walls, stairs, etc.).
Red Rock Skate Park – Schifflange
Located at the Bergem road (near the multipurpose hall), the skatepark of Schifflange is the largest concrete skatepark in the country and in the Greater Region! It officially has no closing hours, it is even illuminated during the summer period until 10 pm and the entrance is free.
To learn more about theLuxembourgInternational Skate Cup.
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, even in the middle of summer?
In Weiswampach in the north of Luxembourg, you can enjoy 4 km of ski runs for cross-country skiing. Beware of the snow level, check the website of the municipality of Weiswampach before leaving. You can also rent ski equipment and sleds on site.
See also to practice skiing at the Baraque de Fraiture in Belgium or at the Snowhall of Amnéville in France
Very nice swimming pools exist in Luxembourg. Ask for information in your town or in the surrounding area if you do not have one nearby.
Looking for an outdoor pool for those hot summer days? Here are some addresses:
La Coque in Luxembourg Kirchberg
National pool hosting national events. See below our reference
Aquatic relaxation center Badanstalt in Luxembourg
The Badanstalt is the home of the former municipal baths of the City of Luxembourg. From its past, this pool has retained its ancient charm and today offers all the modern facilities of a pool and aquatic relaxation center.
Located in the heart of downtown, right next to the Boulevard Royal, you will find a swimming pool, water jets and whirlpools. For relaxation, this establishment is a real place of relaxation with an aquatic circuit as can be found in thalassotherapy, saunas (men’s / women’s / mixed schedules), 1 hammam, bath-showers, bathtubs, a solarium and a fitness room. Massages are also provided.
12 Rue des Bains L-1212 Luxembourg-Centre Tel: +352 47 96 25 50
Municipal swimming pool of Luxembourg Merl / Belair
The municipal pool of Luxembourg-Belair has a large “L” shaped swimming pool. Most of it is reserved for advanced swimmers. The smaller, shallower part is for learning.
Rue d’Ostende 1539 Luxembourg-Belair Tel: +352 47 96 49 82
Municipal swimming pool of Luxembourg Bonnevoie
This large swimming pool located in the Bonnevoie district offers a modern infrastructure with two pools of varying depths.
A weight room, a sauna, a solarium, a sweat bath and a cafeteria complete the facility. It is possible to take swimming lessons.
30, r. Sigismond 2537 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie Tel: +352 47 96 34 71
The municipal swimming pools of the City of Luxembourg are closed on .
The Strassen Spa
One of the most famous establishments in Luxembourg. See below our reference.
PIDAL in Walferdange, Steinsel and Lorentzweiler.
Located in Walferdange, PIDAL offers a swimming pool with several swimming pools, a spa with saunas and a relaxing sea water pool, fitness classes and a restaurant. Large lawn, very appreciable in summer.
Kordall pool in Rodange, PIKO
PIKO has an Olympic-size pool, which is quite rare in Luxembourg. The little ones can splash around in a large paddling pool.
PIKO is also an aquatic and relaxation center with numerous activities such as aquagym, aquafitness and aquabikes outside the school vacations. An 80 m long and 8 m high slide and multiple facilities are grouped together in the complex.
For relaxation: 2 Finnish saunas, a Turkish bath and Jacuzzis, an outdoor lawn allows you to relax in the sun.
The particularity of the swimming pool of Rodange is to be completely discoverable. As soon as the weather is nice, it’s the perfect place for a family day or afternoon!
An der Schwemm in Bettembourg
Swimming pool and wellness center. 3 pools: a small pool with a slide for children, a learning pool with a waterfall and a large pool reserved for laps and swimming lessons. Black Hole slide of 40 meters.
4 different saunas including 2 Finnish saunas with light therapy, a steam room, an immersion pool and a Kneipp pool (cold water pool). Solarium area for the wellness area.
Aquatic center Syrdall Schwemm in Niederanven
Relaxation and leisure area for the whole family: 4 pools for the swimming pool area including an outdoor pool open all year round with whirlpool and whirlpool beds, a 65-meter slide. Pool for babies and toddlers.
The beauty and spa area offers massages, an indoor Finnish sauna and an outdoor sauna, a Turkish bath or hammam, and an organic sauna .
An immersion pool, special showers, an outdoor terrace and an indoor rest room complete the facilities. The sauna area is exclusively reserved for ladies on Wednesdays.
In summer, you can relax with your family and have a picnic on the huge outdoor lawn!
Krounebierg sports center in Mersch
Swimming pool with pools and water games for the whole family, a wellness center, a fitness area and outdoor access. Swimming pool with movable floor and jumping tower, relaxation pool. A paddling pool for the little ones with water animations and a giant slide complete the facilities, as well as a large lawn for relaxing and sunbathing, a volleyball court and a water playground. Showers and changing rooms are available outside.
In the wellness area, you will find Whirlpool hot tubs, 4 saunas, 3 of which are outside with a superb terrace overlooking the valley, an infrared cabin, a steam room, adventure showers, a cold water immersion pool, a steam bath, a solarium, etc.
Aquasud Oberkorn in Differdange
Vast aquatic complex including 6 pools, one of which is 25 m long, 2 outdoor pools, a leisure pool and a paddling pool. There are also specific programs for the youngest children with water awareness and water gardens.
The complex also offers a fitness area with 3 gyms, 5 saunas, 2 of which are outdoor (from 18 years old).
In the wellness area, visitors can find five saunas, two of which are outdoor, a steam bath, a cold bath and a jacuzzi. Accessible from 18 years old. Care area.
The Escher Schwemm Center in Esch-sur-Alzette
Aquatic complex in Esch-sur-Alzette, consisting of a swimming pool with swimming lessons and a wellness center.
The aquatic complex is composed of 4 pools, including an outdoor pool with water jets and massage benches, a paddling pool for children with water games and a large slide of 40 m.
The wellness area offers a Finnish sauna and a bio-sauna, 2 infrared cabins at 40 degrees, a hammam or Turkish bath, a cold and hot water pool, relaxation areas, a solarium.
Ask about swimming lessons and group fitness classes.
Catering is available at each water sports center and birthday parties for childrenare organized.
Public beaches in natural environment
For those who prefer to swim in a natural environment, Luxembourg offers the possibility to swim in lakes or ponds during the summer. This one lasts from May 1st to September 30th.
4 sites are regularly monitored in terms of water quality and offer public beaches:
- the lake of the Haute-Sûre in Boulaide,
- Esch-sur-Sûre and Lake of the Haute-Sûre,
- the lake of Weiswampach in the commune of Weiswampach
- the Remerschen pond in the municipality of Remerschen in the southeast of the country.
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. Check with your local pool for more information.
Swimming Luxembourg also offers a swimming school from 3 years old with initiation to swimming, swimming improvement, competition, synchronized swimming, water polo, aqua-gym, etc. The courses take place in Cents, Dommeldange, Gasperich, Bonnevoie, etc.
Starting at age 4, Little Swim offers swimming lessons for children in groups of up to 12 children for 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).
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Internet portal for sport in Luxembourg
Want to know everything about sports? Sport infrastructures, sport news, sport trainings, … consult the site sport.public.lu.
Reduced rates for sports activities for children up to 12 years old
Did you know that with the Chèque-Service Accueil, you can benefit from state aid in certain sports clubs for your children’s activities? Ask your commune of residence.
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