Beautiful landscapes for nature lovers

Luxembourg is a small country situated in Western Europe, with a surface area of 2,582m2.

From plains to forests, natural parks, lakes and rivers, the Grand Duchy is fitted with vast and preserved green spaces and with rich wildlife and flora that nature lovers can take advantage of.

The Moselle Valley, the Mullerthal or small Luxembourgish Switzerland, or the Sûre Valley offer picturesque landscapes.

Luxembourg shares its boarders with Belgium in the North-West (148km of common boarders), Germany in the East (135km of common boarders), and with France in the South (73km of boarders). It is sometimes called the “3 boarder country” since all the Luxembourg towns and villages are less than 30km away from a boarder.

An ideal country for hikers and cycle lovers, Luxembourg offers a great diversity of landscapes on its small territory. The Mullerthal area or the Moselle Valley in particular, have plenty of hiking tracks and cycling paths, in the Mullerthal, the Moselle Valley , …

You can have a look at our hiking and riding trail suggestions on Visit Luxembourg website

The different regions of Luxembourg

The north of the country

In the North of the country Luxembourg, the landscapes can be defined as very green, with narrow and incised valleys. It is an essentially rural and agricultural area.

The Müllerthal, or “Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise” (Luxembourg small Switzerland), is very popular for its treks in a picturesque landscape of eroded rocks in which trees are rooted.

The Esch-sur-Sûre region is a very nice area to visit, with for instance the Haute-Sûre Nature Park and the Haute-Sûre lake, which is the biggest water source in Luxembourg: it provides 70% of the country with drinkable water.

The main cities in the North of the country are Diekirch, Vianden, Clervaux, Trois-Vierges and Redange-sur-Attert.

The east region of Luxembourg

On the East side you can find the Nature Park of Our.

Here are the main Eastern Luxembourg cities: Echternach, Grevenmacher at the German boarder, Remich further south and the Moselle valley, which is a wines and Crémants productive region.

The Moselle valley

The Luxembourgish Moselle, in the South-East of the country, is fitted with pretty landscapes between the Moselle valley and Luxembourg vineyards. You can also make cruises on the Moselle river.

Southern region in Luxembourg

In the Southern part of the country, you mostly find grasslands and fields, and  most of the population lives near Luxembourg city.

In the Southwest of the country, you can see the Terres Rouges, (red earth), the name of which arises from the the iron ore which assured the wealth of Luxembourg from the 2nd part of the 19th century to the 1980s. The main cities in the South are Esch-sur-Alzette, Differdange and Dudelange.

You can make a nice vist in the iron mines.

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Climate in Luxembourg

Luxembourg’s climate is semi-continental. Winters can be severe, temperatures fluctuating between 0° and 15°c. In Summertime, they oscillate between 13° and 25°c, with sometimes 30°c peaks.

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