The Müllerthal or Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland

Müllerthal region, a must in Luxembourg

The Müllerthal region is one of the places in Luxembourg that you should not miss. Eghis region is also called “Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland” and is a must for any visit to Luxembourg!

Natur – & Geopark Mëllerdall, registered as a UNESCO Global Geopark

The Müllerthal region is a Unesco Global Geopark. The Mullerthal benefits from this distinction, because of its amazing geology. The landscapes are magical. They look like they came straight out of a fairy tale.
The different rock formations have amazing names.

The region is very hilly. The walkers will be able to cross the forests in the middle of immense cliffs and narrow valleys. The very diverse vegetation is also remarkable.

Family outings

The area is ideal for hiking.

Many paths are marked out, accessible for all levels and all ages. You can make superb walks with your family.

When discovering the region, don’t miss the famous “Schiessentümpel” waterfall, which is featured on all postcards of the Müllerthal. You can request guided tours.

To help you organize your stay or even to take a day trip, please contact the Regional Tourist Office of the Mullerthal-Little Switzerland Region of Luxembourg (ORT). The organization has released a new app with all the necessary information, accessible via geolocation.

You will also find interactive electronic terminals with QR codes to scan.
You will find hiking trails, bike tours, accommodation. The contents are available in 4 languages: French, German, English, Dutch.

Landscape Mullerthal Luxembourg

What to see in the Müllerthal region

Echternach, the oldest city in Luxembourg

The city of Echternach is the capital of the region. Situated in the heart of the Mullerthal, the town is best known for its dancing procession, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Basilica of Saint Willibrord is also worth a visit.

Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg. There is also a Roman villa, one of the largest in the region. The villa had no less than 70 rooms.

Take the opportunity to visit the Abbey of Echternach and its museum. There are notably manuscripts of less Benedictine. Don’t miss

The lake of Echternach offers various water activities and animations. You can go pedal boating or fishing if you have a fishing permit. The trail around the lake allows for roller skating or biking.

In the summer, you can attend the e-Lake music festival or enjoy a movie with theOpen-Air cinema.

Echternach also has a youth hostel that offers a variety of activities, including rock climbing. The wall is one of the highest in Luxembourg at 14 meters high.

The youth hostel is ideal for budget accommodation and for visiting this beautiful region.

Other cultural activities in the Müllerthal

Müllerthal also has many other points of interest worth visiting.

Beaufort’ castles are worth a look. The medieval castle dates from the 11th century and is in ruins. The castle dating from the Renaissance can be visited. Take the opportunity to taste the Cassero, a delicious liqueur made from black bilberries. The place is also a good starting point for walks in the area.

Discover also the Castle of Bourglinster, whose origin dates back to the 11th century. Take the opportunity to enjoy the gastronomic restaurant La Distillerie, located in the Château. It was awarded with 3 Michelin stars and voted “Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the World” in 2020 and 2021!

The Tudor Museum dedicated to electricity encourages experimentation with its interactive stations. Very interesting for budding scientists.

Trails in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland

Experienced runners and hikers meet in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland.

The Müllerthal trail is very famous with its 112 kilometers. It has been awarded the “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe” label.

Opening of the hiking season in the Mullerthal

Every year,hikers look forward to the Mullerthal Trail Season Opening. It inaugurates the hiking season in Luxembourg .

Even though the hiking trails in the Mullerthal Region are accessible all year round. They may be less accessible depending on the weather.

The inauguration in May marks the beginning of the beautiful season. A great opportunity to discover the region.

The day usually starts at 10:00 a.m. with 3 hikes from different locations in the area:

Scheidgen-Bech, 6,6 km, start at the Vereinshaus next to the church in Scheidgen.
Mullerthal-Bech, 11,3 km, start at the parking Heringer Millen in Mullerthal.
Echternach-Bech, 15 km, departure from the station parking in Echternach.

All the walks and activities are free.

The Regional Tourist Office Mullerthal Region – Little Luxembourgish Switzerland recommends to register in advance. Indicate the selected hike to allow a better coordination of the shuttles.

Leopard UTML, Mullerthal Ultratrail

Every year in September the famous Mullerthal ultra trail takes place.

The most experienced runners compete with the best on the narrow paths and in the middle of the rocks of Luxembourg’s little Switzerland. There is something for all ages and all levels of sport with 6 races on the program.

  • The 2 Kids Aventures Run races welcome children up to 6 years old and from 6 to 12 years old
  • The Shorty Trail offers a 70 m difference in altitude over a 15 km race
  • The 39 km Trail has an altitude difference of 1100 m and offers 2 qualification points for the UTMB®.
  • The Long Trail is 75 km long with a difference in altitude of 1900 m. It offers 3 qualification points for the UTMB®.
  • The Ultra Trail for the most athletic gives 4 qualification points for the UTMB® with 112 km of race and 2800 m of ascent.

Are you a trail enthusiast? Do you know the DKV Urban Trail in Luxembourg? You will surely find a course for you.

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