Guided summer tours 2020 - ORT Guttland

Guided Summer Tours 2020

 

During the summer season, the Regional Tourism Office - Central/Western Luxembourg, in collaboration with its regional actors, organizes various guided tours. Discover the Guttland region with a tourist guide from July 20 till August 29!

This year we offer you a rich programme around four different topics:

- GUTTLAND CLASSICS : visit the must-see attractions of our region

- GUTTLAND FOR KIDS : animated guided tours especially made for kids

- GUTTLAND BY NIGHT : guided tours during night of the emblematic sights

- GUTTLAND SPECIALS : discover the Guttland region from another perspective

Due to the negative impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Regional Tourism Office Central/Western Luxembourg supports its regional actors and sponsers the entire summer guided tours programme 2020. The participation at all the guided tours are free for you!

For further information : +352 28 22 78 62 //

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants must register in advance. The maximum number of participants will be adjusted to the situation at the time of the visit.

Registration - Guided Tour(s)

GUTTLAND CLASSICS

HELPERKNAPP - Ansembourg - Château © Jeannot Weber (6)

ANSEMBOURG • The stupendous gardens of Ansembourg Castle

20.07 → 29.08
Every Monday • 10:30 → 12:00

Balsam for the soul. We plunge into a sheltered paradise garden in the Valley of the 7 Castles. We will visit the terraced French gardens surrounded by a natural setting to discover rare plant species, fruit trees and decorative fountains, a maze, plus the “Mythological Promenade” which comprises 10 statues from Greek and Roman mythology.

Meeting point: 10, Rue de la Vallée • L-7411 Ansembourg
Languages: French

Miecher Gebäude © GKA

GOEBLANGE • Salvete! The Roman villa Micher in Goeblange

20.07 → 29.08
Every Tuesday • 10:00 → 11:30

History buff? Then you are bound to find your fill at the Villa Rustica of Miecher.  We will visit the exposed foundations of a large Gallo-Roman estate in the Treverian region. The estate comprises a walled area of 5 hectares with at least seven stone buildings. In addition to the luxurious manor, two other residential buildings, a small temple and three outbuildings  complete today’s picture.

Meeting point: Location of the Villa Rustica in Goeblange (CR 189 Goeblange - Simmerschmelz)
Languages: French, German & Luxembourgish

Mersch - Mersch © Henri Krier (17)

MERSCH • Mersch, little town of legends

20.07 → 29.08
Every Wednesday • 10:00 → 12:00

We will embark on a historical tour of Mersch along numerous sights such as the municipal park, the parish church and the museum in the castle chapel.

Meeting point: Place St Michel • L-7556 Mersch
Languages: French, German & Luxembourgish

Préizerdaul - Musée Michel Lucius © IGML (33)

REIMBERG • Guided Tour of the Michel Lucius Museum & of the Water Tower

20.07 → 29.08
Every Thursday • 10:00 → 12:00

A very eminent geologist in his day, Michel Lucius was also known as “Dellerts Misch“! The house where he was born is home to a small museum in his honour, where you can learn all about his life, travels and above all, his research. You should not hesitate to book the tour of the water tower (which dates from 1932), which houses another exhibition on geology. 

Meeting point: Rue Dr. Lucius • L-8414 Reimberg
Languages: French, German & Luxembourgish

Visite guidée de l'aqueduc souterrain Raschpëtzer © ORTCO

HELMSANGE • Guided of the Underground Aqueduct “Raschpëtzer”

20.07 → 29.08
Every Friday • 10:00 → 12:30

We will visit the “Raschpëtzer” qanat in Helmesange Forest, an impressive underground aqueduct from the Gallo-Roman period, which is still water-bearing and from the 1st to 3rd century, supplied a larger villa with more than 180 m³ of water per day. The complex has been secured in part by construction measures and made accessible to visitors. The covers of two shafts have glass windows. Glare-free lighting affords a view of the flowing water down to the bottom of the shaft. The visitors’ gallery leads to the bottom of a shaft.

Meeting point: Parking „Raschpëtzer“ CR 125 - link map
Languages: English, French, German & Luxembourgish

Schlammwiss © Jim Schmitz (4)

UEBERSYREN • Guided Tour of the Nature Reserve and the Birdringingstation Schlammwiss

20.07 → 29.08
Every Saturday • 09:00 → 11:30

Welcome to the Côte de la Syr! The 375-hectare marshland Schlammwiss in Uebersyren is the largest contiguous reed bed area in Luxembourg. In addition to numerous activities to discover in this unique nature reserve, there is a bird ringing station here which plays an important role in research and studies on biodiversity and nature conservation. This tour is not only for adults.  Children are most welcome.

Meeting point: Parking Football field of Munsbach
Languages: English, French, German & Luxembourgish

GUTTLAND FOR KIDS

Musée de l'Ardoise

HAUT-MARTELANGE • D’FLIEDERMAARTELMAUS – Riddle story and workshop

20.07 → 29.08
Every Tuesday • 14:00 → 17:00

By way of introduction, there is a Kamishibai, a genuinely exciting story, which then sends us with a riddle into the underground pit to look for a solution. We then learn the beautiful old craft of slate and are given an opportunity to decorate our own tablet by engraving, scratching  or grinding.

Duration: 3 hours; schedule:  arrival: 15 minutes / story: 45 minutes / vault: 45 minutes / workshop: 60 minutes for slate tablet and decoration / return: 15 minutes.

Important: Please bring sturdy shoes and a warm jacket! The temperature in the vault is always 9° C. Visit without adult accompaniment.

Meeting point: Slate Museum - Maison 3 (main entrance by the pond) • L-8823 Haut-Martelange

Langages:

21.07.2020                Luxembourgish / German
28.07.2020                French
04.08.2020                Luxembourgish / German
11.08.2020                French
18.08.2020                Luxembourgish / German
25.08.2020                French

Beckerich - Etang - Millen © d'millen asbl  (11)

BECKERICH • Mill Museum – Attention: It is haunted!

20.07 → 29.08
Every Wednesday • 15:00 → 16:30

We will together discover the historical old mill of Beckerich, with all its secrets and anecdotes. The museum is filled with a beautiful collection of tools from long-forgotten times!  We will then go to the mill pond in search of the beehives and the century-old weeping willow. Finally, we will visit the old sawmill to see “Millepätteren” busy at work on wood - exactly 30 years ago! It is also a bit haunted now and then, when the miller’s ghost is up to his old tricks…

Important: Adapt clothing to weather conditions! Suitable for children as of the age of 6 accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point: D'Millen (inner courtyard of the mill)  - 103, Huewelerstrooss • L- 8521 Beckerich
Languages: French & Luxembourgish

EMAISCHEN Nospelt ©FotoatelierOpDerSchock

NOSPELT • Ceramics Museum – the one with the bird!

20.07 → 29.08
Every Thursday • 15:00 → 16:30

Nospelt used to be known for its pottery beyond the Grand Duchy’s borders. Many household utensils were made here from terracotta between 1458 and 1914.  Ceramic pipes fired from clay in the shape of birds called “Péckvillchen” were particularly popular with children.  The workshop of Nospelt’s last potter was turned into a museum that hosts a great exhibition of old ceramic art. You can still see the old potter’s wheel and the kiln from 1870.  An enthusiastic amateur potter will show you how to make a “Péckvillercher”. The children will then be given an opportunity to have a go themselves.

Important: Only for children accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point: 3, rue des Potiers • L- 8391 Nospelt
Languages: French, German & Luxembourgish

Musée de l'Ardoise

HAUT-MARTELANGE • 1x SLATE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

20.07 → 29.08
Every Friday • 15:00 → 17:00

We will visit the slate museum with the whole family in a family-friendly timeframe. We will plunge into the underworld of slate.  We will follow its path in the vault from formation to finished product, learn the craft and break the slate into slabs.  Finally, everyone will have an opportunity to cut and decorate their own medallion or coaster made of slate.

Duration: 2 hours.  Schedule: arrival: 15 minutes / vault: 30 minutes / demonstration: 30 minutes / creative with slate: 30 minutes / return: 15 minutes

Important: Please bring sturdy shoes and a warm jacket! The temperature in the vault is always 9° C. Children aged 4 and above only when accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point: Slate Museum - Maison 3 (main entrance by the pond) • L-8823 Haut-Martelange

Languages:

24.07.      French
31.07.      Luxembourgish/ German
07.08.      French
14.08.      Luxembourgish/ German
21.08.      French
28.08.      Luxembourgish/ German

GUTTLAND BY NIGHT

Wahl - Rindschleiden - Thillenvogtei © ORTCO (19)

RINDSCHLEIDEN • A musical Luxembourgish journey through time by candlelight

20.07 → 29.08
Every Monday • 20:00 → 21:30

People sing, play songs, recite poems and tell anecdotes. Brief summaries in German and French are possible. The songs and texts are almost exclusively in Luxembourgish.

Important: The courtyard is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility or prams.

Meeting point: Rural Museum Thillenvogtei (“at the Bistro” rear courtyard) - Maison 3 • L-8831 Rindschleiden
Language: Luxembourgish (German & French translation)

Château d'eau 'Réibierg' à Hivange  (c) Commune de Garnich

HIVANGE - Rébierg • Guided Tour of the Drinking Water Reservoir by Sundown

20.07 → 29.08
Every Wednesday • 19:00 → 21:00

The participants can expect an exciting discussion on water during this visit. The waterworks (SES) supplies drinking water to the water reservoirs of the affiliated municipalities. A special highlight at the end of the tour:  the panoramic vistas from the top of the water reservoir at sunset.

Meeting point: between Kahler and Hivange (rue de Kahler) • L-8369 Hivange
Languages: French & Luxembourgish

Useldange - Château d'Useldange © Adm. com. Useldange (11)

USELDANGE • Guided Tour of the Castle by night

20.07 → 29.08
Every Thursday • 20:00 → 21:30

The walls of this castle have a lot to show and tell.  Together, we will discover the didactic route around the castle, the crypt and the herb garden. At the end of the tour, you will be rewarded with a majestic view of Useldange from a height of 28 metres.

Important: Sturdy shoes desired; lots of stairs to climb.

Meeting point: Tourist Information, Atert-Wark - 1 Am Millenhaff • L-8706 Useldange

Languages:

23/07 + 06/08 + 20/08: German & Luxembourgish

30/07 + 13/08 + 27/08: French

GUTTLAND SPECIALS

GOEBLANGE A Miecher - Villa rustica © Jeannot Weber

GOEBLANGE • Torchlit walk to the Roman villa in Goeblange

24.07 • 20:30 → 22:30

We will visit the exposed foundations of a large Gallo-Roman estate in the Treverian area known as Villa Rustica "Miecher" in the evening light with torches. The estate comprises a walled area of 5 hectares with at least seven stone buildings. In addition to the luxurious manor, two other residential buildings, a small temple and three outbuildings complete today’s picture.

Meeting point: Parking Roman Villa (CR 189 road between Goeblingen and Simmerschmelz)
Languages: French, German & Luxembourgish

Beckerich - Kuelebierg © Guy Krier

BECKERICH • History and stories of the region

31.07 • 22:00 → 00:00

Nicolas Schweicher is a local historian, deeply rooted in the history of Beckerich with heart and soul.  “Néckel” will unveil the secrets of this community to you with a lot of humour and charm. In the end there is also a "Bouneschlupp" (Luxembourgish bean soup).

Important: With registration until 24.07: T. 691 510 370/371 / E.

Meeting point: ​D'Millen - Parking of the sawmill at the mill - 103, Huewelerstrooss • L- 8521 Beckerich
Language: Luxembourgish

tours ©AC Useldange

USELDANGE • Myths and legends with lanterns

07.08 • 21:00 → 23:30

Experience the castle from another side. With the help of lanterns, we immerse ourselves in the history of Useldange Castle. We go on a journey full of surprises, myths and legends, and discover secret places in the castle.

Important: sturdy shoes are required. The tour includes many stairs.

Meeting point: Tourist information Atert-Wark - 1, Am Millenhaff • L-8706 Useldange
Language: Luxembourgish

Kehlen visite nocturne (c) Furio Bellezza

KEHLEN • A journey into the past by NIGHT

14.08 • 20:30 → 22:30

We plunge into the night and go on an enthralling journey through time in Kehlen and its environs. We are on the trail of the stone age, the Celts and Romans, with a detour to the late Middle Ages. The popular and enthusiastic local historian Joël Adam has many exciting stories to tell you.

! Please bring a flashlight!

Meeting point: ​Municipal car park - 15, rue de Mamer • L-8280 Kehlen
Language: Luxembourgish

 

Kehlen -  Musée de la distillerie © ORTCO (37)

KEHLEN • Great schnapps idea!

21.08 • 20:30 → 22:30

The distiller’s profession has a long and proud tradition in Luxembourg. At the beginning of the last century, there were still some 2,000 distilleries in operation. Today the profession is threatened with extinction. But where did this long-standing fascination with schnapps come from? We will learn all about this and much more on this tour. Special exhibits include the distillery plant from 1907 and the Heinrich-Lanz steam engine. A spirit tasting can be enjoyed at the end of the tour upon request.

Meeting point: Distillery Museum - 13, rue d’Olm • L-8281 Kehlen
Language: Luxembourgish (other languages upon request)

Mersch by Night © Henri Krier

MERSCH • Encounter with people from past centuries

28.08 • 20:00 → 22:00

Interesting facts, enthralling anecdotes and old legends await you on this journey into the past, as well as encounters with people from past centuries who will tell us about their times. The itinerary will be adapted to the wishes of the participants and to the weather conditions.

Meeting point: Place St. Michel • L-7556 Mersch
Language: Luxembourgish

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