Natural & cultural heritage

The region stands out not only with its imposing rocks and gorges, but also with the traditional orchard meadows (bongerten) and their hundreds of fruit varieties, large forests, unique fern and moss flora, natural forest reserves and a land area of 42 % Natura2000 areas. In addition, one finds here the remains of the “oldest Luxembourgers”. The oldest town in Luxembourg, the intangible world cultural heritage “the hopping procession of Echternach”, the castles and palaces of Beaufort and Larochette, Echternach Abbey with its illuminated books, and relics of early industries such as the iron and textile industry, can be found here. Last but not least, this historic tourism region can be explored on award-winning hiking trails, some of which date from the 19th century.
Here, you may discover selected examples of our natural and cultural heritage!

LU0001002: Valley of the Our from Ouren to Wallendorf-Pont 

Area: 5675.92 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 90 ha)  Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 5675.92 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 90 ha)  Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 5675.92 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 90 ha)  Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The […]

LU0002016: Region around Mompach, Manternach, Bech and Osweiler 

Area: 4962.77 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 2584 ha)  Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 4962.77 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 2584 ha)  Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 4962.77 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 2584 ha)  Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The […]

LU0002015: Junglinster region

Area: 3058.74 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 192 ha)   Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 3058.74 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 192 ha)   Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 3058.74 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 192 ha)   Brief description (see also SDB end 2018-15/03/2019):  The […]

LU0002005: Valley of the White Ernz from Bourglinster to Fischbach 

Area: 758.73 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 374 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 758.73 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 374 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 758.73 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 374 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The […]

LU0001020: Calcareous grassland in the Junglinster region 

Area: 1507.12 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 454 ha)  Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 1507.12 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 454 ha)  Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 1507.12 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 454 ha)  Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main […]

LU0001017: Valley of the Lower Sûre

Area: 1526.98 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 1320 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 1526.98 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 1320 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 1526.98 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 1320 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main […]

LU0001016: Herborn – Herborn Forest / Echternach – Haard

Area: 1178.36 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 1178.36 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 1178.36 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 1178.36 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 1178.36 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 1178.36 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main […]

LU0001015: Valley of the White Ernz  nz blanche

Area: 2013.82 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 2013.82 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 2013.82 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 2013.82 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in this […]

Area: 2013.82 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for 2013.82 ha)   Brief description (see also SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main […]

LU0001011: Valley of the Black Ernz / Beaufort / Berdorf 

Area: 4195.19 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for about 4152 ha)   Brief description (cf. SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 4195.19 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for about 4152 ha)   Brief description (cf. SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The main targets for protection (under the ban on deterioration) in […]

Area: 4195.19 ha (of which COPIL Natura 2000 Mëllerdall is responsible for about 4152 ha)   Brief description (cf. SDF end 2018-15/03/2019):  The […]

Haupeschbaach – Halerbaach

The valleys of the Haupeschbaach and the Halerbaach near Beaufort and Haller are incised into the Luxembourg Sandstone and show the typical forms of such valleys. They have been formed […]

The valleys of the Haupeschbaach and the Halerbaach near Beaufort and Haller are incised into the Luxembourg Sandstone and show the typical forms of such valleys. They have been formed […]

The valleys of the Haupeschbaach and the Halerbaach near Beaufort and Haller are incised into the Luxembourg Sandstone and show […]

Mardell – small pond

A mardel (tiny pond) is a small hollow mould, which is at least temporarily filled with water. It is a typical form connected to dissolution of gypsum lenses or limestones […]

A mardel (tiny pond) is a small hollow mould, which is at least temporarily filled with water. It is a typical form connected to dissolution of gypsum lenses or limestones […]

A mardel (tiny pond) is a small hollow mould, which is at least temporarily filled with water. It is a […]

Gefale Leeën – rockfall in dolomite

The landscape in the area of the Gefale Leeën („fallen stones“) is the result of an enormous rockfall in dolomites of the Middle Triassic (“Muschelkalk”) and sliding processes of the […]

The landscape in the area of the Gefale Leeën („fallen stones“) is the result of an enormous rockfall in dolomites of the Middle Triassic (“Muschelkalk”) and sliding processes of the […]

The landscape in the area of the Gefale Leeën („fallen stones“) is the result of an enormous rockfall in dolomites […]

Alkummer – narrow passageway in dolomite

A large part of the dolomite rocks, limited by the joint system, slid and tilted on the marly layer underneath in the direction of the valley and opened up a […]

A large part of the dolomite rocks, limited by the joint system, slid and tilted on the marly layer underneath in the direction of the valley and opened up a […]

A large part of the dolomite rocks, limited by the joint system, slid and tilted on the marly layer underneath […]

Héikräiz – viewpoint

On the plateau on top of the Luxembourg Sandstone out­crop the mostly agriculturally used “Marls and Limestones of Strassen”. The location provides a 360 degree view, typical for these types […]

On the plateau on top of the Luxembourg Sandstone out­crop the mostly agriculturally used “Marls and Limestones of Strassen”. The location provides a 360 degree view, typical for these types […]

On the plateau on top of the Luxembourg Sandstone out­crop the mostly agriculturally used “Marls and Limestones of Strassen”. The […]

Zeiebierg – a butte near Bech

At this location, the Luxembourg Sandstone plateau (li2) drops steeply down. About 100 m deeper, a gently undulating landscape of clayey marls (ku-km) extends to the south. There are still […]

At this location, the Luxembourg Sandstone plateau (li2) drops steeply down. About 100 m deeper, a gently undulating landscape of clayey marls (ku-km) extends to the south. There are still […]

At this location, the Luxembourg Sandstone plateau (li2) drops steeply down. About 100 m deeper, a gently undulating landscape of […]

Hëlt – Dolomite, orchids and wine

The Hëlt near Rosport is built up from the layers of the middle (marl with gypsum layers) and upper “Muschelkalk” (dolomite). The gypsum layers were quarried in open quarries in […]

The Hëlt near Rosport is built up from the layers of the middle (marl with gypsum layers) and upper “Muschelkalk” (dolomite). The gypsum layers were quarried in open quarries in […]

The Hëlt near Rosport is built up from the layers of the middle (marl with gypsum layers) and upper “Muschelkalk” […]

Wanterbaach-Siweschlëff

The area of the Wanterbaach and Siweschlëff is certainly one of the most impressive parts of the landscape in the Luxembourg sandstone. The steep rock faces and the narrow gorges […]

The area of the Wanterbaach and Siweschlëff is certainly one of the most impressive parts of the landscape in the Luxembourg sandstone. The steep rock faces and the narrow gorges […]

The area of the Wanterbaach and Siweschlëff is certainly one of the most impressive parts of the landscape in the […]

Kallektuffquell – fascinating rock

Calcareous tufa springs are rare and special habitats that are home to a variety of specialised creatures and are protected EU-wide protection (FFH Directive). At the source of the spring, […]

Calcareous tufa springs are rare and special habitats that are home to a variety of specialised creatures and are protected EU-wide protection (FFH Directive). At the source of the spring, […]

Calcareous tufa springs are rare and special habitats that are home to a variety of specialised creatures and are protected […]

Noumerleeën – miniature image of the region

The rocky landscape of the Noumerleeën delimits the distribution area of the Luxembourg sandstone in the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall. To the northwest, the gently undulating landscapes of the marls […]

The rocky landscape of the Noumerleeën delimits the distribution area of the Luxembourg sandstone in the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall. To the northwest, the gently undulating landscapes of the marls […]

The rocky landscape of the Noumerleeën delimits the distribution area of the Luxembourg sandstone in the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall. […]

Schéissendëmpel – force of the water

At the Schéissendëmpel with its stone bridge, the water of the Black Ernz stream flows over some large boulders lying in the stream bed. They cannot be carried away by […]

At the Schéissendëmpel with its stone bridge, the water of the Black Ernz stream flows over some large boulders lying in the stream bed. They cannot be carried away by […]

At the Schéissendëmpel with its stone bridge, the water of the Black Ernz stream flows over some large boulders lying […]