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 by the erosional force of the creeks, which are fed by numerous springs, and show a V-shaped transverse profiles with sandy and blocky regolith at […]

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 from a marly subsoil. In places where the gypsum or limestone lenses were dissolved, the surface lowered. Mardels are a valuable archive of the history […]

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 marls below in the valley of the river Sauer near Rosport. A huge amount of large blocks of dolomite lie in front of the rock […]

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 narrow passageway high above the valley of the river Sauer near Steinheim, the Alkummer.

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 of plateau. The area is deeply incised by rivers and creeks, which have their origin in temporarily pouring springs related to the banks of limestone. […]

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 small remnants of sandstone on the marls on an isolated hill in front of the steep slope. The hill is called “butte” and testifies that […]

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 past. On the north-west side of the hill, a landslide has taken place, leaving an irregular relief in the marls. The landslide reached into […]

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 (LU: Schlëff) are characterised by a special microclimate – one of the foundations for the extraordinary biodiversity there – especially among the ferns and mosses […]

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, lime is deposited from the water, forming the porous calcareous tufa, one of the youngest rocks in the region. The lime, which glues the individual […]

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 of the Keuper period follow. The Noumerleeën can be seen as a miniature image of the entire sandstone region. Almost all geologically interesting aspects can […]

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.…