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Discover the Mullerthal Region – Luxembourg's Little Switzerland !


Mullerthal Region - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland

Often referred to as Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland, the Mullerthal Region - or Mëllerdall in Luxembourgish – owes its name to its hilly landscape reminiscent of Switzerland. The region is above all a unique biotope characterized by sandstone rock formations which are as beguiling as surprising. It is the unique composition of the rock and soil erosion that have contributed to the creation of this landscape so typical for the region. The diverse natural and geological heritage makes the region so special. Therefore, in 2016, the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall was founded which, since 2022, is part of the international network of the UNESCO Global Geoparks. The combination of Nature and Geopark speaks for the special meaning and protection of the landscape. Today, Luxembourg's Little Switzerland attracts tourists from near and far away.

As "capital" of the Mullerthal Region, Echternach is the oldest town in Luxembourg. In 2010, the famous Hopping Procession of Echternach became part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. Among the major tourist attractions of the city are the Abbey Museum, the Roman Villa, the Basilica of Saint Willibrod or the cultural centre Trifolion.

The Mullerthal Trail takes the experienced hiker on 112 km of valley trails through a magnificent rocky landscape. The rock formations are dotted with difficult sounding names - Piteschkummer, Geierslee or Huellee, to name only a few. The footpaths of the Mullerthal Region - Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland lead through fields and forests into the heart of a natural setting that is almost intact. Besides the demanding hiking routes of the Mullerthal Trail the region offers a network of pleasant local hikes amidst breathtaking panoramas.