De Minett, as Luxembourgers call the land of the red earth in the south of the country, owes its name to the bright red iron ore that dominates the natural landscape.
The iron-bearing ore contributed maβgeblich to the economic development and rapid prosperity of Groβherzogtums in the middle of the 19th century. Since the steel crisis in the 1970s, a successful structural change has taken place and Luxembourg has reoriented itself economically. But the beauty of the area is that numerous witnesses of its steel past have been preserved and an area has been created that offers surprising attractions for its visitors.
The Minett Tour, a route of about 35 kilometres, connects 5 sites with different thematic orientations, which lead the visitors – Groβ and Klein – through the history of the Luxembourg steel industry up to the present and future.
The locations are all special in their own right and radiate their very own charm. Throughout the year, folk festivals, music and art festivals, concerts & exhibitions, dance and theatre productions present the locations, some of which are listed at gröβten, in a completely different light.
We wish you unforgettable experiences on the “Minett Tour”!