As a former mining district, Kayl is located in the southern part of Luxembourg. It offers lush greenery and breathtaking nature which is a great step away from our busy every day lives. Below you will find our detailed tour which we took through the Minette region.
Starting near the National Miners’ Memorial (49.47865N, 6.01971E) lying southwest of the town of Kayl (lux. Keel), you have an easy walk around the wooded slopes of “Rëschelerkopp” and “Bromeschbierg” hills. You can discover the landscapes marked by a long lasting iron extraction, as well as the numerous features of the abandoned mining areas and their specific pioneer vegetation.
At the end of the walk, visit the impressive National Miners’ Memorial. Just a stone’s throw from the starting point, this commemorative place honours the 1,500 workers, who died whilst working in the labour intensive & dangerous industry.
Enjoy a panoramic view over the “Keeldall” Valley, the town of Kayl and the Saint John Hill (lux. Gehaansbierg) near Dudelange. At the feet of the memorial site lies the “Léiffrächen” pilgrimage place, with a wooden statue of Virgin Mary (Notre-Dame des Mineurs, Our Lady of the Miners), displayed in an artificial cavern.
AP Kayl (5,9 km)
Duration: 1 h 15 min
Level: easy (3/10)