For a landlocked country, Luxembourg certainly has a lot of lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water for you to enjoy! While we certainly love jumping in a pool during a hot summer day, Luxembourg’s waters provide a natural beauty that nothing can compare to. Here are our favorite lakes and rivers, as well as the different activities they offer!
Looking for a relaxing, scenic cruise down the Moselle? Navitours has you covered! Here, you can take four different boat rides—a panoramic tour, a lock tour, a gourmet cruise, or a day trip to places in nearby France and Germany! On the panoramic tour, for instance, you’ll spend an hour looking at beautiful vineyards, castles, and nature reserves, all while learning about the history of the Schengen and Moselle regions. Alternatively, you could spend a Sunday exploring Luxembourg’s cuisine with a gourmet cruise! The tours range from €10 (panoramic) to €79 (gourmet with drinks), and prices for children range from €5 to €29. This means that whether you’re looking for a quick trip up the river or a “treat yourself” day, you can find it on the Moselle!
Something we love about this tour is that the boat you’ll be on is solar powered! This makes this activity incredibly environmentally friendly. Plus, it’s just really cool! You’ll get to set sail on Luxembourg’s largest drinking water reservoir and learn about the nearby nature. You’ll also get to explore the Burfelt forest on foot. The hike is about 8 kilometers, which makes the whole experience about 3-4 hours in total. Spaces are limited, so if you’re interested, you should reserve your spot online! Prices are €10 for adults and €5 for children.
There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the lakes near Insenborn as well! The Éislek region has several bathing spots on the Upper Sûre lake that are particularly nice during the summer months! In Lultzhausen, for instance, you can take a floating bridge to Liefrange! And the nearby Weiswampach Lake offers spots for fishing (in the upper lake) and swimming (in the lower lake). Also, dogs are generally not allowed in the lakes or the surrounding area.
The Baggerweier lakes formed in the 1950s and 60s when the sand pits filled with water from underground reservoirs. Now, they’re lakes where you can enjoy things like swimming and fishing. For swimming, the lake is open until September 15, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. (The cash desk closes at 5:30 PM.) Entry is €5 per person and free for children under 10. For fishing, the lake is open from 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM, with the cash desk closing at 5:00 PM. Something to keep in mind is that fishing here is strictly no-kill. Entry is €10 for the day, and you can rent rods and nets for €5.
Here’s another opportunity for you to explore the Moselle! The MS “Princesse Marie-Astrid” will take you through the history of the Moselle river while providing you with delicious food and beautiful sights. Board the boat on Sunday for a lovely lunch, or explore nearby Saarburg from a new perspective, or simply soak in all the beautiful sights the Moselle has to offer. Tickets for these trips are €18 for adults, and €9 if you’re going between Schengen and Trier! You can also rent boats yourself; prices are available upon request. You can also take a virtual tour of the boat and marina!
We’ve got one last chance for you to explore the Moselle, this time with a much larger emphasis on its wine! If you’re looking for a relaxing wine tour with some beautiful scenery in the background, this one’s for you. You’ll be able to try wines from Luxembourg, France, and Germany, and if you really fall in love with one, you can buy it on the boat! Everything you’re served, be it wine or food, is special to the Moselle region. Prices will depend on the kinds of wine you want to try; visit the website to make your selection!
These are just a few of the things you can do on Luxembourg’s many lakes and rivers. Let us know your favorites in the comments!