Hiking in Mullerthal, Luxembourg
In the Eastern part of Luxembourg, you find Mullerthal, also known as Little Switzerland. When you hike in this beautiful region, you will soon find out why it is called Little Switzerland: there is rocky terrain everywhere together with pretty forests, caves and whimsical little streams. But you don’t find high mountains here: the highest peak is only 414 metres.
The trail running through this beautiful part of Luxembourg is the Mullerthal Trail. This 112 km long trail consists of 3 loops with each their own typical character and beauty. The 3 parts connect to each other but you can also only hike part of it. You can start in one of the different villages of Mullerthal: Echternach, Beaufort, Berdorf or Consdorf.
Besides the 3 parts of the Mullerthal Trail, there are more trails in this Region. One of them starts at the Heringer mill in the village of Mullerthal and passes Consdorf before going back to the start. This 9.3 km hike passes the Schiessentumpel, a picturesque waterfall with a little stone bridge. This is one of the most popular photography spots that you must share with the occasional touring car.
Along the hike, you pass some impressive rock formations: Goldfralay, Eulenburg and Romelay. You walk amongst these impressive rock formation and forests for almost the entire hike.
We bought some pretzels in the morning to eat on a little bench halfway the hike. There are no food opportunities along the way but if you deviate from the path in Consdorf, there is a little café for a break.
This is such a beautiful hike: rock formations, little streams, trees. We spend a full day here, but we took ample breaks to take pictures. We visited Mullerthal at the end of May, which is the perfect season: lots of chances to have sunny weather. But remember that some rain is always possible here: the rocks can be slippery. We hiked the trail wearing running shoes and it was very doable. But when they predict rain, I would advise wearing hiking shoes or trail running shoes.
More information about the Mullerthal can be found here.
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