Going Places!
Moselle + Red-Rocks Region


by Bert Schwarz

The Moselle is one of the largest rivers in Luxembourg. The stretch along the Luxembourg border is 39 km long and forms a natural border with Germany. The Moselle gives its name to one of Luxembourg's most beautiful valleys, famous for its wineries, charming hotels and medieval towns. "D'Musel", as it is affectionately called by its inhabitants, is also a region of traditions, such as the Remich Cavalcade and the Grape and Wine Festival in Grevenmacher.

Moselle + «Red Rocks» Region

Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz

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Schengen agreement - an important milestone in European history

In the Luxembourg Moselle region, particularly on the Moselle in the wine village of Schengen, the treaty named after him was first signed in June 1985. signed. The Schengen Agreement is one of the most important agreements in European history. The treaty saw the dismantling of all border controls between five European countries under the name Schengen area. The European Museum in Schengen commemorates the origin and the impact of this Agreement on those States which are members of that European territory.

Country : The «Red Rocks» Region

The Land of the Red Rocks is a Luxembourg region in the south of the country. It owes its name to the red ore that was behind the success of the steel industry in Luxembourg during the industrial age. Today, the former mining area of the land of the red rocks, also called Terres Rouges, a combination of old and new technologies that creates a new identity for itself.

Steelworks and Fond-de-Gras

The Terres Rouges region is characterised above all by its industrial heritage. The former steelworks was rebuilt for modern society. in the same way. Today it is the Fond-de-Gras Industrial and Railway Park that commemorates this fundamental time in Luxembourg's history.

University campus and business centres

The Red Rock Region comprises the most important trading cities in Luxembourg, including Esch-sur-Alzette, Differdange and Dudelange. These cities are resolute, modern and trendy and form an urban complex with a young and dynamic atmosphere. Street theatres, rock festivals and Concert halls complement the cultural offerings. Also in the region of the Red Rock, in Belval to be precise, the campus of the University of Luxembourg has opened its doors in 2015. The famous concert hall "Rockhal" in Belval became a meeting place for famous international rock and pop stars.

Red Land - a paradise for children

In addition to the many attractions of the former mining area, the Red Rocks Region offers a wide range of activities for children. Crocodiles, Snakes, parrots and monkeys wait in the "Parc Merveilleux" of Bettembourg. With creaking locomotive wagons that spit fire, children and children discover Parents the underground passages of the old mines of Rumelange.

Mountainbike routes

The RedRock mountain bike trails lead bikers on the traces of the industrial and historical past of Luxembourg through former Open cast iron ore mines, which are now protected as nature reserves. The trails, each between 25 and 35 km in length, can be used for one day or several days can be combined. The network of paths is constantly growing and was extended at the beginning of the year by a further route. "Belvaux-Differdange". On a total of 165 kilometres bikers get their money's worth.

There are different levels of difficulty available from S1 to S2+ according to the German Single Trail Scale. However, the trails are best for bikers who have mastered the basic techniques and have already gained initial experience with mountain biking.

What else?

How You travel is a matter of taste. Very individual. Not really negotiable. And then it's the same every year: «Where we go?»

I won't go into the infinite possibilities here, you know them well enough yourself - at the latest when the offspring screams from behind from the corner (following an old commercial): «I want cows! »

To make a long story short: culture, movement, nature, ... Not to forget culinary delights become - already important, but nevertheless - accessories. The essential aspect is to get to know the country and its people. The easiest way to do this is with a caravan, because here I take care of myself, experience my own adventure unfiltered, directly and self-experienced.

At the end of a journey I can rightly say: «I know this area.» , and the people there.

I have also found in this region that which cannot be captured and framed either on screen or in photo and film files and can say: this part of France and its people I know.