Luxembourg – Discover the best of Guttland

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a popular holiday destination for young and old. The rural region of Guttland occupies the central and southern part of the country. An ideal environment where you can find peace and quiet in a green landscape. We went looking for the best of Guttland and saw that it was a ‘Good Land’.

Guttland trails

An ideal warm-up for your visit to Guttland is one of the three Guttland trails. These are three signposted walks in the heart of Luxembourg’s nature. In addition to the Siwebreckewee and the Fuussepad, there is the Mamerleeën walk. We opt for the latter as the starting point is in Mersch. Also the starting point for the Vallée des Sept Châteaux circuit.

What makes the Mamerleeën walk so special? Well, the walk goes through caves and rock formations in the middle of a forest. You can even have a picnic at one of the caves. The full walk extends over seven kilometers and is easy to do with children. Perfect for hiking and nature lovers.

Valley of the Seven Castles

The Vallée des Sept Châteaux circuit is another highlight during your visit to Guttland. A 27 kilometer bike ride between Mersch and Koerich along the river Eisch takes you past seven castles. Of course, the route can also be traveled by car. Certainly not a superfluous luxury in rainy weather.

Mersch is located just north of the capital and the castle is the starting point of the Valley of the Seven Castles. From there it goes west along the Eisch valley on the rural road no. 105. The different castles you see date back to different centuries. Schoenfels, Hollenfels, two castles in Ansembourg, Septfontaines and finally the castle of Koerich are mandatory stops. Koerich is the end point and perhaps one of the nicest castles. ‘Greiveschlass’ dates from the twelfth century and was recently renovated. It is freely accessible and an ideal backdrop for playing hide and seek.

Smallest village

Any energy left? Half an hour’s drive from Koerich you will find the smallest village of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. With barely one inhabitant, Rindschleiden is awarded this unique title. The Sint Willibrord church from the 10th century is the main attraction of the village. Finally, you can also find several museums in Guttland. We list a few: Musée de la poterie de Nospelt, Musée de l’Ardoise and Musée rural Thillenvogtei. Other suggestions are LuxLait Vitarium or Steinfort Adventure, ideal for those who love daredevil tours in the trees.