Top 5 reasons why Mullerthal, Luxembourg is the best hiking destination of Benelux

May 30, 2019

There’s definitely no shortage of hiking trails in the Netherlands. Trails around Hoge Veluwe, Arkemheen-Eemland or South Limburg offer awesome backdrops. However, hiking at Mullerthal region - often referred as “The Luxembourg’s little Switzerland” is altogether a different level of experience.

Here’s a 20 sec sneak-peak of Mullerthal trails and the top -5 reasons why it is the best hiking destination, not just in the Luxembourg, but in the whole of BeNeLux:

1. Varied & Spectacular landscape

Steephead valleys, rocky mountains, astonishing cliffs amidst thick woodlands, lush green meadows alongside the most spectacular waterfalls and Castles.., undoubtedly Mullerthal’s varied landscape is the prime reason to go hiking (at least for me, a person who’s bored of extreme flat landscape of the Netherlands😝).

Mullerthal’s prime trail stretches over 112 km, made up of three major routes. Route 1 passes through all the typical Luxembourgian landscape elements such as rocks, forests, and meadows. Route 3 features a lot of cliffs, small valleys and some most romantic castles.

Route 2, in particular the stretch between Berdorf and Mullerthal is the most popular as it passes through many spectacular rock formations, silt marshes, old caves, and crevices to outstanding viewpoints at dizzying heights!.

Mullerthal trial hiking map

2. Exceptional options for your base location

The entire Mullerthal region is surrounded by most beautiful villages, historical towns, and ancient castles – that can offer perfect accommodation – start from a student hostel, Airbnb to luxury boutique hotels.

As I have not stayed in the region, I can’t recommend any particular hotel or camping site; but there seem to be an abundance of quality accommodations and camp sites at Echternach – one of the most beautiful and the oldest town of Luxembourg ; and at Berdorf – another spectacular, much quitter village.

3. Incredible Culinary

The locals often say: 'Luxembourgian cuisine is a combination of fine French “quality” and German “quantity”😉'; and that is so true!, and there's no lack of restaurants serving good food. Every restaurant/ outlets we tried were so great in taste and in volume too.
Keep an eye open for the street-foods on the way. As mentioned their kitchen have a lot of influence from both German, French, but also some extent to the Belgians. Different Wursts (German sausages), French fries, barbecues, baguette, delicious waffles, and chocolates …. the variety is amazing!.

Vineyard, Mullerthal, Luxembourg

There are also quite a good number of Vineyards along the way, making some of the finest wines. Liqueur of the castle Beaufort is very popular, which offers delicious favours such as Cassero (liqueur made out of blackcurrents), Cassero-Kirsch (Cherry brandy), Framboise des Bois (liqueur of woodraspberries).

4. Options to hike with Children

Mullerthal trail is not only for the experts, but families with kids can also get an impression of fine hiking. Neither me, my wife nor our 8 years old kid had no good experience with hiking before, yet the trail was thoroughly enjoyable. The routes are clearly marked and some portions had guiding rails too.

We started at Schiessentümpel/ Schéissendëmpel - a small picturesque waterfall on the Black Ernz river. With a beautiful stone arc bridge and streams, Schiessentümpel as such is a lovely place to picnic for some time and for some cool pictures!.

5. Sightseeing options around

In addition to hiking, Mullerthal also offers many interesting places to see and things to do around. Echternach - Luxembourg’s oldest city is hard to be missed (Abbey, Scriptorium and Romanesque Basilica are a few places of interest). Kayaking on the River Sûre, visit to Beaufort Castle are a minutes’ drive away from Mullerthal.

#VISITLUXUMBOURG: This link of - the official website of Luxembourg tourism provides all the information you may need for your hiking at Mullerthal. It’s quite handy to plan your trip.

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 Hiking at Mullerthal trial, Luxembourg

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  1. This sounds like the experience of a lifetime. I need to consider adding this to my bucket list.

  2. Luxembourg actually stroke me with it's beauty. I never have thought I would love the tiny country so much. it has so much to offer and enjoy!

  3. Mullerthal trail seems like a fun place to hike for families with kids even for people without hiking experience. It's important that the trails were clearly marked. Will definitely add to my list of places to visit.

  4. Such a fun and great experience you had. SO many things to love about Luxembourg. Truly a bucke tlist material.

  5. Luxembourg looks so great. I will add this to my bucket list.. Thanks for making this blog post.. ��

  6. twinspirationalpartiesJune 9, 2019 at 1:17 AM

    The photos are so gorgeous.. �� I agree it was the best hiking place to go to. I will definitely add this to my bucket list.

  7. Such a gorgeous place! I have heard excellent things about the beauty of Luxembourg. Hope to visit it someday

  8. I just loved your nice guide on Mullerthal trails and the reasons it is the best hiking destination in Luxembourg. I put this place in my bucket list.

  9. There looks like so many neat things to see and do. That 2nd path looks stunning.

  10. That place is completely beautiful! I would love to go there! I also think it is amazing they have kid options. I love doing things like this with my children and they can not always go the places adults can.

  11. Oh wow I would love to travel there! I love all the pretty and fun things to do that you shared!

  12. I've never been but that landscape is really something else!


  13. You've included something for everyone on this list. Great post!

    I didn't know much about tiny Luxembourg, but it certainly sounds like a destination not to be missed in that particular region!

  14. Oh wow. This place is a must visit! there are lots of other things to do!

  15. I could live in Route 2 on the stretch between Berdorf and Mullerthal. Caves and steps and greenery are breathtaking.