With more than 21,000 inhabitants, Dudetown is the fourth largest city in the country. The former stronghold of the steel industry looks back on a long history. Already in the Middle Ages, the town with its castle was an important trading centre.
On the “Gehaansbierg“, the Mont Saint-Jean, the ruins of the castle can still be seen today, and its history is presented on the display boards. From the panorama tower you have a great view of the ruins and the surrounding area. It is open between 1 May and 30 September from Monday to Friday between 7.00 and 19.00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 19.00. Between 1 October and 30 April, the tower is accessible on request: tel. 516121-213.
There are many legends surrounding the “Gehaansbierg“, at the foot of which a great medieval festival has been held for many years at the beginning of September (which unfortunately had to be cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 and is scheduled for 11 and 12 September this year).
Like the one about the fiery snake and the gold treasure. The story can also be found on a plaque in Parc Le’h, the largest city park in Dudelange since 1910. Here you can find a wide range of leisure activities and information about nature. On the nature trail you can learn a lot about the flora and fauna of Dudelange. A great playground in the shade of the trees invites you to linger. And since 2020, there has been a barefoot path here, which opens this year at the end of May.
Parc Le’h is also known for the restaurant of the same name and the climbing park. The latter has been there since 2006, and reservations are now possible again from 15 May.
Dudelange – also called “Dudetown” by some – offers a lot of infrastructures where you can play great games. One highlight is the large skate park in the Schmelz district. There is also one of the only two disc golf courses in Luxembourg at the Lycée Nic Biever.
Sports and hiking enthusiasts should know that the country’s largest nature reserve – Haard-Hesselsbierg-Staebierg – covers the areas of the municipalities of Dudelange, Kayl and Rumelange.
Information for parents:
- Link to the climbing park at Parc Le’h: www.aventure.lu
- Link to the Parc Le’h restaurant: www.parcleh.lu
- Information on the barefoot path in Parc Le’h can be found here.
- The playground map of Dudelange can be found here.
- More information about the Skatepark Schmelz: www.parcandride.lu
- More information about the Disc Golf course.
- Information about the nature reserve of Dudelange, Kayl and Rumelange can be found here.