Twenty minutes from Luxembourg City, Schifflange is known for its open-air mines, but not only. Surrounded by forests and greenery, this commune is the perfect place for outdoor walks. Commune of the month in the framework of Esch2022, here is a focus on this town and the programme to follow during the summer!
What to visit in Schifflange?
The “Schëfflenger Bierg” trail, dotted with forested hills partly marked by embankments, due to the extraction of minette, leads us on the trail of nature, culture, sport and history (departure: rue du Parc).
The “Planets” trail on the site of the former Arbed (ArcelorMittal) open-cast mine leads through a protected area with a wide variety of flora, including many different kinds of orchids. A real paradise for walkers who enjoy wilderness and peace and quiet (start: Jacoby Stadium).
The nature reserve “Brill” is worth a visit for the observation of rare bird species (white stork, spotted sandpiper) and magnificent views of the region.
Schifflange and art
The “Schëfflenger Konschtaus”, which opened in 2020, houses a superb art gallery! An open-air exhibition is held all summer long at the former steelworks of the municipality, known as Metzeschmelz.
A summer evening with friends
During the summer, the “Schëfflenger Haff” offers you an afterwork in a warm and friendly atmosphere, reflecting the history and population of Schifflange.
For more information: schifflange.lu
Commune of the month Esch 2022: the program
From mid-July to mid-August, focus is made on the municipality of Schifflange with a great cultural program!
From Saturday 23 July to Friday 29 July 2022, 15 delegations from different European countries will meet in Schifflange to take part in the “Europe goes Scuffelingen” event, as part of the European Festival (coordinated by the European Peoples’ Festival Association) which takes place every year in one of the network’s member towns.
A second multidisciplinary project: “D’So vum Marxeweier” allows the municipality of Schifflange to promote its natural areas. It is based on a tale and combines three creations: the sculptures of Tom Flick, the development and production of a children’s book, written by Betsy Dentzer and illustrated by Pit Wagner, and a musical work on the theme of water, created by the Schifflange Municipal Band.
Various cultural projects Esch2022
- 1001 Tonnen – Photographer Jessica Theis has taken up the subject of outdoor litter to capture images showing the extent to which nature can be polluted by humans.
- Spieglein Spieglein – There’s nothing easier than taking a selfie. That’s the opinion of Jessica Theis, who invites the public to take a picture of themselves in a photo or phone box and share the photos on social networks.
- Ferro Forrum – The heritage of our steel industry must be preserved. This is a view shared by the directors of FerroForum, who are therefore committed to promoting industrial culture and craftsmanship related to steel and iron. A way of offering the general public the opportunity to discover the habits, know-how and scientific innovations of the past. For the municipality of Schifflange, whose history is closely linked to the steel industry, supporting this project was a natural choice.
- Hidden sessions – The project invites a limited number of people to take part in musical and artistic performances in a still secret location and in a magical atmosphere. The collaboration of the Schifflange youth club, the photo club and the Schifflange foundries provides an inclusive and immersive experience for all visitors. “Hidden Sessions” combines history and culture in a creative and interactive way and promises an unforgettable experience.
- Ensembles 2.2. – Ensembles 2.2 mixes past and future, nature and science fiction. An application allows visitors to discover our nature reserve in an innovative way.
- L’arrivée de la Jeunesse – a film about Italian immigration to Luxembourg with Passa Parola Magazine.
For more information: esch2022.lu