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The town of Esch-sur-Sūre.

Situated at an altitude of 280 m, Esch-sur-Sûre is a very small town nestled between wooded hills and surrounded by the river Sûre. The locality of 300 inhabitants is dominated by the massive ruins of its castle (927) and the spectacular cliffs that plunge down to the river Sûre. The country's very first road tunnel (built in 1850) leads to the town, while -on the opposite side- a second tunnel takes you upstream of the town to the Sûre barrage (1955).
Worth visiting are: the museum of the natural park, the SEBES water treatment works (Union des Eaux du Barrage d'Esch-sur-Sûre) and 90 km of nature walkways.

 

The Upper-Sūre natural park

Photo: ONT

The park stretches across plateaux, narrow valleys with steep wooded slopes and the massive reservoir with its barrage just outside Esch-sur-Sûre, built between 1955 and 1957 to ensure the country's drinking water supply. The park is ideal for leisure and watersports but also for exploring the ecosystem and researching the natural environment.
Be sure not to miss the annual festival of the park and the market held on the first weekend in July. The visitor and information centre in the former cloth factory is the park's “reception area” where you can purchase local produce.

The following local councils are part of the natural park: Bauschleiden, Esch-sur-Sûre, Heiderscheid, Neunhausen, Rambrouch, Wahl, Winseler.