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Larochette

1800 inhabitants, altitude 268 metres. Small town of character nestled between rocky outcrops and surrounded by forests. The medieval castle ruins dating back to the 11th Century dominate the valley from a promontory.

A DAY IN LAROCHETTE

A circular walk
From the car park cross the footbridge of the White Ernz and turn right to reach the centre of Larochette. Visit the parish church of St. Donatius, the square "Bleech", the Cross of Justice and the former train station "Feelser Jhangeli" with an exhibition of ancient textile machinery.

Ascend the J.A. Zinnen path following the blue arrows to reach 'Verluerekascht', a former watchtower offering a beautiful view of Larochette and the castle. After "Hangelsbour" and the chapel of Saint-Rochus, the trail leads to the castle. After your visit continue to your left towards the ponds and the 'Ouschterbour' source, a perfect spot for a picnic, then descend into the valley, cross the White Ernz and return to the St. Donatius church.

Follow the "L3" path marked with green arrows by ascending the stairs on the right of the shop Dimmer-Zimmer to arrive on Taiperlee – a magnificent view point - then follow the “T” markings (green arrows) towards 'Deichterboesch', returning to your point of departure along the "Feelser Jhangeli" route.

 

A HALF DAY IN LAROCHETTE

A short walk
Follow the J.A. Zinnen path until you reach the road to Mersch. Nice view of the castle, the Roeber Mansion and the Church of St. Donatius (worth a visit). On your right, follow the promenade "L1" (Ouschterbour) marked by brown arrows, walk up the rue de Mersch and after about 400 metres take the 2nd road on your right which leads up to the castle (to visit) with its magnificent view. Upon leaving the castle, continue to your left and follow the brown arrows towards the ponds and the spring of the 'Ouschterbuer' - an ideal picnic spot – before returning to the car park.