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Müllerthal

Mëllerdall  >  Luxembourg

One of Luxembourg's most famoust tourist region holds a number of good forest birds. Sublime landscapes with plenty of hiking possibilities.

Added by Patric Lorgé

Description

The Müllerthal region (Mëllerall in luxembourgish) is above all a unique biotope characterized by mixed forests with sandstone rock formations which are as beguiling as surprising. It is the unique composition of the rock and soil erosion that have contributed to the creation of this landscape so typical for the region. The diverse natural and geological heritage makes the region so special.

The forest hold really good numbers of forest birds, i.e. six species of Woodpeckers: Black Woodpecker and Middle Spotted Woodpecker are numerous, Wood Warbler and Crested Tit are easily seen in spring. Eurasian Eagle Owl and Peregrine Falcon are sedentary and Black Stork may be seen in the valley during spring and summer. Lookout for White-throated Dipper and Common Kingfisher along the streams.

Nature park "Mëllerdall" was founded in 2016. It is also a Geopark to focus on the fascinating geology of the region. The combination of Nature and Geopark speaks for the special meaning and protection of the landscape.

Details

Access

As "capital" of the Mullerthal Region, Echternach is the oldest town in Luxembourg. In 2010, the famous Hopping Procession of Echternach became part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Müllerthal is best reched by Bus from there or you may park your car in the small village Mullertal or one of the adjacent villages.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Valley

Conditions

Hilly, Rocky, Slippery

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

On a length of 112 km, the Mullerthal Trail passes through all the natural particularities of the Mullerthal Region. Natural paths lead through forests and pastures and can be combined with impressive canyons and bizarre rock formations.

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Birdingplaces Near

Echternach lake may be good for waterfowl and migratory water birds. Some pairs of Great Crested Grebe nest there as well as Grey Heron.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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