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.
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 HabitatForest, Valley
ConditionsHilly, Rocky, Slippery
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer
Best time to visitSpring, Summer
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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.
Echternach lake may be good for waterfowl and migratory water birds. Some pairs of Great Crested Grebe nest there as well as Grey Heron.