Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall

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The history of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall begins around 245 million years ago, in a sea. Countless particles of sand and others were deposited and solidified into rock. The sea disappeared, and rivers shaped the impressive rocky landscape of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall we see today.

Located on this outstanding geological heritage, a diverse and valuable natural and cultural heritage came into being. The task of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall is to preserve this heritage and to develop the region sustainably. At all times, the central focus of the actions is the people.

The municipality of Consdorf is located in the middle of the Natur- & Geopark, and numerous businesses in the municipality have been designated as Natur- & Geopark Partners.

You can find more information here: www.naturpark-mellerdall.lu

GEOLOGICAL HIGHLIGHTS IN Consdorf

Mardell

Mardelles, "small maars", are small, mostly water-filled depressions without outlet. They are typical in marl landscapes which can be found around Mompach, or on marl surfaces on the Luxembourg sandstone around Consdorf. When gypsum lenses, lime lenses or dolomite are dissolved in the subsoil by inflowing water the surface above it sinks in. Most of the resulting depressions fill with rainwater. However, some mardells are also of human origin as marl was mined in pits for example.
Mardelles are "sediment traps" and provide excellent conditions for plant and wood remnants. Thus, far-reaching statements can be made on vegetation and land use history, soil erosion and climate change. They also provide a habitat for specific animal and plant species.
The Mardelles are located directly on thematic hiking trail Joffer Margot. 

General information

Mardell


L-6211 Consdorf
T : +352 72 04 57 1
F : +352 72 75 24
E :
W : http://www.mullerthal.lu
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Rock formation "Kuelscheier"

The Kuelscheier is a rock group with a special attraction in its middle: A dark, narrow rock tunnel about 100 meters long, which is closed at the top. It was created when sandstone blocks separated by clefts along the rock face. A source below the rocks marks the transition from the permeable sandstone to the underlying less permeable, clayey marls.

The rock passage is in places so narrow that only "one-way traffic" is possible. A flashlight is necessary to explore the rock tunnel through which a path passes.

The name "Kuelscheier" probably developed from the fact that charcoal from the coal mines in the surrounding area was temporarily stored in the clefts of the rock group. The columns served as a kind of barn and thus got the name "Kuelscheier", ie "coal barn".

The Kuelscheier is located directly on Route 2 of the Mullerthal Trail. It can also be hiked via the local hiking trail C2.

General information

Rock formation "Kuelscheier"

Rue Kuelscheier
L-6211 Consdorf
T : +352 72 04 57 1
F : +352 72 75 24
E :
W : http://www.mullerthal.lu
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Travertine source Kallektuffquell

At the Travertine source situated in the valley of the Ernz Noire crystal-clear calcareous water flows over a rock formation into a basin. The colors of the water and the rock as well as the variety of moss are impressive.

This wonderful place is accessible by the local hiking trail W7 (10.2 km) with starts at Heringer Millen or by Route 3 of the Mullerthal Trail. Before you reach the source, you walk over a 600 m long wooden bridge, which also leads along the river and crosses it several times.

 

General information

Travertine source Kallektuffquell

CR 121
L-6239 Breidweiler
T : +352 72 04 57
F : +352 72 75 24
E :
W : http://www.mullerthal.lu
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