individual and guided tours

Blast Furnace A visits

Discover the Blast Furnace A at your own pace along the fascinating circuit through the heart of steel production, followed by a safe ascent to the viewing platform at 40m above ground.

Opening times: Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 7pm (6pm after October 1st), Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sundays and holidays 2pm to 6 pm.

Admission: 5 Euros.

Reduced: 3 Euros (under 18 and over 65).

Free entry: children up to 12 years (must be accompanied by an adult).

Regular visits – guided tour open to all one Sunday per month

Discover the functioning of the blast furnaces and steel production and climb up to the viewing platform at 40m above ground. The ascent over 180 steps is entirely safe and rewarded by the breath-taking view from the top. The guide will tell you about the conservation concept of the blast furnaces within the City of Sciences, Research and Innovation, the development of the new quarter, as well as the urban projects and ongoing building works.

Duration: 2 hours

Admission: 8 €

Advance booking required

16-08-2020 | 14:30 h | français | 1 places
13-09-2020 | 14:30 h | français | 3 places
18-10-2020 | 14:30 h | lëtzebuergesch | 8 places

Guided tour of Blast Furnace A

Explore the impressive interior of Blast Furnace A while learning about the steel industry in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. Discover the functioning of the blast furnace and the steel production process, as well as the significance of the sector for the national economy. You will also be able to climb up to the viewing platform and enjoy the spectacular view over the Belval urban quarter and its surroundings.

Duration : 1.5 - 2 hours

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Guided tour of the Cité des Sciences

Explore the Belval site and marvel at the modern architecture of the new buildings contrasting with the industrial heritage. The guide will explain the conception of the quarter and the conservation of the blast furnaces in the context of creating a new urban quarter, followed by information on ongoing and future building works around the site.

Duration : 1.5 - 2 hours

Advance booking required on :

Guided tour combo: Blast Furnace A and Cité des Sciences

Visit the Blast Furnace A and the Cité des Sciences together in order to gain an overview over the history of steel production and the conversion of the industrial remains into a modern urban quarter with new buildings, architectures and public amenities.

Duration : 2 hours

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Customize your visit according to your interests! Our guides are happy to go into more detail on particular subjects such as architecture, urbanism, or metallurgy, to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Just let us know your wishes when you book.

Special visit „The treasure hunt”

The treasure hunt for big and small is an ideal way to learn about the blast furnaces and the new urban district of the City of Science in a playful way. After an introduction to the history of Belval, participants look for hidden clues they must decode based on a map.

Duration : 1.5 - 2 hours

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bike Tours - The Blast Furnace Terrace and its surroundings

Enjoy a bike tour around the Belval quarter and discover the Blast Furnaces Terrace, the House of Knowledge (Maison du Savoir), the House of Books (Maison du Livre), green spaces, and much more. After the bike tour you can climb up the blast furnace to the platform at 40 m.

2 hours

Distance: 6,4 km

Price (min 14 years old):
20€ (bike rental included)

Required registration
Bike tours for groups on request.

20-09-2020 | 14:30 h | | 6 places

Bike Tours - The mining district: from the past to the future

Discover the old iron and steel sites of the mining district starting in Belval. The bike tour will take you via the former mining area “Terres Rouges” to the working neighbourhood of the "Hiehl", the natural site "Ellergronn", the city centre of Esch-sur-Alzette, the grounds of Arbed Schifflange, finally returning to the Blast Furnaces Terrace through the new urban developments in Belval. Participants will then be able to access the blast furnace and climb up to the viewing platform at 40m.

3,5 hours

Distance: 20,5 km

Price (min 14 years old):
30€ (bike rental included)

Required registration
Bike tours for groups on request.

27-09-2020 | 14:30 h | | 9 places

General informations

For any information and for booking the guided tours, please contact us on

Box office and starting point for the Blast Furnace A visits: Halle des Poches à Fonte.

Starting point for guided tours and bike tours: „Massenoire“ building.

Address: 6, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette (Belval)

The Fonds Belval reserves the right to cancel the public guided tours if the participant number is not sufficient.