Visits



1. Free visit of the Blast Furnace (for individuals and groups)
2. Guided tour for groups
3. Regular guided tours of the Blast Furnace and the City of Science
4. School groups
5. For children ; with the family, school classes or the childcare centre
6. Bike tour
7. Möllerei
8. City of Science exhibition


1. Free visit of the Blast Furnace (for individuals and groups)

Find out more about the workings of the only Blast Furnace in Luxembourg that is open to visitors. Follow the fascinating route, at your own pace, through the heart of steel production and enjoy safe access to the 40-metre-high viewing platform, where iron ore and coke were loaded.

New in 2023
The tour of the blast furnace has been extended. The tour now begins in the Möllerei, an impressive building where the iron ore and coke that fed the blast furnace were stored.

In order to understand how the blast furnace worked, there are a series of explanatory signs along the route.

Opening hours from 1 April to 31 October
Open Monday to Sunday from 10h00 to 19h00 (last access at 18h30)
Closed on Tuesday
Open on public holidays

Opening hours from 1 November to 31 March
Open Monday to Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00 (last access at 15h30).
Closed on Tuesdays, and from December 24 to January 1 inclusive
Open on public holidays

Price: 5,00 Euros per person

Reduced price: 3,00 Euros per person (over 65 years et Persons with reduced mobility)

Free entry: children and teenagers (under 21), students (under 26 with card), LuxembourgCard, press, Kulturpass, school groups

Persons with reduced mobility: a tour circuit with a lift makes it possible to avoid climbing the stairs and to reach a height of 40 metres (viewing platform)

To ensure the safety of visitors, access to the blast furnace may be closed at any time due to the weather conditions

2. Guided tour for groups

The Fonds Belval offers various guided tours devoted to the industrial heritage of Luxembourg and, more specifically, to the operation of the blast furnace, as well as to the regeneration of the industrial wastelands and the exceptional architectural development of the Belval site.


Guided tour of the Blast Furnace

Find out more about the workings of the only Blast Furnace in Luxembourg that is open to visitors. Deep in the heart of this impressive enclosure, the guide will explain to you the process used to manufacture cast iron and steel. During the visit, you will climb to a height of 40 metres (to the viewing platform) from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the City of Science, the new neighbourhood of Belval and its remarkable contemporary architecture.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Euros 120.00 per guide + Euros 3.00 per adult (reduced cost), per group of 25 persons

Supplement: access to the top of the blast furnace (bleeder) at a height of 80 metres, Euros 50.00

Languages: Luxembourgish, French, German, English, Dutch

Persons with reduced mobility: a tour circuit with a lift makes it possible to avoid climbing the stairs and to reach a height of 40 metres

However, to ensure the safety of visitors, access to the Blast Furnace may be closed at any time due to the weather conditions.

By reservation only: visite@fonds-belval.lu


Guided tour of the City of Science

Explore the Belval site, renowned for the diversity and quality of its contemporary architecture, which blends in perfectly with the impressive industrial heritage. During the tour, the guide will explain the overall design to you, which includes both the conservation and enhancement of the blast furnaces as well as the development of the City of Science, the brand new urban district of Belval.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Euros 120.00 per guide, per group of 25 persons

Languages: Luxembourgish, French, German, English, Dutch

By reservation only: visite@fonds-belval.lu


Combined guided tours of the blast furnace and the City of Science

Visit the Blast Furnace and the City of Science and enjoy a general overview of the history of steel production and the regeneration of the industrial wasteland into a contemporary urban district with exceptional architecture and urban planning.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Euros 120.00 per guide + Euros 3.00 per adult (reduced cost), per group of 25 persons

Persons with reduced mobility: a tour circuit with a lift makes it possible to avoid climbing the stairs and to reach a height of 40 metres

However, to ensure the safety of visitors, access to the Blast Furnace may be closed at any time due to the weather conditions.

By reservation only: visite@fonds-belval.lu


Areas of interest

The guided tours are designed to satisfy a wide audience.
However, depending on the particular interests of the group, it is possible to go into more detail on certain topics such as the steel industry, architecture or town planning.
Please specify any special requirements at the time of booking. Special tours are subject to the availability of the guides.

3. Regular guided tours of the Blast Furnace and the City of Science

Visit the Blast Furnace and the City of Science and enjoy a general overview of the history of steel production and the regeneration of the industrial wasteland into a contemporary urban district with exceptional architecture and urban planning.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Euros 10.00 per person (access to the blast furnace and guided tour)
free entry for children till 12 years


available
14-04-2024 | 14h30 | Français | complete
19-05-2024 | 14h30 | Luxembourgeois / Allemand | 14 places
16-06-2024 | 14h30 | Anglais | 22 places
14-07-2024 | 14h30 | Français | 14 places
18-08-2024 | 14h30 | Luxembourgeois / Allemand | 21 places
15-09-2024 | 14h30 | Anglais | 25 places
20-10-2024 | 14h30 | Français | 19 places
17-11-2024 | 14h30 | Luxembourgeois / Allemand | 23 places
15-12-2024 | 14h30 | Anglais | 25 places


4. School groups

For school groups, the Fonds Belval offers a visit adapted to schoolchildren. We explain how the blast furnace works and enlighten them on whole project to regenerate the Belval industrial wasteland and its architectural development.

Duration: 2 hours

Free tour for groups of 25 persons

By reservation only: visite@fonds-belval.lu


5. For children ; with the family, school classes or the childcare centre

Ideal for an unforgettable experience, the treasure hunt is a fun way to learn. By the end of the adventure, the brave little explorers will know everything there is to know about both the operation of the Blast Furnace and the contemporary architecture of Belval. Participants will look for hidden signs, which have to be deciphered from a map.

Duration: 1.30 to 2.00 hours

Euros 5.00 per person (from 5 years old), treasure included!

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

For families: The booklet can be picked up in the showroom of the Fonds Belval during the regular opening hours.

Group reservations: visite@fonds-belval.lu


6. Bike tour

This is a more active way to discover the new urban district of Belval, which is developing at the foot of the blast furnaces. Explore the Belval site, renowned for the diversity and quality of its contemporary architecture, which blends in perfectly with the impressive industrial heritage. During the tour, the guide will explain the overall design to you, which includes both the conservation and enhancement of the blast furnaces as well as the development of the brand new urban district of Belval (the City of Science). After the bike ride, you are free to visit the blast furnace (no guided tour).

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 6,4 km

From 14 years

Price: Euros 120.00 per guide (bike rental: Euros 10.00 per bike)

By reservation only : visite@fonds-belval.lu


7. Möllerei

Built in 1910 and completely transformed at between 1965 and 1970, this immense building was used to store the iron ore and coke that was poured into the blast furnaces of the Belval plant until it was finally decommissioned in 1997. Carefully restored by the Fonds Belval from March 2020 to February 2022, it is now freely accessible to visitors who can admire its architectural splendour. The Blast Furnace tour will now start from this building and follow the route of the raw materials. The Möllerei is open every day, from 10h00 to 19.00 (16h00 in winter), closed on Tuesdays and from December 24 to January 1 inclusive.



8. City of Science exhibition

The exhibition devoted to the City of Science makes it possible (owing, in particular, to the model on display) to appreciate the scale of the regeneration project of the Belval industrial wasteland, following the final closure of the plant in 1997. The exhibition is open every day, from 10h00 to 19.00 (16h00 in winter), closed on Tuesdays and from December 24 to January 1 inclusive.