guided tours


Blast furnace A is open to the public and offers access to the 40m high viewing platform (a climb of 180 steps!) at the furnace top where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the new urban districts of Belval and its surroundings. As you walk along the marked path you will see a number of information panels that will tell you more about the functioning of the blast furnace and about how cast iron is produced.

Opening times: from March 30 to October 31, Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, Sundays and public holidays from 2pm to 6pm.

Admission: 5 €, reduced rate: 3€ (-18 and +65), children up to 12 years of age are free of charge (must be accompanied by an adult).

Place: “halle des poches à fonte” (ladle bay), avenue du Rock’n’Roll / avenue des Hauts Fourneaux, Esch-sur-Alzette

Guided tours are available for groups: advance booking required:

Guided tour „the blast furnace and the City of Science“

The tour starts in the Massenoire (Black mass) building with a presentation of the development of Belval and Cité des Sciences (City of Science) followed by a walk leading to place des Hauts Fourneaux (the Blast Furnaces square) and to the furnace viewing platform at 40 meters high (180 steps). In the end, you will know more about the blast furnaces operation, the production of cast iron, and the second life of the industrial remains within the new university neighbourhood.

The tour lasts around 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours

Admission: 8€/per person (price of admission includes entry to the blast furnace)

Advance booking required


A detailed guided tour of the blast furnace

The guided tour offers you the perfect way to gain first-hand insight into the cast iron and steel making processes. Your guide will explain the challenges the workers had to face while operating a blast furnace and producing high quality cast iron, not forgetting to mention the working conditions and the team spirit among the steel workers. The tour takes you all the way up to the platform at a height of 80m (according to the weather).

The tour lasts around 2 hours 30 minutes - 3 hours

Admission: 12 €/per person (price of admission includes entry to the blast furnace)

Advance booking required


The treasure hunt

The treasure hunt for children and adults allows in a playful way to transmit knowledge about the "monsters of steel" and the new urban district of the City of Science. After an introduction to the Belval story, participants look for hidden signs to decode based on a map.

Groups of 3 to 12 participants from 5 years of age.

The tour lasts around 1 hours 30 minutes

Admission: 3 € / person
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking required


New - Bike Tours - The Blast Furnace Terrace and its surroundings

Take a bike and ride in Belval neighbourhood. You will discover the Blast Furnaces Terrace, the House of Knowledge (Maison du savoir), the House of Books (Maison du Livre), green spaces, and much more. The bike tour will end by climbing 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.


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

Discover the old iron and steel sites of the mining district in Belval. The bike tour will take you to the former mining area « Terres Rouges », to the working neighbourhood of the "Hiehl", the natural site "Ellergronn", the centre of Esch-sur-Alzette, the grounds of Arbed Schifflange to return to the Blast Furnaces Terrace through the new urban developments in Belval. Participants will then be able to access the blast furnace.

3,5 hours

Distance: 20,5 km

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

Required registration
Bike tours for groups on request.


General informations

All information and reservations for the guided tours are available at

Bicycle tours start in front of the Massenoire (from 14 years).

All safety instructions must be followed.

Address : 6, avenue du Rock’n’Roll (gegenüber der Rockhal), 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.