guided tours

TOURS OF THE BLAST FURNACE

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 1 April until 31 October, Wednesday to Friday from 12noon to 7pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. (Easter included).

Admission: 5 €, reduced rate: 3€ (-18 and +65), children up to 14 years of age are free of charge (must be accompanied by an adult).

Departure point: “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: visite@fonds-belval.lu


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 starts at 3pm.

The tour lasts around 1 hour 30 minutes

Admission: 7€/per person (price of admission includes entry to the blast furnace)

Advance booking required

available
10-07-2016 | 15:00 h | english | 23 places
07-08-2016 | 15:00 h | lëtzebuergesch | 14 places
04-09-2016 | 15:00 h | français | 23 places
02-10-2016 | 15:00 h | deutsch | 30 places


Guided tours of the blast furnace in the company of Guy Bock

The guided tour in the company of the chief blast furnace operator 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 60m (according to the weather).

The tour starts at 10am

The tour lasts around 2 hours 30 minutes - 3 hours

Admission: 9 €/per person (price of admission includes entry to the blast furnace)

Advance booking required

available
30-07-2016 | 10:00 h | lëtzebuergesch | 25 places
24-09-2016 | 10:00 h | français | 30 places
15-10-2016 | 10:00 h | deutsch | 30 places