individual and guided tours

Opening of the cultural season 2021

Exhibition “The City of Science”

Visit the new exhibition entitled “The City of Science” devoted to the history of the reconversion of the industrial wasteland of Belval and the construction of the City of Science. The exhibition can be discovered in a new exhibition and public space (the Massenoire being under renovation) located on the ground floor of the Maison de l’Innovation, at 5 avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L -4362 Esch-sur-Alzette (Belval).

The space hosts the permanent exhibition, a model and a film projection. It will serve as a starting point for all visits as well as a souvenir shop.

The blast furnace is open to the public from the 1st April to the 31st October included.
The exhibition remains open.

Opening hours:
Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 7pm
Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Sunday from 2pm to 6pm
Free entrance

Guided tours

Guided tours of the City of Sciences are possible all year round by reservation only.

The Fonds Belval organizes guided tours by reservation ( for groups limited to 11 people (10 visitors and a guide).

COVID-19 Safety instructions:
- Subject to strict compliance with sanitary measures and barriers gestures (Covid-19) by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
- Wear a mandatory mask during the entire visit.
- Wash your hands.
- Respect the interpersonal distance of 2 meters.
- A privileged payment by credit card.

Address: 5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette (Belval).

From the 24th of April, all visits take place as usual

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.

Entrance: 5 euros.

Reduced: 3 euros (over 65 and persons with reduced mobility).

Free entry: Children and teenagers under 21, Students under 26 with a valid student card, LuxembourgCard, Amis des Musées, ICOM, presse, Kulturpass, Schools.

Regular visits – guided tour open to all and once a month

Discover the functioning of the blast furnaces and steel production and climb up to the viewing platform at a height of 40 meters. 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Admission: 10 euros

Advance booking required on

26-09-2021 | 14:30 h | deutsch | 18 places
24-10-2021 | 14:30 h | lëtzebuergesch | complete

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. 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

Advance booking required on

Price: 120 euros per guide + Reduced price for access 3 euros per adult

Bleeder access supplement at a height of 80 meters: 50 euros.

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.

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Advance booking required on

Price: 120 euros per guide

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 the cast iron and steel production and the conversion of the industrial remains into a modern urban quarter with new buildings, architectures and public amenities.

Duration: 2 hours

Advance booking required on

Price: 120 euros per guide + Reduced price for access 3 euros per adult


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

Groups of 3 to 10 participants.

5 euros per person from 5 years old, access and treasure included.

Required registration

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking required on

Take part in our Photo Safari and win a gift!

Like an explorer, set off to discover the Cité des Sciences, grab your camera and capture the iconic features of the Blast Furnace Terrace.
Once you have identified all the clues, go to our exhibition room, show your photos to the hostess and win your gift!

This activity is free and available during our opening hours without reservation. You can start in the exhibition room or at the entrance of the Blast Furnace A in the Halle des Poches.

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 visit the Blast Furnace on foot and access the top at 40 meters high.

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 6,4 km

Minimum 14 years old

Price: 120 euros per guide + 10 euros for bike rental

Bike tours for groups on request

Regular visit
15 euros per person
20 euros per person with bike rental

Required registration