- See Esch-sur-Alzette for the former mining town in the south of Luxembourg.
Esch-sur-Sûre is mostly known for the Upper Sûre dam, built in the 1960s to meet the country’s drinking water needs.
The -sur-Sûre suffix of the town’s name refers to the river Sauer, which is called Sûre in French. The name means nothing more than Esch on the river Sauer.
To get to Esch-sur-Sûre by public transport, it is necessary to take a train to Ettelbruck first. From here, bus 535 runs every two hours to Esch-sur-Sûre. Other bus connections connect the small town to Wiltz and Rambrouch, which links to Colmar-Berg and Diekirch.
When travelling from Luxembourg City‘s centre, use the Avenue Emile Reuter, turning onto the Rue de Rollingergrund (Route nationale 12), and stay on this National route. After having crossed the river Sauer (Sûre), take the first left turn leading you through a tunnel. This road will take you straight to Esch-sur-Sûre.
Having just over 300 citizens, Esch-sur-Sûre is a very small town. It can be travelled by foot very easily.
- 1 Esch-sur-Sûre castle ruins (The castle can only be reached by foot. Head for the Rue de l’Église, which is where you will find the path leading up to the castle ruins.). The ruins on top of the hill are the main attraction of the town. They can be explored for free, just make sure not to damage yourself with the steep hills that the castle ruins are built on top of. (updated Aug 2016)
- 1 House of the nature reserve, 15 Route de Lultzhausen, L-9650 Esch-sur-Sûre, ☎+352 89 93 31-1. Monday-Friday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 14:00-18:00. Closed on Wednesdays.. Information centre, permanent exposition about the park, sale of regional products. (updated Aug 2016)