2 February is World Wetlands Day

On 2 February 1971, the convention of the same name was signed between various states in the Iranian city of Ramsar, which deals with the conservation of the world’s wetlands. The Ramsar Convention is thus considered the oldest international nature conservation agreement. There are now 2,435 wetlands in 172 states designated as Ramsar sites. In Luxembourg there are two: “Haff Réimech” (313 ha) and “Vallée de la Haute-Sûre” (one of the few cross-border areas with 16,900 ha in Luxembourg and 29,000 ha in Belgium).

Visit the region around the Upper Sûre Reservoir on International Wetlands Day on 2 February. Due to the pandemic, the Öewersauer Nature Park unfortunately cannot offer any guided tours or workshops this year as in the past, so we recommend two circular routes to discover the wetlands “on your own” at the Obersauer and the Béiwenerbaach respectively.

More information and description of the two circular routes in the press release (in german an french):

Walking tour: Wildlife tracks in the snow

Tracks of wild animals can be seen particularly well in the snow. Accompany our ranger on a walk and find out which animals have crossed the path. There is also an opportunity to ask further questions about the wild animals that live in the forests of the Öewersauer Nature Park area. The walk is suitable for both children and adults.

Interested? Provide us with your contact details and we will notify you as soon as the weather conditions allow such a tour.

Éislek on its way to become the FIRST “Leading Hiking Region”

The marking has begun!
The Éislek offers ideal conditions for becoming one of the top hiking regions in Europe, which is exactly what the Regional Tourism Board Éislek is working towards within the framework of the LEADER project “Qualitéitswanderregioun Éislek”. After intensive coordination with the partners of the region, the planning work has been completed so far and the infrastructural work on the hiking trails has begun. The intention is to strengthen the region even more and to increase the hiking experience for locals as well as for guests.

For more information, see the Dossier de Presse from the Office régional de Tourisme Éislek: