Blast furnaces

Immerse yourself in the history of Belval, and experience the quarter from above

The blast furnace and former "black mass" building (Massenoire) are witnesses to Belval's industrial past. They can still be visited here today, extensively preserved and skilfully integrated in the new urban context. And you can learn a great deal about the former steel production, but also about the new Belval.

Blast furnaces

Fancy seeing Belval from above? Climb the 180 steps up blast furnace A, and you'll be rewarded by breathtaking views of the new town quarter and the surrounding area. At a height of 40 metres, on what was once the charging platform with the opening to the blast furnace, you can see as far as France.

Information panels on the signposted visitors' tour tell the story of how the blast furnace worked and of pig-iron production. On enquiry, the Fonds Belval will also provide two-hour group tours in German, French and Luxembourgian that also include the "Belval & More" exhibition.

Furthermore, several times a year the blast furnace plant is opened at night to visitors, for instance during the Blast Furnace Festival in July. Equipped with a helmet and torch, visitors can climb the 180 steps and enjoy the sights and lights of Belval by night.

  • Opening hours:
    From the beginning of April until the end of October;
    Wednesdays to Fridays from 10am-7pm,
    Saturdays from 10am-6pm
    Sundays from 2pm-6pm.
  • Admission:
    € 5,
    reductions € 3 (for visitors under 18 and over 65 years of age);
    children to the age of 14 free if accompanied by an adult
  • Entrance: Halle des poches à fonte (formerly the factory hall) corner Avenue du Rock'n'Roll/ Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
  • Group tours: Book at visitefonds-belval.lu

Further information and dates also at: www.fonds-belval.lu

Exhibition "Belval & more" in the Massenoire

For those who would like to know more about the new university quarter and the realisation of the various research and teaching buildings on the blast furnace terraces, the Massenoire building is the place to go. A large illuminated model and 3D animation film visualise the future campus. The "Belval & More" permanent exhibition deals with the historic and contemporary context in which the site is developing. Films on the history of the steel industry, the urban development and the redesigning of branches of industries are shown in a separate screening room.

There are regular talks, debates and special exhibitions on architectural and urban questions, and on the history of the cross-border mining area.

  • Address: Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, opposite the Rockhal
  • Opening hours:
    all year,
    Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10am-6pm,
    Sundays from 2pm-6pm
  • Admission: free
  • Group tours or interactive visitors for school children on enquiry:
    visitefonds-belval.lu

Further information at: www.fonds-belval.lu

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