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The Game Gallery

Opening Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm



The Schéifermisch

The sculpture of Michel Heintz jr, of the young Michel Pintz, shepherd of Asselborn,  sentenced to death at the War of the Bludgeons for having defended his home-land against oppression, symbolizes Luxembourg resistance against the big nations 

Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

Commemorative monument erected in honour of all the fighters with the appeal: Sacrificed Youth- Never Again !
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Pedagogical Circuit

The pedagogical Circuit shows the riches of the natural reserve of the Tratterbach valley: fauna, flora, geology, source and schist quarry .Small digestive promenade joining up with the song of the birds .Come and discover our cultural circuit of 20 stages and ask for our free guide at the reception!

The Valley of Peace 1945-2015

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War, the duty of memory and the idyllic scenery of the Tratterbach Valley, invite us to a moment of reflection. Back to a devastating conflict and to the European construction as a pledge of peace between the peoples .
Monument realised   with the participation of Arcelor-Mittal and the Ministry of Tourism.

A Valley of Peace - why?






1914-2014: 100 years since World War I



1945-2015: 70 years since World War II



1963-2013: 50 years French-German Friendship



May 9, 1950: Foundation of the European Union





These intense time of commemoration, reviewing the horrors of the past, has called in our awareness our duty against oblivion in order to convey  a message of future, peace and hope to the coming generations.


Some leading statesmen in the postwar era had started an economical cooperation between the former war making nations in order to put a stop to every single fight intent respectively occasions of war conflict. By the foundation of the European Coal an Steel Community (ECSC), Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman, Alcide de Gasperi, Joseph Bech and Konrad Adenauer had layed the foundation stone of an economical collaboration. This collaboration became then a social, and, in a way,  also a political cooperation. The European Union was born on warground in order to lay the foundations for a long-term peace.


In a time, where the European Citizenship suffers headwind and has problems to prevail, in a time, where the European Union is shaked by the economical and financial crisis, it is important to refer to its origin, to remember the historical background against which the military strategy recommended the creation of  lines of fortifications. These durable peace is   one of the targets reached by the European Union, which is forgotten much too often or sometimes even suppressed, although, without this peace, every single economical development, every single social progress would habe been impossible.


By six Information-Panels about



-        The origins of the European Union with the European Coal an Steel Community (ECSC)



-        The ambitions of the European Union



-        The Battle of the Bulge



-        The Élysée Treaty



-        The defence lines Siegfried and Maginot



-        The European Union  in figures and numbers



the very historical past is explained.


These six panels were adopted by the hexagonal monument, which was implemented with Grey-beams and  coalwalls kept by steel grids. A symbolic fresco of Corten steel completes the memorial, which illustrates the facts of combat operations: Death and sacrified youth, plus the future together with men, who took up the cause of „Peace“ and marched on towards the sun.


This memorial along the peaceful valley of Tratterbach shall allow the many tourists and visitors to take a time and to ask questions about this epoch of contemporaneous history, in which each and every one of them is an actor of the society, he wants to evolve in. Situated in the Luxembourg Ardennes, near Bastogne, and also in the centre of the Luxembourgish part of the Battle of the Bulge, the „Domaine du Moulin d'Asselborn“ represents an historical site, which has gone through a millennial history, actually almost the whole history of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Comprising an „Hôtel-Restaurant“ together with the museum of water mills and located at the crossways of many travel routes an trails, it is one of the essential touristic attractions of the Luxembourg Ardennes.


We intend to finish these Memorial in spring 2014 and to inaugurate it at a date of symbolic importance – at a time which would become a great periode of commemoration and remembrance with several partners still to be contacted and consulted. 


-          Musée National d'Histoire militaire de Diekirch



-          Bastogne War Museum



-          Association des Musées de la Bataille des Ardennes



-          Comité directeur pour le Souvenir de la Résistance



-          National Liberation Memorial asbl



-          WestwallMuseum Sinz



-          Association Amifort gestionnaire du fort de Hackenberg

Office Régional de Tourisme des Ardennes Luxembourgeoises



Museum of the Watermill and the Milling Process.

With its thousand years the bannal mill of Asselborn  is considered to be one of the most ancient watermills of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. We find its trace for the first time in 1036, when the Abbey of St-Maximine acquired the Asselborn domain through an exchange act with the monastery of Stablo-Malmédy.

The fact to see it mentioned in this act signifies that its foundation is anterior to that date .
Guided visits on request ( tariff 35 €/hour )                       Contact

The museums are open all days,except on Tuesday,   from10 to 12 a.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m.

Individual tarif
3 € per person and per museum
5 € per person for the visit of the 2 museums

Group tarif ( from 10 persons onwards )
2 € per person and per museum
4 € per person for the visit of the 2 museums

Tariffs for juniors ( 12 to18 years ) and students ( on presentation of their cards)
1.50 € per person and museum
2.50 € per person for the visit of the 2 museums
“One ticket for 2 museums”
With a sole ticket, entry to the Museums of the Mill and of the Writing Utensils
at Asselborn
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Further information on tel +352 99 86 16

The Writing Museum

The development of writing from the clay tablet to the steel spring. An extraordinary collection of inkwells in wood, clay, or summarized from various precious materials, silver, leather, crystal will guide you through the artistic styles of different eras.
Audio guide (Fr -en)
There are only three museums in Europe; one in Switzerland, the second in the South of France and the third in Asselborn.
Open Saturday and Sunday from 14 bis 18 clock clock and on request under number 99 86 16
Guided tours on request (fare: 35 / hour for the guide) Contact: +352 99 86 16

The Relais Postal

Gloria von Thurn & Taxis welcomes you and tells you the history of the relais postal existing from 1516 to 1680. Ask for a guided visit and by the book about the relais Postal


Open on saturday and sunday 2pm - 6pm or by demand at 99 86 16

Schoolclass from 1900

Find smells of wax to school, chalk squeaking on the blackboard and ink stains on decks
Teachers contact us to organize an educational and relaxing day + 99 86 16

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Open Saturdays and Sundays from 14h to 18h or on request 99 86 16

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