Obviously essential to a healthy lifestyle and to have the necessary energy for your long days of work, regular exercise is a requirement nowadays. No matter if you are debutant, regular or experienced, Luxembourg offers a wide range of equipment and sports clubs that are at your disposition throughout the year. Between indoor, outdoor, solo, family or group activities, here is all the useful information you will need to practice sports in the Grand Duchy.
Being in the official top list of countries with the most sport loving inhabitants, Luxembourg is not shy when comes the time to offer structures and sports clubs for its inhabitants who turned it into a true lifestyle. In addition to the private sporting coaches who practice their activity in an individual setting, there exist many gym clubs in Luxembourg and sporting clubs where to practice activities in groups. For those who like to practice outdoor sports, the Grand Duchy also proposes many outdoor spaces dedicated to sports, not to mention its natural parks and fitness tracks where exercise can be performed in total freedom. Luxembourgers, do you wish to begin, continue or go back to sports? Depending on your sport of predilection, here is the information you need to know.
What types of sports can you practice in the Grand Duchy?
Whatever the season and throughout the year, you will always meet sportsmen in action wherever you go. Racing, trekking, biking, skateboarding, skating, etc… The Grand Duchy offers its inhabitants quality exercise in total freedom, the mere sight green of its landscapes is an invitation to practice outdoor sports. For the amateurs of walking, Luxembourg offers several fitness trails within its beautiful national parks. You will be able to find the complete list of these events at the Head office of Tourism.
The same goes for cycling enthusiasts for whom the country created specific tours across the whole territory. This one is located near the birthplace of great cycling champions, like Charly Gaul or the Schleck brothers. For marathoners, racing and endurance fans, multiple events with the major cycling association are organized throughout the year in Luxembourg. To quote only a few, you will find the ING Marathon in May, the JP Morgan City Jogging in July, the Route du Vin (Wine road) in September. For the most athletic ones, we suggest the Mullerthal Ultra Trail that takes place during the same month.
In love with outdoors fitness? The City of Luxembourg gracefully puts at the disposal of all sports enthusiasts open field and free fitness spaces! The equipment is accessible to all starting from age 12. They will be available in Kockelscheuer next to the P+R Kockelscheuer and the children’s playground and from Vallée de Pétrusse to the 2 Rue Saint Quirin next to the miniature golf. Finally, and if your predilection sport is climbing, we can only recommend the Hull’s wall, the Hartmann Sports center or the Red Rock’n’roll Climbing Center in Soleuvre with its 450m² wall and its climbing room on par with the Olympic climbing criteria.
What to do when you love watery sports?
Besides all the activities suggested above and accessible throughout the year, the Grand Duchy also has buildings and outdoor areas dedicated to sports for all ages. For those who love swimming, Luxembourg offers several open-air swimming pools open until the end of September: the swimming pool of Grevenmacher, Niederanven, and Dudelange. If you are a beginner in watery sports and wish to take some lessons, be aware that those are very heavily requested and that you will have to make your reservations a long time in advance, at least several months before, up to one year.
Especially for your children from age 3, the Luxembourg swimming association proposes swimming lessons ranging from initiation, swimming training competitions, synchronized swimming, water polo, etc… The lessons take place in the swimming pools of Hundreds, Dommeldange, Gasperich and Bonnevoie. Starting from age 4, Little Swim offers swimming lessons for children by groups of up to 12, for beginners or advanced learners. The lessons take place on two sites: Howald’s swimming pool and the swimming pool of the Lycée Technique (Luxembourg-Limpertsberg).
Finally and for those who prefer swimming in a natural environment and enjoy the warm daylight, Luxembourg also offers its inhabitants the opportunity to practice swimming in lakes or ponds during the summer, until September 30th. We recommend these sites to you for their regularly supervised water quality and their choice of public beaches: Haute-Sûre lake in Boulaide, Esch-sur-Sûre, and Lake of High-Sure, the Weiswampach Lake in the commune of Weiswampach and the Remerschen’s pond in the commune of Remerschen in the south-east of the country.