Welcome to Minett Mash-Up – De Podcast, a new collaborative project between Minett UNESCO Biosphere, Musée vun der Aarbecht (MUAR), and Industriekultur-CNCI. In this first introductory episode, the podcast team introduce themselves and reveal details about the concept and what to expect. Each month, you will get the chance to join the hosts at a special location within the Minett UNESCO Biosphere. The podcast will be hosted mainly in Luxembourgish and a new episode will be published on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube at the end of every month.

For our first episode we met at the Giele Botter, at the heart of the Prënzebierg, in front of the entrance to the mine Schlammefeld. The Prënzebierg is one of the 6 core areas of the Minett UNESCO Biosphere and can be easily discovered, using one of the two marked hiking trails. You can discover the area via a shorter geological trail or a longer trail created by the Nature and Forestry Administration.

The Minett Trail, created and launched for Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture, spans a distance of 90 kilometres, through the 11 municipalities of the Syndicat PRO-SUD, and lets you discover the natural riches of the former open-cast mine of the Giele Botter. After your walk in the central Prënzebierg area, we recommend visiting our partners and key industrial heritage site – Minett Park Fonds-de-Gras.

About the Minett Mash-up Podcast team:

Minett UNESCO Biosphere (MUB)

The Minett UNESCO Biosphere Reserve covers the entire Minett region and everything within it, whether that be the natural landscapes, the people, the natural flora and fauna or the industrial heritage. Together, with its many partners in the South, PRO-SUD is responsible for the management of the biosphere. By organising projects focused on; regional citizen participation, outreach, and research, it is its aim for sustainable development and a harmonious life between Man and Nature to be promoted within the Minett.

Musée vun der Aarbecht – MUAR

The MUAR – Museum of Labour – is an initiative of the municipality of Kayl in relation to Esch 2022 – European Capital of Culture. The MUAR is the country’s first museum dedicated to work, and as a museum without walls, it offers visitors the opportunity to discover the world of the labour force from different angles through various events such as seminars, conferences, concerts and information workshops. This project aims to complement the industrial and cultural heritage of the Minett region.

Industriekultur-CNCI asbl

Industriekultur-CNCI asbl (Centre national de la culture industrielle) is committed to industrial culture and industrial heritage in Luxembourg. One of its main objectives is to establish a cooperative network of museums and associations active in the field of industrial culture. In order to preserve this heritage for future generations, the IK-CNCI develops, among other things, concepts for the creative use of old industrial buildings and sites. The association aims to bring industrial culture and people together through interesting projects and practical activities.