Dogs are man’s best friend. What better way is there to discover Luxembourg’s countryside than doing so in the enchanting company of Charly, Timmy or Lilly?
The country’s forests and fields, parks and other places to sniff around, offer exciting adventures to your canine companion.
Dogs are always a great excuse to get out of the house and take in some fresh air – even if the weather is – well, not so good. Or maybe not?
Luxembourgers are fond of animals. Besides dogs, cats are, of course, a favorite.
To some, it’s a matter of preference, to others, one of practicality, as cats tend to require less time or space.
Cats are curious and rarely scared when they roam the neighborhood. Two qualities one can draw inspiration from.
Freedom, grace and strength. That’s what one typically associates with horses today. After agriculture replaced its Dobbins with machines, horses in Luxembourg became a matter of sports, passion, or both.
On lonely fields, in quiet woods, along misty creeks, Luxembourg’s diverse countryside presents many opportunities for riders and their horses to become ‘one’.
Besides horseback riding for leisure, professional equestrian and Polo sports are also practiced in Luxembourg.
Limousin, Blanc-Bleu (Gris-Bleu), Charolaise, Blonde d’Aquitaine, Angus, Hereford, (English) Longhorn, Aubrac, Salers, Galloway, Highland, Welsh Black, Wagyü… and the list goes on.
Who would have thought so many breeds were raised in Luxembourg, with each having their very own characteristics?
Take a moment to observe them, pleasantly pasturing on the meadows across the country, because there is one thing they have in common: they are happy cows.
Cock-a-doodle-doo! Somehow a symbol of the countryside, the rooster’s ‘alarm clock instinct’ is key in organizing daily human and animal life on a farm.
Maybe less so today than back in the day, but farming and agriculture have a long tradition in Luxembourg, still representing an important economic sector today.
You will also find roosters on church towers in many villages, observing you.
Just another small (even if fast) and earth-digging animal in our region, right? Don’t underestimate rabbits!
Rabbits have a well-developed sensitivity to their numerous predators’ attacks and can run at an incredible speed when it’s time to escape.
And, thanks to their super-soft, fuzzy touch, their cute long ears and fluffy tails, the rabbits’ cousins, i.e. bunnies, are a very popular children’s pet.
Bees zealously collect nectar in fields, forests and flower-beds to produce the delicious honey we cherish. When flying from one plant to the next, they also act as a pollinator and thereby play a key role for a working ecological system: no bees, no plant reproduction. There you have at least two reasons for celebrating and for protecting bees. And, if you’re not busy as a bee already, why not keep bees yourself? Just as in other European countries, beekeeping is on the rise in Luxembourg, even within the capital. Plants are being pollinated, honey is being produced and a lot of care is being given to these hardworking little insects.
Generally speaking, Luxembourg’s wildlife is similar to all the other Western and Central European countries. But the sheer number of deer which roam through the ‘’Éislek’ is impressive. The vast strips of forests, interwoven with fields and valleys provide the perfect environment for these majestic animals. An unconventional specimen – light blue in colour and made of steel – was ubiquitous in 2007 when Luxembourg, along with the Greater Region, held the title of European Capital of Culture.