Blast Furnace Belval

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Blast Furnace Belval
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Kåre N
Farum, Denmark116 contributions
Oct 2019
I you love big old industrial age infrastructure, you will enjoy to visist the blast furnace. It gives an insight into one of the ground pillars of modern society - the steel production. However bare in mind that this is not a working facility, so there will be no heat, sight and sounds. Only the rusty remains of what used to be.
Written October 8, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania7,119 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The view of the old furnace is what is welcoming you as you get out of the train station at "Belval University station. As we were waiting to get into the Rockhal we took a pic of the old furnace - obviously some refurbishing work has been done to the building - the shiny bits contrasting with the patina of the age. To get more info I recommend you take a guided tour of this "attraction" and if you do so, you'll get some history behind it - not sure where you can get that tour, but if there is one I consider it is worth it.
Anyways it is a great idea to turn an old industrial derelict into a "tourist attraction" and also once the refurbishing work is ready it will be a nice landmark in Belval close to the shopping mall and to the Rockhal.
I recommend you check it out it is interesting - by yourself it will be not more than 1 hour - otherwise on a guided tour can be above the hour mark.
Enjoy.
Written June 2, 2019
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lu i
Tirana, Albania28 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
I was impressed as to what they have done with the Belval in general and Blast Furnaces, to make them a site of attraction. The history behind them was very interesting and the blend of the past with the university building of the present was really fantastic.
Written April 13, 2019
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Nelma M
Marinha Grande, Portugal85 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We kinda bumped into this furnace when we went to a concert at Rockall (which is across). And while we were waiting we got to appreciate it from the outside. It seem to have been partially restored there are some bolts that shine. The copper or brass parts make a great set with the older rustier ones. For sure a place to visit more closely in the future.
Written June 28, 2018
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trooper92
St. Gallen551 contributions
May 2018 • Business
I’ve visited a number of blast furnaces worldwide. Belval is a luxury version as it is cleaned in every detailed and partially restored, accessible through a modern and safe walkway, and embedded in lots of modern, ambitious architecture. I highly recommend the guided tour.
Written May 30, 2018
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Easy Livin’
124 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
The steel industry used to be one of the main factors of Luxembourgish export. At Belval you can take a nice trip down history lane. The two ovens still remaining are fascinating relics of the past. They’ve been renovated and it’s very well done. The size of the ovens is amazing and I really like how they’ve turned old pillars from the train tracks into lighting boxes. The area around is modern but done with respect to the hard labor of old times. On a nice day with a clear sky, you can get some stunning pictures from there. Well worth a visit!
Written March 29, 2018
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natnoodle11
Norfolk, VA546 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
The whole area of belval is very unique - modern art meets industrial history. It's worth it to take a walk around the area to see what they've done. The entrance was a bit hard to find, but I'm glad I did! 5 euros was good, and then you grab your hard hat and you're on the way! It probably takes 20-30 min to walk up to the top very leisurely and look at the signs. Unfortunately the signs were only in French so I couldn't read them but I appreciated the pictures. The views at the top were great and it's still somewhat functioning so it was cool to see men at work too. Definitely should go if you are in the area and have time!
Written July 20, 2017
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sergeorban1971
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg381 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
If you want to understand the history of Luxembourg, and how the wealth of the country is linked to it's steel industry, you MUST visit this place. It is self explaining, but the design and the combination of old and new elements is outstanding.
Written April 27, 2017
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Xrayline
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg656 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
In the heart of this newly redeveloped city, this is an interesting facility to visit to better understand the history of this region. The equipments are well maintained and we get a real feeling all the complexity of this industry and a lot of humility for the hardship endured by their workers. Price at 5 euros is reasonable to go inside and climb about half the height. A guide would be welcome to better understand the processes and the equipment. The visit can start with a small museum (free of charge) with mainly some historical films to watch. Signage to find the entrance outside could be improved.
Written April 2, 2017
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michel n
Rumelange, Luxembourg21 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
climb the blast furnace B and expect an view above the city and the university , try to have a guide who will explain how this machine once worked , what the dangers of the workers were, the smell and the sound, the hot iron.
Written November 1, 2016
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