DetailsPlace: GD Luxembourg, Diekirch
Date: The first weekend after Whitsunday. (pentecost)
20,00 Euro for the 40, 20 and the 12 km
|KM||Starting time||Starting place||Finishing time||Finishing place|
|Cat. I||± 40 km||07.00 to 09.00 am||CC Al Seeërei||05.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei|
|Cat. II||± 20km||07.00 am to 01.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei||05.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei|
|Cat. III||± 20 km||07.00 am to 01.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei||05.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei|
|Cat. IV||± 12 km||07.00 am to 01.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei||05.00 pm||CC Al Seeërei|
Description of the tracks (road,
On the two days of the march the walkers have the opportunity to admire wonderful countryside of LUXEMBOURG. The first day, the way leads to the north of the country, the region called OESLING, whilst on the 2nd day the route leads east of DIEKIRCH. Walking through these parts of the country with narrow twisting valleys and windy hills, the touch of the atmosphere of old LUXEMBOURG before the great industrial revolution in the 19th century is growing up. Villages are scattered far apart, solitarily at the bottom of a valley or on top of a high plateau.
This courses allows the walkers to contemplate a magnificent panoramic view of the OESLING. Leading trough woods, walking beside calm rivers and rivulets, crossing prairies and passing by and trough little tourist villages, the route is perfectly suitable to practice individually, in groups or with the family, a sport without stop-watch and compulsion, depending on individual physical condition.
Good care along the road
About eight check-points (controls) six revictualling-points where refreshments are given free to the walkers and four first-aid posts are established on the different distances and under the responsibility of the organizer.
Different kind of animation (music) is offered at the resting places on the course as well as on the main resting place.
Moderate climate (sunny and rainy).
Each walker who has successfully completed the march in the respective category ( I - II - III or IV) gets the official award of the Army March a bronze medal.
In addition, participants of categories 2x20km and 2x40km
are given the specific distinction of the covered distance. In the
following years the walker earns the corresponding number or medal
accordingly to his successful participation. To see the whole award
system, please have a look at www.marche.lu.
Sanctioned by IML and IVV.
- by flight: via airport FINDEL.
- by train: via Luxembourg-City and directly to Diekirch (the starting area of the march is located about 200 meters from the Diekirch railway station)
- by car: just by following the DIEKIRCH panels after the border crossing.
Diekirch tourist board
DIEKIRCH: National Museum of Military History www.mnhm.lu
Conservatorium of old vehicles www.cnvh.lu
Diekirch Brewery museum
Historical museum www.mhsd.lu
Bee and honey museum
Old St Laurentius church
Church of Diekirch
ETTELBRUCK: (about 5 kilometers West of Diekirch)
General Patton Museum www.patton.lu
Church of Ettelbruck
VIANDEN: (about 12 kilometers North-East of Diekirch)
Old medieval castle www.castle-vianden.lu
Victor Hugo house www.victor-hugo.lu
Cable seats (Telesiège) www.vianden.lu
Water reservoir (about 6 km from Vianden) used to run the electrical power station at STOLZEMBOURG (about 3 km from Vianden).
- the language: Luxembourgish, French, German, English, Portuguese,
- the money (currency): Euro
Marche Internationale de Diekirch
276 211 95