Afloat

The four largest rivers in the Grand Duchy are the Moselle, the Sûre, the Our and the Alzette. The Moselle is the only one of the four to offer adequate conditions for larger vessels. Tourist boats use the Moselle. A number of lakes are particularly suitable for water sports: Lake of the Upper Sûre, the lakes at Echternach, Remerschen and Weiswampach, and the artificial lake at Rosport.

Tourist boats

  • Boat trips on the Moselle on board the MS Princesse Marie-Astrid. For more information, visit the website at www.visit-moselle.lu.
  • Boat trips on the Moselle on board the 'Roude Léiw'. For more information, visit the website at www.navitours.lu.
  • Solar-powered boat trip on the Lake of the Upper Sûre. For more information, visit the website at www.naturpark-sure.lu.

Water sports

Canoeing is possible on the Moselle, the Alzette, the Sûre, the Clerve, the Wiltz and the Our, as long as the water level is high enough. Navigation is not allowed on any other waterways.

Motor-boats are not allowed on the Lake of the Upper Sûre, the lakes at Echternach, Remerschen and Weiswampach, or on the artificial lake at Rosport. Sailing, windsurfing, pedal boating and canoeing are allowed, however.

Procedures concerning pleasure craft and water sports

Anyone using the waterways for river navigation activities, whether commercial or for pleasure, must abide by a number of rules in the interests of general safety.

Motor-boats

In the Grand Duchy, motor-boats are only allowed on the Moselle. Motor-boats are forbidden on most of the Lake of the Upper Sûre, which is the largest lake in the Grand Duchy, or on the other lakes where water sports are allowed.

Navigation licence

Anyone skippering a pleasure craft must hold a navigation licence. All craft must bear an official registration number.

  • Updated 28-04-2015