The forest environment
Luxembourg City's forests cover approximately 1,100 hectares of land – more than 20% of the city's total surface area.
This forest environment has much to offer, and every day, many people visit for a variety of reasons, including recreation, exercise and educational activities. To help keep visitors safe and protect the forest habitat, state foresters and the City's Service Forêts (Forestry Department) work tirelessly to manage the forests and keep them in the most natural state possible.
To learn more about the habits and needs of the people who visit the forest, the Nature and Forest Agency (Administration de la nature et des forêts) has enlisted the "Forstliche Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg" to conduct a public survey. In addition to the number of visitors – which is tracked by counters at the entrances to the Bambësch and Kockelscheuer forests – this survey will offer insight into how people get to the forest (on foot, by bike, on horseback, etc.) and determine which paths and entrances are used most.