Brochure Misaershaff (englisch)
The ancient farm Misère, located between Arsdorf and the pont Misère, in the area of the lake of Upper-Sure, was bought by the Luxembourg State on January 9, 1992 for availability of the Federation des Eclaireurs et Eclaireuses du Luxembourg (FNEL).
There indeed, the FNEL was since years in the search of a trainee center in the Ardennes to be able to organize the training courses of their leaders. Its request was accomodated favorably by the President of the Government Jacques Santer. After negotiations with various members of the Government, a contract was signed between the Amicale des Anciens Guides et Scouts Luxembourgeois a.s.b.l. (AAGSL) represented by Michel Wurth and Carlo Schockweiler on the one hand and the State represented by Mrs. Mady Delvaux-Stehres, Secretary of State to Youth, and Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Minister for Finance, on the other hand.
This contract granted to the AAGSL the right of surface on the site in question as well as the property of the buildings of the farm and the dependences.
In accordance with article 7 of the contract concluded with the State, the AGGSL constituted on December 2, 1993 a public utility company called Fondation FNEL, to which it brought the right of surface and the property of the buildings as mentioned foregoing. The aforementioned establishment was approved by decree Grand-Ducal of December 11, 1993.
The house was inhabited until the moment when the FNEL entered in posession.
The project was carried out into different phases:
All this work were carried out under the monitoring of a specialized architect charged by the Foundation, as well as various offices of engineers.
The Misaershaff is located in the northwest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The best way to reach the Centre de formation by car is via the CR309, which connects .... with .... (Belgium). Even though the Nature Park is not near any major highways, you may be surprised to learn just how near so much recreation is:
The international airport at Luxembourg-Findel is about a one-hour car drive away.
If you are coming by public transport, take the train to Ettelbrück, where a bus can bring you to the villages in the Nature Park. You can find the timetable and the most suitable connections at www.mobiliteit.lu.
You can get your own directions here:
The centre is situated several kilometres from the nearest village or town. It is therefore necessary to think ahead when planning transport. Several buses pass the farm during the working week. Information can be obtained from the local council offices in Rambrouch or from the transport company CFL. It is possible to travel from Luxembourg City by train to Ettelbruck and then continue by bus to the farm.
At the weekend there is a bus from Luxembourg City to Ettelbruck and from Ettelbruck to Bilsdorf/Misärshaff.
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The reservoir area has been designated as a water conservation area in accordance with the law of 24th June 1953. This water conservation area comprises two zones as indicated on the map. All camping is prohibited within these two zones (with the exception of Ferme Misère and subject to ministerial approval). Any infringement of this law will result in imprisonment or the imposition of a fine. It is therefore requested that all hikes be organised outside these two zones.
Please consult the map below. The zone surrounding the farm is marked by points 6,7,8,9 and 12. A copy of this map is available at Misärshaff.