As autumn approaches, another exciting option springs to life: diving into the fascinating realm of mushrooms!
After the excitement of Pumpkin Mania and with Halloween Mania on the horizon, it's the perfect time to explore the world of mushrooms with your family. But remember, mushrooms are magical yet mysterious (and can be poisonous!), so never consume them unless you're absolutely certain they're safe to eat. Instead, why not join expert-led activities that introduce you and your children to the wonders of the fungal kingdom while enjoying the beauty of nature? We've handpicked some mushroom-themed events in Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany happening this season, so you can choose the one that suits you and your mini-mycologists best.
1. Sunday, October 15, 2023 - Mushroom Adventure at Naturpark Our Luxembourg
- Location: Naturpark Our Luxembourg
- Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Price: €5 per child, €10 per adult
- Registration: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Language: This workshop will be conducted in German.
- Details: Learn about local mushroom types, and which ones are edible or inedible, in this educational workshop-walk through the Our Nature Park.
2. Saturday, October 14, 2023 - Mushroom Exploration in Belgium
- Location: Belgium (approximately 50 minutes' drive from Luxembourg)
- Language: Conducted in French
- Details: This guided walk through the forest is the perfect autumn family activity. Balade champignons | Facebook
3. Various Dates - Mushroom Walks with Champitrank in Bertrix, Belgium
- Location: Bertrix, Belgium
- Language: Guided tours available in French.
- Details: Contact Champitrank via Facebook for available dates and tours. Searching the Luxembourgish and Belgian forests for mushrooms is a truly amazing experience!
4. Mushroom Discovery Event by Administration de la Nature et des Forets and Centre Nature Ellergronn
- Date: September 23, 2023
- Location: Centre Nature Ellergronn
- Details: If you missed this event, you can still contact Centre Nature Ellergronn for similar mushroom-related events during the mushroom season. Pilzvielfalt im Ellergronn | Facebook
5. Mushroom Hikes in the Province of Namur, Belgium
- Location: Namur, Belgium
- Organized by: Sarah, Nature Guide
- Details: Visit Sarah's Facebook page for more information on these regular mushroom hikes. Sarah, Nature Guide | Facebook
6. Saturday, October 21, 2023 - The Mystery World of Mushrooms (in French)
- Location: Le Chant du Merle, Neufchâteau, Belgium (approximately 45 minutes' drive from Luxembourg)
- Details: Dive into the world of mushrooms in this fascinating French-language event.
7. Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Mushroom Discovery Day in Freux-la-Rue, Belgium
- Location: Freux-la-Rue, Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium (approximately 48 minutes' drive from Luxembourg)
- Details: Join François Zabus for a day of exploring woodland mushrooms. Journée découverte “Champignons des bois” | Facebook
8. Saturday, October 14, 2023 - Mushroom Hike in Zweibrücken, Germany
- Location: Zweibrücken, Germany
- Time: 01:00 PM
- Details: Brush up on your German and learn about mushrooms on this enlightening hike. Pilzwanderung | Facebook
9. Mushroom Hikes by Mirador in Steinfort, Luxembourg
- Upcoming Event: December 9, 2023, during the Steinfort Christmas Market
- Details: Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information. Mirador Steinfort | Facebook
10. Group Activities via Visit Luxembourg - Dates: January 10, 2023, to January 2, 2025
Details: Visit Luxembourg offers a number of group activities in the forests around Esch-sur-Alzette, where you'll learn about edible and poisonous mushrooms, as well as their role in the local ecosystem. Visit Luxembourg - Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms
Don't let language be a barrier; many guides are happy to explain in English. At worst, you'll return with stunning mushroom photos or a chance to practice your German, Luxembourgish, or French. So, embark on this exciting adventure and Letz' TravelmatKanner and enjoy the fascinating world of mushrooms!
(Plus, further reading: A guide to mushroom hunting in Luxembourg)