Raschpëtzer is an artifical aqueduct (qanat) from Roman times, consisting of about 35 wells dug into the rock and linked together by a 600 m main passage and a net of secondary passages, designed to capture the underground water and take it to Roman villas.

Raschpëtzer is a particularly well preserved example of a qanat and is probably the most extensive system of its kind north of the Alps. It has been under systematic excavation for the past 40 years. It was built during the Gallo-Roman period, probably around the year 150 and functioned for about 120 years thereafter.



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Founded: 150 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Luxembourg


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Chris Bartington (23 months ago)
What have the Romans ever done for us? Aquaducts, well OK yeah aquaducts
Aleksandr Arustamyan (2 years ago)
Nothing special.
TimeTravelRome (2 years ago)
This site represents a long path in the forest with wells along an underground Roman aqueduct. A basin and a fountain were restored recently. The Qanat can be visited together witht the nearby villa in Helmslange.
Nataraj Prem (3 years ago)
Nice little historical landmark. Wondering how the wells were connected during roman period.
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