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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Nataraj Prem (2 years ago)
Nice little historical landmark. Wondering how the wells were connected during roman period.
Christian De Carolis (2 years ago)
Great to discover and explore. It goes up and down, you have to be good on foot.
Christian Meunier (2 years ago)
Super interesting aqueduct tour, wonderfully well documented and explained. To do with the guide from the Tourist Office.
Pierandrea Amedeo (3 years ago)
A breathtaking historic place. Thank you guide I discovered a Roman work realized there 2000 and with a technique that leaves the mouth open. You have to go absolutely
Marcel Dinkel (3 years ago)
Hochinteressant!!....schöner Rundweg.
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