In the giant’s footsteps

The Bettemburg comic strip with Luxembourg's greatest hero

Text: Lucien Czuga
Illustrator: Andy Genen

Everyone knows the most famous inhabitant of Bettemburg.

He is almost 10 meters tall and lives in the fairy tale park.

Yes, that’s right, it’s the giant. The colossus with the red cap, the long brown boots, the light blue sweater and the checkered pants. He is the trademark of the « Parc Merveilleux », which was opened in 1955.

The new comic strip « In the giant’s footsteps » was created around this striking figure as part of « ESCH2022 – European Capital of Culture » based on an idea from the ASBL « Les Trésors de la BD ».

The comic is available in three languages (LU, FR, EN) in stores, as well as in the Parc Merveilleux and in the social bookshop « de Bicherkueb », rue de la Gare, Bettemburg.

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The interactive theme trail " in the giant’s footsteps ".

A creative giant theme trail through Bettemburg that can be experienced in the long term.

!Don’t miss the grand opening on the weekend of April 29/30, 2023!

Come and join the giant on his journey!

Very closely we observe to which places Lucien Czuga and Andy Genen send the giant on his journey. The goal is to recreate this journey in reality to allow readers to relive the adventure journey « live ».

Visit us in Bettemburg, relive the giant’s journey and discover various works of art that pick up relevant scenes from the comic and then recreate them in real life in the community of Bettemburg.

Soon you will find here all further information about the route and the map for download.

Bring the giant home - as a marionette

The giant in winter:

  1. Print out the picture at home – preferably on somewhat thicker paper.
  2. Color the different parts of the giant
  3. Cut out along the dotted lines
  4. Put the dots / joints on top of each other and connect them with brass fastener
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