A new attraction has recently been added to the “Parc Merveilleux” (Wonderful Park) of Bettembourg: the Raiffeisen-Haff. The playground, which was built right next to the mini-zoo makes for one more educational attraction at Bettembourg Park. Half funded by Banque Raiffeisen and the Ministry of Economy, the new Raiffeisen-Haff helps to further strengthen the attractiveness of the “Parc Merveilleux” and thus offers little visitors - almost all children in Luxembourg visit the park at least once in their life - another playground to enjoy.
But Raiffeisen Haff is also a sensible investment for a good cause: the sheltered workshops of the “APEMH” (Association of Parents of Mentally Disabled Children) take care of the entire maintenance of the park. In this way, the APEMH give their staff the opportunity to learn and grow through their work, for example in the areas of catering, animal care, gardening, electricity and sanitation.
As a cooperative bank, Banque Raiffeisen is very proud to be able to support the projects of the APEMH (Association of Parents of Mentally Disabled Children) through this investment.
Always in the spirit of sustainability
For Banque Raiffeisen, it was first and foremost of great importance that the playground be built with durable and natural materials such as wood. At Raiffeisen-Haff, you will find for example a tractor and animals, but also a lot of other elements typical of a farm, entirely built from wood. The Raiffeisen-Haff is designed for children up to the age of six.
Discover the video of the official inauguration of Raiffeisen-Haff
The “Parc Merveilleux” in Bettembourg
Founded in 1956 by private entrepreneurs, the “Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg” found its new vocation 20 years ago. At that time, it was the APEMH (Association of Parents of Mentally Disabled Children) who took over the reins of the only leisure park in the Grand Duchy and turned it into a sheltered workshop.
The goal was and still is today to provide training and work for people with intellectual disabilities, for example in the areas of catering, animal care, gardening, electronics, sanitation etc.
Today, the iconic figure of the park, the giant and its enchanted forest attract more than 265,000 visitors a year.