Obtaining a licence to fish in waters bordering with Germany

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A special licence is required to fish in waters bordering with Germany.

These border waters are:

  • the Moselle from Schengen to Wasserbillig;
  • the the Sûre from Wasserbillig to Wallendorf;
  • the Our from the tri-border area near Lieler to Wallendorf, including the Vianden reservoir.

Who is concerned?

Anyone aged 14 and over who wishes to fish in waters bordering with Germany must be in possession of a fishing licence.

Anyone under 14 may fish without a licence under the supervision of a person who holds a valid fishing licence.


Category A fishing licences: 15 EUR/year; 10 EUR/month; 5 EUR/week.

Category B fishing licences: 40 EUR/year; 25 EUR/month; 10 EUR/week.

For beneficiaries of a cost-of-living allowance and Class B or C priority and disability cardholders, the price of the category A licence is 10 EUR/year. If asked to present their licence, they must also be able to provide proof of the allowance.

How to proceed

Categories of licences

There are 2 categories of licences.

The category A licence (Moselle, Sûre and Our) authorises the holder to fish from a bank using a handline.

The category B licence (Moselle and Sûre) authorises the holder to fish from a boat, or from a fixed or floating vessel serving the same function, using a handline. Category B licences include the rights granted by category A licences.

A special fishing licence is required to fish at the edge of the Vianden Reservoir. Annual licences are issued by the Société Electrique de l’Our (SEO), 2 Rue Pierre d’Aspelt, L-1142 Luxembourg. From 1 April to 30 November, a two-week tourists’ licence is issued by the Syndicat d’Initiative de Vianden, Maison Victor Hugo.

Submitting the application

The licence to fish in waters bordering with Germany can be obtained in just a few minutes on MyGuichet.lu, with or without user authentication (see the 'Online services and forms' section).

The application can also be submitted via the MyGuichet.lu mobile app. In order to do so, applicants must:

Applicants must:

  • identify themselves;
  • select either “border waters” or “inland waters”;
  • select the licence type;
  • select a duration (one month or one year);
  • specify the date from which the licence is to run (up to one year after the application date).

Once the data entered has been validated, the applicant will be asked to 'pay and submit' their application. Payment may be made online directly, using a credit card.

Once the applicant’s payment has been received, they will receive their licence in the form of a PDF document, either under the 'My messages' tab in their private eSpace on MyGuichet.lu (procedure with authentication), or by email at the address they specified (procedure without authentication).

Fishing licences can also be obtained at the following offices of the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l’enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA - AED):

  • Civil Registry Office 2 Luxembourg;
  • Civil Registry Office Grevenmacher;
  • Civil Registry Office Diekirch;
  • Civil Registry Office Esch-sur-Alzette.

If asked to present the licence, the holder of the licence must be able to provide proof of their identity. If they are fishing on private property, they must also be able to present a document issued by the holder of the fishing rights, authorising them to fish on their property.

Good to know

Fishing in the Sûre and the Our, is allowed with a single hand-held fishing rod only. With respect to fishing in the Moselle, 2 hand-held fishing rods may be used. The fishing rods must not be left alone during fishing and must remain under the continuous supervision of the angler.

Online services and forms

Who to contact

Luxembourg Guichet Unique

  • Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority Luxembourg Guichet Unique

    308, route d’Esch L-1471 Luxembourg Luxembourg
    Email address:
    Closed ⋅ Opens at 14.00
    8.30 to 12.00, 14.00 to 16.00
    8.30 to 12.00, 14.00 to 16.00
    8.30 to 12.00, 14.00 to 16.00
    8.30 to 12.00, 14.00 to 16.00
    8.30 to 12.00, 14.00 to 16.00
    From 08.30 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00

Civil Registry Office Grevenmacher

Civil Registry Office Diekirch

Civil Registry Office Esch-sur-Alzette

  • Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority Civil Registry Office Esch-sur-Alzette

    33-35, rue Zénon Bernard L-4031 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg
    BP 244, L-4003 Esch-sur-Alzette
    Email address:

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