Medernach

Summary

Medernach (Luxembourgish: Miedernach) is a town and commune in eastern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Diekirch, which is part of the district of Diekirch.

Medernach
Miedernach
Former commune
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Coat of arms of Medernach
Location of Medernach
Coordinates: 49°48′36″N 6°12′54″E / 49.81°N 6.215°E / 49.81; 6.215Coordinates: 49°48′36″N 6°12′54″E / 49.81°N 6.215°E / 49.81; 6.215
Country Luxembourg
DistrictDiekirch
CantonDiekirch
CommuneVallée de l'Ernz
Population
 • Total1,439
Websitemedernach.lu


Since 2011, Medernach has merged with Ermsdorf to become the "Aerenzdallgemeng" (commune Vallée de l'Ernz, Ernztalgemeinde).

Former communeEdit

The former commune consisted of the villages:

  • Medernach
  • Marxberg
  • Ousterbur
  • Pletschette
  • Savelborn - part of the farm belongs to the commune of Waldbillig
  • Kitzebur

AttractionsEdit

From 1987-2015 Medernach was home to an aerodrome (49°47′20″N 6°14′28″E / 49.78890°N 6.24101°E / 49.78890; 6.24101 (Medernach Airfield))

There is a monument commemorating the defense of the town by American soldiers during the winter of 1944–1945 (49°48′23″N 6°12′49″E / 49.80647°N 6.21357°E / 49.80647; 6.21357 (Medernach Airfield)).

The parish church, built in a neo-Romanesque style in 1806, has been a national monument since 2004. It houses the Baroque altar from the (now defunct) church of the Franciscan friars of Diekirch, dated 1712,[1] as well as a series of the Stations of the Cross.

Every year, the local produce exhibition is the first weekend of September.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "l'église néo-romane de Medernach | 100 % culture | Medernach". www.medernach.info. Retrieved 2016-05-22.