Oberwampach

Summary

Oberwampach (Luxembourgish: Uewerwampech) is a village in the commune of Wincrange, in northern Luxembourg. As of 2005, the village had a population of 172.

Oberwampach
Uewerwampech
Oberwampach Church
Oberwampach Church
CountryLuxembourg
DistrictDiekirch
CantonClervaux
CreatedOriginal commune
Abolished1 January 1978
CurrentlyPart of Wincrange

Oberwampach was a commune in the canton of Clervaux until 1 January 1978, when it was merged with the communes of Asselborn, Boevange, and Hachiville to form the new commune of Wincrange. The law creating Wincrange was passed on 31 October 1977.[1]

During the Battle of the Bulge, Oberwampach was the stage of a fierce battle between German and American troops in January 1945.[2]

Former communeEdit

The former commune consisted of the villages:

PeopleEdit

Soldier and military engineer Johan Caspar von Cicignon was born in Oberwampach circa 1625.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Mémorial A, 1977, No. 70" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-04-26. Retrieved 2006-08-11.
  2. ^ Bergstrom, Christer (2014). The Ardennes, 1944-1945. p. 300-303. ISBN 9781612002774.

Coordinates: 50°01′N 5°52′E / 50.017°N 5.867°E / 50.017; 5.867