Schifflange Travel Guide, Luxembourg
Schifflange is a pleasant city situated between the valley of the Alzette and dense Alps hills that are rich in iron ore. Its latitude and longitude are 49°30’23”N and 06°00’46”E respectively. The city’s altitude is 307 meters. The population of the city stands at a mere 8155 and it is a commune in the south-western region of Luxembourg. Schifflange is the part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette which is a part of the district of Luxembourg. It is approximately 9 miles from Luxembourg.
The city was founded on 15th August 1876 when it was separated from the commune of Esch-sur-Alzette. Officially the law that stamped the existence of Schifflange was passed on 6th July 1876.
Schifflange has been a home to various sports personalities. The prominent one was Gilles Muller, the ATP Tour Tennis player. Schifflange is usually known for its resistance against the Nazis strike in 1942.
Over here the local language is a German dialect that shows some influence of the French and German language. Even though, the city was a target of the Nazis strike, presently it appears to be well maintained and flourishing.
The railway system:
The railway station in Schifflange is operated by Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois which is a state-owned railway company. The railway line is situated on the Line 60 that connects the Luxembourg City to the Red Lands in the south. This national railway company employs over 3000 people thereby making it the country’s seventh largest corporate employer.
Rich iron ore:
Due to the rich iron ore, the city has attracted various big and small steel businesses. The Steel industry ARBED steelworks in Schifflange was founded on 21st August 1957. The Iron and Steel industry are the pillars of the economy of the city.
The city’s main attractions are the castles, hiking and the biking tours. The tourists can also visit the wineries and the breweries. You would enjoy the charming Ardennes’ scenery. Even though the city of Schifflange may not be a part of your main itinerary, it may attract you for an extended vacation. People who are already residing in Europe and the neighborhood would definitely like to spend a few days in the scenic Schifflange.
The city boasts of various luxury hotels. Some of the prominent hotels are Hilton Luxembourg, Hotel Le Royal Luxembourg, Sofitel Luxembourg Europe and Grand Hotel Mercure Alfa. All these hotels lie within a radius of 10 miles from the main city. The hotels provide you with numerous activities.
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