Clervaux

Geographical area

The municipality of Clervaux (in French: Clervaux) is a municipality in the north-east of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Located in the heart of the Luxembourg Ardennes, the municipality of Clervaux comprises 17 charming and picturesque villages. In the northeast the municipality of Clervaux meets Belgium, in the east the river “Our” forms the border with Germany. The surface of the municipality of Clervaux is 85.6096 km2, which corresponds to 3.31% of the total area of ​​the Grand Duchy. In terms of area, Clervaux is the second largest municipality in Luxembourg.
 

Heritage

The ensemble of the medieval castle of Clervaux, together with the parish church and the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Maurice, is characteristic of the townscape of the town of Clervaux. Clervaux Castle, in particular, has shaped the image of the municipality of Clervaux, not least because of the settlement of well-known permanent art exhibitions. The castle not only houses the Clervaux municipal administration, but also 3 collections: the exhibition of models of the castles and palaces of Luxembourg, the Museum of the Battle of the Bulge and the famous photography exhibition "The Family of Man" by Edward Steichen, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List will. “Clervaux - cité de l’image”, a contemporary outdoor photo exhibition, highlights the little town Clervaux all the year with new themes open to be visited by everyone.

Discover more about Clervaux on www.clervaux.lu or www.visit-clervaux.lu
 

Economy

Located and related to the Natural Park Our, the municipality of Clervaux supports the concept of sustainable product range diversification through its consultancy service for “Regional Products”, which also helps the agricultural entrepreneurs of the region to market new products.

For example: The Zero Kilometer Climate Pact Plate: this is a pilot project to raise the awareness of local restaurateurs for the potential impact of their menus on the ecology.

The kitchen of the Robbesscheier Nature Experience Centre in Munshausen (10 min. from Clervaux) serves regional products and delicacies that were made from home-grown vegetables, herbs and potatoes. Even some of their meat dishes were made from animals bred on the center’s own premises.
 

Presence of Slow Food presidia

Slowfood Luxembourg

 

Indications of one or more requirements and/or Projects already implemented among the most significative ones which express of being Cittaslow.

Cooperation with the Natural park Our and Slowfood Luxembourg for specific projects: in 2007 (in connection with the European Year of Culture), the “Meet the Makers” project, designed to provide local artists with marketing opportunities.

Currently, with the “Au goût du terroir” project that will be launched during the reign of Esch as 2022 European Capital of Culture as a follow-up to “Meet the Makers”. Activities have also been coordinated with Slowfood Luxembourg on the occasion of conferences.

https://www.naturpark.lu/au-gout-du-terroir/

 

 

 

Indications of any project organized together with other cities/call etc..

 

Clervaux has many years of cooperation and exchanges with the Cittaslow municipality of Eijsden-Margraten in the Netherlands. And looks forward to strengthen the relations with the city of Deidesheim in Germany and the city of Horn in Austria.

 

 

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Main events

Luxembourg Museum Days, on May 14th & 15th 2022

Fête de la Musique, on July 2022

Summer Castle Festival, July 15th to August 21st 2022

VëloViaNorden, national Cycling Initiative, August 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th

 

Fairs and Markets

Traditional fresh Market in Clervaux centre, every third Thursday of the month (from March to October)

Easter Market in Clervaux centre, on Monday, April 18th 2022

Local Fair in Clervaux centre, on September 2nd to 6th 2022

Outdoor Seasonal Clearance Sale, in Clervaux centre, September 11th 2022

“Haupeschmaart“, traditional spirited market of regional products, in Munshausen, November 6th 2022

Christmas Market, December 11th 2022

 

Typical Products

Ourdaller products, grown and processed in the Our valley nature park in northern Luxembourg, in Kalborn (municipality of Clervaux)

https://www.ourdaller.lu/

A selection of fresh products such as cheese, bread and sausages are produced entirely at "La Ferme de Drauffelt". The farm is located in Drauffelt (municipality of Clervaux).

https://www.lafermededrauffelt.com/

 

Beer lovers will appreciate the fact that the Our valley brewery produces 4 unique beers, including an absolutely exceptional buckwheat beer. Produced in Heinerscheid, at Cornelyshaff (municipality of Clervaux).

https://en.cornelyshaff.lu/brasserie-ourdaller

 

Representatives of Cittaslow:

Mayor and member of the Chamber of Deputies, Emile Eicher

emile.eicher@clervaux.lu

 

City Manager Clervaux, Nadine Nicks

city.management@clervaux.lu

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