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Schuttrange commune: a charm of rural landscapes nearby the capital

Located close to Luxembourg's capital, in the same canton, Schuttrange is a charming spot that perfectly combines the peace of suburbia with the perks of city life. In this article, we'll look at who lives here and what life is like, from schools and cultural spots to healthcare and parks.

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The Schuttrange commune lies adjacent to the capital within the Luxembourg canton. It is bordered by Betzdorf to the north, Flaxweiler to the northwest, Lenningen to the southeast, Contern to the south, Sandweiler to the west, and Niederanven to the northwest.

General characteristics of Schuttrange commune

Comprising four localities including Schuttrange itself, along with Munsbach, Neuhäusgen, Schrassig, and Uebersyren, the commune offers serene village living with abundant natural surroundings, all within a convenient 20-minute commute to the bustling capital. 

The municipality is connected to the A1 motorway to the north and the N28 national road to the south via the Rue Principale which runs through the municipality from north to south, thus ensuring convenient connectivity within the region.

Population of the commune

With a population of 4,387 as of December 31, 2023, Schuttrange may seem modest in size, yet it boasts an intriguing distinction. Surpassing expectations, the commune shines with its residents' impressive average monthly salary of 10,811 euros, making it the fourth highest in terms of median income among Luxembourg's communes. 

of the commune's population is foreign
residents live in Schuttrange commune
square kilometers of territory

As of 2023, Schuttrange's ranking as the 41st commune out of the 102 in the country in terms of sizes, representing 0.66% of the total population. The commune boasts a foreign resident percentage of 44%, significantly below the capital's average of 70.44%. With an area spanning 16.10 km2, Schuttrange occupies the 71st position in terms of size among the 102 communes in the country.

Schuttrange population how many people live in Luxembourg
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Transport accessibility

In Schuttrange, connectivity is a key feature, ensuring residents have convenient access to various transportation options.

By car
Schuttrange is well-connected by the A1 highway to the north and the N28 national road to the south, both accessible via the Rue Principale that traverses the municipality from north to south. This efficient road network enables swift access to the capital and ensures excellent connectivity with the rest of the country. Thanks to this connectivity, a journey to the city center takes just under 20 minutes.
By bus
The commune is served by the Régime Général des Transports Routiers (RGTR) with numerous bus lines, including the lines 302, 304, 324, 325, and 361. Given the commune's size, travel time to the capital may vary, generally taking between half an hour to 45 minutes. Additionally, the municipality operates a reservation-based bus service, the Ruffbus Syrdall, allowing for transportation to any destination within Schuttrange and its surroundings.
By bicycle
While cycling to the capital is impractical due to the distance, taking nearly an hour, it's feasible to navigate between the different villages within the commune within 10 to 20 minutes. Cycling to neighboring villages such as Oetrange, Sandweiler, or Niederanven, which are within a maximum of 15 minutes away, is also possible, offering a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation.
By train
Schuttrange boasts the Munsbach train station, served by the line 30 running from Luxembourg to Wasserbillig. This station significantly enhances access to the capital via rail and facilitates travel to other destinations across the country, providing residents with efficient mobility options.

You can check in detail all the transportation options on the transportation page of the Schuttrange commune or get detailed instructions to get from one point to another on and its route planner.

Renting and buying real estate

Schuttrange has a quiet village charm, enveloped by fields and forests, offering a serene, nature-centric lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

Despite its tranquil ambiance, the commune remains conveniently close to Luxembourg City, with significantly more affordable prices. Real estate prices within the commune are notably uniform, exhibiting minimal variations between localities.

The average purchase prices in the municipality stand at 7,601 euros/m², considerably lower than the capital's average of 12,468 euros/m². Similarly, rental prices average at 21.14 euros/m², also below the capital's average of 32.07 euros/m².

For buying the average price is 

euros for square meter in the Schuttrange
euros for square meter is the capital's average in 2024

For renting the average price is 

euros for square meter in the Schuttrange
 euros for square meter is the capital's average

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Infrastructure of the commune

Schuttrange features a limited yet fundamental infrastructure, providing essential services to its residents. Basic amenities such as educational facilities, healthcare centers like the Perspactive Health and Sports Center, and recreational venues including FC Munsbach's football field and Sport4lux indoor facilities are available. 

Shopping options are modest, with stores like Naturata and Les Paniers de Sandrine offering organic and local produce. Despite its limitations, the commune ensures access to fundamental necessities for its inhabitants. In the following sections, we will explore what this commune has to offer.

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Pros and cons of living in the Schuttrange commune

Schuttrange's location offers an ideal blend, situated just a short distance from the capital and well-connected to it via the A1 highway to the north and the N28 national road to the south. Moreover, the commune stands out for its affordable real estate prices, with properties priced around 40% lower for purchase and approximately 35% lower for rent compared to the capital.

Schuttrange's rural ambiance and numerous nature trails provide a pleasant living environment, highlighted by the presence of the Schlammwiss Nature Reserve. However, the municipality's infrastructure is limited, with a relatively modest cultural scene lacking cultural centers, theaters, museums, or cinemas. The cultural offerings are confined to a few tourist sites of interest. Additionally, there are no secondary schools or large stores within the commune. For a broader range of infrastructure offerings, residents must travel to the capital.

Pros and cons
Close proximity to Luxembourg City, combining urban accessibility with rural peace.
Real estate is more affordable, with lower prices for both purchasing and renting: approximately 40% lower for purchase and 35% lower for rent compared to the capital.
Rural ambiance enhanced by nature trails and the Schlammwiss Nature Reserve, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
Limited local infrastructure, potentially affecting convenience and access to services.
A modest cultural scene, lacking in cultural centers, theaters, museums, or cinemas.
No secondary schools within the commune, posing challenges for families with older children.
Limited availability of large stores or shopping centers, requiring travel for broader shopping needs.

What can you find in this commune?

Schuttrange is a picture-perfect village, surrounded by open fields and lush forests, where life moves at a slower pace, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Though, it also has many offerings in terms of comfortability of life for its residents and their families.

Primary school, source: Schuttrange website
Maison Relais, source: Schuttrange website
Munsbach Castle, source: Wikimedia
Schuttrange Playground, source: Spillplaz
Schlammwiss nature reserve, source: Schlammwiss website
  Sport4lux, source: Sport4lux
Schools, creches, and education
Cultural centers
Parks, nature places and kids playgrounds
Sports infrastructure
Shopping and restaurants

Historical overview

The territory of the Schuttrange commune harbors remnants of a significant Roman road stretching from Trier to Metz, indicative of ancient human presence dating back to the Bronze Age.

Abbey and farming

Following the Romans, the Franks established settlements in the Syre Valley. By 1047, records show that the Abbey of Saint-Maximin in Trier owned the village then known as "Schittringen", which by the 1200s had evolved into a sizable agricultural domain comprising 24 farms.

Feudal times

Over time, ownership and rights in Schittringen transitioned into secular hands, adhering to feudal system dynamics. The first census in 1766 recorded 624 inhabitants, predominantly engaged in agriculture, although the presence of four mills hinted at a burgeoning industry.

Railways change everything

Between 1848 and 1862, widespread emigration to America or France occurred due to economic hardship. However, economic revitalization commenced after 1860 with the construction of a railway line, leading to continuous population growth over the ensuing century, signaling an enduring trajectory of development.

Today, Schuttrange is a modern and well-established commune for residents of all ages, close to nature and the city center equally.


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