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Walferdange commune in Luxembourg

Surrounded by nature, the commune of Walferdange attracts people, who are seeking a calm and balanced life just outside the capital of Luxembourg. Get to know this municipality with our detailed guide.

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Asya Burmistrova
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Daria Saltykova
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01.02.24

Nestled among beautiful landscapes, Walferdange commune is located in the heart of Luxembourg, just outside of Luxembourg City. Walferdange is a relatively affluent commune, with a high standard of living. It offers a range of amenities and services that attract many residents every year.

In this detailed article, we invite you to get to know the Walferdange commune better. If you are looking for a place to live in Luxembourg, take a look at our article series on communes in Luxembourg.

The infrastructure of the commune of Walferdange in Luxembourg

The commune is actually made up of the villages of Bereldange, Helmsange, and Walferdange itself. The population of Walferdange is around 10,000 people and is very diverse: with over 100 nationalities represented, the foreign population contributes over half of the people living in the commune.

If you consider Walfedange as your future place of living, here are some of the pros and cons of living in the commune. Located not far from the center of the country, and surrounded by nature, this place seems to be perfect for families and calm-seekers, who still need to participate in an active social life as well.

These factors are considered to be positive when people are choosing this commune:

Walferdange is located in a lovely area, with rolling hills, natural forests, and the Alzette River.

The villages of Walferdange, Bereldange, and Helmsange are all very charming and peaceful, with traditional Luxembourgish architecture.

Walferdange commune has several good schools and a big hospital.

It is located close to Luxembourg City, only a short drive, making it a convenient place to live for those who work in the capital.

But, of course, there are cons as well, like in any place.

Traffic can be heavy in Walferdange, especially during rush hour.

Walferdange doesn't have a lot of nightlife activities, so those who are looking for a vibrant social scene nearby may be disappointed.

Schools and kindergartens in Walferdange

The commune is perfect for raising children, as many mention. There are three public schools in this commune: classes for 1 to 4 cycles in Walferdange, and in Bereldange and Helmsange there are classes for cycles 1 to 3.

The municipality also provides free supervised school transport for schooled children, special bus stops are located around the routes of the public transport, making it efficient for parents.

Crèches for small children in the commune

There is a state maison relais in Walferdange that offers daycare for children that are living in the commune. 👧🏼 Am Beienhäischen offers age-appropriate programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, focusing on emotional, social, cognitive and physical well-being. Qualified professionals create a safe and stimulating environment where children can explore, learn and grow.

The center, located in the heart of Bereldange, emphasizes inclusivity, celebrates diversity and promotes positive relationships between children. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided and physical activity is encouraged through outdoor play and exercise.

CJF website
CJF website

Am Beienhaischen can welcome 64 children. Of course, there are many more in the commune. Another creche, that is available in the municipality, is 👧🏼 Caritas Jeunes and Familles. They have three creches in the region, located in Bereldange, Walferdange, and Helmsange.

Spacious and creative spaces provide children from 4 years old with a place to study and socialize. The staff of this daycare center (which has a very impressive modern building and secure territory) values autonomity and fosters education in a friendly atmosphere.

Creches in Luxembourg can be more accessible with the support of the government for working parents, if you want to know more about it, read our dedicated article on CSA vouchers for children's care in Luxembourg.

The municipality also hosts several private crèches. They can be handy if there are no vacant places in the state kindergartens or if your child needs special care or attention. There are several good private creches that you can find here, we will recommend just two of them.

👧🏼 Crèche Tiramisù by People&Baby

This daycare has plenty of staff and some great equipment in their building: your children can enjoy a big outdoor area with special toys, and the sleeping room has nightlights to make it look like space.

👧🏼 Crèche KidsCare by Babilou Family

The KidsCare center is focused on the valuable education of the children. Sustainability, nature, and social and emotional development are supported by the high-quality professional team. The important detail is that the center offers a special diet for kids, based on fresh local products.

Schools in the commune

Walferdange has 3 public schools and one private education facility. All of them cover fundamental and primary education for the children of the commune, meaning that Cycles 1 to 4 are available for children till the age of 12 years old.

There are no secondary schools in Walferdange.

Bereldange school, Walfer.lu
Bereldange school, Walfer.lu

🏫 École de Bereldange is a small school with only 156 students, it offers classes for pupils in cycles 1 to 3. It is located in the center of Bereldange and provides not only schooling but also extracurricular activities in Maison Relais, as we mentioned before. When kids do not study, the school organizes different events, educational trips, and activities for students.

Other state schools are located in other villages of the Walferdange commune, but they are also curated by the government.

🏫 École de Helmsange is the only school in the commune that offers preschool classes as well as classes for pupils in cycles 1 to 3. This one is also a relatively small school in the region.

There is also a private school in the Walferdange. The 🏫 Charlemagne School offers a traditional education for children from 3 to 12 years old. Kids have a special uniform, blue and pink clothes. The emphasis in the school is made on artistic development, and a lot of excursions and different activities are proposed by the teachers.

Hospitals in Walferdange commmune

There is only one hospital in Walferdange – Medical Center de Walferdange. It is located at 20 Rue de l'Eglise. The hospital serves as a primary healthcare facility and provides a range of medical services to local residents and patients from the surrounding area.

The medical center offers a wide range of services, including general consultations, preventative care, immunizations, diagnostic tests and minor surgery. But, of course, in case of special medical needs, you will be advised to go to the capital.

The building of the hospital has not been renovated for a while, and the reviews on Google Maps are not assuring of the best quality of services, but if you need a consultation of a general practitioner (a family doctor) the Hospital will be enough.

Transportation

Public transportation in Luxembourg is free, so it is a great option for getting around. There are several bus lines that run through Walferdange, and the journey to Luxembourg City takes about 20 minutes by buses 11 or 111 and about 20 minutes by trains RB and RE which depart every 30 minutes.

Biking is also a great way to get around Walferdange, and it is also a scenic way to travel to Luxembourg City. The journey takes about 30 minutes by bicycle, and several bike paths make the trip easy.

Stores in the Walferdange commune

Walferdange is very self-sufficient, you can find grocery stores, beauty and hairdressing services, bakeries, garages, and car services without leaving the municipality. Here are a couple of stores to pay attention to.

Delhaize in Walferdange

Big supermarket with everything you need inside of Walfer Shopping Center. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and even operates on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m

Address: 2 Rue des Romains, 7264 Walferdange, Luxembourg

Walfer Shopping Center

This shopping center has over 50 stores, including a supermarket, clothing stores, electronics stores, and a food court. The shopping center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Address: 2 Rue des Romains, 7264 Walferdange, Luxembourg

Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Brisbois Sàrl

Best bakery in Walgerdange commune, delicious baked goods of different varieties all day every day. The bakery is known for its fresh, high-quality breads and pastries.

You can find all sorts of baked goods here for a tasty brunch: a cup of coffee for the price of 2,7 euros to a delicious freshly-baked baguette for 2 euros. The bakery is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Address: 10 Rte de Diekirch, 7220 Walferdange, Luxembourg

Activities for everyone in Walferdange

Walferdange commune may seem like boring countryside, but there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy in your free time. Go for a swimming or other sport activity, or opt for intellectual leisure.

PIDAL complex in Walferdange

Tripadvisor
Tripadvisor

PIDAL is a spa complex located in Walferdange. Aside from the spa, you can enjoy a swimming pool, gym, and top-notch restaurant in the territory. The prices vary, depending on your selection of activities, but in general single entrance to the sauna and fitness will cost you 26,50 euros, and access to the swimming pool only costs from 3 to 5,50 euros.

They also have abonnements for swimming and sports activities for children and adults, that can provide you with a few months of access to this center.

Hall Omnisports

Another sports complex in the commune offers a range of different activities for children and adults. The newly built facility has three halls with a total surface area of 6,150 square meters.

It has different fields for football and other games, a few courts, a gym, a climbing wall and other facilities for active leisure time.

Walfer Vollekslaf annual race

Walfer.lu
Walfer.lu

On every first Sunday in October, the Foyer Vollekslaf Walfer race takes place and attracts thousands of participants every year to compete. There's a distance to suit everyone: 12 km for advanced and experienced runners, 5.6 km for beginners and juniors, and 1 km for children.

Walfer Bicherdeeg annual book fair

Walfer.lu
Walfer.lu

The Walfer Bicherdeeg is the largest book fair in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It takes place in Walferdange every second or third weekend in November.

Besides the book fair, there is an initiative called Bicherbus. This is a mobile library that covers the entire country with 15 weekly tours, serving over 80 Luxembourgish localities. With a collection of approximately 70,000 books, DVDs, and audiobooks for all age groups, the Bicherbus offers reading materials for leisure, continuous education, and cultural enrichment.

Walfer Bicherschaf

The Walfer Bicherschaf is a bookcrossing service in Walferdange commune. It is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is located on the Place de la Mairie, right next to the town hall.

The concept is to pick up, drop off or exchange a book inside this telephone booth, which has been renovated into a miniature library. It's free of charge, with no registration required.

CAW

CAW
CAW

CAW stands for "Culture@Walfer". It is a cultural and artistic space dedicated to creativity and intergenerational exchange. This place for discovery and learning is open to all. The gallery and cultural center hosts many interesting events, from expositions to workshops. The actual program is available on the official website.

Walferdange sightseing places

The history of Walferdange commune dates back to Roman times and the historical sights of the municipality are very well preserved. There are two main landmarks you need to know about.

Walferdange Castle

Walter.lu
Walter.lu

This 18th-century castle was originally built as a stud farm for William I of Orange. It later served as a royal residence for the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg. The castle is open to the public and houses a museum of antique furniture and decorative arts.

Roman Villa

Walfer.lu
Walfer.lu

The Roman Villa is a large and well-preserved example of a Roman villa. It was built in the 1st century AD and was inhabited until the 4th century AD. The villa is made up of several different buildings, including a main house, a bathhouse, and outbuildings. Visitors can explore the villa and learn about the lives of the people who lived there.

Restaurants, bars and cafes in the Walferdange commune

There is a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars in Walferdange that suit different occasions and needs. We picked the most high-rated of them for you to try. But remember, that there are plenty of restaurants in the Grand Duchy, that we cover in our dedicated section.

Osier for sushi and noodle lovers

Osier website
Osier website

Osier is an Asian-themed restaurant located in Walferdange. It is a popular restaurant with locals and tourists and is known for its delicious food and friendly service.

The menu features a wide variety of Pan-Asian dishes, including dim sum, sushi, and noodle dishes. The prices are reasonable, a meal there will cost around 20-50 euros per person.

Hostellerie Stafelter for a gourmet dinner experience

Stardekk
Stardekk

The restaurant Hostellerie Stafelter is a Michelin-recommended restaurant that serves modern French cuisine. The restaurant is located in a beautiful 18th-century manor house, and the dining room has a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The menu at Hostellerie Stafelter changes seasonally and features fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant also has a well-stocked bar and an extensive wine list that features wines from Luxembourg and around the world.

The average meal price is 40-60 for lunch and 60-100 for dinner per person.

Café Bereler Stuff for a cup of coffee with friends

Viktoria Alipatova, Pexels
Viktoria Alipatova, Pexels

The café is located in a charming old building in Bereldange, and the interior is decorated in a warm and inviting style. The menu at Café Bereler Stuff features a variety of coffee drinks, as well as a selection of pastries, sandwiches, and salads.

The average bill is 20-40 euros per person. The place is also open on Sunday, making it a great place to grab brunch in Walferdange.

Hana Sushi & Bar for eating out and ordering delivery

Ivan Samkov, Pexels
Ivan Samkov, Pexels

The restaurant is located in a small shopping center, and the interior is decorated in a modern Japanese style. There are a few tables inside, but the best seats are at the bar, where you can watch the chefs prepare your food.

The menu at Hana Sushi & Bar features a wide variety of sushi, as well as other Japanese dishes such as sashimi, tempura, and ramen. The average meal will cost around 30 euros.

Renting and buying property in Walferdange

The rental market in the Walferdange provides a variety of housing options, including apartments, houses, and studios. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as location, size, and amenities. You can use atHome.lu website to check out different options.

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is around 1,500 euros per month. A three-bedroom apartment will cost around 2,500 euros per month.

Property in Walferdange commune is also very diverse and the price of it majorly depends on location, amenities, and size. The average purchase price for a one-bedroom apartment is around 500,000 euros, and the average purchase price for a three-bedroom apartment is around 1 million euros.

Historical overview

The commune of Walferdange was officially formed in 1851 when it was detached from the commune of Steinsel. However, the villages that make up the commune have a much longer history dating back to the Celts and Romans.

In the 19th century, Walferdange became an important town when Prince Henry of the Netherlands chose it as his residence. The prince lived in Walferdange from 1850 to 1879, and during this time the town became a popular destination for the European elite.

After World War II, the Walferdange commune continued to grow and its population reached 8,000 by the early 1970s. Moden commune is a bustling and optimal place to live in Luxembourg.

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We took photos from these sources: CJF website Bereldange school, Walfer.lu Tripadvisor Walfer.lu Walfer.lu CAW Walter.lu Walfer.lu Osier website Stardekk Viktoria Alipatova, Pexels Ivan Samkov, Pexels

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