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Weiler-la-Tour commune: a lesser known residence within the capital area

In the canton of Luxembourg City lies charming village-like commune of Weiler-la-Tour, named after a tower guarding the castle in old times. Get to know details about life in this area with our article.

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Its population of 2505 inhabitants as of January 1, 2024 might appear modest, but this is not the case. It ranks eighth in terms of median income, with an average salary of 9,877 euros per month. Weiler-la-Tour's appeal lies in the coexistence of modest size and robust prosperity.

General characteristics of Weiler-la-Tour commune

Weiler-la-Tour, a commune of Luxembourg, lies adjacent to the capital within the Luxembourg canton. Surrounded by Contern to the north, Dalheim to the east, Frisange to the south, Roeser to the southwest, and Hesperange to the northwest, it comprises three main localities: Weiler-la-Tour, Hassel, and Syren.

Weiler-la-Tour is the most populated of the villages, followed by Hassel and Syren. These quiet villages offer a serene living environment characterized by a quaint village atmosphere and a rich natural environment, all within a short distance of about 20 minutes from the capital. The community enjoys convenient access to the national roads N2 to the north and N3 to the south, which are connected by various secondary roads, allowing smooth transportation throughout the region.

Population of the commune

As of January 1, 2024, Weiler-la-Tour had a population of 2505, making it the 63rd most populous commune out of the 100 in the country, and representing 0.37% of the total population. With 1,055 inhabitants, Weiler-la-Tour has the highest population density, followed by Hassel and Syren. 

of the commune's population has a foreign origin
residents live in Weiler-la-Tour commune
square kilometers of territories covered with forests and fields

The commune maintains a foreign population percentage of 30%, notably lower than the capital's average of 70.44%. Predominant nationalities, apart from Luxembourgish, include French, Portuguese, German, British, and Italian. Spanning 17.07 km2, Weiler-la-Tour ranks 69th in size among the country's 100 communes.

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Transport accessibility

For the accessibility of Weiler-la-Tour, connectivity plays an important role. The commune benefits from a well-developed road network that provides easy access to the capital and to the rest of the country, even though it does not have a direct train station. Let us examine the different modes of transportation available in the commune and analyze their efficiency and convenience.

No train station available

Keep in mind, that the commune have limited transportation options, which might be not suitable for some potential residents.

By car
Weiler-la-Tour is connected to the national highway N2 to the north and N3 to the south via several secondary roads, ensuring swift access to the capital and robust connectivity throughout the country. Thanks to this connectivity, a journey to the city center takes just under 20 minutes.
By bus
The General Road Transport Scheme (RGTR) serves the commune with lines 423 and 424. Given the size of the commune, travel time to the capital can vary significantly, typically ranging between 45 minutes to an hour. Additionally, the municipality operates a reservation-based bus service, the "WeiliBus – FrisiBus," facilitating travel to any destination within Weiler-la-Tour and its surroundings.
By bicycle
While a bicycle journey to the capital is impractical, taking nearly an hour, navigating between the commune's villages is convenient, with maximum travel times of 15 minutes. Cycling to neighboring villages such as Contern, Moutfort, Dalheim, Filsdorf, Aspelt, Frisange, Roeser, or Alzingen is also feasible within 20 minutes, offering residents an eco-friendly and healthy transportation alternative.

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

Renting and buying real estate

The villages within Weiler-la-Tour have a rustic charm. Surrounded by fields and forests, they offer a lovely living environment away from the hectic pace of the capital. In spite of this peace and quiet, residents still enjoy the proximity to the city at much more affordable prices. Real estate prices remain fairly stable throughout the community, with minimal variation between localities.

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The average price to buy in the municipality is 7,534 euro/m², significantly lower than the capital's average of 12,468 euro/m². Likewise, rental prices are 19.87 euros/m², also well below the capital average of 32.07 euros/m².

For buying the average price is 

euros for square meter in the Weiler-la-Tour
euros for square meter is the capital's average in 2024

For renting the average price is 

euros for square meter in the Weiler-la-Tour
 euros for square meter is the capital's average

Applications, search, and profound advice in our guide to renting

Infrastructure of the commune

Predominantly residential, Weiler-la-Tour offers limited infrastructure for those who choose to live here. The municipality has basic facilities such as schools, sports facilities including a gym and soccer field near the elementary school, and recreational areas such as parks and playgrounds, but they are modest. 

Shopping options are very scarce, with no supermarkets within its borders, necessitating trips to neighboring municipalities. Despite these limitations, Weiler-la-Tour maintains a tranquil atmosphere and proximity to essential services in surrounding areas.

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Pros and cons of living in the Weiler-la-Tour commune

Thanks to the proximity of the N2 and N3 motorways, Weiler-la-Tour offers the ideal combination of proximity to the capital and easy access. The commune also boasts significantly lower real estate prices, around 40% cheaper than in the capital, both to buy and to rent.

Weiler-la-Tour is distinguished by its country atmosphere and its numerous footpaths in the heart of nature, offering a peaceful lifestyle for those who love nature. But the limited infrastructure of the community is a disadvantage: cultural offerings are limited to a few community centers and there are no theaters, museums or cinemas.

There are also no medical facilities or health professionals within the community, and shopping is limited, with minimal to no stores and no supermarkets. Despite these limitations, Weiler-la-Tour offers a relaxed residential atmosphere for those seeking a quiet lifestyle in a natural setting.

Pros and cons
Proximity to the capital and excellent connectivity.
Lower real estate prices compared to the capital.
The rural ambiance and abundant nature trails for outdoor enthusiasts.
Limited infrastructure, including cultural amenities.
Lack of medical facilities or healthcare professionals within the commune.
Scarce shopping options, with minimal to no stores and no supermarkets.

What can you find in this commune?

The most important thing to keep in mind is that the community lacks educational facilities, and if you plan to have a family, you will have to use the neighboring districts when your children grow up to give them a place to study. Apart from that, Weilaer-la-Tour is a great place for young families with a car and an interest in the natural environment.

Saint-Laurent Church, source: Wayback Machine
Bei de Fliedermais Nursery, source: Wayback Machine
Primary school, source: Wayback Machine
An Huef cultural center, source: Wayback Machine
Hall Sportif Weiler-la-Tour, source: Wayback Machine
Syren Playground, source: Spillplaz
Schools, creches, and education
Cultural centers
Parks, nature places and kids playgrounds
Sports infrastructure
Shopping and restaurants

Historical overview

The Weiler-la-Tour commune thrives upon the rich soil of its history, evidenced by numerous artifacts spanning from the Neolithic era to even Celtic civilization!

How did it get this name?

Its name, Weiler-la-Tour, traces back to Roman times. Remnants of several villas discovered within the commune's territory affirm the existence of the city "Ricciacus," situated a few kilometers from Hassel. The appellation "Weiler-la-Tour" stems from this period (Turris Villare or Villare ad Turrim), particularly from a towering watchtower that served as an outpost of the "Ricciacus" city near Dalheim. Erected around 1750, the tower, now located in Weiler-la-Tour, was one of two identical structures forming the grand entrance of the castle belonging to the lords of Weiler.

Taking history into account

In tandem with the construction of a new sports hall, the commune undertook the restoration of the Syren church, built in 1850 and classified as a national monument, along with converting an 18th-century building into a cultural center. Expansion works on the central school were completed in 1999, with total investments in the past decade exceeding 10 million euros. 

Today, Weiler'la-Touris a modern and well-established commune providing harmonious life to its residents.


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Authors: Luz
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