Wincrange

The commune of Wincrange is sitting on a plate (altitude: 450 to 523 m) to the Northwest of the Éislek. It includes 27 villages and hamlets with over 4000 inhabitants. With an area of 113,68 km2, the commune of Wincrange is the most expansive of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Wincrange is also the first merged commune (county) (1 January 1978) in the country, formed by the former communes of Asselborn, Boevange, Hachiville, and Oberwampach.

From broad hilly plateaus, where agriculture is always present, and peaceful green valleys, flowing limpid streams, they all send an invitation to take a walk. Nature lovers will find their joys here. A lot of well signposted trails await you with panoramic views. Those who are interested in culture, will find beautifully restored village churches and discover charming rural corners during their walks

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Not to be missed is the former monastery of Sassel with its war monument to the deported Jews and magnificent altarpiece carved in the 16th century within the Hachiville Church, which comes from the Hermitage Chapel in Klaus/Hachiville on the edge of the forest which is also worth a visit.

Don’t miss the special Cicignon monument, near the Church in Oberwampach with the remains of the old Castle in the village. The castle was the seat of a row of dominations in the middle ages, among those were Jean C. Cicignon, (born around 1630), builder of the Norwegian city of Trondheim who lived there. It was sadly completely destroyed in 1681 by a fire. Note that the Tower of the Church is from the 13th century while the nave of the Church was added later. In this nave of the Church one can find valuable frescoes dating back to the 15th century.