Boulaide

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Boulaide
Bauschelt
Commune
Coat of arms of Boulaide
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Boulaide highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Boulaide highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Canton Wiltz
Government
 • Mayor René Daubenfeld
Area
 • Total 32.13 km2 (12.41 sq mi)
Area rank 16th of 116
Highest elevation 487 m (1,598 ft)
 • Rank 30th of 116
Lowest elevation 319 m (1,047 ft)
 • Rank 110th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 902
 • Rank 106th of 116
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
 • Density rank 114th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00005001
Website boulaide.lu

Boulaide (Luxembourgish: Bauschelt, German: Bauschleiden) is a commune and small town in north-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Wiltz, which is part of the district of Diekirch.

The commune is composed of three villages: Boulaide, Baschleiden, and Surré. As of 2009, it has a total population of 926.

In 1976 the township has erected a monument in honor of the 35th Infantry Division, who liberated the town during World War II and to assure that the sacrifices of this unit will not be forgotten in the centuries ahead!

Boulaide is also a part of the European Road of Freedom. This project was initiated by the Jewish Painter and Sculptor Otto Freundlich, who was killed in a German concentration camp during World War II. Together with his friend Jeanne Kosnick-Kloss he had planned to create two sculpture roads. The first one was supposed to go from North to South and they had called it "The road of human fraternity". The second one was supposed to go from West to East and its name was "the road of human solidarity and the memory of the liberation" At the intersection of the two roads in Auvers-sur-Oise in France they had planned to erect a high tower called "the Lighttower of peace by means of the seven arts". But Otto Freundlich could not carry out his plans and so some 35 years ago, a German artist with the name of Leo Kornbrust took over the project and now the plans are to create a road of sculptures from the landing coast in France to Moscow in Russia. Here in Boulaide this Road of Freedom is present thru a group of wooden sculptures, created by the luxemburgish artist Marie Josée Kerschen.

Coordinates: 49°53′N 5°49′E / 49.883°N 5.817°E / 49.883; 5.817