Clervaux ( Luxembourgish: , Klierf German: ) is a Clerf commune and town in northern Luxembourg, administrative capital of the canton of Clervaux.
History [ edit ]
The city was the site of heavy fighting during
World War II, in the December 1944 ( Battle of Clervaux).
Population [ edit ]
As of 2005
Eselborn, Reuler, and Weicherdange.
, the town of Clervaux, which lies in the north of the commune, has a population of 1,037. Other towns within the commune include
The Family of Man, a famous exhibit of photos collected by Edward Steichen, is on permanent display in Clervaux Castle.
The castle also includes the Battle of the Bulge Museum, with an extensive collection of American, German and Luxembourgish artifacts from World War II, and an exhibition of models of the castles and palaces of Luxembourg. A U.S. Sherman tank that participated in the battle for Clervaux and a German 88 anti-aircraft/anti-tank artillery piece are on display in front of the castle.
The Saint-Maurice and Saint Maur Abbey is situated close to the town of Clervaux. Notable associations include
Halldór Laxness, 1902–1998, the Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic writer, who converted to Roman Catholicism while visiting the Abbey. A Roman Catholic mission to Scandinavia has for many years maintained a base at the Abbey.
The "Hotel-Restaurant du Golf de Clervaux" complex outside Clervaux in Eselborn offers an 18-hole golf course, a driving range, hotel and dining facilities.
Church Saints Cosmas and Damian (1910-1912)
Coordinates: 50°03′N 6°02′E / 50.050°N 6.033°E