In 1907, Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg elevated the areas of Differdange, Dudelange, Rumelange and Ettelbruck to the status of towns. This title was attributed to them by the « Loi du 4 août 1907 conférant la qualification de ville aux localités de Differdange, Dudelange, Ettelbruck et Rumelange » (Mémorial n°42 of 10 August 1907 p. 518 ). To commemorate this unusual centennial, four new postage stamps are being issued with views of the towns from a century ago and today, featuring emblematic places in the four towns.
Ettelbréck (Ettelbruck) - 7,478 inhabitants
The third city to reach 100 years of age, the town of Ettelbruck derives its name from Attila, King of the Huns,also known by the name of Etzel. During his time, the Huns had built a bridge above the Alzette River at the location of the present day community of Schieren. The name Ettelbruck thus signifies “the bridge of Attila“.
This year, the celebrations will culminate on the weekend of June 8 - 10 notably featuring a grand public ball in the “Äschenhiwwel” district, scenes from “Ettelbréck 1907” acted out in the pedestrian mall, and exhibitions about trains. There will also be concerts, a sound & light spectacular, and a regional market.
|Price of the series:||4 x 0,50 € = 2,00 €|
|Photos & Layout:||Archives of miscellaneous towns, David Flammang, Paul Bretz, architect; |
Vidale et Gloesener, Luxembourg
|Printing:||Imprimerie du Timbre, Belgian Post, Malines|
|Dimensions:||29.75 x 40.15 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|