Wiltz ( Luxembourgish: Wolz [ˈvolts] or (locally) Wooltz [ˈvoːlts]) is a commune with town status in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz. Wiltz is situated on the banks of the river Wiltz. It was also a battleground in the Battle of the Bulge, near the end of World War II.
- 39.25 km² (15.15 sq mi)
- 285 m (935 ft)
- 518 m (1,699 ft)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wiltz is a canton in northwestern Luxembourg. Its capital is the city of Wiltz. It covers an area of 264.55 km 2, and as of 2018 it has a population of 16,735.  Contents 1 Administrative divisions 2 Mergers 3 Population 4 References Administrative divisions [ edit]
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During World War II, Luxembourg was occupied 10 May 1940 (the first day of the Battle of France). On 31 August 1942, a general strikebegan in Wiltz that spread throughout the country. On 1 January 2015, Wiltz absorbed the neighboring commune of Eschweiler.
The commune is in the Oesling, a region within the greater Ardennes area. It has an area of 39.3 km2 (15.2 sq mi). The altitude is 285–506 m (935–1,660 ft) high. At the castle, the altitude is 464 m (1,522 ft) high. Wiltz is surrounded by six communes: Wincrange to the north and northwest, Clervaux to the northeast, Kiischpelt to the east, Goesdorf...
There were 6,730 persons living in the commune in January 2016, for a population densityof 171.2 inhabitants/km². Other towns, besides the town of Wiltz, within the communeare Roullingen and Weidingen.
One of the main features of the town is Wiltz Castle (French: Château de Wiltz, German: Schloss Wiltz, Luxembourgish: Schlass Wolz) which belonged to the former Counts of Wiltz. This castle, which is situated on 600 acres (2.4 km2) of lawns and gardens, contains hundreds of rooms. It was completed in 1727, and the final Count died in 1793.
Wiltz is twinnedwithː 1. Celorico de Basto, Portugal, since 2005 2. Zavidovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 2008Entrance to the Our Lady of Fatima-monument site.Wiltz castle.Garden of Wiltz castle.National strike memorial in Wiltz.
- The music festival
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Wiltz Castle, located in Wiltz in the north of Luxembourg, dates back to 1573. It is now known above all for hosting an annual music festival. Part of the castle now serves as the campus of European Business University, United Business Institutes and of BBI.
In the 13th century, the Lords of Wiltz built a fortified castle on a rocky promontory, initiating the development of the upper town of Wiltz. In 1388, the French attacked the town and burnt the castle down but it was soon repaired. In 1453, Wiltz was again attacked, this time by the troops of Philip of Burgundy. The round Witches' Tower to the eas...
Since 1953, Wiltz Castle has been the venue of an international music festival attracting artists and orchestras of international repute. Not only classical music but also jazz and rock is included in the festival which runs for three weeks from late June to mid-July. In 1991, a removable roof was installed, covering most of the stage and shelterin...
Since 1999, the castle's stables have housed the National Museum of Brewing. The museum traces the history of beer production over the past 6,000 years, especially more recent developments in Luxembourg. It is open on weekdays from 9 am to noon and from 2 pm to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to noon, except in July and August when it is open ever...
Luxembourg is a representative democracy headed by a constitutional monarch, Grand Duke Henri, making it the world's only remaining sovereign grand duchy. It is a developed country with an advanced economy and one of the world's highest GDP (PPP) per capita.