A perfect place for a cup of afternoon tea or coffee. Enjoy your evening reading with gentle sounds of music. What a splendid idea to invite your family or friends for a dinner to the terrace. They will be delighted with the marvelous view of the garden and the great outdoor grill out there.
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Gonderange a commune of Junglinster
North of the City, and a popular commuter district, a new International School offering the European baccalaureate has made Junglinster an increasingly attractive area for expats.
More than 55 square kilometres, much of it forested, the commune includes the villages of Altlinster, Beidweiler, Blumenthal, Bourglinster, Eisenborn, Eschweiler, Godbrange, Gonderange, Graulinster, Imbringen, Junglinster and Rodenbourg. It has a total population of 7,621 representing a number of nationalities.
Shopping & Services
There are two shopping centres Langwies 1 (Rue Hiehl) and Langwies 2 (Rue Nicolas Glesener). The former contains a Delhaize supermarket, Intersport and Restaurant Siello, and a hairdresser, Georgie’s cuts, where the staff speak English.
Langwies 2 includes classy kid’s furnishings store Arbitare Kids and organic and natural food store, Alavita. You can get advice on interior and exterior design at Angle Vert, and furniture at Casa. If you need to fix your smartphone screen or get help with other home technology, CRW is also based at the centre, as are a number of clothing, lingerie and shoe shops, a florist, perfume emporium and a Party Shop, in addition to tour operators, an optician and a photo studio.
Nearby a number of garages sell, service and repair many of the main brands of car, and there is a Globus Baumarkt for all your DIY needs (it also has a Fischer coffee shop). A new 37,000m2 centre with shops, restaurants, a hotel, creche and gym is planned to open at the end 2021.
There are butchers shops in Junglinster on Rue du Village and in Bourglinster at Place du Village. And you can stock up on ecological cleaning products and natural cosmetics at Haka in Rodenbourg.
In Junglinster town, you’ll find an Aladdin’s Cave of a shop Rischette, which stocks school supplies, seasonal items like carnival costumes and decorations, fireworks, games, and unusual household items including the Thermomix which they regularly demonstrate. Next door, the Portuguese grocery shop Diarte comes highly commended for its excellent customer service.
There’s a Paediatric Centre on Rue de Godbrange and a pharmacy on Route d’Echternach. The Junglinster Library is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6pm, and Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. It stocks books in French, German, Luxembourgish, English and other languages for adults and children. The Bicherbus mobile library also drives around the commune on a regular basis.
You’ll find crèche Baby Bird and crèche Kwaki on Rue Rham in Junglinster, crèche Villa Wichtel on Rue Maria Montessori, and crèche Babyhome on Rue des Cerises. The Maison Relais in Junglinster puts a lot of effort into the wellbeing of its children and is the first in Luxembourg to write and introduce a kid’s constitution. Meetings of La Leche League run by Chantal Weiss take place Wednesday mornings at the Cultural Centre.
There’s a pre-school and primary school in Bourglinster, Gonderange, and Junglinster, where the Lënster Lycée is also located. The international section of this school also offers the European School curriculum and has English and German sections.
Every other year in the summer kids can take part in Mini Lënster and learn about how society functions by being a business trader, a fireman, or a mayor in a mini town set up in the sports hall. You can find out more about this year’s programme here.
Transport & parking
Bus 107 links Luxembourg City to Junglinster and Beaufort. Lines 110 and 111 link Junglinster to the City and Echternach, while 112 links Junglinster to Echternach via Consdorf.
School bus lines 113 and 121 link Junglinster to Limpertsberg, and the 473 links the Lënster Lycée to Echternach. Bus 120 links Junglinster to Kirchberg and the City.
Line 129 runs from Roodt-sur-Syre to Junglinster then on to Echternach, while the 479 links the town to Roodt. The 420 links Junglinster to Angelsberg and Godbrange, the 422 connects it with Larochette and Heffingen, and the 424 links it to Beaufort.
The 469 runs from Kobenbour to Bech, then Eschweiler, finishing at Junglinster, and the 471 links it to Oberanven and Senningerberg. The 480 links the town to Sandweiler and Neideranven. There is also a late night bus.
Restaurants and cafes
There’s a Best Western Euro Hotel in Gonderange that also contains the restaurant Pyramide, which offers a good selection of dishes including fondue. For something upmarket and out of this world splurge on Restaurant La Distillerie at Bourglinster Castle run by chef René Mathieu. The trendy chic V8 serves traditional Luxembourgish dishes, fish and steaks (plus a kids menu) inside and burgers or salads on the terrace.
For what are heralded as the best burgers in Luxembourg, head to Beidweiler and Lou’s Diner. For Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean try Maison des Gourmets. You’ll get value for money dishes of the day at Restaurant Siello.
An extensive menu of traditional and world cuisine, plus a great selection of vegetarian plates is on offer at the Hotel-Restaurant Parmentier or tuck into a pizza at Piccobello. The Pizza Guy Foodtruck comes to Junglinster every weekday night from 5pm to 10pm.
If you need a cup of coffee, you’re spoilt for choice with Cafe Chez Manuel in Godbrange, Cafe op der Gare in Gonderange and Cafe Lenster Stuff in Junglinster, which also serves stronger stuff and hosts live bands.
The True Brew Trade sells a selection of organic craft beers and some amazing ginger tonic. It’s based in Gonderange but you can pick up their produce at the organic/artisan market held the last Saturday of every month in front of the Cultural Centre Am Duerf in Junglinster.