Village square


The vil­lage of Sen­nin­gen, sit­u­at­ed in a very charm­ing and beau­ti­ful land­scape, could keep its typ­i­cal vil­lager char­ac­ter over all these years. Many build­ings part­ly ren­o­vat­ed are dat­ed from the old­er times. A good exam­ple is the old school, which had been opened in 1848 and con­struct­ed on the foun­da­tions of the dis­man­tled chapel of Sen­nin­gen (dat­ed 17th cen­tu­ry prob­a­bly). On the front side of the school, at the cor­ner of the Freylinger house, had once been a very old mile­stone in form of a cru­ci­fix, show­ing the cru­ci­fix­ion. This devot­ed stone wears the inscrip­tion of the year 1805 and a spe­cial place has even been set up for it in the “rue de la Mon­tagne”. The “Schanzen­haus”, the near old ban mill and the dairy build­ing are all sym­bols of a typ­i­cal vil­lager place. In the “rue du Château” is sit­u­at­ed the old wash­house, built in the thir­ties of the 20th cen­tu­ry, right in the mid­dle of the vil­lage, on the foun­da­tions of an old sawmill.

The Senningen Mills

Because of its attrac­tive posi­tion at the foot of the famous Lux­em­bourg sand­stone lay­er, from where many springs are gush­ing, the com­mu­ni­ty of Nieder­an­ven has always been rich in local mills, using this geo­log­i­cal advantage.

At the begin­ning of the 18th cen­tu­ry, twelve mills were active here dur­ing approx­i­mate­ly twen­ty years. From these 12 only three build­ings have van­ished. In Sen­nin­gen 6 mills were active, using the riv­er “Sen­ninger­bach”, cross­ing the vil­lage from the west-east­ern side. There were 2 paper­mills called Lam­ort, Funck and Tabourain (local­ly known as “Piersmillen”), 1 oil mill, 1 sawmill and one ban mill. This ban mill has once been a cere­al mill, to which had been added an oil mill in the 19th cen­tu­ry. The ban mill is known as one of the old­est mills in Luxembourg.

The pupils from Sen­nin­gen in front of the old dairy building.