Haremskéier”

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The “Harem­skéi­er” is a very nar­row bend on the road between Sen­nin­gen and Senningen/Niederanven.

In the “Harem­skéi­er” sev­er­al land­slides did dam­age the river­side residents‘plot of land. The map shows the extent of the land­slide dam­age, hap­pen­ing in the year 1861. The con­cerned landown­ers had all been reim­bursed.

The con­struc­tion of that road had been decid­ed in 1848. Until that day the gra­di­ent of 100 metres between the top and the edge of the Lux­em­bourg sand­stone plateau could only be passed by a very steep path, con­nect­ing direct­ly Sen­ninger­berg with Senningen/Niederanven, all by fol­low­ing the old roman road (the “Kiem”) between Reims and Tri­er. This way has now been replaced by a longer road (the “route de Trèves”) with more bends but with less steep­ness.

With this street, adapt­ing itself at the slope by mean­ders, the con­nec­tion between Lux­em­bourg and Tri­er had con­sid­er­ably been improved.

The old steep path, con­nect­ing Sen­ninger­berg with Senningen/Niederanven, is fol­low­ing the line of the old roman road (the “Kiem”).

The plant­i­ng of chest­nut trees, in whose shade, hors­es and peo­ple could rest, had pos­i­tive­ly enhanced the image of the streets in Senningen/Niederanven. Apart from the traf­fic improve­ment, the con­struc­tion of this road also brought an eco­nom­i­cal high­light: many unem­ployed from the old paper mill in Sen­nin­gen could find a job by help­ing to con­struct this road. Lat­er a high­way was built at the south end of this road, pass­ing over the gra­di­ent between plateau and plain by a long and straight slope. This high­way, with it’s over region­al impor­tance, final­ly entailed a real traf­fic relief for Sen­nin­gen, Nieder­an­ven and Sen­ninger­berg and saved these vil­lages from a per­ma­nent tran­sit.

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