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Mertert coat of arms Location of Mertert in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Basic data
State : LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg
Coordinates : 49 ° 42 '  N , 6 ° 29'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 42 '8 "  N , 6 ° 28' 47"  E
Canton : Grevenmacher
Residents : 4563 (January 1, 2019)
Area : 15.3 km²
Population density : 299.2 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number: 1107
Mayor: Jérôme Laurent ( LSAP )
Elective system : Proportional vote

Mertert ( Luxembourgish Mäertert ) is a municipality in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and belongs to the canton of Grevenmacher .

Composition of the community

The community was created on October 22, 1796 through a merger of the two localities Mertert and Wasserbillig .

It belongs to the following municipal associations: SIAEG, SICEC, SIDERE, SIDEST, SIGI, SIGRE, SITEG, SYVICOL.


In Wasserbillig the Sauer flows into the Moselle . At the point of confluence, the lowest point in the country, the Moselle leaves the country.

The Syr also flows into the Moselle in Mertert .

The parish church was rebuilt in 1885–1886.

In the local elections in autumn 2017, the LSAP won six seats with 51.88 percent of the vote, the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) three seats with 31.74 percent and the DP two seats with 16.38 percent.

Economy and Transport

Gas stations in Wasserbillig

Since the completion of the Moselle canalization in 1964, Mertert has been the only cargo port in the Grand Duchy, Port de Mertert .

Mertert is strongly influenced by cross-border trade with Germany. This is especially true for tank tourism . About a dozen petrol stations are lined up on the road between Wasserbillig and Mertert, and the border service station on the autobahn has also been expanded into a petrol station. A supermarket is connected to almost all petrol stations, in which mainly tobacco products, spirits, coffee and sparkling wine are sold, which are taxed lower in Luxembourg and therefore cheaper than in Germany.

There is a train station on the Moselle – Syretal route .

Famous pepole

  • Jacques Santer (* 1937), Prime Minister and from 1995 to 1999 President of the European Commission


Web links

Commons : Mertert  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Mertert  - travel guide
Mertert harbor
Sparrow Wasserbillig, Jean-Pierre Beckius (1943)

Individual evidence

  1. STATEC Luxembourg - Population par canton et commune 1821–2019 (French)
  2. Annuaire des communes: Mertert ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 40 kB), syvicol @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Mertert . ( [accessed November 18, 2017]).