The Commune in the World

Mondorf-les-Bains knew, by various means, to make itself known beyond the borders.

Twin Cities

The Commune maintains a European partnership with 5 cities that goes back for more than 60 years (1956).

Mondorf-les-Bains has been twinned with Bad Homburg (Germany), Cabourg (France), Chur (Switzerland), Mayrhofen (Austria), Terracina (Italy) and (2018) Vale de Cambra (Portugal)
By maintaining regular exchanges, Mondorf-les-Bains manages to foster its image outside the Grand Duchy both at the tourist and socio-cultural levels.

You can also follow the news of the twin cities on www.jumelage.net

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Cradle of world-renowned sportsmen

 

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John Grün

Mondorf-les-Bains boasted during the last years of the nineteenth century that he saw the birth of the strongest man in the world on 27 August 1868 : John Grün.

His life would probably have passed peacefully in his hometown, in spite of his prodigious muscular strength, if the taste for adventure had not prompted the young adolescent to emigrate in 1889 to the United States, where he had a career and a notorious notoriety.

From the sporting point of view, Grün is the first Luxembourger, before so many others, who did honor abroad to his little Luxembourg country and, as such, his memory deserves to be preserved. This is reminded of an old monument in the street that bears his name (located a stone's throw from his native house still on foot today) as well as a newer just next to the Town Hall.

Some of his equipment (weights and dumbbells, cast iron blocks, etc ...) is on display at the Roll Sport Center Delles of Mondorf-les-Bains.

Jeff Strasser

A talented Luxembourg professional footballer, born in Luxembourg on 05 October 1974, Jeff Strasser keeps a brilliant career behind him. He started at the age of 7 in the local club, US Luxembourg, from his 15 years at FC Metz (France), where his record has skyrocketed after many years of success.

10 years later, he joined the clubs of Kaiserslautern and then of Mönchengladbach.

During the last years of his career, he played in France and Switzerland until 2012 and then followed the path of coach.

He is proud to hold the Luxembourg national record after more than 90 international matches and remains one of Mondorf-les-Bains's sports ambassadors.

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Frank & Andy Schleck

The Schleck brothers

After Jeff, two sportsmen were born who will prove to be true legends of cycling worldwide : Fränk & Andy SCHLECK born in 1980 and 1985 respectively.

Bicycle enthusiasts from their earliest years, their passion has evolved and their record.

A small glimpse on the most beautiful dates of their careers :

Fränk

- April 2006, Fränk wins the great Dutch classic, the Amstel Gold Race

- On 18 July 2006, he won the Alpe d'Huez in the 15th stage of the Tour de France

- On July 20, 2008, he seizes the famous yellow tunic at the end of the 15th stage between Embrun and Prato Nevoso, Italy

- A year later, he won the 17th stage at the Grand-Bornand

- On July 21, 2011, he ranks second at the top of the Galibier, just after his brother Andy

 Paris, July 24, 2011 - Great Premiere on the Tour de France. The Schleck brothers are on the podium. Andy and Fränk rank second and third respectively

 In 2015, he won the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain at the Vuelta

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Andy

- In 2007, he is the youngest and best bike runner of the Giro d'Italia and 2nd in the overall classification

- on July 27, 2008 on the podium of the Champs-Elysées, he receives the white jersey of the best and youngest runner of the Tour from the hands of S.A.R. Prince Felix

- He won the 95th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2009, 5th in 2010 and 3rd in 2011

- 2nd of the Flèche Wallonne in 2009

- Best and youngest runner of the Tour de France in 2009 and 2010 without forgetting his most beautiful victory: yellow jersey and winner of the Tour de France 2010

- Sacred Champion of Luxembourg in 2009, 2nd in 2010 and 2011 and 3rd in 2012

- Best Luxemburgish sportsman in 2009, 2010 and 2011

His talent is no longer to be proved, just like his brother before him.

Both of them reconverted to their professional career, Mondorf-les-Bains remains proud to be the cradle of these emblematic champions, alongside Jeff Strasser.