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Map of Luxembourg with Septfontaines highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°42′01″N 5°57′57″E / 49.700278°N 5.965833°E / 49.700278; 5.965833Coordinates: 49°42′01″N 5°57′57″E / 49.700278°N 5.965833°E / 49.700278; 5.965833
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Capellen
  Mayor Yves Even
  Total 14.96 km2 (5.78 sq mi)
Area rank 80 of 105
Highest elevation 391 m (1,283 ft)
  Rank 60th of 105
Lowest elevation 247 m (810 ft)
  Rank 58th of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 833
  Rank 104th of 105
  Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
  Density rank 85th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00009010

Septfontaines (Luxembourgish: Simmer, German: Simmern) is a commune and small town in western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Capellen, which is part of the district of Luxembourg. As of 2001, the town of Septfontaines, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 356. Other towns within the commune include Greisch and Roodt-sur-Eisch.

Septfontaines Castle is one of the castles belonging to the Valley of the Seven Castles. Located high above the village of Septfontaines, the medieval castle is now privately owned.[1]


Siewebueren Fountain and castle in Septfontaines

The name Septfontaines is a French neologism (the local population is almost entirely Luxembourgish-speaking), derived from the older name Siebenborn (literally, 'seven springs'), which appears as the name of the town in Latin and German documents from the nineteenth century and earlier. This name is also seen in Siewebueren, the name of the town's fountain. The name Siebenborn was often abbreviated 7born in vital records.


  1. "Château de Septfontaines", Fortresses, Châteaux, Manoirs. (French) Retrieved 16 March 2011.

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