posted by in Luxembourg forum
Hi, Remich is very pretty as you know and not far at all from Lux city. It is easily commutable - as you say just 20 minutes into the city and the traffic will be generally fine until you hit the motorway/outer ring road.
The commute time will also depend on where you're working - so if you're working in say, Kirchberg which is the Remich side, it will be quicker to get in than say, if you're working in Howald or Strassen, which is all the way over the other side of the city.
You'll find a regular bus service from Remich to Lux but if you want to drive in, make sure you budget for car parking (or park and ride), which can of course add up.
You'll benefit from living near Germany and France but to be honest, anywhere you live in Lux is close by. I wouldn't necessarily choose Remich just for that. I live in Lux city and I can still be in Perl (near Remich) or Thionville in about 20 mins.
In terms of tax breaks for travelling, yes you'll get some but will probably be eaten up with higher fuel costs and parking costs.
In terms of living conditions - again, depends on what you absolutely have to have. If you want a house with garden, then the further you go from the city the more chance you have of finding somewhere affordable. If you're happy with a flat and balcony, then it can be just as lovely in the city- with plenty of parks and play areas.
Facilities - you'll find Remich has excellent facilities - as do most larger Lux villages/towns. And if you can't find what you're looking for, you're just 20 mins away from the city.
I haven't lived in Lux for long, but the Moselle certainly didn't flood this winter. I'm not sure, that if you're a flat, this is something you need to be worried about!
So to sum up, Remich is easily commutable to the city. If you're coming from England, it will take time for you to get your head around the fact that everywhere is close by. You can be in Germany or France or Belgium in around 10 minutes. The traffic, although can get a little congested at rush hour is absolutely nothing compared to the M25 or most major roads around cities and towns in the UK. Wherever you settle, you're never far from lovely walks, parks and a tranquil atmosphere.