Rosport ( Luxembourgish Rouspert ) at the Sauer is a municipality in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the canton of Echternach.

The origin of the name

The name probably comes from Rosport Rossfurt. Before the completion of the bridge, the river Sauer Sauer could only be crossed on horseback through a ford at a shallow spot. So Ros came from Ross. However, there are other hypotheses: Rosport would come from a ford, which led through a reed bed on the edge of the Sauerland. Roman remains have been found at some Rosport: Badeanalage the present site, as well as villas within and outside the town.

Composition of the community

The municipality consists of the villages Rosport:

  • Dickweiler
  • Girst,
  • Girsterklaus,
  • Hinkel,
  • Osweiler,
  • Rosport,
  • Steinheim.


Rosport ( and Dickweiler ) were among the earliest possession of the Benedictine Abbey Oeren - St. Irminen in Trier. The Girsterklaus appears on the February 27th, 1329 first in the sources. They belonged to the parish Rosport. The hermitage was a pilgrimage destination in the 14th century. The architecturally remarkable Romanesque building dates back to the early Middle Ages or to the Gallo- Roman period ( watchtower ).


The company, based in Rosport Sources Rosport SA, with a production of 22 million bottles ( 2001), the largest national producer of mineral water.


  • Henri Tudor (1859-1928); the Luxembourg engineer invented the first practical lead-acid battery.