Origin of Mondorf-les-Bains ?
The origin of the name Mondorf goes back to the Carolingian dynasty, i.e. the Frankish kings. Charlemagne had a niece named “Muomina”, who donated all her possessions to the abbey of Echternach. Among these properties was the small village, which thus took the name “Muomendorph”.
In addition, Charlemagne married Hildegarde de Thionville. Forced to travel frequently between Thionville and his small capital of Aachen, he had a residence (“Pfalz”) built in Mondorf, which served as his base.
As a border village between France and Luxembourg, the toponymy of Mondorf varied over time: Muomundorf (960), Mamendorf (1030), Muomendorph (1069), Momendorf (1147), Muomendorph (1161), Moyndorff (1440), Momendorf vel Mommendorff (1444), Mundorf (1572), Mendorf (17th century), Mondorf (1681), Mundorff (1790), Mondorff (1801).