Hespérange, a town between town and country

Hespérange commune of Luxembourg

The commune of Hespérange in Luxembourg comprises five towns: Hespérange, Howald, Alzingen, Itzig and Fentange.
Located to the southeast of Luxembourg City, it is one of Luxembourg's largest communes. It's an attractive place to live, in the immediate vicinity of Luxembourg's capital.

Population of Hespérange

The commune is experiencing rapid demographic growth. It is one of the most densely populated communes in Luxembourg.

Number of inhabitants on January 1, 202316.433
Number of different nationalities128
% foreigners in total population56%
Source Statec

Hespérange, a very attractive commune in Luxembourg

Hespérange (Hesper in Luxembourgish) is very close to the city of Luxembourg, with easy access to the motorway network. 

History of Hespérange in Luxembourg

The first traces of Hespérange date back to the 9th century as a possession of the Abbey of Echternach. The Lords of Rodemack built a fortified castle in the 18th century. Today, the ruins of the castle can still be seen overlooking the town.

Hespérange was home to Luxembourg's largest grain mill. Unfortunately, it exploded in 1893. It was replaced by a new mill in Kleinbettingen. At the time, the town had a population of around 2,300.

Especially after the Second World War, the town of Hespérange experienced strong growth. Its population grew from 3,500 to over 10,000 in 1992. With its close proximity to Luxembourg City, Hespérange benefits from a number of motorway links giving it rapid access to the three neighboring countries. Several business parks are located in the commune, notably in Howald.

The city is a major center of development in terms of economic activity.

Activity zones in Hespérange

The commune of Hespérange lies between urban and agricultural areas. While it is characterized by a diversity of landscapes, it also boasts several residential neighborhoods and numerous business parks .

The town of Howald, directly linked to the city of Luxembourg by the Gasperich district, has a highly urban environment. It boasts a number of business parks, including the Rue des Scillas, which is undergoing a major transformation with theimminent arrival of the tramway.

The new "Op de Leemen" business park in Fentange and the expansion of the Alzingen industrial zone along the N3 will undoubtedly bring even greater commercial dynamism to the commune.

Residential areas of Hespérange

In contrast, the village of Itzig is characterized by a more rural, residential feel. It also boasts a number of stores and restaurants.

Situated between the 2, Hespérange plays both sides, as does Alzingen in the same vein.

Today, the Fentange plateau is a highly residential area, with large homes in the immediate vicinity of the Cloche d'Or.

Numerous school facilities

The increase in the number of families with children has prompted the local authority to expand the school infrastructure . Alzingen now offers a new school, while the existing school infrastructure has been extended.

The commune of Hesperange offers schools with canteen and day-care services (Itzig and Fentange), enabling children to stay longer at school.

Leisure activities in the commune of Hespérange

Hespérange offers a wide range of sports facilities. Soccer and basketball pitches, a sports hall, beach volleyball, petanque, cyclocross and a skateboard track are all available to residents.

Hespérange also boasts a music school with over 400 students in more than 30 different branches of musical training. Group and individual lessons are offered.

There are also many walking trails to discover around the town. A detailed description of these routes can be found on the hesper.lu website.

Public transport in Hespérange

As regards public transport, several buses serve Hespérange. A study of the Hespérange bypass is still underway, to relieve congestion in the town, which is saturated at peak times. The project is expected to wait until 2024.

Gare de Howald has been in existence since 2017 and serves Luxembourg station by train.

In 2024, tramway line T1 will serve Howald from Luxembourg station to the Cloche d'Or.

Soft mobility is encouraged with the Vel'oh system, as well as the Flexibus system that takes you to the address of your choice.

For tourists, there is also a Camping in Alzingen. Convenient and not far from town!

Living in Hespérange, real estate prices

Would you like to live in Hespérange? Check out the prices for Hespérange and the communes around Luxembourg.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
10,034 euros24.23 euros
Down 0.12% year-on-yearUp 5.12% year-on-year
Center region comparison: 11,286 euros/m2 Center region comparison: 29.34 euros/m2
Source Immotop - October 2023

Hespérange is listed at over 10,300 euros per m2, Fentange between 9,300 and 9,500 euros per m2, Alzingen between 9,100 and 9,300 euros per m2, Itzig and Howald at less than 8,500 euros per m2.

A very pretty and pleasant town... I live in Howald

Rui F.

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Luxembourg and its different districtsMunicipality of Niederanven,
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