Which district to choose in Luxembourg city?

Do you arrive in Luxembourg and do not know where to live? You already live ther and want to move around, which district to choose? Your choice of accommodation must be based on several criteria: are you alone or with a family? What is your workplace? Where will your children go to school? Maybe do you prefer the countryside to the city?

Here is an overview of the different districts of the City of Luxembourg, so that you can more easily locate and make your home research according to your criteria of life.

For accommodation out of Luxembourg-City, check out our pages dedicated to cities around Luxembourg.

The LimpertsbergMerl or Belair, Hollerich (upper) districts in Luxembourg-City are elegant, quiet and very well served by buses for a family or a single person moving to Luxembourg or seeking to move to Luxembourg. They are also practical regarding to foreign schools.

Choice of neighborhood according to schools

The Ecole française de Luxembourg and Lycée Vauban are currently located in Gasperich, in the south of the city.

The French and Luxembourgish school Notre-Dame Ste Sophie is located in Weimershof, really close to Kirchberg.

Several Luxembourg lycées and the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) are located in Merl.

The European School I is located in Kirchberg. The European School II is located in Mamer, outside the City of Luxembourg. Assignment in one or the other depends on your language and your nationality and of your residential location.

TheEnglish school St George‘s is located inHamm.

Residential districts in Luxembourg-City

Cents and Hamm are two residential districts, mostly with Luxembourg residents.

The other residential districts are the districts of Limpertsberg, Merl or Belair, much more international.

More lively and popular neighborhoods

The liveliest areas of Luxembourg are the Gare districtClausen, especially for evening outings, andBonnevoie-Sud. The developping neighborhood of Gasperich is also very pleasant but a little less central. They are well supplied in small shops.

The districts with the oldest architecture are the Upper Town or Centre(pedestrian streets with shops and historical district), the GrundClausen and Pfaffenthal. These quarters are really full of charm, but it is difficult to park.

Business districts

If you work for one of the European institutions, or large companies, the districts of KirchbergWeimershof and Neudorf are close to the institutions and are residential and quiet.

The Cloche d’Or district in Howald is a new development area, located 10 km from the city center of Luxembourg and close to the Luxembourg Gasperich and Cessange district. A new lifestyle is expected to emerge in this new district, directly connected to the City Center and the Findel via the tram with 130 convenience stores (including a large shopping center), 6,000 employees working in local businesses and nearly 3,000 students, half of whom attended the Lycée Français Vauban.

In the long term, nearly 25,000 people will bring this district to life, which is expected to be completed in 2025. In addition, this district is part of a vast ecological programme with the forthcoming creation of Luxembourg’s largest park and green space.

The price level of real estate in Luxembourg

On average in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the  prices announced in Q3 2017 are:

  • 818.250 euros for a house for sale and 2.822 euros average for rent
  • 514.716 euros for an apartment for sale and 1.469 euros average for rent.

Average prices per square meter over the 2016-2017 period are as follows:

  • 7 963 € / m² in the City of Luxembourg against 5 678 € / m² in the Grand Duchy for an apartment
  • € 6,467 / m² for a house in Luxembourg City and € 4,162 / m² for the Grand Duchy.

The most expensive districts are LimpertsbergBelair and Kirchberg with more than 8.700 euros/sqm.

For neighborhoods that are more accessible at the rent price, target the Gare district except Bd Pétrusse), Bonnevoie-SudHollerich (Gasperich side), CessangeMühlenbachEich and Weimerskirch.

Beware, however, of the noise of planes on certain parts of the Bonnevoie, Hamm and Cents sectors.

More information about the average prices in Luxembourg

To know more about the 24 districts of Luxembourg (photos, specificities, …), see the “Luxembourg by neighborhoods” section! Each disctrict of Luxembourg has its own specificities, visit them to compare them. You will inevitably find one in which you can feel fine.

Outside Luxembourg City,several neighboring towns are very pleasant to live without being too far away (between 10 and 20 minutes by car): Howald, HesperangeStrassen ,Bertrange, Mamer, Bridel, Bereldange and Walferdange, as well as Niederanven and Sandweiler.




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