Beggen, a lively, affordable family neighborhood

The Beggen area is one of the 24 districts of the city of Luxembourg. It lies to the north of the city, between the districts of Dommeldange, Eich and Mühlenbach.
It is characterized by many foreign residents and a family atmosphere.

Population of Beggen

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 69,55% 69,55%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 2,9% 2,9%

Number of different nationalities

Luxembourgers represent 30% of the population of Beggen. The French community, the first foreign community, represents 12%, the Portuguese 10% of the population.

Environment of the Beggen district

With the district ofEich to the south, Dommeldange to the east and Mühlenbach to the west, the district of Beggen is organized around a main artery, the street of Beggen. It connects the capital of Luxembourg to the commune of Walferdange.

Originally in the 17th century, the district of Beggen was a very small hamlet of 7 households. Thanks to the industrialization and the need for manpower in the country, this district will develop from the end of the 19th century.

Today the area of Beggen is mainly inhabited by a foreign community. It consists of a main street, with many shops and shopping centers. Its small perpendicular streets, more residential, have individual houses with gardens.

The church in Beggen was built in 1965. Its imposing bell tower is the emblem of this district, surrounded by the Alzette and the railroad.

The Beggen Castle now houses the Russian Embassy. It regularly attracts demonstrators since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.

Beggen is a green island near the city. It has attractive walking and cycling paths in the green islands of the Eecherfeld and the Dommeldange mountain.

Amenities in the Beggen District

Many commercial premises and services have taken up residence in the main street of Beggen. We find here the small shopping center Shopping Center Espace with a sign Aldi, an Action, some stores. This center also offers music and dance classes, a sports club,…

Schools: there is a basic school and a school house in Beggen. Several nurseries welcome babies and children under 4 years old, one of which uses the Montessori method. The Emile Metz Technical High School is also located here.

See our education section for more information.

Infrastructure :

Several playgrounds provide the perfect setting for little ones to have fun. The new Wichtelcher “spillplatz” with its folkloric gnome theme features obstacle courses, climbing courses, hide-and-seek huts, swings and slides. It is located on Rue Henri Dunant, where you’ll also find a stadium, a sports hall, a soccer pitch, tennis courts and a cultural center.

Transportation/bus: Several bus lines serve this area.

Others : A purification station is located Rue du Pont in Béreldange.

Living in the Beggen neighborhood

At first glance, Beggen has the feel of a gateway district between central Luxembourg and northern towns such as Walferdange, Béreldange,… However, Beggen has a reputation as a great place to live.

Beggen is a family-friendly neighborhood, with many shops and reasonable prices.

Although the Rue de Beggen main artery is very busy, its good public transport links make it a very well-connected district with other parts of Luxembourg.

Moreover, you can quickly access the surrounding nature for family walks. Houses along the Alzette are attracting families looking for a quiet neighborhood between town and nature.

An intergenerational residence , Doheem Mateneen, allows students to live with seniors.

Housing: see the advertised prices for housing and our page where to live in Luxembourg City.