Clausen, a lively district for going out at night

Clausen is one of the oldest and smallest of the 24 districts that make up the city of Luxembourg. Located east of the Pfaffenthal and southwest of the Kirchberg, the district of Clausen belongs to the lower walled city of the capital. A charming and historic district, it is particularly appreciated in the evening for its bars and restaurants.

Population of Clausen

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 73,3% 73,3%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 0,8% 0,8%

Number of different nationalities

Clausen is one of the smallest districts in Luxembourg, together with Grund and Pulvermuehl.

Clausen, historic district

Dating from the 12th century, Clausen is one of the oldest districts of the Luxembourg capital. It draws its history from the brewing tradition of Luxembourg. The district has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, as well as the historic districts of Grund and Pfaffenthal.

The historic district of Clausen is one of the most beautiful and charming areas of Luxembourg City. Divided between the calm of its residential areas and the gentle banks of the Alzette, Clausen is one of the preferred districts for quiet living.

The Altmünster Plateau was formerly home to the Munster Abbey of the Benedictine monks. The abbey was moved to the Grund district in the 16th century after its destruction in 1543 by the troops of Charles V.

The first brewing activities in Clausen date back to the 14th century. The monks of the abbey grew their hops there. Benefiting from the water of the Alzette, several breweries have taken place there. A brewery was rented and then purchased by the Thyes family, and later became the Clausen Brewery.

Count Pierre-Ernest I of Mansfeld-Voderort (1517-1604), governor of Luxembourg for nearly 60 years, built the Castle La Fontaine or Mansfeld. This magnificent Renaissance castle is among the most beautiful in Europe. Its remains still remain in the park. They should be rehabilitated soon to make them a meeting place. Already, the gardens can be visited and videos can be watched in the pavilion.

Clausen is home to an old Jewish cemetery dating from the 19th century. It is accessed from the Parc des Trois-Glands. This cemetery hosts the graves of several families of the Luxembourgish Jewish community. The cemetery was damaged during the Hitler era and has since been rebuilt. Far from the classic tourist circuits, find here a testimony of the historical heritage of the city and a place of meditation.

Clausen, a trendy place in the Luxembourg capital

Clausen is also a favorite place for nightlife and entertainment. It is one of the strategic places to go out in Luxembourg.

Slightly on the outskirts of the city, Clausen is located in a steep valley, known more for its nightlife than for its neighborhood life . Loved by young people and nightlife enthusiasts, Clausen is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Luxembourg on weekends. It is necessary to go there from 7 pm.

The old Mousel brewery sites have been converted for the pleasure of night owls. Called the ” Banks of Clausen”, this area is a great place to enjoy the nightlife . Its many bars and restaurants, in very different styles and located side by side, give you the opportunity to visit several establishments in one evening.

The young and trendy atmosphere of Clausen coexists with houses in architectural style dating from the 11th and 19th centuries.

Living in the Clausen district

Close to the Kirchberg district, Clausen offers the possibility to live in a quiet, wooded area. In contrast to the daytime bustle of the business district, Clausen is a young and trendy neighborhood. It benefits from the soothing and bucolic atmosphere of the banks of the Alzette.

The Clausen district is divided into two sub-districts. One is dedicated to nightlife. The other one is more residential, quiet and family oriented and is located around the church of Clausen. Some companies specialized in e-commerce and social networks have taken up residence there.

Schools: there is a basic school in this area. See the Education section for more information.

Transportation/bus: Bus lines 9 and 23 serve the Clausen district with 15 bus stops. There is a large public parking lot on site.

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