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. 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

Clausen is an old district, dating from the 12th century. Its history is rooted in the history of the Luxembourg breweries. 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 remains 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 the district of choice for spending a good time outside the center of the upper town.

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

The first brewing activities in Clausen date back to this period in the 14th century. the monks grew their cereals and hops there. Several breweries were then built on the site, thus benefiting from the water of the Alzette.

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 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

Very lively at night, the Clausen district 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. This one is more known for its nightlife than for its neighborhood life. Loved by young people and nightlife enthusiasts, the Clausen is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Luxembourg during the weekends. It is necessary to go there from 7 pm.

Theformer site of the Mousel brewery in Clausen is now home to bars and restaurants. 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.
A brewery was rented there and then bought by the Thyes family, before becoming the Clausen brewery. See the culinary specialties of Luxembourg.

Living in the Clausen district

Close to the Kirchberg district, Clausen offers the possibility to live in a tree-lined area, not far from the young and trendy business district.

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 routes 9 and 23 serve the Clausen district with 15 bus stops.

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