Located in the north-east of Luxembourg City, the Eich district is one of the smallest districts of the Luxembourg capital and certainly one of the oldest. The Eich district borders the districts of Dommeldange, Beggen, Weimerskirch, Limpertsberg and Mühlenbach.
Population in the Eich district
Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022
of foreign population72,2%72,2%
of the population of the city of Luxembourg2,2%2,2%
Number of different nationalities
Eich, a neighborhood with a village atmosphere and heavy traffic
Essentially inhabited by a foreign community, this district of 1 km2, has a village or small town character. Some of the streets are very pleasant, despite the heavy traffic on the traffic in the main street.
Originally, the municipality of Eich also included the districts of Beggen, Dommeldange, Weimerskirch, Neudorf, and Rollingergrund. Like the other districts, Eich was attached to the commune of Luxembourg in 1920.
Like the district of Dommeldange, the district of Eich is a witness of the industrial past of the country. The first blast furnace was built here by Auguste Metz in 1845. The production of cast iron lasted until 1966. The production of cast iron objects was stopped in 1975.
Eich is a neighborhood with a sloping topography. The bottom of its valley includes a part of the ARBED grounds (former steel mill of Dommeldange). The top of the neighborhood culminates at Montée Pilate, from where the homes can enjoy a nice view.
The district of Eich offers a residential and family style of living, and its proximity to the Kirchberg business district makes it a very interesting place to live for working people.
The traffic in Eich is very heavy. Its main arteries are very congested during rush hour . It is one of the major roads to the north of the country. The ARBED lands offer significant development opportunities.
The neighborhood is changing in terms of housing . The individual dwellings of the beginning of the century are gradually giving way to new collective buildings.