Eich, a former industrial district in transformation

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 population 72,2% 72,2%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 2,2% 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.

The Alzette separates this district from Dommeldange. Weimerskirch is located to the east and Limpertsberg to the south. To the west is the business district of Kirchberg.

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.

Today, the tour of the former commune of Eich proposed by the LCTO (Luxembourg City Tourist Office) allows you to revisit this cradle of the steel industry.

Amenities in the Eich district

Schools: There is a basic school in Eich and nurseries . The general high school Institut Emile Metz was founded in 1915 and nowadays it is a private school for general high school students. It was previously a training center for the steel industry.

Transportation/bus: Bus lines 8, 11, 21, 23, CN4 serve the Eich district with 9 bus stops. The railway station of Dommeldange is also nearby.

Today, the neighborhood is home to the CHL d’Eich Clinic, renowned for its sports medicine.

As far as recreation areas are concerned, Eich is located near the Bambesch Forest and the Eecherfeld, which are very pleasant places to walk.

There are several playgrounds in the neighborhood. It offers sportsmen a field for ball games and 2 gymnasiums.

Eich also offers a cultural center.

Living in the Eich district

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.

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