Gare, a popular and heterogeneous district

The Station district is one of the smallest districts of Luxembourg City. It is also one of the most populated. It also has the largest foreign population.

Ideal because of its proximity to the Luxembourg train station and the shops, it offers a heterogeneous and very lively environment. It also represents the worst of Luxembourg City in terms of drug trafficking, delinquency and prostitution.

Population of the station area

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of population of the City of Luxembourg 8,95% 8,95%
  • of foreign population 84% 84%

Number of different nationalities

La Gare, a popular and heterogeneous district of Luxembourg

Central and heterogeneous, the district of the station of Luxembourg is surrounded by the district of Hollerich, the Grund, Bonnevoie and the Centre.

Animated by its numerous stores and by the comings and goings of many travelers, the Gare district is one of the most popular and heterogeneous districts of Luxembourg City. It is one of the smallest districts of Luxembourg in size, but also one of the most populated. It is mainly appreciated for its great commercial concentration.

The neighborhood is divided into several distinct areas.

Its northern part, called the Plateau Bourbon, is separated from the heart of the capital by the Adolphe Bridge. This beautiful historic bridge over the Petrusse Valley has recently been renovated. It allows the passage of cars and the tramway, but also offers a totally secure passage with its footbridge for pedestrians and bicycles. Don’t miss to go there, you have a magnificent view on the High City and its cathedral.

The Plateau Bourbon area consists of large residential buildings, including the former headquarters of the Arcelor Mittal Group. The Avenue de la Liberté, located a few steps from the shops, is lined with magnificent 19th century architectural buildings.

Beautiful individual houses of the 19th century are established in the sector of Pétrusse. Some embassies have taken up residence there. This district is also very interesting for the beauty of its residential buildings. In some streets, the charming Haussmann-style apartments date from the 19th century.

Finally, the area closer to the train station is home to many businesses and some administrations. The implementation of the tramway and the long works have caused damage to the businesses. Many stores have closed their doors. The neighborhood is struggling to regain its dynamism, despite the redevelopment of the Place de Paris. The Rue de Strasbourg will soon be upgraded and made safer, offering more pedestrian spaces and greenery.

The station area is also criticized for its lack of security. With its center of gravity constituted by the central station of the capital, it attracts a very heterogeneous population, leading to local tensions. The issue is clearly on the agenda for the current administration and is on the table for the upcoming municipal elections.

Amenities in the Station area

La Gare is a popular district appreciated for its shops, restaurants and lively neighborhood life. It is strategic for residents who do not have a car.

The station area is a shopping area, especially the Rue de la Gare and the side of the Place de Paris. Unfortunately, the work on the tramway has affected the businesses. More than twenty have closed their doors.

Nevertheless, you will find many stores of clothing, decoration, cosmetics, but also bakeries, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Several chain stores are present in the area. There are Monoprix, Delhaize, a Carrefour Market, a Cactus Market, an H&M and a Sephora. This commercial diversity makes the station a district where everything is accessible in one place.

The Place de Paris hosts the Garer Maart every Thursday.

Schools: There is only one basic school in this neighborhood. Several crèches in the area of the station.

Transportation/bus: The station area is one of the best served in terms of public transportation. Located as its name indicates, in the immediate vicinity of the Luxembourg City train station, it benefits from numerous bus stops .

The streetcar passes in front of the station and serves the city center and the Kirchberg district. Its extension is planned towards the Cloche d’Or for 2024.

The Fort Neipperg and Fort Wedell parking lots offer two hours of free parking on weekdays and four hours of free parking on Sundays to support neighborhood businesses.

Living in the Station district in Luxembourg

Despite numerous efforts to make the area safer, the streets in the immediate vicinity of the station suffer from a bad reputation . The problems of prostitution, drugs and petty crime remain a handicap, especially at night.

The Rue de Strasbourg, a major axis in the Station district, will be redeveloped. The goal is to make this street more welcoming. Safety will also be emphasized with better accessibility for pedestrians. Cars will be slowed down by raising the roadway. The parking lots will be replaced by terraces.

Find out about rents and purchase prices by district and consult our comparison of the different districts of Luxembourg.