Gare, a popular and heterogeneous district

The Station district is one of the smallest districts of Luxembourg City, but one of the most populated. It 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.

Population of the station area

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of population of the City of Luxembourg 9,1% 9,1%
  • of foreign population 84% 84%

Number of different nationalities

La Gare, a popular and heterogeneous district of Luxembourg

Animated by its numerous stores and by the comings and goings of many travelers, the Gare district 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.
However, with the capital’s train station as its center of gravity, it attracts a very heterogeneous population, sometimes leading to local tensions.

Central and heterogeneous, the district of the station of Luxembourg is surrounded by the district of Hollerich, from Grund, from Bonnevoie and Center. Its northern part, called the Plateau Bourbon, is separated from the heart of the capital by the Adolphe Bridge, a historic bridge recently renovated with a footbridge for pedestrians and bicycles, which overlooks the valley of the Pétrusse.

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

The neighborhood is divided into three distinct areas.

The Pétrusse sector is dotted with individual houses from the 19th century. 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 Haussmanian style apartments date from the 19th century. The Avenue de la Liberté, located a stone’s throw from the shops, is lined with magnificent 19th century architectural buildings.
The Plateau Bourbon area also consists of residential buildings, including the former headquarters of the Arcelor Mittal Group.
Finally, the area closer to the train station is home to many businesses and some administrations.

Amenities in the Station area

The Gare district is a commercial district, especially the Rue de la Gare and the side of the Place de Paris. Unfortunately, the work of the tramway has damaged the businesses. Nearly twenty have closed their doors in the last year. Nevertheless, you will find many stores of clothing, decoration, cosmetics, but also bakeries, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Several chains of stores are present in the district such as Monoprix, Delhaize, a Carrefour Market, a Cactus Market, a H&M or a Sephora. This commercial diversity makes the station a district where everything is accessible in one place.

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. As its name indicates, it is located in the immediate vicinity of the Luxembourg City train station, and also 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.

Good to know about the station area

Style: Young, heterogeneous, multicultural, popular

Despite numerous efforts to make the area safer, the Station district suffers from a bad reputation . The problems of prostitution, drugs and petty crime remain a handicap, especially at night.