Gasperich, a neighborhood that is looking to the future

Located in the south of Luxembourg City, the Gasperich district is one of the 24 districts of Luxembourg City.

The neighborhood, originally residential and dating from the 50s and 60s, has taken on a totally different face in recent years. The construction of the Ban de Gasperich and the Cloche d’Or make it a resolutely modern business district.

The area is home to the largest shopping center in Luxembourg and will soon be home to the country’s largest green park. Many companies have their headquarters here. This is where the French school campus is located.

Population in the Gasperich district

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 72,3% 72,3%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 7,3% 7,3%

Number of different nationalities

Due to relentless real estate development, the neighborhood has gained over 3,000 new residents since 2017, an increase of over 40% in 5 years.

The French community represents more than 18% of the residents. The new Cloche d’Or district plays the multicultural card.

Gasperich, a booming neighborhood

In the Middle Ages, only one farm existed in the area. It is only from the second half of the 19th century that the district developed with the installation of a brick factory and the construction of cheap housing.

Located between the southern districts of Hollerich, Gare, Bonnevoie and Cessange, in the extreme south of the capital, the Gasperich district continues to develop.The construction of new buildings, this time towards Kockelscheuer, and the development of the largest park in Luxembourg further mark the modification of this district.

Originally totally residential, out of the way and without much interest, Gasperich has been totally transformed with the vast construction project of the Ban de Gasperich and the Cloche d’Or. Today it is a major and central attraction in the economic life of Luxembourg. Gasperich has become one of Luxembourg’s leading districts, where many company headquarters are located.

Gasperich is now divided into 2 parts. With an average age of 38, the neighborhood is young.

  • The old village is rather made up of small buildings and houses of the 50s. It is home to families (67%) with one or more children. The atmosphere is family and peaceful. Several shops and restaurants offer an interesting neighborhood life.
  • The new part, Ban de Gasperich and Cloche d’Or, offers numerous office and residential buildings for a mixed living environment. Large companies are also setting up in the area. This is the case of PWC since 2014, Deloitte or Alter Domus, ranked among the largest employers in the country. These companies attract a new population with high purchasing power, encouraging the construction of new buildings in the Cloche d’Or sector.

The district is also home to the new CIGDS fire and rescue station, the French Vauban school campus and the new national soccer and rugby stadium, the Stade de Luxembourg .

Eventually, the district is expected to accommodate more than 37,000 employees per day. 6,000 additional inhabitants will be established on the Ban de Gasperich in 2025, which would double the current population.

Amenities in the Gasperich district

The Gasperich district has many attractions.

Schools: in the former Gasperich the schools are Luxembourgish,there are two school hostels, as well as several crèches and hostels for childcare and extra-curricular activities.
Since the start of the 2017 school year, a brand new 47,000 m2 building has been housing the 2,400 students of theFrench nursery, primary, middle and high school Vauban in the immediate vicinity of the Cloche D’or.

Shops and hypermarket: the largest shopping center in Luxembourg, the Cloche d’Or, has been located here since May 2019. It is home to numerous businesses, including an Auchan hypermarket, cafés, offices and leisure facilities. Several businesses and service activities are also located in the area.

Transport/bus: the district is very easily connected to the central station via the Rocade Sud or the Route d’Esch. It is also served by buses 4, 18, 21, 23, 24, CN3 with 42 bus stops. The tramway will serve the Cloche d’Or district by 2024.

With the Gasperich Cross, it is very easy to reach the different highways to the Greater Region.

Entertainment: Gasperich benefits from the nearby Kockelscheuer complex with tennis, bowling, golf. The district also has the Emile Bintner Stadium, a skatepark, an omnisports hall, 2 petanque courts and 2 omnisports courts. This is also where the new Stade de Luxembourg is located, which hosts national and international rugby and soccer matches.

Green spaces :

Gasperich is home to the largest public park in Luxembourg. With a total area of more than 16 hectares, it offers spaces for walking and relaxation for the workers and residents of the neighborhood. Located at the junction of the old quarter and the Cloche d’Or, its infrastructures are varied: a 7,000 m2 pond with a promenade on stilts, 2 sports fields, a 1.85 km loop for cyclists, a renaturalized stream, …

The Kockelscheuer forest is also nearby. Several green parks and playgrounds are available to residents, before the completion of the largest green park in the capital and its 16 hectares.

The Bauerenhaff playground, located on Rue Cicignon, has a farm theme. Children can discover tractors and farm animals, and become a farmer for an afternoon.

Living in the Gasperich district

Gasperich is a pleasant neighborhood, close to everything. Business district, young and family oriented, Gasperich has a lot to seduce.

The district is in full mutation and has become for a few years the flagship district of the capital. Many new apartment buildings are being built since 2019.

A good place to invest in real estate until recently, the prices of new buildings have doubled, in line with Luxembourg’s prices.

Considering the number of rental units and the construction hazards due to Covid and the war in Ukraine, should you still invest in Gasperich or should you look to Cessange, a new development?

See our study on where to live in Luxembourg City.