Hamm, residential area near the city

Located in the east of the city of Luxembourg, the district of Hamm covers an area of 4 km2. It is close to that of Cents, Bonnevoie and Pulvermühl.

Population of the Hamm district

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 54,9% 54,9%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 1,2% 1,2%

Number of different nationalities

Until recently, the Hamm district had more Luxembourgers than foreigners like its neighbor Cents. Today the trend is reversed.

The most important foreign community is the Portuguese community.

Hamm, mainly residential area

The origin of the district of Hamm dates back to the construction of a monastery in the area in the 14th century. Like a number of districts in Luxembourg, Hamm developed mainly with the industrialization in the 19th century and the installation of the Godchaux Company, Manufacture de Draps et de Tricots in Schleifmühle. It was the first industry in Luxembourg to use the steam process in its manufacturing process. Up to 800 employees worked here. The factory was closed in 1939 and the site can be visited today by following the nice marked out route of the Godchaux circuit.

The neighborhood is now a primarily residential area. Many of the houses in Hamm date from the 19th century.

Originally part of the municipality of Sandweiler until 1920, the district of Hamm is closely linked to that of Cents .

It is home to the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, a cemetery for American soldiers who fell during World War II and the Battle of the Bulge. The cemetery, which houses more than 5,000 graves, can be visited every day of the year from 9am to 5pm.

Two business parks are located in the Hamm district, the Hamm industrial park and the Mac Adam business park below.

Amenities in Hamm

The lack of shops can become a handicap. Note that the famous craftsman-confiseur Namur has opened a modern and warm restaurant in Hamm where you can enjoy the specialties of the country.

Schools: There is a basic school in Hamm and nurseries. St Georges’ International School, which provides English education, is also located in the Hamm district.

Transportation/bus-train: Bus routes 15, 25, 29 serve Hamm. with 19 bus stops. With a train station Cents-Hamm, this district is well located with quick access to the freeway via the Irrgarten roundabout or to the Luxembourg train station.

The district also houses several sports facilities, including a sports hall, a weight room, a soccer field, the Hans Sowa stadium and a kayaking club. Several playgrounds are available for children, and you can enjoy the beautiful forest where you can follow marked trails.

The civil hospice of Hamm is located in the district, as well as the crematorium of Luxembourg.

Living in Hamm

The district of Hamm remains one of the most accessible areas for housing in Luxembourg.

However, beware, located on the alignment of the runways of the nearby Findel airport, this neighborhood suffers from the noise of planes that fly over the area during landing or takeoff.

See advertised prices for housing (rent/purchase) by neighborhood in Luxembourg City. See also our comparison of the districts of Luxembourg City.