Pulvermühle, a transitional district undergoing conversion

The district of Pulvermühl, Polvermillen in Luxembourgish, is a small district and is the least populated of Luxembourg City.

Located in the center-east, between the districts of Cents and Hamm from which it benefits from the development, it remains a place of passage towards the city.

Population in the Puhlvermuhl district

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 68,2% 68,2%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 0,3% 0,3%

Number of different nationalities

Ambiance of the Pulvermuehl district

The least populated district of the city of Luxembourg, the Pulvermühl district is undergoing a major transformation. It benefits from the development of the eastern districts of the city of Luxembourg that are Cents and Hamm . Like Hamm, this district was previously part of the municipality of Sandweiler until 1873. It was separated from the Hamm district in 1920.

The houses in this neighborhood are often single-family homes from the 1880s and 1930s-50s, mixed with newer construction.

But the neighborhood conceals a treasure for a walk or a picnic… The former abandoned fabric factory “Schlaifmillen” is now being revived by artists who have rehabilitated the old mill. They welcome walkers to show them their creations. This place, at the bottom of Rue Godchaux, is magical, only a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The Godchaux Circuit allows you to visit these places.

The conversion of the industrial sites of the “Polfermillen” should give the Pulvermuhl district a new lease on life. These new developments include 210 new homes (houses and apartments), 1,600 m² of offices and 3,000 m² of additional green spaces. The work in progress will respect the historic sites that will be renovated and integrated into the new constructions.

For the moment, the site is undergoing clean-up work due to the installation of a laundry in 1948. The Polfermillen site also hosted a cotton mill and a drapery.

Amenities in Pulvermühle

Schools: There is no basic school in this neighborhood. These services are offered in the neighboring districts of Cents and Hamm.
See the Education section for more information.

A playground is available for children in the neighborhood.

Transportation/Bus: Bus routes #7 and #29 serve this neighborhood with 2 bus stops.

The district benefits from its position along the Alzette, one of the most famous walking and cycling routes in Luxembourg.

Living in the Pulvermühl district

The Pulvermühl district is today more a place of passage than a place of life. It is located at the junction of several districts of the city. The work in progress should give this district a certain interest, especially given its proximity to the Alzette.

Note that the number of transactions in the sector is low, which explains the significant variations (see below).

Consult our page“Where to live in Luxembourg” and see the advertised prices for housing (rent/sale) by district of Luxembourg-City.