Bonnevoie / Verlorenkost, a young and lively atmosphere

Quartier Bonnevoie Verlorenkost Luxembourg

The Bonnevoie district is located in the southeast of the capital of Luxembourg. Today, it is divided into 2 parts: Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost and Bonnevoie Sud.

Often referred to as the "bobo" district, this formerly working-class neighborhood, just a stone's throw from the station, is now very popular with young couples and families, attracted by both its dynamism and its calm. 

Population in the Bonnevoie / Verlorenkost district of Luxembourg

Bonnevoie / VerlorenkostLuxembourg City
Number of inhabitants on January 1, 202318.250132.778
Number of different nationalities102167
% foreigners in total population69,3%70,8%
Source: City of Luxembourg

With 13,550 inhabitants, Bonnevoie Sud is the most densely populated district in Luxembourg City. Foreigners account for 68% of the population, with 119 different nationalities. The Portuguese are the most represented, accounting for almost 17% of the population. The French represent 15.3%.

The Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost area has a population of 4,700, 72.9% of whom are foreigners from 102 different communities, excluding Luxembourg. The French community accounts for 18.6%, the Portuguese for 13.7%.

Although the district is administratively split in 2, Bonnevoie represents a single, coherent whole.

Features of the Bonnevoie / Verlorenkost area

History of the Bonnevoie district

Historically, the northern part of Bonnevoie or "Verlorenkost" was a fortified part of the town, partly destroyed in 1807 by a gunpowder explosion .

The Bonnevoie district grew rapidly in the 20th century as a result of the population increase. Today, this part of the district remains a heterogeneous place, with many social housing units. The Ulysse social housing complex can be a real nuisance for families, with a population of drug addicts and dropouts.

The Bonnevoie district today

However, Bonnevoie is becoming increasingly popular, especially with young couples and families, thanks to its proximity to the station area and the town center .

If Bonnevoie's reputation wasn't the best in the past, it's now considered a bohemian, heterogeneous and quiet residential district. Young families are drawn here for its lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The area has become residential and very international.

The atmosphere is above all multicultural, reflecting Luxembourg society. With its pretty, colorful houses and pleasant little streets, this neighborhood has a decidedly British feel, making it a pleasant place to live. It also offers a wide range of cultural activities.

Recognized by its Rotondes, dating from the late 19th century and now converted into a cultural center, the Bonnevoie district is increasingly sought-after. Its quality of life and convenient location are its main assets. Today, access to the main stationis facilitated by a footbridge spanning the Bonnevoie bypass.

Amenities in Luxembourg's Bonnevoie district

The district is home to numerous local stores and services, as well as cafés and restaurants. Bonnevoie has a lively atmosphere that contrasts with other parts of the city.

Shops in Bonnevoie

A medium-sized Cactus supermarket is located in the heart of the neighborhood. This enables Bonnevoie residents to do their day-to-day shopping, complementing the many shops in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood is also home to the Bouneweger Maart every Tuesday afternoon.

Transport / bus in Bonnevoie

Bonnevoie also offers excellent public transport links. Several bus routes serve the entire Bonnevoie area, with almost 50 bus stops.

Vel'oh stations are available in the area to facilitate environmentally responsible mobility .

The district is served by the Lycée Bouneweg tramway stop.

The immediate proximity of Luxembourg's central train station is a real asset for getting around.

Schools and crèches in Luxembourg's Bonnevoie district

Bonnevoie has crèches and a Luxembourg basic school. The Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie offers a wide range of vocational training courses as well as evening classes.

Cultural offerings in the Bonnevoie district

The cultural offering is highly developed. Bonnevoie is home to Les Rotondes, Luxembourg's lively and renowned cultural center for artistic creation . Inhabitants can therefore take advantage of this proximity to the establishment to attend meetings, shows and high quality plays.

The Trois-CL theater, the TOL and the Kasematten Theater round out the cultural offering, which also includes a music center.

Sports activities in Luxembourg's Bonnevoie district

Benefiting from a good sports infrastructure and the presence of the Football Club Racing, the district offers a wide and diversified range of leisure activities. The Bonnevoie swimming pool, soccer pitch, gym, sports hall, tennis club, petanque pitch, playgrounds... Bonnevoie has everything you need for sporting activities.

Green spaces in Bonnevoie

The Alzette Valley and the Kaltreis water tower park also offer pleasant walks in a green setting. Parc Kaltreis offers a multitude of outdoor activities: chess table, skate park, pétanque, etc.

You won't want to miss its famous space-themed playground. The giant rocket will delight little astronauts. Balancing fanatics can test their skills on a tightrope and zip-line. Water games keep you cool in summer.

Living in the Bonnevoie-Verlorenkost area of Luxembourg

Bonnevoie is very popular with young families looking for a lively, bustling area. Property prices are also lower than in the rest of the capital.

Bonnevoie is a popular neighborhood. Prices remain affordable compared with other neighborhoods. There's a good selection of houses built in the railway era. 

To find out more about Luxembourg City's neighborhoods, visit our dedicated page.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
9,938 euros28.10 euros
Down 7.56% year-on-yearUp 0.32% year-on-year
Luxembourg City comparison: 12,056 euros/m2 Center region comparison: 30.53 euros/m2
Source Immotop - October 2023

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