Clausen, a lively nightlife district

Clausen district Luxembourg

Clausen is one of the oldest and smallest of the 24 districts that make up Luxembourg City. Located to the east of Pfaffenthal and to the southwest of Kirchberg, Clausen is part of the fortified lower town of Luxembourg's capital.

A charming, historic district, it is particularly popular in the evening for its bars and restaurants.

Population of the Clausen district of Luxembourg

Clausen districtLuxembourg City
Number of inhabitants on January 1, 20231.060132.778
Number of different nationalities58167
% foreigners in total population73,3%70,8%
Source: City of Luxembourg

Clausen is one of Luxembourg's smallest districts, along with Grund and Pulvermuehl.

Clausen, Luxembourg City's historic district

Clausen, a Unesco World Heritage site

Dating back to the 12th century, Clausen is one of Luxembourg's oldest districts, along with Grund, Pfaffenthal and Ville-Haute. Its history is rooted in Luxembourg's brewing tradition. The district has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, along with the historic districts of Grund and Pfaffenthal.

The historic district of Clausen is one of Luxembourg City's prettiest and most charming neighborhoods. Divided between the calm of its residential areas and the gentle banks of the Alzette, Clausen is one of the preferred districts for quiet living.

History of the Clausen district in Luxembourg

The Altmünster Plateau was formerly home to the Benedictine monks of Munster Abbey. The abbey was moved to the Grund district in the 16th century, following its destruction by Charles V's troops in 1543.

Clausen's first brewing activities date back to the 14th century. The monks of the abbey grew their hops here. Benefiting from the water of the Alzette, several breweries were established. A brewery was rented and then bought by the Thyes family, before becoming the Clausen brewery.

Count Pierre-Ernest 1st de Mansfeld-Voderort (1517-1604), Governor of Luxembourg for almost 60 years, had the Château La Fontaine or de Mansfeld built here. This magnificent Renaissance château is one of the finest in Europe. Its remains can still be seen in the park. They are soon to be restored as a meeting place. You can already visit the gardens and watch videos in the pavilion.

Clausen is home to a former Jewish cemetery dating from the 19th century. Access is via the Parc des Trois-Glands. The cemetery contains the graves of several families from Luxembourg's Jewish community. Destroyed during the Hitler era, the cemetery has since been rebuilt. Away from the usual tourist circuits, here you'll find a testimony to the city's historical heritage and a place for meditation.

Clausen, one of Luxembourg's hottest spots

Clausen is also a favorite spot for nightlife and entertainment. It's one of Luxembourg's strategic places to go out

Slightly on the outskirts of the city, Clausen is located in a steep valley, better known for its nightlife than for its neighborhood life. Loved by young people and nightlife enthusiasts alike, Clausen is one of Luxembourg's liveliest neighborhoods on weekends. Get there from 7pm onwards.

The former Mousel brewery sites have been converted to the delight of night owls. Known as the " Rives de Clausen", this area is a great place to enjoy the nightlife . Its many bars and restaurants, in very different styles and set side by side, give you the chance to visit several establishments in a single evening.

Amenities in Clausen

Schools: There is a basic school in this district. See the Education section for more information.

Transport/bus: Bus routes 9 and 23 serve the Clausen district, with 15 bus stops. There is a large public parking lot on site.

Living in the Clausen district

Clausen's young, trendy atmosphere coexists with houses in architectural styles dating back to the 11th and 19th centuries. The Clausen district is divided into two sub-districts. One is dedicated to nightlife. The other, more residential, quiet and family-oriented, is located around the Clausen church.

Close to the Kirchberg district, Clausen offers the opportunity to live in a quiet, wooded area. In contrast to the daytime hustle and bustle of the business district, Clausen is a young, trendy neighborhood. It benefits from the soothing, bucolic atmosphere of the banks of the Alzette.

A number of companies specializing in e-commerce and social networking have taken up residence here.

To find out more about Luxembourg City and its various districts, visit our dedicated page.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
11,463 euros30.93 euros
Down 10.61% year-on-yearUp 28.66% 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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