Hamm, a residential area close to the city

Hamm district Luxembourg

Located to the east of Luxembourg City, the Hamm district covers an area of 4 km2. It includes the Cents, Bonnevoie and Pulvermühl districts.

Population of the Hamm district

Hamm districtLuxembourg City
Number of inhabitants on January 1, 20231.566132.778
Number of different nationalities72167
% foreigners in total population56,4%70,8%
Source: City of Luxembourg

The largest foreign community in Hamm is Portuguese. It accounts for 14.7% of residents.

Hamm, from industrial to residential

The origins of Luxembourg's Hamm district

The origins of the Hamm district date back to the construction of a monastery in the 14th century. Subsequently, like many of Luxembourg City's districts, Hamm developed mainly as a result of industrialization in the 19th century. The Godchaux company moved here around 1840, taking over the Hamm mills. The Manufacture de Draps et de Tricots moved to Schleifmühle. It was the first industry inLuxembourg to use steam in its manufacturing process. Up to 800 employees worked here. The factory closed in 1939.

Today, the site can be visited by following the attractive Godchaux circuit.

Hamm is home to two business parks. There's the Hamm industrial zone and the Mac Adam business park below.

Hamm residential area

Today, the district is essentially residential. Many of the houses in Hamm date from the 19th century.

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

Amenities in Luxembourg's Hamm district

Hamm lacks shops, and this can become a handicap. The famous Namur confectioner has opened a modern, friendly restaurant in Hamm. It's a great place to sample local specialities.

Schools in Hamm

There is a basic school in Hamm and nurseries in the Hamm district.

St Georges' International School, which provides a British education, is also located in the Hamm district.

Access to the Hamm district, transport

Bus routes 15, 25 and 29 serve the Hamm district, with 19 bus stops.

With its Cents-Hamm train station, this district is conveniently located.

Hamm is within easy reach of the A1 freeway and Findel airport, via the Irrgarten roundabout, or Luxembourg train station.

Leisure activities in Hamm

The Hamm district is also home to a number of sports facilities. There's a sports hall, a weight room, a soccer pitch, the Hans Sowa stadium and a kayak club. There are also several playgrounds for children.

You can enjoy the beautiful forest where you can follow the marked trails.

Other infrastructure in Hamm

The Hamm civil hospice is located in the district. The Luxembourg crematorium is also located here.

Living in Luxembourg's Hamm district

The Hamm district remains one of Luxembourg's most affordable neighborhoods in terms of housing prices.

But beware of aircraft noise! Hamm is located on the runway alignment of thenearby Findel airport. The neighborhood is subject to noise pollution from aircraft landing and taking off over the area.

See also our comparison of Luxembourg neighborhoods.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
9,918 euros30.14 euros
Down 4.49% year-on-yearUp 10.00% 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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