Hollerich, a neighborhood in the throes of change

Neighborhood Hollerich Luxembourg|

Located in the south-west of Luxembourg City, Hollerich is one of the capital's four most densely populated districts.
Hollerich is a heterogeneous neighborhood of single-family homes and residences, with shops and administrative offices on the outskirts of the station area.

Hollerich also borders the Belair, Ville Haute, Gasperich, Cessange and Merl districts.

Population in the Hollerich district of Luxembourg

Hollerich districtLuxembourg City
Number of inhabitants on January 1, 20237.699132.778
Number of different nationalities106167
% foreigners in total population74,32%70,8%
Source: City of Luxembourg

Hollerich, a district with an industrial past

Once a commune in its own right, Hollerich-Bonnevoie also included the Gare de Luxembourg. The Hollerich district became part of the city of Luxembourg in 1920.

The jewels of Luxembourg industry

Hollerich is a neighborhood with a strong identity, drawn from its industrial past.

The Buchholz brewery was established here in 1853. In 1867, the dismantling of the Luxembourg fortress attracted new industries. The "Kesselfabrik", the future Paul Wurth company, moved in in 1870.

It was here, too, that Joseph Heintz van Landewyck's Luxembourg tobacco factory came into its own at the end of the 19th century. The former Villeroy & Boch earthenware factories were also located in Hollerich.

Schluechthaus, the slaughterhouses of Luxembourg City

A slaughterhouse, the Scluechthaus, was set up in the still-independent commune of Hollerich in 1902. Expanded in 1928 following the closure of the Pfaffenthal slaughterhouse, the Schluechthaus slaughterhouse now covers an area of 2.5 hectares. The abattoirs remained in operation until 1997.

Since their closure, the premises have gradually become an emblem of street culture in Luxembourg's capital. Graffiti artists and skateboarders have taken over the premises. Graffiti jams" bring together European artists.

But after hosting the jewels of Luxembourg's industry, the district was left in the lurch. 

Transformation projects in Luxembourg's Hollerich district

New projects are underway in Luxembourg to transform the Hollerich district.

Nei Hollerich district for brownfield redevelopment

Little by little, the former industrial wastelands of the Hollerich district are giving way to a new, more dynamic, culturally-oriented neighborhood. If residential development was forgotten until recently, the new Nei Hollerich district will combine residential, office, green spaces, restaurants and local shops. The 20.5-hectare district will revive the former industrial sites of Paul Wurth and the Heintz Van Landewyck tobacco factory.

Located between the city center and the Cloche d'Or district, Nei Hollerich plans to create 2,200 housing units to accommodate 4,500 additional residents by 2025/2026. Office space will accommodate 5,500 employees and 390,000 m2 of retail space.

Eco-responsible Portes de Hollerich project

A large-scale ecological project, "Hollerich Village", combining craft and commercial zones, is due to be completed in the next few years.

This plan could give the area a new lease of life. This development project along the railroad line is part of the wider "Gateway to Hollerich" project. The plan is to accommodate 6,000 additional residents in 3 to 4,000 additional housing units between the freeway and the Hollerich church.

Conversion of the "Schluechthaus" site

The aim of this new architectural project at the entrance to Hollerich is to create an intergenerational meeting place on this former site. The location is strategic, as it is surrounded by the future Portes de Hollerich eco-district and the Geesseknäppchen school campus.

The Schluechthaus site will be fully integrated into the life of Luxembourg's capital. Leisure, shopping and cultural activities are to be given priority, as are green spaces. The old structures will be preserved and enhanced, as some of them are classified as historical monuments.

The indoor skateboard, rollerblade and BMX park on Rue de l'Abattoir is set to continue.

A "Repair Café" has already been set up here. Damaged objects can be given a new lease of life. In addition, occasional multidisciplinary events regularly enliven the premises

Streetcar service to Hollerich by 2033

A new tramway branch will serve an interchange planned at Route d'Esch from Luxembourg Central Station and the new Nei Hollerich district. This hub will facilitate connections between Luxembourg's various modes of transport.

This line could later be extended to Hollerich POrtes and serve the Bouillon P+R.

Hollerich, a lively, well-connected district in Luxembourg

Luxembourg's place for culture and entertainment

With its main street, Rue Hollerich, the district is known for its many bars and restaurants. Popular at weekends and on weekdays, they accompany the neighborhood's cultural venues: the Den Atelier concert hall and the Rue Emile Lavandier cultural center.

There's also an excellent gourmet restaurant, Ryôdô, awarded a star by Mixhelin for its Japanese cuisine.

A wide range of schools in Hollerich

Hollerich is partly home to the Geesseknäppchen secondary school complex. This large campus straddling the Merl and Hollerich districts is home to the following Luxembourg secondary schools: Athénée de Luxembourg, Lycée Aline Mayrisch and Lycée Michel Rodange. It is also home to the International School of Luxembourg (ISL ), the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion (ECG) and the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.

The campus also offers sports facilities, including an athletics track, several sports halls, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a soccer pitch.

An early childhood school and a Luxembourg primary school are also on site, as well as a day care center.

Good transport links for Hollerich

The district benefits from excellent connections to the motorway network . The Bouillon P+R parking lot offers motorists a gateway to the city, with direct access to public transport.

The Hollerich district is well served by 28 bus stops on lines 4, 12, 15, 17, 24, 125 CN1, CN3. Access to the main train station is immediate.

There are also several vel'OH! self-service bicycle stations.

In 2033, the district will be served by a tramway to and from Luxembourg Central Station.

Living in Luxembourg's Hollerich district

Hollerich is Luxembourg's 2nd largest district. It is home to the highest percentage of foreigners, after the Gare district. Highly multicultural, it attracts a young population, attracted by its entertainment and lower prices.

Cheaper in terms of rents than the adjoining Belair district, Hollerich attracts a heterogeneous, multicultural population.

Compare the different districts of Luxembourg, according to your needs.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
9,800 euros30.32 euros
Down 0.01% year-on-yearUp 5.42% 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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