Merl, a residential area close to major roads

Quartier Merl Luxembourg

Located in the south-west of Luxembourg City, the Merl district is a green residential area. Popular with the expatriate population, it borders the Belair, Hollerich and Cessange districts.

Population in the Merl district of Luxembourg

Merl districtLuxembourg City
Number of inhabitants on January 1, 20236.398132.778
Number of different nationalities108167
% foreigners in total population70,8%70,8%
Source: City of Luxembourg

Merl, a green residential district in Luxembourg

Merl represents almost 5% of the population of Luxembourg-City. Located close to motorways and the Bouillon P+R park, the district offers a high quality of life, with cultural and leisure facilities. It's a safe bet, offering many advantages to its residents.

Together with Parc Merl, the green lung of Luxembourg's capital, this district is the link between Luxembourg City and the town of Bertrange.

Bordering the chic Belair district and the dynamic Hollerich neighborhood, its population/area ratio makes it one of Luxembourg's most densely populated districts.

Merl is one of Luxembourg City's residential districts. There is still plenty of undeveloped land, including agricultural land to the west of the area.

In the Middle Ages, Merl was part of the parish of Hollerich. The district belonged to the former Benedictine abbey of Munster, before it was moved to the Grund. At the end of the 18th century, with the end of the religious establishments, Merl became independent. The commune of Merl became part of the City of Luxembourg in 1920.

Good to know about living in the Merl area of Luxembourg

Schools: there is a Luxembourg basic school in the Merl district.

The huge Geesseknäppchen school campus includes the Luxembourg Conservatory of Music, theISL (International School of Luxembourg) , the Luxembourg secondary schools Athénée de Luxembourg, Aline Mayrisch and Michel Rodange, and the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion. The district is also home to the Kalinka Russian School.

Transport: access to the city center is fairly easy from the Merl district. There are 19 bus stops and several bus routes. Motorway links are also within easy reach. The Bouillon P+R parking lot is also located in the immediate vicinity.

There are several Veloh! stations in the neighborhood.

Green spaces: located onRue de Bragance, Parc Merl is one of the capital's most emblematic sites. It's one of the city's oldest playgrounds. A range of playground equipment is available for children. The central pavilion houses a restaurant, ideal for refreshments or lunch in the sun, in front of the lake.

Merl, Luxembourg's cultural district

Merl is a district of Luxembourg offering a wide range of cultural and sporting activities.

The Conservatoire de musique de Luxembourg teaches over 150 different disciplines. It is not only a music school recognized in Luxembourg and abroad, but also a dynamic cultural center.

Another cultural venue in the district is the Théâtre National de Luxembourg (TNL) . The programming is deliberately European to meet the needs of local residents. The TNL was created in 1996 following Luxembourg's nomination as European Capital of Culture. The Centre culturel portugais Camoes is also located in the area.

A number of sports facilities are available to residents. The Merl district offers various playgrounds, a multi-sports field, the Prince Jean stadium, an equestrian center as well as a sports hall and a gym.

With areas still available for construction, notably the site of the former Luxlait factory, Merl also offers development opportunities.

Our advice on living in Luxembourg's Merl district

Slightly off-center, the 2 km2 Merl district remains an interesting place to live. Well served, it is ideal for families thanks to its quiet streets, quality of life and cultural offerings. It is also a magnet for young professionals looking for a pleasant place to live and work.

To find out more about the different districts of Luxembourg City, visit our dedicated page.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
11,484 euros29.24 euros
Down 2.49% year-on-yearUp 2.20% 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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