Pulvermühl, a family district undergoing conversion

Quartier Pulvermuhl Luxembourg

Pulvermühl, or Polvermillen in Luxembourgish, is a small district along the Alzette. Now the least densely populated area in Luxembourg City, it is still awaiting the conversion of disused industrial sites. 

Located in the center-east, between the Cents and Hamm districts, from which it benefits, it is one of the main gateways to the city.

Population in the Puhlvermuhl district of Luxembourg

Puhlvermuhl districtLuxembourg City
Number of inhabitants on January 1, 2023382132.778
Number of different nationalities35167
% foreigners in total population69,71%70,8%
Source: City of Luxembourg

Atmosphere of Pulvermühl, Luxembourg district

The least populated district of Luxembourg City, Pulvermühl is a family-friendly neighborhood located between city and nature.

Like the Hamm district, it was previously part of the Sandweiler municipality until 1873. It was separated from the Hamm district in 1920.

Homes in this neighborhood tend to feature single-family homes dating from the 1880s and 1930s-50s, mixed with more recent constructions.

The long-awaited conversion of the "Polfermillen" industrial sites should give the Pulvermuhl district a new lease of life. In the 19th century, the Polfermillen site housed a mill, then a cotton spinning mill and a drapery. In the 20th century, the site was home to a laundry and a lifting company. At present, the site is still undergoing decontamination work.
The project to develop the former historic site includes 210 new housing units (houses and apartments), 1,600 m² of office space and 3,000 m² of additional green space.

Conveniences at Pulvermühl in Luxembourg

Schools in Pulvermuhl

There are no basic schools in the Pulvermuhl district. Instead, the neighboring districts of Cents and Hamm offer these services.
See Education and higher education for more information on schools in this district.


2 bus routes n° 7 and 29 serve this area, with 2 bus stops.

Green spaces

A playground is available for local children.

The district benefits from its advantageous position along the Alzette. It's one of Luxembourg's best-known walking and cycling routes.

The area also offers a treasure trove of walks and picnics. The abandoned "Schlaïfmillen" fabric factory has been brought back to life by artists who have rehabilitated the old mill. They welcome walkers to show their creations. It's a magical place, at the bottom of Rue Godchaux, just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of the town center.
The Circuit Godchaux is a great way to visit this timeless place.

Outings in Pulvermühl

Puvermuhl is not a nightlife-oriented district. It does, however, boast a Michelin-starred restaurant, La Villa de Camille et Julien, and a famous Irish pub, the Black Stuff.

Living in Luxembourg's Pulvermühl district

The Pulvermühl district lies at the junction of several city districts in Luxembourg City. It is a gateway from the A1 freeway exit to the city via the Irrgarten traffic circle.

Away from the capital's major thoroughfares, the atmosphere today is that of a village. The district lies between town and nature. The redevelopment of the former industrial site should give it a new lease of life, especially given its proximity to the Alzette river.

Note that the number of transactions in this sector is low, which explains the wide variations (see below).

To find out more about Luxembourg City, take a look at our study on the subject.

Price per m2 for saleRental price per m2
10,584 euros27.54 euros
Up 2.36% year-on-yearUp 0% 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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