Clausen is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the City and its history ties in to that of breweries dating back to the 12th century. Located to the east of Pfaffenthal and south-west of Kirchberg, the district of Clausen belongs to the fortified lower city of the capital of Luxembourg.

Slightly on the outskirts of the city, Clausen is located in a steep valley, better known for its nightlife than for its neighborhood life. Nevertheless, close to the district of Kirchberg, the district of Clausen offers the possibility to live a green place, not far from the business district.

Very busy at night, it is a place to go out in Luxembourg.

Key figures

Population: 989 at the end of 2017
Area: 3 km2
Style: Young

Clausen, a trendy place in the capital of Luxembourg

The historic district of Clausen remains one of the prettiest and most charming districts of Luxembourg City. Shared between the quietness of its residential areas and the gentle banks of the Alzette, Clausen is the preferred area to have a good time outside the center of the upper town.

Very busy at night, the district of Clausen is one of the strategic places to go out in Luxembourg for young people and lovers of nightlife. Clausen is one of the busiest areas of Luxembourg from 19H00. The Clausen district is famous for its nightlife, as the former site of the Mousel Brewery in Clausen now hosts bars and restaurants. Known as the “Rives de Clausen”, this area is a place to go out at night and enjoy the nightlife. It is one of the trendiest areas in the City of Luxembourg. Its many bars and restaurants, with very different styles and located side by side, give you the opportunity to visit several establishments in one evening. A young and trendy atmosphere, which coexists with houses with architectural style dating from the eleventh and nineteenth century.

The Altmünster Plateau previously housed the Benedictine monks’ monastery of Munster, which was later transferred to the Grund district. Count Pierre-Ernest I of Mansfeld-Voderort (1517-1604), governor of Luxembourg for nearly 60 years, built a magnificent Renaissance castle, CHâteau La Fontaine or de Mansfeld, among one of the most beautiful in Europe (remains are still present in the park) and a brewery which was first rented then bought by the Thyes family, before becoming the Clausen brewery.

Located to the west of the Pfaffenthal and to the south west of Kirchberg, Clausen is part of the lower fortified town of the City.

Good to know about Clausen

Schools: there is a primary school in the neighbourhood. Have a look at the school section in Just Arrived for schools in Luxembourg.

Transport/bus: 9, 23 and CN1 serve the area.

Housing: Have a look at the prices for housing (rent or buy) by neighbourhood in Luxembourg City.

You can also find there 3 playgrounds, 1 gymnastic hall, Robert Schuman house and a German military cemetery.

Characteristics of Clausen

Clausen is split in two separate areas: one dedicated to nightlife and the other more calm, residential and family oriented located near the Clausen church.

Also some companies specialising in e commerce and social networks have set up here.

Clausen, a lively neighborhood close to the business district

Slightly on the outskirts of the city, Clausen is at the bottom of a valley, which is better known for its nightlife than its neighbourhood. However, being close to Kirchberg, Clausen offers the possibility to live in a tree-lined area not far from the business district.