Dommeldange, village atmosphere and big buildings

The district Dommeldange or Dommeldingen in luxembourgish, is surrounded by forest and farmland and is located to the north of the City of Luxembourg, close to Beggen, Weimerskirch and Eich districts.

Key figures

Population: 2 587 at the end of 2018, 30,42% luxembourgish and 69,58% foreigners
Area: 2 km2
Style: Family , Young

Village atmosphere in Dommeldange

The district of Dommeldange is divided in two quite distinct entities:

  • a central part located in the Alzette valley, historically integrated into the municipality of Eich before it was attached to the City of Luxembourg in 1920. This quarter represents the old Luxembourgish steel district, with two blast furnaces Eich Metz Forges and Co. The steel plant operated until 1980. This old part also includes the railway station inaugurated in 1862 and located on the railway line Luxembourg-Ettelbruck and the castle of Dommeldange. Built in the 17th century by Charles Collart, owner of the Grunwald forge for his private residence. This castle still exists and now houses the Chinese Embassy.
  • a more recent part, on the hills of Dommeldange, consisting notably of subdivisions of housing, offices and hotels.

The district of Dommeldange is today mainly inhabited by a foreign community and has an active center which gives it a nice village atmosphere.

Good to Know about Dommeldange

Schools : there are Primary Schools, the Lycée Technique Privé Emile Metz and the Lycée des Arts et Métiers, both secondary Schools. There are also day-care centres in this area.

For more infos about schools in Luxembourg visit the education section of Just Arrived.

Transport/bus : Bus 12, 23, 25 runs through this district.

Housing : with a balanced distribution of different nationalities, Dommeldange is a nice neighborhood where the inhabitants do not hesitate to become owners of their home, thus identifying with their place of life, in a rather young and family atmosphere. Have a look at the prices for housing (rent or buy) by neighbourhood in Luxembourg City.

Dommeldange is in a very green environment, with leisure areas such as the « parc de l’Europe » and the « Dreschenhaus » (old steelworks).
Dommeldange offers also sports facilities such as a sports hall, a petanque area, playgrounds, a cultural center in the former Drescher carpentry and an outdoor skatepark in Rue Nicolas Hein.

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