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.
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.
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.