Hamm, residential area near the city

Located to the east of the City of Luxembourg, Hamm, along with Cents, is one of the rare districts, which is mainly inhabited by Luxembourgers.

Key figures

Population: 1 495 at the end of 2018, 43,88%  luxembourgish and 56,12% foreigners
Area: 4 km2
Style: Family

Hamm, luxemburgish residential area

The origin of the district of Hamm dates from the construction of a monastery on the sector in the 14th century. Like many Luxembourg districts, the population has growned mainly with industrialization in the 19th century and the installation of the Godchaux Company, Manufacture of Sheets and Knitwear in Schleifmühle. It was closed in 1939 and the site is now visitable following the Godchaux circuit.

Originally attached to the Sandweiler Commune until 1920, the Hamm District is closely linked to Cents. Residential and quiet, it is home to the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, a cemetery of American soldiers who fell during the Second World War and the Battle of the Ardennes. The cemetery with its more than 5,000 graves can be visited every day of the year from 9h to 17h.

The houses of Hamm date from the 19th century and give an architectural cachet to the district.

Good to know about Hamm

Schools : There is a Primary luxembourgish school in Hamm and nurseries. St Georges’ International School, English school, is also located in Hamm.

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

Transport/bus-train : the bus routes 15, 25 and 29 run through Hamm. With a Cents-Hamm train station, this area is well placed with quick access to the motorway or train station.

Housing: the district of Hamm remains one of the accessible neighborhoods for housing in Luxembourg To find out more about real estate prices in Luxembourg-city.

Namur the well-known confectioner, has opened a modern and welcoming restaurant in the neighbourhood of Hamm where you can enjoy the local delicacies.

The area is also home to several sports facilities, including a sports hall, a football field, several playgrounds, … and a nice forest with walking paths

The civilian hospice of Hamm is located in the district, as well as the crematorium of Luxembourg.

Our Opinion about Hamm

The historical neighbourhoods, Hamm and Cents are nice places to live even though the lack of shops could be a disadvantage.

Note also the noise nuisances due to the passages of the planes at landing or take-off.

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