Located to the south on the City, Hollerich is one of the four most densely populated neighbourhoods of the capital with 73 inhabitants/ha. Hollerich is a heterogeneous neighborhood composed of residences and single-family homes, businesses and administrations near the station area.
Hollerich is also adjoining the districts of Belair, Ville Haute, Gasperich, Cessange and Merl.
Population: 7 107 inhabitants at the end of 2018, 25,10% luxembourgish and 74,90% foreigners
Area: 2 km2
Style: Family , Young
Characteristics of Hollerich district
Hollerich is a diverse district made up of family apartment blocks and houses nearPark Merl, with businesses and administrative buildings close to the station area.
The main street, rue de Hollerich is known for itsbars, busy at weekends and at night. The district, all in length, enjoys an excellent connection with the motorway network.
The former Villeroy & Boch earthenware factories were located in Hollerich, in this district which will be transformed in the future with the project to rehabilitate the former “Schluechthaus” slaughterhouses.
A major ecological project, “Hollerich Village”, combining a craft and commercial area, should be launched in the next few years. This plan could thus restore neighborhood’s heart of life.
This development project along the railway track is part of the larger “Porte de Hollerich” project.
Slaughterhouse processing, Schluechthaus
Nearby, and now used for various purposes, the slaughterhouse site must be transformed.The Schluechthaus currently houses the Sports Department of the City of Luxembourg, which is due to move, an indoorskatepark located Rue de l’Abattoirfor skateboard, rollerblade and BMX, a section of theRed Cross, andscouting activities. The City of Luxembourg recently launched a call to residents to share their desires and suggestions for transforming and enhancing this 2.5 hectare site with green spaces, close to all amenities.
Several ideas have been identified, including preserving the old structures and classifying them as historic monuments, giving space to leisure, shops and cultural activities.