Merl district is a residential area located to the south of the City of Luxembourg.
Population: 5,683 at the end of 2017
Area: 2 km2
Merl, a very green residential area in Luxembourg
Located between the chic neighbourhood of Belair and the dynamic Hollerich, Merl is one of the most populated neighbourhoods of Luxembourg-City. With a little more than 5,600 inhabitants at the end of 2017, Merl represents nearly 4.9% of the population of Luxembourg-City. Located near the highways, park P + R Bouillon, it offers beautiful relaxation areas including the Parc Merl.
Merl is a residential area, which still has some fields that are mainly farmland to the west of the neighbourhood.The Park Merl is also a wonderful open green space, and this district is the border between Luxembourg City and Bertrange.
Attached to the city of Luxembourg in 1920, the municipality of Merl was independent for a very short time since it depended in the Middle Ages on the parish of Hollerich, then belonged to the former Benedictine abbey of Munster before it is moved to the Grund. Late 18th with the end of religious institutions, Merl became independent before being attached to the municipality of Hollerich in 1815.
Good to Know about Merl
Schools : there is a Luxembourgish Primary School in the district of Merl and the Geesseknäppchen School Campus including the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, ISL (International School of Luxemburg) , and the Secondary schools Athénée de Luxembourg, Aline Mayrisch, Michel Rodange, the School of Commerce and Management.
Transport/ Bus: buses 6, 8, 12, 15, 27, CN2.
Housing: There is still building land available, in particular on the site of the old Luxlait factory, Merl still has development potential such as « Les Jardins du Luxembourg ». To find out more info about real estate prices in Merl and Luxembourg, have a look to our dedicated page.
Merl, a cultural sector
Merl is a neighborhood offering cultural activities. The presence of the Conservatoire du Luxembourg, which teaches more than 150 different disciplines, is not only a recognized school in Luxembourg and abroad but also a dynamic cultural center, gives Merl a significant cultural tone.
Another cultural site of the district, the Théâtre National du Luxembourg TNL and its European programming. It was created in 1996 following the appointment of Luxembourg as European Capital of Culture. The Camoes Portuguese Cultural Center is also present in the area.
Several sports facilities are available to residents: several playgrounds, a multi-sports ground, the Prince Jean Stadium, an equestrian center and a sports hall and a gym.
Our Opinion about Merl
Slightly away for the centre, Merl is still a very interesting neighbourhood. Good traffic links makes it ideal for families looking for a good quality of life and cultural activities.