Merl is a residential area, which still has some fields that are mainly farmland to the west of the neighbourhood.
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. It belonged then to the former Benedictine abbey of Munster, before these one was mooved to the Grund. Late 18th with the end of religious institutions, Merl became independent.
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 place to see is 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.