One of Luxembourg City’s 24 neighbourhoods, the Pfaffenthal (Pafendall) district is nestled in the Alzette valley, a tributary of the Sûre river. It stretches from the bridge Grande Duchesse Charlotte to the north east part of the Upper City near the train viaduct. It is one of the oldest districts of the Capital of the Grand Duchy. .

Key figures

Population: 1,194
Area: 1 km2
Style: Family

The historic village of Pfaffenthal

The Pfaffenthal neighbourhood is a small village with a calm and peaceful feel, sometimes very far from the hustle and bustle of the City centre.

You can find ther old houses with character and full of charm mixed with medium sized modern buildings.

This picturesque, historical and artisanal neighbourhood of Pfaffenthal still has remnants of its Roman past – the Roman road from Reims to Trier crossing the Alzette river.

The old mustard factory is undergoing renovation with one part being turned into a Museum and the other part into student accommodation.

Good to know about Pfaffenthal

Schools: there is one pre school and primary school in this area on rue du Pont. For more infos about schools in Luxembourg visit the Education section of Just Arrived.

Transport/bus: only buses no. 23 and CN1 run through this neighbourhood. Thanks to the funicular, this district is now linked in a few minutes only to Kirchberg.

Housing: More information on rent and sale prices of housing in Pfaffenthal and Luxembourg.

Shops: there is only one small food shop.

The district of Pfaffenthal, an area that opens onto the city

The Pfaffenthal area is undergoing big changes. It is ideally located between Kirchberg and the City centre.
The lift in the Pfaffenthal will allow access to the Pescatore park (opening shortly) and the funicular get you up to Kirchberg and the Red bridge in 70 seconds.
This area, with plenty of trees, is great for bike rides and jogging.