Pulvermühle, a transition district in conversion

Pulvermühle is a small neighbourhood, the least populated (less than 500 inhabitants) of the city located to the east of the centre between Cents and Hamm. In fact, the Pulvermüle, Hamm and Cents are considered one district.

Key figures

Population: 391 inhabitants at the end of 2018, 29,16% luxembourgish and 70,84% foreigners
Area: 1 km2
Style: Family

Atmosphere in Pulvermühle

Pulvermühle is changing as it benefits from the development taking place in Cents and Hamm. Like Hamm, this district was part of the Sandweiler commune until 1873. It was then detached from Hamm in 1920.
The dwellings of this district are often detached houses built in the 1880s, 1930s and 50s, mixed with recent constructions.

But the area has a treasure trove for walking or picnics…. The old abandoned fabric factory “Schlaïfmillen”, along the Alzette, is now reviving thanks to artists, who rehabilitated the old mill. They to welcome walkers to show them their creations. This site, at the bottom of Rue Godchaux, is magical, only a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.  

The redevelopment of the industrial sites of the “Polfermillen”, old cotton spinning mill and textile industry, should give it a new life with 210 new homes (houses and flats) and 1.600 m² of offices. 3,000 m² of green spaces are also planned. The work is expected to be completed in 2020 and will respect the historic sites that will be renovated and incorporated into new buildings.

Good to Know about Pulvermühle

Schools: there is no primary school in this area; the nearest schools are in the neighbouring districts Cents and Hamm. For more infos about schools in Luxembourg visit our Education section.

Transport/bus: the routes 7 and 29 operate in the area.

Housing: more information on rent and sale prices of housing in Pulvermühle and Luxembourg.

Our opinion about Pulvermühle

Pulvermühle is more a place where people pass through than a place to live. It is the junction of a number of the City’s neighbourhoods. Work in progress should give this district a certain interest, especially regarding its proximity to the Alzette for cycling or walking.

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