Esch-sur-Alzette in the south of Luxembourg is the second largest city in the country after the capital Luxembourg. More than 35,000 inhabitants live in the city, which is characterised by a large foreign population (more than 110 different nationalities) like the whole country. Esch-sur-Alzette shows today a real dynamism and many attractions.
Esch-sur-Alzette, an historic city beautifully reconverted
Esch-sur-Alzette is the capital of the Terres Rouges, located in the south of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Known as the metropolis of Iron, it is the symbol of the steel industry of Luxembourg. From this industrial history, it kept the blast furnaces and a highly foreign population (more than 30% of its inhabitants).
Following the steel crisis that also affected the French region of Lorraine, the Esch-Belval mill closed in 1997 and the Schifflange site in 2012.
The city has been designated “European Capital of Culture” for 2022.
For sport addicts, the city also offers many sports facilities such as a skatepark, the football club Jeunesse d’Esch, several times champion of Luxembourg, the multi-purpose sports hall, the swimming pool of the Bains Municipaux, a shooting stand, etc.