The commune of Hespérange in Luxembourg unites five localities: Hespérange, Howald, Alzingen, Itzig and Fentange. In the immediate vicinity and south-east of the city of Luxembourg, it represents one of the largest municipalities in Luxembourg and has many assets.
Population in Hespérange
Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022
Number of different nationalities
of foreign population49%49%
Hespérange, a very attractive commune in Luxembourg
Its immediate proximity to the city of Luxembourg and the fast access to the motorways represent a big asset for the city of Hespérange.
It is experiencing a important development in terms of activities. In fact, the commune is in full demographic growth and is one of the most populated municipalities in Luxembourg.
Located between urban and agricultural areas, Hespérange (Hesper in Luxembourgish) is characterized by the diversity of its landscapes, its residential districts and commercial areas such as Howald . Howald, directly linked to the city of Luxembourg by the district of Gasperich, presents a more urban environment. The new “Op de Leemen” business park in Fentange and the expansion of the Alzingen industrial park along the N3 will undoubtedly give the municipality an even greater commercial dynamic.
On the other hand, Itzig is mainly characterized by a village aspect, located in the countryside.
Located between the 2, Hespérange plays on the 2 aspects with Alzingen in the same vein and Fentange which gathers today a very residential environment with big houses on the Plateau de Fentange.
Numerous school infrastructures
The increase in the number of families with children has led the administration to create new school infrastructures (new school in Alzingen) or to extend and adapt existing ones. It should be noted that the commune of Hesperange offers schools with a canteen and daycare service (Itzig and Fentange), which allows children to stay longer at school.
In Luxembourg, often at lunchtime, children leave school and are taken care of by the maisons relais which serve meals. However, the shelters have limited places and it is often difficult to obtain a place. Therefore the initiative of the municipality of Hespérange is to be welcomed as an interesting alternative.
Leisure activities in the commune of Hespérange
Concerning sports and leisure activities, Hespérange offers numerous sports facilities.Soccer and basketball courts, a sports hall, a beach volleyball court, a petanque court, a cyclocross court and a skateboard track are available to residents. Hespérange also hasa music school which has more than 400 students in more than 30 different musical formations. Group and individual classes are offered.
There are also many walking tours to discover around the town. A detailed description of these courses can be found on the hesper.lu website.
Concerning transportation, several buses serve Hespérange from and to the city. A study of the Hespérange bypass is still underway in order to relieve the congestion in the town, which is saturated at peak hours.
Howald Station has been in existence since 2017 and serves Luxembourg Station.
The T1 streetcar line will serve Howald in 2024 from Luxemburg station and towards the Cloche d’Or.