Hespérange, a town between town and country

The commune of Hespérange in Luxembourg comprises five towns: Hespérange, Howald, Alzingen, Itzig and Fentange.
Located south-east of Luxembourg City, it is one of Luxembourg’s largest communes. It’s a great place to live, in the immediate vicinity of Luxembourg’s capital.

Population in Hespérange

The municipality is in full demographic growth. It is one of Luxembourg’s most densely populated communes.

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

Number of different nationalities

  • of foreign population 56% 56%

Hespérange, a very attractive commune in Luxembourg

Hespérange (Hesper in Luxembourgish) is very close to the city of Luxembourg, with easy access to the motorway network.

History of Hespérange

The first traces of Hespérange date back to the 9th century as a possession of the Abbey of Echternach. The Lords of Rodemack built a fortified castle in the 18th century. The ruins of the castle can still be seen today, overlooking the town. Hespérange was home to Luxembourg’s largest grain mill. Unfortunately, it exploded in 1893. It was replaced by a new mill in Kleinbettingen. At the time, the town had a population of around 2,300.

Especially after the Second World War, the town of Hespérange experienced strong development. It grew from 3,500 inhabitants to over 10,000 in 1992. With its close proximity to Luxembourg City, Hespérange benefits from a number of motorways providing rapid access to the three neighboring countries and enabling the development of business parks.

Subsequently, the town underwent significant development in terms of economic activities .

Activity zones

The commune of Hespérange lies between urban and agricultural areas. While it is characterized by a diversity of landscapes, it also boasts several residential neighborhoods and a number of business parks .

The town of Howald, which is directly linked to Luxembourg City via the Gasperich district, has a very urban feel. The area is home to a number of business parks, including Rue des Scillas, which is undergoing a major transformation with the arrival of the tramway.

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.

Residential neighborhoods

In contrast, the village of Itzig is characterized by a more rural, residential feel. There are also several stores and restaurants.

Situated between the 2, Hespérange plays both sides, as does Alzingen in the same vein.

Today, the Fentange plateau is a highly residential area, with large homes in the immediate vicinity of the Cloche d’Or.

Numerous school infrastructures

The growing number of families with children has prompted the local authority to expand the school infrastructure . Alzingen now offers a new school, while the existing school infrastructure has been extended.

The commune of Hesperange offers schools with canteen and day-care services (Itzig and Fentange), enabling children to stay longer at school.

Leisure activities in the commune of Hespérange

Hespérange offers a wide range of sports facilities.Soccer and basketball pitches, a sports hall, beach volleyball, pétanque, cyclocross and a skateboard track are all available to residents.

Hespérange also hasa music school with over 400 students in more than 30 different branches of musical training. 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.

Public transport

Several buses serve Hespérange. A study of the Hespérange bypass is still underway in order to relieve the congestion in the town, which is saturated at peak hours. The project is expected to wait until 2024.

Howald Station has been in existence since 2017 and serves Luxembourg Station.

In 2024, tramway line T1 will serve Howald from Luxembourg station to the Cloche d’Or.

Soft mobility is encouraged with the Vel’oh system, as well as with the Flexibus system that takes you to the address of your choice.

For tourists, there is also a Camping in Alzingen. Convenient and not far from the city!

Living in Hespérange, real estate prices

You wish to live in the commune of Hespérange ? Consult the comparative study of prices in Hespérange and the communes around Luxembourg.

A very nice and pleasant city… I live in Howald

Rui F.