The main advantages of this neighbourhood are

  • its residential feel;
  • its proximity to the airport; and
  • its proximity to the historic neighbourhoods of the capital: the Grund and Clausen.

Geographic location

Cents has a surface area of 173.10 hectares and is located in the east of the capital. It borders

  • Neudorf/Weimershof to the north;
  • Hamm and Pulvermühl to the south; and
  • The Grund and Clausen to the west.


Number of residents

  • 6,449 as of 31/12/2022
  • Demographic weight: 5.39% of Luxembourg City's population

Population growth

  • 2016: 6,262
  • 2017: 6,268
  • 2018: 6,316
  • 2019: 6,325
  • 2020: 6,350
  • 2021: 6,389

Infrastructure for children


  • Cents Schools
    19, Rue Tornaco, L-2623 Luxembourg
    38, Rue L. Kauffmann, L-1853 Luxembourg
    49, Rue L. Kauffman, L-1853 Luxembourg

President: Christian Moes

Further information


  • Cents
    25, Rue Arthur Knaff, L-1862 Luxembourg
  • Foyer Inclusion
    167, Rue de Trèves, L-2630 Luxembourg

Further information

Other infrastructure

Culture, sports and leisure

  • 14 playgrounds
  • 1 multi-sport field
  • 1 pétanque green
  • 1 community centre (centre sociétaire) ​
  • 1 football field (RM Hamm Benfica)
  • Tennis Cents (Fetschenhaff)


  • 40 bus stops
  • Bus lines serving the area: 4, 9, 14, 20, 29, CN1
  • 9 above-ground car parks
  • 9 parking spaces for people with reduced mobility


  • National Sports Institute (Institut National des Sports )


This neighbourhood's main thoroughfare is Rue de Trèves, an old trade route which has connected Luxembourg City and Trier (Germany) since the Middle Ages. This area was part of the former municipality of Hamm, which merged with Luxembourg City in 1920. During the 1930s, the Carmelite sisters settled in this neighbourhood, which was still a rural area at the time.

The urban development of the neighbourhood began in the 1960s with the construction of the Cité Frommes housing scheme by the National Low-Cost Housing Administration (Société nationale des habitations à bon marché), and is still ongoing. The Holy Spirit Church was consecrated in 1980, which makes it the newest church in Luxembourg City.

Local interest groups

Syndicat d'Initiative et d'Intérêts Locaux Fetschenhof-Cents ​