The main advantages of this neighbourhood are

  • easy access to Ville-Haute via the panoramic elevator;
  • recreational areas along the Alzette;
  • proximity to Parc des Trois Glands (Three Acorn Park),
  • its proximity to the European institutions, banks, international companies, conference centres in Kirchberg; and
  • excellent public transport connections, including the tram, cable car and the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg CFL stop.

Geographic location

Pfaffenthal has a surface area of 37.52 hectares and is located in the heart of the capital. It borders

  • Weimerskirch to the north;
  • Kirchberg and Clausen to the east;
  • the Grund to the south; and
  • Ville-Haute, Limpertsberg and Eich to the east.

The Alzette runs through the Pfaffenthal neighbourhood from north to south, dividing it into two parts: west and east.


Number of residents

  • 1,303 as of 31/12/2022
  • Demographic weight: 1.07% of the population of Luxembourg City

Population growth

  • 2016: 1,252
  • 2017: 1,251
  • 2018: 1,270
  • 2019: 1,284
  • 2020: 1,319
  • 2021: 1,314

Infrastructure for children


École de Clausen
President: Guy Entringer
257, Rue de Neudorf, L-2221 Luxembourg (Neudorf)
8, Rue Vauban, L-2663 Luxembourg (Pfaffenthal)
39, Montée de Clausen, L-1343 Luxembourg (Clausen)

Additional information

Childcare centre

Clausen/Pfaffenthal – Atelier Zeralda – oppend Haus Pafendall
8, Rue Vauban, L-2663 Luxembourg

Additional information (only in FR)

Other infrastructure

Culture, sports and leisure

  • Odendahl Park
  • 3 playgrounds
  • 1 football field
  • 1 multi-sport field
  • 1 community garden
  • Oekozenter Pafendall
  • Sang a Klang
  • Former mustard factory, which became "Muerbelsmillen"
  • Théiwesbuer
  • Gaston Diderich Stadium


  • 9 bus stops
  • Bus lines serving the area: 23, CN1
  • 1 vel'OH! station
  • 7 above-ground car parks
  • 9 parking spaces for people with reduced mobility


  • Youth hostel
  • Hospice du Pfaffenthal


Pfaffenthal is one of the city's most historical neighbourhoods.

Luxembourg's first hospital and first maternity ward were established here, back when the city still had its fortress. With the Alzette running along its centre, Pfaffenthal was the ideal location for the city's many craftsmen. Tanners set up their workshops here, conveniently downstream from the city. They produced leather for the glove manufacturing trade, a valuable source of income for the city. Life was governed by the river, which provided the energy for numerous mills. During the 17th century, the Urbanist Poor Clares moved into the building where the Pfaffenthal Hospice is currently located.