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Advantages

The main advantages of this neighbourhood are:

  • its historic feel;
  • its public green spaces and recreational areas, and its proximity to Parc des Trois Glands in Kirchberg and the Alzette River;
  • its proximity to Kirchberg and Ville-Haute; and
  • its wide range of cafés and restaurants.

Geographic location

Clausen has a surface area of 36.06 hectares and is located in the heart of the capital. It borders

  • Kirchberg to the north;
  • Neudorf/Weimershof and Cents to the east;
  • the Grund to the south; and
  • Pfaffenthal to the west.

The Alzette runs through the neighbourhood and divides it into two parts.

Population

Number of residents

  • 963 as at 31/12/2018
  • Demographic weight: 0.85% of the population of Luxembourg City

Population growth

  • 2012: 854
  • 2013: 904
  • 2014: 935
  • 2015: 973
  • 2016: 980
  • 2017: 989
  • 2018: 963

Infrastructure for children

SCHOOLS

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

Further information

Other infrastructure

Culture, sports and leisure

  • 3 playgrounds
  • River Youth Centre
  • 1 gymnastics hall

Transport

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

Other

  • Mansfeld château and park
  • German Military Cemetery
  • Maison Robert Schuman (birth place of Robert Schuman)

History

People have lived in Clausen since the Middle Ages, drawn to the area by the Alzette river. Its Altmünster plateau overlooking the Alzette became the site of the Benedictine abbey of Munster in the 11th century, which then moved to the Grund in 1543.

Shortly thereafter, the Count of Mansfeld (city governor from 1545 to 1604) left his mark upon the face of Clausen – one which endures to the present day. The vestiges of his sumptuous château and gardens now belong to a heritage site that has been made into a park. Nearby, you'll find the buildings of now-abandoned breweries, which have also become a key architectural feature of this lively neighbourhood.