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Advantages

The main advantages of this neighbourhood are

  • excellent public transport connections, including the tram, cable car and CFL Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg stop;
  • its proximity to a major shopping centre,
  • the nearby European institutions, banks, international companies, conference centres etc.;
  • its proximity to the hospitals in Neudorf/Weimershof; and
  • a wide range of cultural and sports activities.

Geographic location

Kirchberg has a surface area of 336.84 hectares and is located at the northeast edge of the capital. It borders

  • Weimerskirch to the north;
  • Neudorf/Weimershof to the southeast;
  • Clausen to the south; and
  • Pfaffenthal to the east.

Kirchberg is connected to Limpertsberg and the city centre by the Pont Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

Population

Number of residents

  • 5,801 as at 31/12/2018
  • Demographic weight: 4.87% of the population of Luxembourg City

Population growth

  • 2012: 4,604
  • 2013: 4,792
  • 2014: 4,791
  • 2015: 5,051
  • 2016: 5,499
  • 2017: 5,673
  • 2018: 5,801

Infrastructure for children

Schools

Kirchberg schools
President: Francine Steffen
1, Rue Anne Beffort, L-1276 Luxembourg
4, Rue Anne Beffort, L-1276 Luxembourg
10, Rue Marcel Noppeney, L-2231 Luxembourg
2, Rue de Laroche, L-1918 Luxembourg

Eis Schoul
47, rue des Maraîchers, L-2124 Luxembourg

Additional information

 

European school

Lycée technique du centre – Kirchberg annex

University of Luxembourg – Kirchberg campus

 

Childcare centre

Kirchberg – Kiem
1B and 4,Rue A. Beffort, L-1276 Luxembourg

Additional information

Other infrastructure

Culture, sports and leisure

  • d'Coque – National Cultural and Sports Centre
  • Olympic pool
  • Recreational areas behind d'Coque
  • Market (in front of shopping centre) – every Tuesday afternoon
  • 6 playgrounds
  • 1 multi-sport field
  • 1 ping-pong table
  • Philharmonie Luxembourg
  • Mudam (Museum of Modern Art)
  • Musée Dräi Eechelen
  • Kinepolis
  • LuxExpo
  • 1 multi-use sports hall

Transport

  • 52 bus stops
  • Bus lines serving the area: 7, 8, 16, 18, 20, 25, CN4
  • 14 vel'OH! stations
  • 3 above-ground car parks
  • 21 parking spaces for people with reduced mobility

Other

  • National Institute for Languages (Institut national des langues)

History

Kirchberg is first mentioned in a document from 1222, and was part of the Weimerskirch area of the former municipality of Eich. In 1875, the residents of Kirchberg built their first chapel, keeping an oath they made during the cholera epidemic of the 1840s.

Initially, Kirchberg's inhabitants lived mainly off agriculture. Its urban development is closely linked to the fact that in 1952, Luxembourg became the seat of the European Coal and Steel Community, which was the precursor to the European Union.

In 1961, the Fonds d’urbanisation et d’aménagement du plateau de Kirchberg (Kirchberg Plateau Urbanisation and Development Fund) was created. This same organisation still oversees the urban development of Kirchberg, which is an important location for European, economic, cultural, and sports institutions, as well as being an attractive residential neighbourhood.