Communes and neighborhoods

Beggen: a green sanctuary near the center of Luxembourg City

In this article, we will delve deeper into Beggen, exploring its rich historical roots, the dynamics of its diverse population, and the unique advantages and considerations of calling this place home.

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The Luxembourg Beggen neighborhood, nestled at the northern fringes of Luxembourg City, is one of the city's 24 distinctive quarters. Bordered by the neighborhoods of Dommeldange, Eich, and Mühlenbach, Beggen stands out for its family-friendly atmosphere.

General characteristics of Beggen

As a neighborhood positioned on the periphery of the city, it offers a serene escape from the bustling city center. One of its captivating features is the abundance of leisure areas and pedestrian trails that wind through lush green spaces and woodlands, tracing the course of the Alzette River as it meanders from north to south, effectively splitting the neighborhood into two.

Population of Beggen

Beggen has experienced a gradual evolution in its population over the last ten years: 

3,047 people
at the beginning of 2013
3,800 residents
as of January 1, 2023

Breaking down the demographics, in 2023, 30.45% of the population were Luxembourgish nationals, with 69.55% hailing from foreign origins. This composition highlights Beggen's cosmopolitan essence, as it continues to attract people from diverse backgrounds.

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The modest growth in population and the slight increase in the foreign population reflect both Beggen's stable character and its welcoming atmosphere, which continues to draw individuals from around the world.

Transport accessibility

Beggen boasts excellent transportation options, making it a convenient place to live for both commuters and those who prefer eco-friendly modes of travel.

Here's a breakdown of the various transportation modes:

By car
With a short 10-minute drive, residents can easily reach the city center or the nearby Kirchberg district, making Beggen an ideal choice for professionals working in this bustling business hub.
By bus
The neighborhood enjoys connectivity to the city through a network of 5 bus lines: 3, 10, 11, 26, and CN6. These routes provide quick access to the city center, typically within 15 to 20 minutes, ensuring convenient daily commutes.
By bike
Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate the eco-friendly option of biking to their destinations. The journey to the city center takes approximately 20 minutes, and there's even a Veloh self-service bicycle station within the neighborhood, enhancing the accessibility and appeal of cycling as a mode of transportation.

Renting and buying real estate

Prices in Beggen are relatively lower than in other neighborhoods of the capital, both for buying and renting, so it might be a good choice for those looking for a quiet and natural place not far from the city center.

For buying the average price is 

in the Beggen
12,107 euros/m2
the capital's average

For renting the average price is 

25.95 euros/m2
in the Beggen
30.11 euros/m2
 the capital's average

The average price of renting or buying in the Beggen is significantly lower than the average in the capital.

Infrastructure of the neighborhood

Beggen boasts a well-rounded and comprehensive infrastructure that enriches the lives of its residents. From education to entertainment, recreation to shopping, and healthcare to cultural enrichment, Beggen leaves no stone unturned in providing its inhabitants with a fulfilling and convenient lifestyle.

Athletes have access to football and tennis facilities, as well as an Omnisports Hall. And for everyday needs, there's a shopping center and a diverse array of dining options. Beggen's comprehensive infrastructure ensures that residents have all they need, right at their doorstep.

If you're considering settling down in Luxembourg and have a preference for places on the city's periphery, you'll find our article on Bridel and Kopstal particularly insightful. Additionally, we invite you to peruse our collection of articles covering various communes and neighborhoods within the city.

Living in Beggen: advantages and disadvantages

Nestled within a serene and picturesque landscape, Beggen offers a delightful, bucolic living experience tailored for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty.

This neighborhood is akin to an oasis of greenery on the outskirts of the city, boasting enticing walking trails and cycling paths amidst the lush Eecherfeld and Mont Dommeldange green spaces.

Living in Beggen presents residents with the advantage of proximity to essential amenities, reducing the necessity for frequent trips to the city center. Moreover, commuting to the center and other neighborhoods of the city remains convenient, with short car journeys and a well-connected public transport network of buses.

Particularly appealing for professionals working in the bustling Kirchberg district, Beggen's strategic location offers both the charm of countryside living and the convenience of urban accessibility.

Pros and cons
Close to the Kirchberg and the city centre
Walking trails and cycling paths
Transport accessibility
No high schools
Not host its own healthcare facilities
Access to the city center, typically within 15 to 20 minutes

What is there in this district of Luxembourg City

In the realm of education, Beggen offers an elementary school, nurseries, and even musical instruction at the Escuela de Música EMA. Art enthusiasts can gather at the Cultural Center, while nature lovers can explore the historical walks and lush greenery between Dommeldange and Eich.

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Healthcare in Beggen
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Shopping and restaurants in Beggen

Historical overview

Initially, Beggen was an integral part of the former commune of Eich, a region famously linked, along with Dommeldange, to the cradle of Luxembourg's steel industry. The onset of industrialization in this area ignited a remarkable population increase, driven by the burgeoning demand for labor to fuel the steel mills.


The historical tapestry of Beggen in Luxembourg is woven with threads of humble beginnings and industrious transformation. Its origins trace back to a small, impoverished village situated north of the formidable fortress of Luxembourg. In the annals of 1611, records mention a mere 7 households inhabiting this modest hamlet. In the later years, the ravages of the Thirty Years’ War in 1635 took a toll preventing growth and leaving only ten houses, of which a mere five remained occupied by 1657. It wasn't until 1851 that the population began to show signs of growth, with a tally of 150 residents. The catalyst for this surge lay in the burgeoning industrialization and the burgeoning demand for labor in the area.

Part of Luxembourg

At the beginning of the 20th century, in 1920, a momentous change occurred as Beggen was incorporated as a neighborhood within the City of Luxembourg, following the merger of neighboring communes. This shift marked the neighborhood's evolution from a rural outpost to an integral part of Luxembourg's urban fabric, forging its unique identity within the city's rich history.

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We took photos from these sources: Felicia Varzari on Unsplash, Ville de Luxembourg Beggen Cultural Center Facebook Page Google maps Pelliterri Paolo on Google Maps

Authors: David
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