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Bonnevoie-Sud: a dynamic living amidst cultural riches

In this article, we embark on a journey through the historical corridors, explore the vibrant population, weigh the pros and cons of residing in Bonnevoie-Sud, dissect the area's transport accessibility, take a closer look at its infrastructure, and navigate the nuances of renting and buying real estate.

Luz Castro
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Luz Castro
Last time updated
11.02.24

The Bonnevoie-Sud neighborhood, nestled at the southeast border of the capital, Luxembourg, shares its boundaries with Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost, Pulvermühl, Hamm to the north, and Gasperich and Gare to the west.

General characteristics of Bonnevoie-Sud

Initially burgeoning with the advent of the Grand Duchy's railway network and the inauguration of its first station in 1859, the district witnessed rapid growth in the early 20th century. The influx of social housing developments transformed a segment of Bonnevoie-Sud into a popular residential area. Over time, the neighborhood has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as a coveted locale for young couples and families drawn to its dynamic yet serene ambiance.

Presently, Bonnevoie-Sud stands as the most populous district in the capital, renowned for its bohemian, diverse, and tranquil residential atmosphere. Its international appeal is evident, though areas closer to the Gare still grapple with lingering reputational challenges.

Population of Bonnevoie-Sud neighborhood

As of January 1, 2024, Bonnevoie-Sud boasted a population of 13,345 residents, constituting 10.05% of the capital and earning the distinction of being the most populous neighborhood. Despite its relatively limited expanse, spanning 239.21 hectares, considerably less than many other districts, Bonnevoie-Sud thrives as a densely inhabited community. Notably, 67.46% of the neighborhood's population comprises foreigners, just below the capital's average of 70.44%.

67.46%
of the foreign residents
13,345 residents
live in Bonnevoie-Sud
239.21 hectares
of green spaces and territory
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Source: created with data from Ville de Luxembourg

Transport accessibility

Bonnevoie-Sud, given its considerable size, presents varying distances depending on the specific point within the neighborhood. Accessibility, however, is well-maintained through an array of transportation options.

By car
A car journey from Bonnevoie-Sud to the city center takes just under 10 minutes while reaching the nearby commercial and business sector of La Cloche d’Or is a similar commute. Even a trip to the Kirchberg business district, a bit farther away, requires only slightly under 15 minutes. Notably, the neighborhood provides 12 outdoor parking spaces distributed throughout.
By bus
The neighborhood is well-connected with a plethora of bus lines, including 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 20, 22, 23, 28, CN3, and CN8. Depending on the starting point within the neighborhood, bus rides to the city center take between 15 and 25 minutes, while journeys to La Cloche d’Or or the Kirchberg business district are comparable, ranging from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
By bicycle
Despite the neighborhood's relative distance, cycling proves to be one of the most efficient modes of transportation. A bike ride to the city center takes only 10 to 15 minutes, with similar durations to La Cloche d’Or. Longer journeys to places like the Kirchberg business district may require 20 to 30 minutes. Furthermore, there are 6 Veloh self-service stations spread across the neighborhood.
By foot
Due to its location, walking to the city center from Bonnevoie-Sud is less convenient, taking anywhere from 25 to 40 minutes.
By tram
Bonnevoie-Sud enjoys tram access with three stops: the Gare, Lycée Bouneweg at the southern end, and Leschte Steiwer / Dernier Sol in the middle. Additionally, a tram extension connecting to Cloche d'Or is anticipated to be operational by 2024.
By train
An advantageous feature of Bonnevoie-Sud is its proximity to the main train station, significantly facilitating mobility for those needing to travel beyond the capital.
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You can check the route of each bus line in detail on the interactive map provided by the city of Luxembourg and get detailed instructions to get from one point to another on their route planner page.

Renting and buying real estate

Undoubtedly, one of the driving factors behind the surging popularity and status as the capital's most populous district for Bonnevoie-Sud is its appealing real estate pricing. Purchase prices stand at 9,940 euros/m², notably below the citywide average of 12,089 euros/m². 

Similarly, rental rates are attractively set at 27.44 euros/m², well beneath the capital's average of 30.58 euros/m², positioning Bonnevoie-Sud as the third most affordable neighborhood for rental prices.

For purchase prices stand at

9.940 euros/m2
for purchase in Bonnevoie-Sud
12.107 euros/m2
average in the capital of the country

For renting prices stand at

27.44 euros/m2
for rent in Bonnevoie-Sud
30.58 euros/m2
average renting price in the capital

Infrastructure of the neighborhood

Bonnevoie-Sud boasts a robust and well-rounded infrastructure, providing residents with an array of amenities. From its culturally rich landscape featuring the Bonnevoie Cultural Center, Théâtre Ouvert Luxembourg, Kasemattentheater, to the dynamic Banannefabrik, the neighborhood is a hub for artistic expression. Abundant green spaces like Kaltreis Park and the Alzette Valley offer recreational escapes, complemented by diverse sports facilities and a municipal pool. Accessible shopping options, including Proxy Delhaize, Shop & Go Delhaize, Rose Market, and Alavita, contribute to the neighborhood's vibrant lifestyle.

If you're considering making Luxembourg your new home, we encourage you to explore our range of articles that look in depth at the different city communes and neighborhoods.

Pros and cons of living in the Bonnevoie-Sud neighborhood

Bonnevoie-Sud has become a coveted choice for young families seeking a lively and dynamic neighborhood. The district boasts excellent connectivity, with tram access and proximity to the main train station. Notably, the real estate prices here are considerably lower than the citywide average, adding to its allure. The neighborhood's charm extends to the abundance of green spaces, including the Alzette Valley to the north and the nearby Kaltreis Park to the east, offering pleasant walks in a verdant environment.

On the flip side, certain areas, particularly those close to the train station, may be perceived as less desirable. The Ulysse social hostel in this area, catering to individuals facing addiction and marginalization, is one factor contributing to this perception. This aspect may pose challenges for families seeking a more serene environment. Additionally, the southernmost parts of the neighborhood are slightly distant from the city center, resulting in extended walking times to the center and relatively lengthy public transportation commutes, especially to areas like the Kirchberg business district. 

Pros and cons
Excellent connectivity with tram access and proximity to the main train station
Competitive real estate prices are considerably lower than the citywide average
Abundance of green spaces, including the Alzette Valley and Kaltreis Park
Certain areas near the train station may be less desirable
Southernmost areas are slightly distant from the city center making walking to the center time-consuming

What can you find in this neighborhood of Luxembourg City

Schools, creches and education
Cultural Centers
Healthcare
Parks, nature places, and playgrounds
Sports infrastructure
Shopping in the neighborhood

Historical overview

Bonnevoie-Sud traces its origins to a 12th-century Cistercian nunnery dissolved in the late 18th century. During this era, the district remained sparsely populated. However, its transformative journey commenced with the integration into the Grand Duchy's railway network and the inauguration of the first station in 1859. The district's rapid expansion was further marked by the consecration of its initial parish church in 1888, tragically destroyed during World War II bombings. Subsequently, the primary school, standing opposite the former church, was erected between 1902 and 1905.

20th century

The early 20th century witnessed a surge in Luxembourg City's population, prompting the construction of the present-day "Maria, Queen of Peace" church a few years after the war's conclusion. Concurrently, social housing developments proliferated in Bonnevoie-Sud, transforming a segment of the neighborhood into a popular residential enclave.

Modern times

As the years unfolded, Bonnevoie-Sud continued its magnetic pull, evolving into the capital's most populous district. Today, it captivates young couples and families, drawn not only by its dynamic ambiance but also by the serenity that defines this historically enriched neighborhood.
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We took photos from these sources: chl.lu, Jean Claude Chapelotte Galerie website, Bambesch Kids Website, Ville de Luxembourg website, Club Spora website

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