Communes and neighborhoods

Kirchberg: a business hub in the heart of Luxembourg City

From its rich history intertwined with the EU's growth to its serene residential spaces away from the tourist crowds, Kirchberg stands as Luxembourg's vibrant and sought-after business hub. In this article, we will delve into what defines Kirchberg as residency spot, offering insights into the district's dynamic character.

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Nestled in Luxembourg City’s northeast, Kirchberg is a bustling district known as the European Quarter. With its origins dating back to the 1950s and 1960s, Kirchberg has grown in tandem with the European Union's development, becoming an iconic business hub. However, it is much more than that. Kirchberg offers a unique blend of residential, cultural, and leisure opportunities, making it an attractive place to live, work, and explore.

General characteristics of Kirchberg

Living in Kirchberg offers a unique experience shaped by its vibrant atmosphere and evolving urban landscape. With a population of 8,746 as of January 2022, the district boasts a diverse community, with the majority being foreign residents comprising 73.8% of the population. Despite being a significant business hub, Kirchberg aims to strike a balance between commercial and residential areas.

Transport accessibility

Transportation in Kirchberg is highly accessible and well-connected. The neighborhood benefits from several bus lines that serve the area via Avenue Adenauer, providing convenient public transportation options. Additionally, the T1 tram runs along Avenue Kennedy, offering a direct connection to the Kirchberg district.

With the recent integration of the Pfaffentah funicular, the tram extends its reach to the lower Pfaffenthal district and connects to the transport hub there. Read more about the public transport in Luxembourg in our special guide article.

When it comes to reaching the city center from the Kirchberg neighborhood, there are several transportation options with varying travel times.

By tram
Taking the tram, the journey from Kirchberg Luxexpo, the last tram station, to the Hamilius stop in the city center takes approximately 18 minutes, and around 25 minutes to reach the train station. If departing from Kirchberg Philharmonie/Mudam, which is closer to the center, the tram ride to Hamilius takes approximately 10 minutes, and about 17 minutes to the train station.
By car
For those who prefer driving by car, the travel time by car from Kirchberg to the city center ranges between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
By bike
Cycling in Kirchberg is also a popular option, with bike commutes from Kirchberg to the center taking between 6 and 15 minutes.
By foot
Lastly, for those who enjoy a leisurely stroll, walking from Kirchberg to the city center can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the location within the neighborhood and the walker's pace.

Renting and buying real estate

The Kirchberg district in Luxembourg, known primarily as a business and cultural hub, has now evolved into a thriving residential area. While the old Kirchberg district retains its charming "village" atmosphere, significant development projects are underway, particularly around Adenauer Avenue, to create a residential zone that will bring balance to the neighborhood.

Located near Weimerskirch in the north, Neudorf/Weimershof in the southeast, Clausen in the south, and Pfaffenthal in the east, Kirchberg enjoys a strategic position within Luxembourg.

For buying the average price is

13,247 euros/m2
in Kirchberg
12,107 euros/m2
the capital's average

For renting the average price is

31.50 euros/m2
in Kirchberg
30.11 euros/m2
the capital's average

This shows that the rental market in Kirchberg is slightly higher than in the city center, possibly due to the neighborhood's desirable location and amenities. The combination of a residential and business environment, along with its convenient location and evolving infrastructure.

Infrastructure of the neighborhood

This dynamic neighborhood is home to an array of educational establishments, healthcare facilities, efficient transportation networks, shopping centers, and business institutions. In this section, we will explore the various facets of Kirchberg's infrastructure that contribute to the district's reputation as a modern and well-connected community.

Living in Kirchberg: advantages and disadvantages

Kirchberg attracts professionals and families seeking a vibrant yet tranquil environment. By day, the district bustles with activity, while in the evenings, visitors often retreat to neighboring Clausen, leaving behind a calm atmosphere for relaxation and unwinding.

The Kirchberg is extremely rich in cultural and sporting events, and its transport accessibility makes it one of the most popular neighbourhoods. However, this also brings with it some disadvantages. The neighbourhood can be considered quite noisy due to the large number of residents and guests who attend the events that take place here.

Pros and cons
Great transport system
Lots of cultural and entertainment facilities
Business centre of the city
Rather expensive
Can be noisy and overcrowded
Proximity to airport can cause some incoveniences

What can you find in this neighborhood of Luxembourg City

The area offers a myriad of educational institutions, business and recreational opportunities. Exhibitions and sporting events are regularly held here.

Schools, kindergartens and universities in Kirchberg
Healthcare in Kirchberg
Kirchberg district business buildings
Cultural centers
Parks in Kirchberg
Sports infrastructure
Shopping and restaurants in Kirchberg

Historical overview

Kirchberg has a rich historical background, with its first mention dating back to a document from 1222. Originally part of the Weimerskirch section of the former commune of Eich, Kirchberg experienced significant developments over the years.


Initially, Kirchberg thrived on agriculture, but its urban development became closely intertwined with Luxembourg's role as the workplace for the European Coal and Steel Community, the precursor to the European Union, starting in 1952.

Part of Luxembourg

In 1961, the Kirchberg Plateau Urban Development Fund was established, which continues to be responsible for the ongoing development of Kirchberg. Today, Kirchberg stands as an important location for European, economic, cultural, and sporting institutions, as well as an attractive residential neighborhood.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are there residential areas in Kirchberg or is it solely a business district?

Apart from being a business center, does Kirchberg in Luxembourg have entertainment and culture venues?

Is Kirchberg well connected to the rest of the city in terms of transportation?

What is the cost of living in Kirchberg compared to other areas of Luxembourg?

We took photos from these sources: Kaja Sariwating on Unsplash, European School website, Saint Sophie website, LTC Facebook page, University of Luxembourg, Kircherg Hospital, Rodeo Project Management Software on Unsplash, Luxexpo Facebook page, Thibault Milan on Unsplash. Il Vagabiondo on Unsplash

Authors: Luz, Daria
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