Limpertsberg Castle, source:
Communes and neighborhoods

Limpertsberg: an elegant residential neighborhood in Luxembourg City

In the upcoming exploration of Limpertsberg, we get into its rich history, examine the dynamic population, weigh the pros and cons of calling this neighborhood home, assess transport accessibility, explore the communal infrastructure, and provide insights into renting and buying real estate.

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Nestled just north of the city center, Limpertsberg stands as a captivating neighborhood in Luxembourg. Bordered by Mühlenbach and Eich to the north, Ville-Haute to the south, and Rollingergrund/Belair-Nord to the west, this locale boasts an elegant and traditional architectural style. Its allure lies in the proximity to the city center and the bustling Kirchberg business district, making it a sought-after residential haven.

General characteristics of Limpertsberg

This neighborhood presents an enticing blend of charming residences and a thriving community. Families are drawn to the area's high concentration of schools, although some have relocated or are planning to do it to alleviate traffic concerns. Beyond its primarily residential nature, Limpertsberg is a mixed-use neighborhood, offering an array of local shops, bars, restaurants, and various service-oriented businesses.

Dotted with green spaces such as Tony Neuman Park and the park on Georges Willmar Street, Limpertsberg provides residents with serene surroundings. Additionally, its proximity to the expansive Kinnekswiss Park adds to the neighborhood's appeal. It's no wonder that Limpertsberg stands as one of the city's most attractive and populous districts.

Population of the neighborhood

Encompassing 157.07 hectares with a population density of 72.7 individuals per hectare, the neighborhood stands out as one of the most densely populated in both absolute numbers and population density. 

of the foreign residents
residents live in Limpetsberg
hectares of green spaces and territory

With 72.44% of its residents being foreigners it closely aligns with the citywide average of 70.44%.

Transport accessibility

Effortless mobility is woven into the fabric of Limpertsberg, providing residents with a seamless array of transportation options. From swift car commutes to an extensive bus network, tram accessibility, bike-friendly avenues, and pedestrian-friendly pathways, the neighborhood caters to diverse preferences.

By car
Getting to the city center is a breeze, taking a mere 5 minutes, and reaching the Kirchberg business district is equally swift at just 10 minutes. Even a journey to the more distant Gare area can be accomplished in 10 minutes. Limpertsberg also boasts numerous parking facilities, with the standout being Parking Glacis, an expansive lot technically in Ville-Haute but immediately accessible on the border, offering ample parking spaces.
By bus
Limpertsberg is well-connected with an extensive bus network, providing easy access to almost every corner of the city. Twelve bus lines crisscross the neighborhood, including 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 19, 30, 32, 33, CN6, and CN7. A journey to the city center takes approximately 10 minutes from central Limpertsberg or 15 minutes from its northern reaches. Those in the southern areas might not even need the bus, with a leisurely 5-minute walk to the city center. Traveling to the Kirchberg business district is similarly hassle-free, taking between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the destination.
By bicycle
Cycling emerges as one of the best alternatives for commuting to or from the neighborhood. A quick 5 to 10-minute ride gets you to the city center while reaching the Kirchberg business district takes just 10 to 15 minutes. The Gare station is equally accessible within 15 minutes. Notably, three Veloh self-service stations are strategically positioned within the neighborhood for added convenience.
By foot
Following biking, walking proves to be an equally ideal mode of transportation, contingent on the departure point in Limpertsberg. A stroll from the southern border adjacent to Ville-Haute takes a mere 5 minutes, while journeys from the northernmost areas may extend up to 25 minutes. The pedestrian-friendly environment further enhances the appeal of exploring the neighborhood on foot.
By tram
Limpertsberg enjoys the advantage of tram access from the Limpertsberg Theater station. Journeys both south to Gare and northeast to Kirchberg Luxexpo take a mere 11 minutes, providing efficient and comfortable transportation options.
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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

With high demand driving the real estate market in Limpertsberg, prices reflect the sought-after nature of the neighborhood. Purchase prices stand at 12,559 euros/m², slightly above the capital's average.

Rental prices are equally elevated at 30.64 euros/m², following the city's average of 30.72 euros/m². This cost is easy to explain with the prime location, nestled next to the capital's center and in proximity to the Kirchberg business district, which makes it a highly sought-after residential haven.

For purchase prices stand at

12.559 euros/m2
for purchase in Limpertsberg
12.243 euros/m2
average in the capital of the country

For renting prices stand at

30.64 euros/m2
for rent in Limpertsberg
30.72 euros/m2
average renting price in the capital

Infrastructure of the neighborhood

Limpertsberg stands as a testament to urban living at its finest, offering a spectrum of amenities that make it undeniably attractive. Renowned for its educational infrastructure, the neighborhood hosts numerous secondary schools and proudly accommodates one of the campuses of the University of Luxembourg. Beyond education, Limpertsberg unfolds a vibrant panorama featuring cultural venues like the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, versatile sports facilities in the Centre Sportif Tramsschapp, and lush green retreats such as Tony Neuman Park. In essence, Limpertsberg encapsulates the essence of a self-sufficient and thriving urban community.

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Pros and cons of living in Limpertsberg

Limpertsberg presents itself as an almost idyllic neighborhood, offering a myriad of advantages. The neighborhood ensures seamless connectivity to the rest of the city, boasting access to major thoroughfares, an extensive bus network, and tram accessibility. Beyond its strategic location, Limpertsberg flourishes with local amenities, featuring a diverse array of shops, bars, restaurants, and a plethora of service-oriented businesses. The neighborhood doesn't compromise on green spaces, with numerous parks enhancing the quality of life.

However, the neighborhood's desirability becomes a double-edged sword. The high demand for housing has significantly driven up property prices, both in terms of purchase and rental, making Limpertsberg one of the priciest areas in the capital. Despite this drawback, the neighborhood's myriad advantages continue to make it a favorite among residents.

Pros and cons
Easy access to various modes of transportation, proximity to the city center and work
Perfect for families with kids, as it provides 360 education and facilities for childcare
Parks, green spaces and services available for residents
One of the priciest areas for rent costs, high-cost residential area
Populated and located around bars and restaurants, place can be crowded at night and loud in some places

What can you find in this neighborhood of Luxembourg City

Infrastructure-wise, Limpertsberg shines in education, providing a spectrum of secondary schools and contributing to higher education through the presence of a campus of the Université de Luxembourg. The neighborhood doesn't compromise on green spaces either, with numerous parks enhancing the quality of life. Many shops, restaurants and bars will suffice every taste of leisure activity.

Rockids Nursery, source: Rockids website
Lycée de garçons Luxembourg, source: Lycée de garçons Luxembourg Facebook Page
University of Luxembourg Limpertsberg Campus, source: University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance Facebook Page
Schools, creches and education
Cultural Centers
Parks, nature places, and playgrounds
Sports infrastructure
Shopping in Limpertsberg

Historical overview

The etymology of Limpertsberg is shrouded in mystery, with one prevalent theory linking its name to Mont-Saint-Lampert. However, alternative theories persist, given the absence of the name on historical maps and documents. The district's nomenclature has undergone transformations, evolving from Lamperbierg to Lamper and eventually settling on Limpertsberg.

Medieval era

During the medieval era until the mid-19th century, Limpertsberg found itself confined by the city walls that delineated Luxembourg's boundaries, a testament to the city's strategic control. In the fortress era, Limpertsberg's landscape bore the stamp of agriculture, with sprawling fields and gardens dominating the plateau. The fortress regulations strictly limited significant constructions in the area facing the fortifications, allowing only lightweight wooden structures.Historical records from the fortress era sparingly mention residences in Limpertsberg, with the district primarily hosting Notre-Dame Cemetery and agricultural lands by the mid-18th century.

XIX century

The 19th century witnessed a gradual transformation as Limpertsberg emerged as a significant hub for rose cultivation. Renowned rosarians like Soupert and Notting, Gemen, Bourg, and the brothers Jean and Évrard Kettenl established their nurseries in the area. The turning point came in 1867 with the Treaty of London, which declared the Grand Duchy perpetually neutral, leading to the partial dismantling of the fortress and catalyzing Limpertsberg's development.

Modern history

In the early 20th century, the rose-cultivated plateau metamorphosed into an urban neighborhood. The inauguration of the first primary school in 1906 and the consecration of the church in 1912 marked pivotal moments. In 1908, the Lycée des Arts et Métiers became Limpertsberg's first public secondary education center, paving the way for other high schools and solidifying Limpertsberg as an educational district. 
Rue de la Faïencerie in Limpertsberg, source:

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We took photos from these sources: Gabor Koszegni for Unsplash, Kids'ville Facebook Page,, Spillplaz, Google Maps

Authors: Luz
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