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Niederanven commune: a rural charming place to live near the city

Niederanven, a serene Luxembourg commune, offers proximity to Luxembourg City and the Kirchberg district, blending tranquility with cultural and sports amenities.

Last time updated
04.04.24

Niederanven commune, nestled in the northeastern outskirts of Luxembourg City, encompasses charming villages like Niederanven, Oberanven, Hostert, Rameldange, Ernster, Senningen, Senningerberg, Waldhof, and Staffelter.

General characteristics of Niederanven commune

The commune boasts upscale residential neighborhoods, featuring exquisite homes perched on the heights, particularly in Hostert, Rameldange, and Oberanven. Meanwhile, the village of Niederanven retains its rural charm, offering a diverse appeal within this Luxembourgish haven.

Niederanven is crisscrossed by the A1 highway and National Route N1, the southeastern region, flanking the A1, hosts a section of Findel Airport. This proximity to both the airport and Luxembourg-Kirchberg business district makes Niederanven a magnet for newcomers seeking a serene, wooded environment near the capital. 

Population of the commune

Niederanven spans 41.36 km2 in land area, making it the country's 13th-largest commune. The commune boasts a foreign resident percentage of 43.35%, significantly below the capital's average of 70.44%.

In 2024, Niederanven's population stood at 6,832, approximately 1% of Luxembourg's total. Ranking 22nd in population among Luxembourg's 102 communes, Niederanven qualifies as relatively populous.

Among them

Senningerberg emerges as the most densely populated locality, hosting over 1,853 residents and serving as an economic hub, especially around the airport with various business parks.

43%
of residents are of foreign origins
6,832
residents live in Niederanven
41.36
square kilometers of territories
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Source: created with data from niederanven.lu

Transport accessibility

Niederanven is seamlessly integrated into the public transportation network, complemented by convenient access via the A1 highway (leading to Trier, Germany, from Luxembourg) and National Route 1, which traverses the village of Niederanven.

By car
Niederanven enjoys excellent connectivity with the country's main roadways, being intersected by the A1 highway and National Route 1. This makes traveling by car to the city swift, with just a 15-minute journey to the heart of the capital. Additionally, its proximity to the Kirchberg business district allows for quick access, with travel times ranging between 10 to 15 minutes.
By bus
The commune is well-served by Luxembourg City buses (AVL), facilitating connections to the airport, and the General Road Transport Regime (RGTR). Collaborating with Schuttrange, Niederanven operates a reservation-based City-Bus service, the Ruffbus Syrdall. Bus journeys within the commune are generally short, averaging around 20 minutes between different villages. Traveling to the airport from the southern Senningerberg takes only 15 minutes, while a trip from the northern Rameldange extends to about half an hour. Commuting to the Kirchberg business district takes approximately 30 minutes, but reaching the city center requires a longer journey, around 45 minutes.
By bike
Niederanven is fortunate to host five Veloh self-service stations, an extension of the popular service found in the capital. With stations distributed across the commune, biking between villages is practical and takes between 5 to 15 minutes. Cycling to the Kirchberg business district takes relatively little time depending on the starting point, from Senningerberg it takes only 20 minutes. However, reaching the city center proves more challenging, with bike rides ranging from 30 to 45 minutes.
By train
The nearest train stations, Munsbach and Roodt-sur-Syre, are approximately a 10-minute drive from Niederanven, offering additional transportation options for residents

You can check in detail all the transportation options on the transportation page of the Niederanven commune or get detailed instructions to get from one point to another on mobilitet.lu and its route planner.

Renting and buying real estate

Niederanven stands among Luxembourg's more affluent communes when it comes to housing, offering exquisite homes in highly residential neighborhoods.

Housing prices vary across localities, with Senningen and Senningerberg being the most expensive for purchasing at approximately 10,905 euros/m², closely approaching the capital's average of 11,427 euros/m². Other areas, notably Ernster, offer more affordable options, with prices around 7,340 euros/m².

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Source: created with data from Immotop

For rentals, Senningen, Senningerberg, Oberanven, Rameldange, and Hostert share similar rates at around 23.5 euros/m², slightly below the capital's average of 29.65 euros/m². Niederanven and Ernster, on the other hand, provide more budget-friendly choices, with rental prices at 15.23 euros/m² and 16.44 euros/m², respectively.

For buying the average price is 

9,123 euros/m2
in the Niederanven commune
12,243 euros/m2
the capital's average

For renting the average price is 

18.39 euros/m2
in the Niederanven commune
30.72 euros/m2
 the capital's average
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Infrastructure of the commune

The infrastructure of Niederanven is a testament to a well-rounded and thriving community. The commune offers diverse recreational spaces, from cultural centers like Kulturhaus Niederanven to sports facilities including Syrdall Schwemm and Stade Jos Becker. Arcades shopping center serves as a practical hub for daily needs, housing a Match supermarket and various shops. The emphasis on sports infrastructure is noteworthy, exemplified by tennis courts, climbing centers, and the Am Sand Sports Center. 

Place to call home

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 commune

In recent times, Niederanven has become a sought-after residential destination, drawing residents for its proximity to Luxembourg City and the Kirchberg business district. The commune provides a serene environment, offering tranquility while remaining conveniently close to the city.

Prospective residents must weigh the allure of peaceful natural beauty against the convenience of city mobility. Despite excellent bus connectivity, the choice between the quiet charm of these villages and urban commuting needs consideration. Niederanven is an appealing choice for car owners seeking a peaceful and picturesque setting. Conversely, for those without personal vehicles, convenience varies based on daily commuting needs.

A notable positive aspect is the abundance of sports facilities, allowing residents to engage in various activities without traveling to the city. On the downside, the absence of secondary educational institutions necessitates a journey to the capital. Another drawback is the proximity to the airport; the continuous low-flying planes may cause noise disturbances, a factor worth considering for potential residents.

Pros and cons
Proximity to Luxembourg City and Kirchberg business district.
Serene environment away from the city hustle and a lot of nature places around.
Abundance of sports facilities within the commune.
Need to weigh tranquility against urban mobility needs.
Limited convenience for non-car owners based on commuting needs.
Absence of secondary educational institutions, requiring travel to the capital.
Proximity to the airport may lead to noise disturbances from low-flying planes.

What can you find in this commune?

In spite of its certain transport detachment from the center, the commune offers a great choice for a full bright life inside: both naturу, playgrounds and different spaces, as well as educational and sports facilities.

Kulturhaus Niederanven, source: Kulturhaus Niederanven Facebook Page
Ale Pompjees Schapp Senneng, source: Ale Pompjees Schapp Senneng Facebook Page
Am Sand Primary School, source: Google Maps
Syrdall Schwemm Aquatic Center, source: Syrdall website
Tennis Club Senningerberg, source: Tennis Club Senningerberg
KloterKlub Niederanven, source: KloterKlub website
Schools, creches, and education
Cultural centers
Healthcare
Parks, nature places and kids playgrounds
Sports infrastructure
Shopping and restaurants in the commune

Historical overview

With its rich abundance of springs, the region that now comprises the Niederanven commune has been inhabited since ancient times, evidenced by numerous archaeological discoveries.

Before Luxembourg

Two millennia ago, Luxembourg wasn't yet a recognized country but was a part of the Roman Empire. In the 2nd century AD, the Empire's borders spanned from Scotland in the Northwest to the Euphrates in the Southeast, with Luxembourg falling within the territory of the Treveri. The political and religious center of this people was initially the Titelberg oppidum (in the present-day commune of Pétange) and later the Roman city Augusta Treverorum (modern-day Trier). Surrounding this major city were secondary settlements, or vici, comparable to our current villages, organized around primary and secondary communication routes.

Vicus of Andethanna

Among these merchant and artisan settlements was the vicus of Andethanna, situated in Niederanven. Notably, the main Roman roads traversing the Grand Duchy included the Reims-Trier route through Arlon and Mamer, and the Lyon-Cologne route through Dalheim and Trier. The vicus of Andethanna was located along the former.

Hiking around archeological sites

One significant archaeological find occurred in 1938 when hikers stumbled upon the remains of a lime kiln between the hamlets of Senningen and Senningerberg. Despite the absence of a nearby limestone quarry, it was hypothesized that the kiln utilized the Roman road for its supply. In 1999, the University of Cologne dated the site, determining that the lime kiln was constructed between 65 and 75 AD, based on a piece of wood found alongside it. Romans introduced lime mastery to the region for construction purposes, using it as a binding material in their structures. This historical exploration unveils the deep roots of human habitation and industry, connecting Niederanven to the broader narrative of the Roman era in the Luxembourgish landscape.
Aerial view of Niederanven (background) and Senningen, source: Wikimedia
Aerial view of Niederanven (background) and Senningen, source: Wikimedia
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We took photos from these sources: Statistique.lu, Immotop, Google Maps, ARCO Facebook Page, Arcus website, Kulturhaus Niederanven Facebook Page, Ale Pompjees Schapp Senneng Facebook Page, Visit Luxembourg, Syrdall website, KloterKlub website, Tennis Club Senningerberg, Gabor Koszegi on Unsplash

Authors: Luz
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