Communes and neighborhoods

Weimerskirch: a small parish neighborhood in Luxembourg

In this article, we explore the historical roots, demographic dynamics, and unique lifestyle Weimerskirch offers.

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Located to the northeast of Luxembourg City, just northwest of Kirchberg, Weimerskirch boasts a strategic position with close proximity to the Kirchberg business district, European institutions, and the CHL Eich hospital. Bordered by Dommeldange to the north, Kirchberg to the southeast, Pfaffenthal to the south, and Eich to the west, the neighborhood exudes a tranquil, village-like ambiance, distinguishing itself as one of the capital's less densely populated residential areas.

General characteristics of Weimerskirch

Weimerskirch, being a small neighborhood, faces a scarcity of infrastructure, particularly in cultural, sports, and commercial domains. The neighborhood lacks supermarkets, necessitating trips to adjacent areas for essentials. 

Population of Weimerskirch neighborhood

As of 2024, Weimerskirch's population is making up 1.83% of the capital's total. It is one of the least densely populated areas but has a considerable number of foreign residents, at 69%, which is close to the citywide average of 70.44%.

of the foreign residents
residents live in Weimerskirch
hectares of green spaces and territory
Source: created with data from Ville de Luxembourg

Transport accessibility

By car
Situated next to one of the city's main roadways, Weimerskirch allows quick access to the city center within a mere 5-minute drive, and reaching the Kirchberg business district takes no more than 10 minutes. The neighborhood further enhances convenience with 9 outdoor parking spaces scattered throughout.
By bus
Weimerskirch is served by five bus lines: 4, 25, 30, CN5, and CN6. While the number of lines may seem limited, the neighborhood's strategic location ensures easy travel. A bus journey to the city center takes under 10 minutes, and reaching the Kirchberg business district varies from 5 minutes to a maximum of 20 minutes, depending on the destination.
By bicycle
Cycling emerges as one of the most efficient alternatives for navigating to and from Weimerskirch. The city center is reachable in approximately 10 minutes, and a trip to the Kirchberg business district takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the destination. Additionally, a Veloh self-service station conveniently positioned in the neighborhood center encourages eco-friendly commuting
By foot
While walking is less convenient, it remains a viable option. Traveling to the city center may take up to half an hour, and reaching the Kirchberg business district is possible but time-consuming, ranging between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the destination.
By train
A notable advantage of Weimerskirch is its proximity to a train station, although it is technically in Dommeldange, a walk of just over 10 minutes connects residents to it, which greatly facilitates mobility for those commuting 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

Weimerskirch offers an attractive real estate market, with buying prices notably lower than the city's average. The cost to buy property here is much less per square meter compared to the overall city average.

Rental rates are also quite appealing, significantly below the capital's average per square meter. These favorable pricing conditions make Weimerskirch an appealing option for anyone looking for affordable and accessible housing options in Luxembourg.

For purchase prices stand at

10.376 euros/m2
for purchase in Weimerskrich
12.243 euros/m2
average in the capital of the country

For renting prices stand at

27.93 euros/m2
for rent in Weimerskrich
30.72 euros/m2
average renting price in the capital

Infrastructure of the neighborhood

Despite its quaint charm, Weimerskirch grapples with infrastructure shortages, notably in cultural, sports, and commercial facilities. Residents often find themselves venturing into adjacent areas for basic essentials due to the absence of supermarkets within the neighborhood.

Yet, it's the unique establishments like the literary café Le Bovary and Laval Parc that infuse Weimerskirch with a distinctive character. Furthermore, the proximity to the CHL Eich Hospital Center enriches the neighborhood, providing vital health services and adding an important dimension to the area's infrastructure.

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Pros and cons of living in the neighborhood

Weimerskirch offers a delightful residential environment, ideal for families seeking a tranquil, village-like atmosphere. Its proximity to the Kirchberg business district adds allure, making it particularly attractive for professionals. A notable advantage lies in the affordability of real estate, both for purchasing and renting, with prices comparably budget-friendly compared to other city districts.

However, the neighborhood's compact size reveals certain drawbacks, primarily in the form of limited infrastructure, especially in cultural and commercial aspects. Notably, the absence of supermarkets necessitates residents to venture into adjacent neighborhoods for their grocery needs. 

Pros and cons
Prime location near the capital and Kirchberg district
Good prices for real estate, making it an affordable choice
Small neighborhood, not overpopulated, and still very international community
Lack of wast infrastructure, not enough activities and choices presented in realms of education, recreation and shopping

What can you find in this neighborhood of Luxembourg City

While lacking excessive infrastructure, this small quarter is celebrated for its beautiful parks and gardens, contributing to its reputation as a comfortable and convenient place to live. The neighborhood is characterized by its diversity, with a mix of Luxembourgish and international residents, fostering a strong sense of community. Local cultural and social events throughout the year further enrich the communal spirit, making it a welcoming place for both residents and visitors.

Stade Gust Jacquemart, source: Ville de Luxembourg
Source: Café le Bovary Facebook Page
Bronze bas-relief in memory of the Lakerten, source: Ville de Luxembourg
Am Duerf Cultural Center, source: Ville de Luxembourg
Source: Café le Bovary Facebook Page
Children's World Kirchberg Nursery
Park Laval, source: Ville de Luxembourg
Schools, creches and education
Cultural centers
Parks, nature places, and playgrounds
Sports infrastructure
Shopping in the neighborhood

Historical overview

The Weimerskirch neighborhood, often referred to as the "small parish," holds a rich historical tapestry dating back to the medieval era. In 723, Charles Martel bestowed three plots of land to the Abbey of Saint-Maximin de Trèves, one of which housed the private church of a certain Frank Wimar, known as "Vidmar Ecclesia." Over time, this church evolved into "Wimariecclesia," ultimately giving rise to the name Weimerskirch that the district proudly bears.

Religion-oriented site 

The church in Weimerskirch became one of Luxembourg's principal churches, acting as the mother church to several nearby parishes. Additionally, it stood along the pilgrimage route to Trier, making it a significant religious site. 


From the medieval period until the 19th century, Weimerskirch was inhabited by "Lakerten" or "Yéniches," a semi-nomadic ethnic group of diverse origins. Their presence was so prominent that the district earned the moniker of the Yéniches' home until the 1950s. The Yéniches, often poor and marginalized, engaged in occupations like chiffonniers, performing various small trades that have since vanished. They had a distinct language, a derivative of Yiddish, with variations based on region or family. Even today, certain expressions persist among the natives of Weimerskirch, occasionally used in their language.


During the 19th century, Weimerskirch housed up to 184 families who identified as chiffonniers or Yéniches. The advent of industrialization saw many of these impoverished inhabitants finding employment in the nearby steel mills, mines, and factories. 

Part of Eich

While Weimerskirch initially thrived due to its church, it saw a decline in significance as Luxembourg City developed and by the late 18th century, it became part of the former commune of Eich.
Weimerskirch, Source:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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We took photos from these sources:, Ville de Luxembourg, Google Maps, Café le Bovary Facebook Page,

Authors: Luz
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