Clausen, Luxembourg

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Map of Luxembourg City, with Clausen highlighted
Clausen is one of 24 quarters in Luxembourg City
Coordinates: Coordinates: 49°36′40″N 6°08′10″E / 49.611°N 6.136°E / 49.611; 6.136
CommuneLuxembourg City
 • Total0.3606 km2 (0.1392 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total973
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
 • Luxembourgish26.41%
 • Other73.59%

Clausen is a quarter in central Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. Clausen is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Luxembourg with its earlier history tying back to that of the breweries in the area during the 12th century. It is now a hot spot for nightlife with a number of trendy bars and restaurants.

As of 31 December 2019, the quarter has a population of 989 inhabitants, of whom 26.41% possessed Luxembourgish nationality, and 73.59% were of other nationalities.[2]

Its parish church, St. Cunegonde, is the location for Luxembourg's weekly celebration of Tridentine Mass on Sundays at 11.30 a.m. as of 5 October 2014.

The church has a number of notable wall paintings depicting the life of St. Cunegonde.

St. Cunegonde, location of Luxembourg's only regular Sunday Tridentine Mass

Notable former residents[edit]

The statesman and one of the founding fathers of the EU, Robert Schuman, was born in a property rented by his parents on rue Jules Wilhelm within the quarter. He later attended the local primary school.[3] In 1985 the house was purchased by the state and is now home to a small research institute. The baptismal font used for his baptism into the Catholic church may be found in the local parish church of St. Cunegonde where an image in his boyhood likeness may also be found on a large wall painting to the left of the altar depicting an event in the life of St. Cunegonde. The artist used local people as models for a crowd scene and the young Robert Schuman was used to represent a small boy.


  1. ^ "Clausen". (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 29 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Statisiques sur la Ville de Luxembourg: Etat de Population - 2019" (PDF). (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Gilbert Trausch, "Robert Schuman dans ses liens avec le Luxembourg en général et Clausen en particulier". In 150e anniversaire/Fanfare grand-ducale de Clausen, édité par Andy Kremer et al., (Luxembourg : Impr. Saint-Paul, 2001), page 28