Limpertsberg

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Limpertsberg
Lampertsbierg  (Luxembourgish)
Map of Luxembourg City, with Limpertsberg highlighted
Limpertsberg is one of 24 quarters in Luxembourg City
Coordinates: 49°37′15″N 6°07′18″E / 49.62083°N 6.12167°E / 49.62083; 6.12167
CountryLuxembourg
CommuneLuxembourg City
Area
 • Total1.5707 km2 (0.6065 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total10,941
 • Density7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Nationality
 • Luxembourgish26.06%
 • Other73.94%
WebsiteLimpertsberg

Limpertsberg (Luxembourgish: Lampertsbierg) is a quarter in north-western Luxembourg City, in the centre of Luxembourg.

In the south, on the border with the main city is the Glacis, a large open air parking lot which hosts the annual Schueberfouer fair, the largest fair in the country. Next to the Glacis is the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.[3]

Limpertsberg's Notre-Dame cemetery has a Monument de la résistance et de la déportation (Monument of the national resistance and deportation).[4] The cemetery features the bronze sculpture of The Political Prisoner by Luxembourg's best-known sculptor Lucien Wercollier. The Limpertsberg bronze is one of three casts of the sculpture, with the other two at the Musée national de la résistance (National Resistance Museum) in Esch-sur-Alzette and the National Monument to the Resistance and to the Deportation at Notre-Dame cemetery in Luxembourg City.

To the south east is another iconic landmark, the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge, also known as the Red Bridge due to its colour.[5] It connects Limpertsberg to the European district of Kirchberg, passing over the City quarter of Pfaffenthal and the Alzette river.

Limpertsberg also has several educational institutions such as, parts of the University of Luxembourg, the Lycée de garçons (LGL), the Lycée Robert Schuman, the Lycée Vauban, the Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers, the Lycée Technique du Centre, the Lycée Technique Michel Lucius, the French school as well as the Waldorf school.

The district also houses St Joseph's Roman Catholic church completed in the Neo-Romanesque style in 1913.[6]

As of 31 December 2019, Limpertsberg had a population of about 10,941 inhabitants.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Limpertsberg". www.vdl.lu (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Statisiques sur la Ville de Luxembourg: Etat de Population - 2019" (PDF). www.vdl.lu (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ Théâtre Municipal de Luxembourg Archived 21 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Ltd, Not Panicking. "h2g2 - The Bridges of Luxembourg - Edited Entry". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Eglise pasoissiale du Limpertsberg" (PDF). Onsstad.vdl.lu (in French). 1985. Retrieved 3 February 2017.