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Pafendall  (Luxembourgish)
Map of Luxembourg City, with Pfaffenthal highlighted
Pfaffenthal is one of 24 quarters in Luxembourg City
Coordinates: 49°36′57″N 6°07′55″E / 49.61583°N 6.13194°E / 49.61583; 6.13194
CommuneLuxembourg City
 • Total0.3752 km2 (0.1449 sq mi)
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total1,284
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
 • Luxembourgish39.80%
 • Other60.20%

Pfaffenthal (Luxembourgish: Pafendall) is a quarter in central Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The quarter owes its name to the German words Pfaffen, meaning monk, and Tal, meaning valley, as the area was once administered by the Benedictine Abbey in Altmunster. During the Middle Ages, this site was popular with craftsmen and artisans, who used the Alzette River to aid in their work. The site is a strategically important gateway to Luxembourg City, and was thus repeatedly fortified by successive rulers from about the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries.

As of 31 December 2019, the quarter has a population of 1,284 inhabitants, with 39.80% being of Luxembourgish nationality.[2]


  1. ^ "Pfaffenthal". (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Statisiques sur la Ville de Luxembourg: Etat de Population - 2019" (PDF). (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 January 2020.