Living on Kirchberg

A district that lives, a district that is changing!

Since the construction of the first building, the famous “Héichhaus”, this district has been inventing and reinventing itself. During the 1970s, those wielding political power were still advocating concepts to promote the free movement of traffic. An urban expressway carved the district into two disconnected halves. With its large buildings, located centrally in their plots, the Kirchberg was primarily a place of work, firstly for European officials, and later also for those working in the financial sector.

Today, more and more residential districts are appearing. Kirchberg remains a verdant area with open spaces. Initiatives such as "Quartier Stuff" attest to a strong impetus to get involved amongst those who live here, who also want to have a say in forging the image of their district. Shops and restaurants are increasingly locating in the ground floors of the buildings. The University Campus and the National Library add a touch of youth to this white-collar district. The tram, with its multi-modal transport concept, and a network of cycle paths afford a high quality of life to those wanting to forego use of the car as far as possible.

The cultural life of the Kirchberg district is not limited to concerts in the Philharmonie or to exhibitions in the Mudam. It is equally to be found in its parks and public spaces, which are meeting-places for residents and for workers.

Despite its dynamic and resolutely contemporary character, Kirchberg will remain an affordable district with an offer of diverse accommodation – to suit every budget. 

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