Luxembourg’s second largest city has experienced an exceptional development in recent years. Former site of the country’s successful mining and steel industry, it is now home to one of the most ambitious urban development projects in Europe. Today, Esch-sur-Alzette is a thriving university city, a prestigious hub for research and innovation and a favoured destination for cultural activities and shopping.
The city has a lot to offer, including the longest pedestrian zone in Luxembourg. More than 400 shops and stores, taking up 500,000 square meters of space, can be found on the broad, bright rue de l’Alzette between the square in front of the City Hall and the Place de la Résistance. There is absolutely no excuse for not finding what your heart desires here.
The area has easy access and 5,000 parking spaces available. And if you need to take a break during retail sessions, there are lots of different restaurants, pubs and cafés waiting for you. Twice a week (every Tuesday and Friday), residents, cross-border workers and tourists alike head for the farmers’ market in front of the City Hall.
And there’s more. At Esch-Belval (location of the former steel plants), another bustling area awaits you: the Belval Plaza Shopping Centre.