Originally built in 1859, and made completely out of wood, the old train station was renovated between 1907 and 1913 following the popular Moselle Baroque Revival style that can be seen all over Luxembourg. It wasn’t until the city expanded in 1920 that the Gare district became one of Luxembourg City’s central districts.
Located on the Bourbon Plateau, and separated from Ville Haute (the old town) by a steep valley, Gare is connected to the rest of the city by a "Passerelle" viaduct built between 1859 and 1861 (now referred to as the “old bridge”) and the Pont Adolphe (the “new bridge”) on the north side.
The Gare district can be divided into 3 smaller areas: the station area, filled with trendy shops and busy offices, the Pétrusse area, made of elegant 19thC houses, some of them now home to international embassies and diplomats, and Avenue de la Liberté, one of Luxembourg City’s most beautiful streets, filled with popular city squares - like the Place de Paris and Place des Martyrs - and buildings including the iconic State Saving Bank building.
If you’re looking for a dynamic, young, and multicultural district, the Gare district is the right one for you.