The Dällchen, as it is affectionately referred to by the people of Luxembourg, was once the site of the city's first hospital and maternity clinic. Craftsmen and professions that depended on the water of the rivers settled here: Weavers, dyers, tanners, millers, laundresses, and water carriers who brought fresh drinking water to the town above.
As laborious as it was for these water carriers to carry the fresh water drawn from the “Théiwesbour” in wooden buckets to the upper town, it takes only a minute today to glide comfortably down from the Kirchberg Plateau to the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg railway station on the funicular.
The glass panorama lift is even faster. The half-minute ride down to Rue du Pont offers a spectacular view over the Pfaffenthal.