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Clausen, in central Luxembourg City.

Clausen is a quarter in central Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. Clausen is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Luxembourg with its earlier history tying back to that of the breweries in the area during the 12th century. It is now a hot spot for nightlife with a number of trendy bars and restaurants.

In 2011, the quarter had a population of 798 people.[1]

Its parish church, St. Cunegonde, is the location for Luxembourg's weekly celebration of Tridentine Mass on Sundays at 11.30 a.m. as of 5 October 2014.

The church has a number of notable wall paintings depicting the life of St. Cunegonde.

St. Cunegonde, location of Luxembourg's only regular Sunday Tridentine Mass
List of Nationalities in Clausen
Rank Nationalities
1 Luxembourg Luxembourger 252
2 Portugal Portuguese 166
3 France French 89
4 Italy Italian 47
5 United Kingdom British 42
6 Germany German 37
7 Belgium Belgian 32
8 United States American 12
9 Sweden Swedish 9
10 Denmark Danish 9
Other 103
Total 798

Celebrity connectionEdit

The statesman Robert Schuman was born in a house which his parents were renting at the time along the rue Jules Wilhelm in Clausen. He later attended the local primary school.[2] In 1985 the house was purchased by the state and it is now home to a small research institute. The baptismal font used for his baptism into the Catholic church may be found in the local parish church of St. Cunegonde where an image in his boyhood likeness may also be found on a large wall painting to the left of the altar depicting an event in the life of St. Cunegonde. The artist used local people as models for a crowd scene and the young Robert Schuman was used to represent a small boy.


  1. ^ Etat de la population 2011 - Statistiques sur la population de la Ville de Luxembourg (gekuckt de 27. Juni 2012)
  2. ^ Gilbert Trausch, "Robert Schuman dans ses liens avec le Luxembourg en général et Clausen en particulier". In 150e anniversaire/Fanfare grand-ducale de Clausen, édité par Andy Kremer et al., (Luxembourg : Impr. Saint-Paul, 2001), page 28

Coordinates: 49°36′40″N 6°08′10″E / 49.611°N 6.136°E / 49.611; 6.136