Pfaffenthal ( Luxembourgish Pafendall ) is a district of the city of Luxembourg in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg , to which the main town Pfaffenthal, located within the historical fortress, and the district of Siechenhof (lux. Sichenhaff ) belong. It is located in the Alzette valley between the old town center of Luxembourg and the Kirchberg plateau . As in Old German, Tal is still written with an h in the name . In and around the Pfaffenthal is a series of well-preserved buildings of the former fortress of Luxembourg , so the district has been one of 1994 worth protecting buffer zone of UNESCO - in Luxembourg World Heritage Site . The suburb is also the location of the first waterworks in Luxembourg City, which was built in the mid-19th century and, except for its chimney, was demolished in the 1960s.
The Wenzelsweg , a touristic circular route through the fortifications of Luxembourg City , also leads through Pfaffenthal . It leads from Pfaffenthal, through the district of Grund, up to Fort Thüngen .
The Pfaffenthal is spanned by the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge (lux. Also: Roud Bréck (Red Bridge)), which is one of the landmarks of Luxembourg City. Likewise, the so-called "northern route" of the Luxembourgish railway runs through this suburb after it has passed the imposing viaduct over the Alzette. At the foot of the railway bridge viaduct is also the Luxembourg City Youth Hostel. In 2017, the Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg station was opened on this railway line , where currently (end of 2019) four trains stop every hour during the day.
The old monastery complex of Altmünster in Mohrfelsstraße, which today houses a retirement home, is worth seeing. Next to it is the Mohrfelsmühle , one of the oldest water mills in the country and the former production site of the Moutarderie de Luxembourg mustard factory .
The Luxembourg national composer Laurent Menager was born in Pfaffenthal and is buried in the Sichenhaff cemetery.
The soccer club FC Red-Black Pfaffenthal , which was founded in 1909 and plays its home games in Stade Gaston-Diderich, merged with FC Egalité Weimerskirch in 2007 to form FC Red-Black-Egalité 07 Pfaffenthal-Weimerskirch .
On May 30, 1976, a severe gas explosion occurred here, which severely affected an entire quarter. The reconstruction took place as part of a new urban development, the so-called 'Béinchen' project from 1982 and was completed towards the end of 1984 and beginning of 1985.
Thanks to the efforts of the local interest group Pafendall-Sichenhaff , a detailed exhibition on the district took place in the Luxembourg City History Museum in the second half of 2015 ; it was the first of its kind.
Since July 22, 2016, the district has had a panoramic elevator on the left bank of the Alzette, which connects the core of Beim Béinchen with the Pescatore Park in the upper city center. At the same time, the former wash fountain (lux. Laundry room ), which is fed with the water of the famous Théiwesbuer and has been converted into the city's first public Kneipp bath , was reopened.
Since winter 2017/2018 there has also been a Pfaffenthal train station in the Siechenhof district on the right bank of the Alzette, which is connected by a funicular to the new Stater tram station " Roud Bréck " in the upper-city district of Kirchberg . Since September 2018, Luxembourg City has been testing an autonomous bus between the panoramic elevator, train station and cemetery.
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