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The Schueberfouer Fair in Luxembourg

This annual event transforms the Champ des Glacis into a wonderland of joy and entertainment, offering everything from adrenaline-pumping rides to traditional Luxembourgish cuisine. In this article, we'll discover the who, what, when, and where of this unforgettable event that lights up the streets of Luxembourg City year after year. So fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be swept away by the magic of the Schueberfouer Fair.

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Brace yourself for a celebration that's a living, breathing testament to the country's traditions, history, and boundless sense of fun. 

For over 683 years, the fair has enchanted both locals and travelers alike. It gets bigger, brighter, and more exhilarating with each passing year.

Hold onto your cotton candy because this isn't just your ordinary carnival. The Schueberfouer is a sensory smorgasbord, a rollercoaster of adrenaline and delectable delights.

From the latter days of August to the early breezes of September, the sprawling Champ des Glacis, spanning a whopping 4 hectares, transforms into a magical realm. Imagine a place where old-world charm merges seamlessly with modern amusement, that's the Schueberfouer in all its glory.

The evolution of Schueberfouer

Every tradition has its roots, and the Schueberfouer Fair in Luxembourg is no exception. Step into the time machine as we journey back to the origins of this beloved event that has woven itself into the fabric of Luxembourg's cultural tapestry.

The Schueberfouer in 1899. Luxembourg
The Schueberfouer in 1904
The Schueberfouer in 1963
Founding and the Name's origins
Early days of the Fair
Amusement of Limpertsberg
Modern Schueberfouer

What can you do at Schueberfouer in Luxembourg

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to a realm of exhilaration and delight, for the Schueberfouer Fair in Luxembourg beckons with a beguiling blend of 200 attractions that promises endless adventure and joy. Are you ready to discover the whirlwind of wonders that await you within this grand extravaganza?

 Lammy, Luxembourg, Schueberfouer
Sheep procession, Schueberfouer, Luxembourg
Sheep procession, Schueberfouer, Luxembourg, past
Attractions at the fair
Grilled hake and chips
Sheep procession

When and where is the Schueberfouer fair held in 2024

While the origins of the fair were tied to the eve of St. Bartholomew's Day on August 24th, spanning a duration of eight days, today's Schueberfouer presents a more dynamic schedule. With a start date typically falling in the last days of August and stretching into the first days of September, this celebration has grown into a three-week-long spectacle.

As of 2024, the fair will be held from August 23rd to September 11th.

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The grand opening of the Schueberfouer takes off at 5:00 p.m., and from then on, the fair will dazzle visitors daily and the Schueberfouer opening hours are from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

How to reach the fair

The Schueberfouer transforms the Champ du Glacis, a spacious open square au 21 Allée Scheffer, nestled on the fringes of the city center. Usually used as a parking lot accommodating over a thousand cars, this spot undergoes a magical metamorphosis each August, evolving into the vibrant hub that is the Schueberfouer. Getting there is quite simple, the location is seamlessly integrated into the city's free public transportation system. Whether you hop on a bus from one of the various lines connecting to the fairgrounds or choose the tram and disembark at the Limpertsberg, Theater stop, reaching the festivities is a breeze. Address of the Schueberfouer Fair — Champ du Glacis, 21 Allée Scheffer, Luxembourg

Tickets price for Schueberfouer

Here's the delightful part, stepping into the world of Schueberfouer itself doesn't require a ticket. However, each enchanting ride comes with its own price tag, as well as food and drinks. Admission is free, but rides and entertainment cost extra at the Schueberfouer.

The Schueberfouer Fair awaits, ready to sweep you off your feet with its vibrant lights and endless entertainment. Mark the dates, gather your loved ones, and set forth to immerse yourself in a world where the spirit of celebration knows no bounds. Become part of Luxembourg's culture and traditions.


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We took photos from these sources: Fair, fun, amusement park, fair rides, attractions, colorful picture Sabino Parente photography, Ville de Luxembourg Ville de Luxembourg website Ville de Luxembourg

Authors: Luz
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