Final 3 days left before it's all over
The long-awaited Schueberfouer, 675th edition and the region’s biggest annual fair, is about to open its doors from Friday 21st August to 9th September 2015: from thrill-seekers to those enjoying a few leisurely drinks and after work hang outs there is something for everybody.
Over the last few decades, the iconic Bellevue Ferris Wheel has come to dominate the center area of the fair although lately it has also seen competition from other spectacular rides, most notably this year’s addition called ‘Skyfall’ which lifts thrill-seekers to a height of about 80 meters before the inevitable fall.
Founded by King John the Blind back in 1340 as a cattle market, the Schueberfouer attracts tens of thousands of visitors each day over a period of roughly three weeks. Traditionally the ‘Fouer’ starts on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before St Bartholomew’s day (24th August) and closes on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before 12th September. It lasts exactly 20 days and attracts visitors from the city, the Grand Duchy and further on.
Tip: Get your ‘Gebaackene Fësch’ or ‘Grompere-kichelcher’ as one of the traditional foods that nicely sum up what it means to visit the ‘Fouer’.
Visitors coming from outside the city please note that there will be no parking possibility in the immediate vicinity. However, the city offers free public transport that will bring you to the spot from the major parkings (Boullion, Luxexpo etc.) located at the city limits.