Schueberfouer, the most popular funfair in Luxembourg
The Schueberfouer is THE great fair of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It generally takes place from the last week of August (from Saint Bartholomew’s Day) to mid-September and lasts 20 days. It is the traditional, must-attend and popular event in Luxembourg with more than 2 million visitors!
History of Schueberfouer
The “Schueberfouer” is the largest and oldest popular festival in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its creation dates back more than six centuries to 1340. It is part of the soul of the Luxembourgers and today of the new residents.
Originally authorized by Jean l’Aveugle, Count of Luxembourg, in 1340, this trade fair made it possible to promote Luxembourg economically. Ideally located between Flanders and Italy, which were highly developed commercial players at the time. During the fair period, merchants were fully protected and allowed to trade. While the livestock trade developed later, it was with the industrial era that the first attractions appeared.
The biggest fun fair in the region
From this purely commercial origin, the Schueberfouer has evolved into the largest fair in the Greater Region, to the delight of young and old alike! Every year, it attracts 2 million visitors to the Glacis, located in the Limpertsberg district
Traditionally, the “Fouer” is announced in the streets of the city by a parade of musicians performing the “Hämmelsmarsch” (sheep march). A “Lämmy” sheep is the mascot of the Schueberfouer. You can buy it on the spot in plush or find it on the different items sold at the fair.
Every year, there are more than 260 attractions for young and old, including the traditional Big Wheel and other thrill rides. Every year new rides are added to the site to delight visitors and families who come back year after year.
Confectionery stands and shops sell local specialtiessuchas the traditional Fouerfësch. This is whiting cooked in brewer’s yeast, accompanied by chips, a cold beer or a good glass of dry white wine from Moselle! Bernard Massard, producer of crémant, is producing a special cuvee for the Schueberfouer.
Allée Scheffer is home to many camelots or small shops that will sell you all kinds of things.
A mobile “Schueberfouer” application can be downloaded from fouer.lu and will allow you to easily locate snacks and drinks, drinking water stations or toilets. You will also be informed of the special days and the agenda for the duration of the event.
Reinforcement of public transport is being introduced at the Schueberfouer and special shuttles run from a number of towns and villages to avoid traffic and parking problems. A great change this year: the tram stops at the Schueberfouer, which adapts its night schedule for the occasion!
The next edition will take place from Friday, August 23, 2019 to Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
The Schuberfouer is open every afternoon until 1am or 2am depending on the day. Don’t miss this great fair in Luxembourg, it is an essential event in Luxembourg life!