The Schueberfouer is THE big fair of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It takes place from the last week of August (Saint Bartholomew’s Day) to mid-September and lasts 20 days. It is the traditional and popular event in Luxembourg with over 2 million visitors!
A return to normal for the 2022 edition of the Schuberfouer
After 2 years a little bit special because of the coronavirus crisis, the 2022 edition returns to the traditions for a big party on the Glacis. And if all goes well by then, this time it will be without health restrictions!
Let’s hope that we will find for this new edition the rides that we enjoyed or new ones for the greatest pleasure of thrill seekers. Will the Alpina Bahn, a regular at the Oktoberfest in Munich, be present with its 1.2 km of blue rails? What about the Transformer, Techno Power and other Intoxx Störtz? As for the little ones, let’s hope they will also find the Crazy Clown.
And this year’s special feature is the Kinnekswiss will also be there. The animations present last year should be present agains.
History of the Schueberfouer
The largest and oldest popular festival in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Schueberfouer dates back more than six centuries. It is part of the soul of Luxembourgers and today of new residents.
Originally authorized by Jean l’Aveugle, Count of Luxembourg, the Schueberfouer was originally a trade fair that allowed the economic promotion of Luxembourg. Ideally located between Flanders and Italy, both highly developed trade actors at the time, Luxembourg was an obligatory place of passage. A great opportunity to make Luxembourg a privileged business location.
During the period of the fair, the merchants enjoyed full protection and were allowed to trade. The livestock trade developed later. And it is with the industrial era in the 19th century that the first attractions appeared.
Traditionally, the “Fouer” is announced in the streets of the city by a parade of musicians performing the “Hämmelsmarsch” (sheep march). A sheep “Lämmy” is the mascot of the Schueberfouer. You will be able to buy him on the spot in plush or find him on the various objects sold during the fair.
The biggest fair in the region
From this purely commercial origin, the Schueberfouer has evolved into the the largest fair in the Greater Region. An unmissable event for the greatest pleasure of all!
Every year, the Schuberfouer attracts more than 2 million visitors on the Glacis, the Limperstberg district in Luxembourg.
There are more than 260 attractions for young and old, including the traditional Ferris wheel and other thrill rides. Each time new rides delight the visitors and families who come back year after year.
There are also confectionery stands and stalls selling local specialities, such as the traditional Fouerfësch. It is whiting cooked in beer yeast, accompanied by French fries, a cold beer or a good glass of dry white wine from Moselle!
Bernard Massard, producer of crémant, also produces a special vintage for the Schueberfouer.
The Allée Scheffer is home to many street vendors and small shops selling all sorts of things.
A mobile application “Schueberfouer” can be downloaded from fouer.lu and will allow you to easily locate refreshment bars and snacks, drinking water stations or toilets. You will also be informed about special days and the agenda during the event.
To enjoy the party even more with your children, the police will give everyone a badge when you present yourself at the main entrance. This will make it easier to find what you are looking for when you need it.
A reinforcement of public transport is set up on the occasion of the Schueberfouer. Special shuttles are organized from the P+R parking lots and from a number of towns and villages. And since last year, the Schueberfouer has been served by the streetcar, which also adapts its timetable at night! For people with reduced mobility a Fouer-Call-a Bus service is also available.
The Schueberfouer is open every afternoon until 1 or 2 am depending on the day. Don’t miss this great fair in Luxembourg, it is an essential event in the life of Luxembourg!