This year, the Schueberfouer takes place from 23 August to 11 September at the Glacis, as always. Over 2 million visitors are expected for the event, and they all come to enjoy the festive atmosphere of this national fun fair with its 260 attractions– including 80 street vendors on Allée Scheffer – its programme of entertainment, its numerous culinary delights and of course its majestic Ferris wheel!
The Schueberfouer consists of 20 days of traditional attractions and festivities, a unique experience in Luxembourg.
What is there to do?
The Schueberfouer is a fun fair that hosts rides, games and raffles, culinary delights, drink stands and an aisle with small commercial stands on the ancient fortress glacis, converted into a large car park. With its 25 thrilling fairground attractions, 25 rides for children and its 63 raffle and shooting stands, there's something for everybody, young and old!
With its 15 restaurants, 35 brasseries, refreshment and snack stands as well as its17 stands serving sweet treats, you'll definitely find something to tickle your taste buds! You will also find traditional Luxembourg specialities:
- Fouerfësch (whiting cooked in beer yeast, generally served with chips and a dry Moselle wine)
- Gromperekichelcher (potato fritters)
- Kiermesham (traditional Luxembourg ham)
- Kiermeskuch (moist cake with raisins)
For those with a sweet tooth, we recommend one of the delicious fruit skewers dipped in white chocolate. A true delight!
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and discover the aisles of the Schueberfouer, alone or with friends, bursting with attractions and stalls from Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Take a look at the shopping mile on Allée Scheffer with its 80 stalls and why not buy a souvenir or two?
New for 2017 and old favourites
This year, 180 fairground attractions and 80 street vendors (Allée Scheffer) will be taking part in the Schueberfouer.
The new attractions for the 2017 edition are:
- Jules Verne Tower;
- Laser Pix;
- Big Splash Surf Tiki;
- Fuzzy’s Lachsaloon;
- Toboggan Géant XXL (Giant Slide);
- Ring Renner;
- and Mais Man.
These attractions are back for 2017:
- Circus Circus;
- Power Tower 2;
- Happy Sailor;
- and Tornado Power.
Break Dance, Avenger, Spinning Racer, Après Ski Party, Catapult and Top Spin will not be back this year.
For the culinary establishments, a new restaurant, 'Taverne op der Fouer', will make its debut this year and 'Friture Kugener', 'Friture Armand', 'An der Flesch' and 'Am Stall/Stübli' have extended their terraces and outdoor sections.
To make it easier for you to get around, a detailed map of the establishments participating in the Schueberfouer is available on the fouer.luwebsite.
As in previous years, the 'Schueberfouer' mobile appallows you to locate restaurants and snack bars, drinking water fountains, toilets, and view the programme of entertainment and special days. It provides you with information on the attractions and lots of other practical information to make your visit easier.
And don't forget that since 2015, the entire city of Luxembourg has been covered by a free wireless network, 'CITYWIFI', allowing you to surf the Internet while you wander around. All you need to do is register online at www.citywifi.lu.
What about mobility?
In order to ensure that traffic flows freely in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg City encourages visitors to the Schueberfouer to use the P+R and the many other car parks in the capital, which will have free shuttle busses or normal city busses providing a connection to the Schueberfouer.
- P+R Bouillon (2,440 free parking spaces up to the 24th hour of parking)
- P+R Luxembourg-Sud (877 free parking spaces up to the 24th hour of parking)
- P+R Kockelscheuer (567 free parking spaces up to the 24th hour of parking)
- Place de l’Europe (850 paid-for parking spaces), right next to Champ des Glacis
- Trois Glands (350 paid-for parking spaces)
- Auchan (2,770 partly paid-for parking spaces)
- Konrad Adenauer (415 spaces – paid-for from Monday to Friday from 08.00-18.00)
- Coque 1 and 2 (350 paid-for parking spaces)
- Parking du Stade (400 paid-for parking spaces)
The dynamic parking system guides drivers to available parking facilities.
For persons with reduced mobility, the 'Fouer-Call-a-Bus' runs every day from 15.15 to 22.30 between P+R Bouillon and the Schueberfouer.
The City of Luxembourg's public transport network (lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 16, 18, 19, 20 and 30) is free after 18.00 in the week and from 13.00 on Sundays. On Saturdays, transport is free all day long.
Special shuttles and extra bus services have been set up by the ministerial department for transport, the CFL and some municipalities. The Mobility Centre has all this information on its website www.mobiliteit.lu.
Throughout the duration of the Schueberfouer, parking must be paid for in the Limpertserg neighbourhood (except residents with parking permits):
- from Monday to Friday until 01.00.
- Saturdays and Sundays from 14.00 to 01.00.
Reorganisation of the Fouer as of 2017
In order to adapt to new national and European standards in force, the layout of the fair has been completely redesigned this year.
While the surface area available for the Schueberfouer has slightly reduced due to the arrival of the tram, the reorganisation of the fair's establishments has enabled the the organisers to almost maintain the same surface area for the aisles. As of the 2017 edition, the largest restaurants will be grouped together along Allée Scheffer.
(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal / Source: press release by the City of Luxembourg.)