Festival and traditions

The grape and wine festival mobilises crowds in Grevenmacher

A parade, music, wine and the queen Jena

8-waifest-articleThe Moselle in a state of exception

This weekend the city of Grevenmacher is in the centre of one of the biggest festivals along the Moselle. For the 68th Maacher Drauwen- a Wäifest (grape and wine festival) this 8, 9 and 10 September 2017, thousands of revelers will head to Grevenmacher to celebrate the 2017 wine harvest with the enthronement of the Wine-Queen 2017, a magnificent parade and wine for everybody of course.

The grape and wine festival takes place over three days and it starts with the enthronement of the 68th Wine-Queen, Jana Steinbach, on Friday 8 September at 8 p.m. . This is the kick-off for a weekend of festivities focused on the local wine production, which is the trademark of the city and the region.

Saturday, the concerts and entertainment in the streets of Grevenmacher begin at 2 p.m. and highlight in a parade of marching bands. Stands serving beverages and food await you and invite to enjoy a nice glass of wine with your friends. At 10 p.m., fireworks will illuminate the whole town, followed by concerts and entertainment until late into the night.

A spectacular parade on Sunday

The highlight of the festival takes place on Sunday: at 3 p.m. a parade will get under way and move through the medieval streets of the town to the delight of the thousands spectators . Floats, wonderfully decorated by folk and music groups, Luxembourgish and foreign associations, immerse Grevenmacher in a festive atmosphere.

During the parade, the wine, poured by the former wine queens, flows freely. All you need to do: pay your entry-fee at one of the checkpoints around the city centre to receive a bracelet which entitles you to taste and enjoy the Luxembourgish wine.

So if you are looking for a pleasant event which lets you discover the spirit of the Moselle, don't hesitate to visit Grevenmacher this weekend. Our verdict: A festival not be missed!

Shuttle buses are available

During the weekend, the centre of Grevenmacher is inaccessible for motorised vehicles. However, car parks for visitors have been arranged and free shuttle buses leave from the shopping centre Copal in Grevenmacher and the village of Mertert (Shopping centre Copal / Fire department building)

(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)

  • Updated 08-09-2017