Luxembourg’s summer funfair returns for the 678 th time on Thursday. For those who have never experienced the Schueberfouer, here is what you can expect this year.
Having started out in 1340 as a simple market catering for people marking the feast of St Bartholomew, the Schueberfouer has since morphed into an all-out funfair, providing 20 days of nonstop rides, food, contests and silliness in the Glacis car park in Limpertsberg. This year’s edition will be no different even if the area given over to the funfair has been shrunk, down from 4.54 ha to 4.44. Luxembourg City said in a press release that the change would not impact the space given over to public walkways and the fair would have capacity for up to 5,500 visitors, the same as in previous years.
So, what’s new?
This year, visitors can expect some 180 stands, restaurants, rides and bars in the fairground area. Among them will be 43 rides and yep, there are some new ones to look out for. Thrillseekers looking for novelty should check out the Infinity, Tiki Party, Aqua Boats, Tower Jump and Tea Party, pictures of which can be seen below. There are also 69 games where visitors can test their aim, speed or other skills, 70 shops, 15 restaurants and 35 snack stands.
What is there for kids?
The Schueberfouer offers fun for all the family and therefore caters for the littlies. In addition to having a child lost and found service (don’t forget to register your child here when you arrive), there are also 20 rides or attractions appropriate for small people, not to mention games of skill. Families can take advantage of cheaper tickets on 29 August at the family day and on 11 September when tickets are half price from 11am to 8pm. Kids may also enjoy the opening ceremony, at 5pm on 23 August, when sheep are let loose in the fair. Crazy! Also the closing ceremony, on 11 September, will involve a free public fireworks display from the Red Bridge at 10pm.
Getting there and back
Adults should feel free to release their inner child at the Schueberfouer, which opens from 11am to 1am on weekdays and from 11am to 2am on Friday and Saturday. The CFL has extended some of its rail services during this time to ensure fairgoers get home safely. Visitors should also be aware that bus times and routes may change during the 20-day fair period. Visit the mobiliteit website or download the app for more information on public transport.