Only 1,824 parking spaces will be available in the city centre in the coming weeks, compared to the usual 4,543.
This is because of construction, as the Knuedler (504 spaces) is closed until 1 December and the Saint-Esprit (578 spaces) until 1 January 2022. Additionally, Schueberfouer replacement Fun um Glacis--which will take place from 21 August to 12 September--sees 1,237 spaces of the largest car park in the capital scrapped.
In addition, the City of Luxembourg announced last week that the underground car park at the Rond Point Schuman, located near the Grand Théâtre, will also be closed during the fair, meaning another 400 places are unavailable.
Other districts fare better
There are more options in the Kirchberg and Gare districts, both served by the tram. In Kirchberg, there are 6,758 parking spaces are available, including 595 in the new Gernsback car park.
In the station area, 1,675 of the 1,925 spaces are available. Only the Martyrs car park, which was hit by a fire on 9 September 2019, is closed. It is not expected to reopen until 2024.
Finally, the city’s P&Rs--Beggen, Bouillon, Cloche d'Or, Kockelscheuer and Luxembourg Sud A and B--will continue offering a total of 5,161 places to motorists, free of charge for 24 hours.
This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.