Bargain hunters are in for a treat on Monday when Luxembourg City’s braderie returns
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Road closures and bargain-hunting: Luxembourg's braderie returns Monday
Bargain hunters are in for a treat on Monday when Luxembourg City’s braderie, an end-of-season street market for shops, opens.
Shoppers can browse stands from around 400 stores, stretching from the Gare district to the city centre. Besides shopping, there is always a festive atmosphere during the braderie, where visitors can pick up street food, meet local politicians and take part in contests, among other things. To get credit cards warmed up, on Sunday shops will also be open.
Road users should note that there will be some road closures on Monday to make way for the street market. Avenue de la Gare and Avenue de la Liberté and their adjoining roads will be closed to traffic for the duration of the day. A diversion will be in place for drivers.
Public transport users, meanwhile, should be aware that buses travelling from north to south will go no further than the Hamilius or Monterey stops. Likewise for buses travelling south to north, which whose last stop will be the Gare centrale.
Passengers boarding buses AVL 1/125, 5, 7, 16, 18, 21 and Eurobuses 120, 144, 172, 192, 194 and 195 from the Gare central will on Monday have to take the bus from Gare-Rocade, accessible by the foot bridge.
Lines 3 and 30 will be diverted from Gare centrale platform 102.
Bike hire stations in Place de Paris and Knuedler will be closed from 5pm on 2 September to 7am on 6 September.
Finally, to encourage people to leave the car at home, from Saturday to Monday, city buses (numbers 1-31 and some RGTR lines) will be free of charge in the capital.
To find out more about how the braderie will impact transport, visit www.vdl.lu