Festivals and traditions

The Schueberfouer - where tradition and thrills meet

The 678th edition of the great funfair of Luxembourg City will start on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

20-schueberfouerThe Schueberfouer will open on Thursday 23rd August at 5 pm. It's a major event before back-to-school time. As one of the greatest funfairs of Europe, it welcomes around two million visitors each year, offering a blend of tradition, food and thrilling rides.

From Thursday on, visitors will be able to make the most of 20 days of entertainment, rides and carrousels, as well as restaurants and other food and accessory stands, every day from 11 AM to 1 AM on weekdays and on Sundays, and from 11 AM to 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

After 20 days of fun and thrills, the Schueberfouer will close on 11th September 2018 at 10 PM with amazing fireworks on the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge.

What's new this year

This year, there will be 180 fairground attractions, 33% of which are managed by Luxembourgish fair workers and traders. Most of them come from France (35%).  The new rides the funfair has in store for 2018 are: “Infinity”, “Tiki Party”, “Aquaboats”, “Tower Jump” (a 60-feet tall tower) and “Tea Party”. What's more, the following rides will make a come-back: “Circus Circus; “Power Tower 2”, “Spinning Racer”, “Happy Sailor; “Break Dance”, “Après-Ski Party” and “Thriller”.

The tram joins the fun

For the 2017 edition, the Schueberfouer's layout had been slightly changed for the tram works. This year, it will stop at the funfair every 10 minutes and stop at the car parks of Auchan, Luxexpo, Coque, Place de l’Europe et Trois Glands. Speaking of which, three new stations will be inaugurated this Friday 24th August: “Theatre”, “Faïencerie” and “Place de l’Etoile”.

In order to ensure the traffic flows to the Schueberfouer and to avoid nuisance to the area's inhabitants, Luxembourg City strongly encourages visitors to leave their car on one of the many car parks of the capital and to rely on the tram and other public transport circulating between the main Park & Rides of the capital (Bouillon, Luxembourg-South) and the Glacis, where the funfair will take place.

  • Updated 22-08-2018