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(CS) With three new attractions, dozens of food and drink stalls and all the usual fun fair trimmings the 672nd Schueberfouer promises entertainment for everyone from August 23 onwards.
Things kick off on August 23 at 5pm with the official opening of the Fouer. Throughout the 20-day fête, the Glacis will be open for business until 1am. Extended opening hours apply on Fridays and Saturdays, when the fun continues until 2am.
The Fouer is offering three new rides – the Flip Fly, the Maxximum2 and the Cinema 5D.
Also new this year are water fountains, which will be installed on the Glacis, offering free refreshments to the expected two million visitors for what will hopefully be a warm and sunny three weeks.
Free public transport from 6pm onwards
To encourage visitors to use public transport, passengers can travel on the City of Luxembourg bus services 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 18 and 19 for free between the Gare/Hamilius and the Fondation Pescatore/Glacis from 6pm onwards during weekdays, and 1pm onwards on weekends.
Several bus lines, both from the City of Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy's communes will run extended services during the Fouer. Additional offers, such as night buses and Call-a-Bus will also be running throughout the Fouer.
Parking fees in Limpertsberg meanwhile will be extended to 1am Monday through Friday, and from 1pm to 1am on weekends. Whereas parking in the area is normally free of charge after 6pm and on weekends, the City hopes to discourage motorists from coming into town by during these additional hours.
Schueberfouer goes charity
With all the fun and games, organisers did not forget to make room for a good cause. A special Schueberfouer Cuvée by Bernard Massard will see money donated to the “Nëmme mat eis” charity for every bottle sold.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, waffle bakery Jean La Gaufre will also be giving 0,50 euros per waffle sold between 2-5pm to the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess' foundation.
Mr Science at the Fouer
Ever wondered why you feel dizzy after a ride or how candy floss is made? Mr Science will explain it all to you on posters around the Fouer.
On Saturday, September 4, the man himself will be on site for a special tour of the Fouer, taking a look behind the scenes and how fairground rides operate.
To round it all off, the Fouer closes with a fireworks display on September 11 at 10pm, which will see access to Limpertsberg via the Rond Point Schuman closed.
For a full programme and more information visit fouer.lu