On Friday 19th, the Ferris wheel will turn again and again on the Glacis!
On 20th October 1340, “Jang de Blannen” founded the “Schueberfouer” based on a simple idea: it started on the evening of St Bartholomew, 24th August, and lasted eight days. The name has its origins in the location in the Luxembourg capital: the fair was first held on the “Schuedbuerg”, the Holy Spirit Plateau, but as you know, it has since moved to a different location. Nowadays the Holy Spirit Plateau is the location of Luxembourg’s highest court of justice.
You might ask yourself why the funfair is no longer held at its original location but at the “Glacis”? After the removal of the forest in Limpertsberg in 1610, the space was larger than that of the Holy Spirit Plateau and thus ideal for accommodating more visitors.
“Schueber” translates to barn and “Fouer” to fair, because let’s not forget that for almost 450 years, the fair was primarily a market that sold agricultural products, livestock, household items and much more. Only in the 18th century shows and games became part of it and in the 20th century the Ferris wheel and a roller-coaster were first introduced.
This year, the funfair celebrates its 681st edition with 223 fairground establishments.
Don’t miss this year’s edition! It takes place from 19th August to 7th September, lasting 20 days as usual.
We also have a Kachen Schueberfouer event to enjoy this tradition together while eating food of course!
Find more information here!
Picture: Visit Luxembourg.