In Luxembourg, the year is dotted with cultural and sports events, ranging from village fêtes to the enormous Schueberfouer.
Every month – or near enough – a new cultural or sports event is announced in Luxembourg. These events give shape to the year and bring Luxembourgers and tourists together.
Geenzefest (Broom Festival) in Wiltz, Carnival parades, the Blast Furnace Festival in Belval, the medieval festival in Vianden, Bacchusfest in Remich, D’Miselerland Brennt! (distillery festival) in Moselle – the list goes on. As probably the events with the longest histories, village fêtes will enable you to get to grips with local culture. Get involved in the festivities, take part in the marches and savour local specialities, so that you can gain an understanding of the different regions making up Luxembourg.
Cultural events are just as important, however, and attract a completely different type of visitor to Luxembourg. There’s plenty to keep you busy at weekends: Walferdange Book Weekend; music and art festivals, including the incredible Blues’n Jazz Rallye; and the famous Nuit des Merveilles, with its fascinating array of street performers.
Visitors with energy to burn off can strap on their trainers and take part in – or just watch... – the multiple marathons, trail runs, Ironman triathlons, international tennis tournaments and bike races that remain extremely popular among sportspeople from in- and outside Luxembourg.
Above all, don’t miss Europe’s largest funfair, the Schueberfouer, which brings the whole country together in Luxembourg City in August. The perfect mix of all sorts of attraction and cuisines, both local specialisms and exotic treats, this colourful fair has been delighting visitors almost every year since 1340.