[by Béliza Mendes in Luxembourg, Luxembourg] Every year, starting around mid-August, is the beginning of the "Schueberfouer" in Luxembourg city, a mixture of market and funfair. It lasts for three whole weeks and is one of the most beloved Luxembourg traditions for young and old. What better way to start showing my corner of the world than through one of its oldest traditions?
|You can see the Ferris wheel from all parts of the fair|
Over the centuries shows and games started to become part of the fair, and the Ferris wheel and rollercoaster became permanent fixtures in the 20th century, later joined by more and more sophisticated attractions, some of them not meant for the faint of heart.
Today the market part is limited to one alley of small retailer's booths and the showmen with their attractions come from all around Europe: Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Germany and even the Netherlands and Switzerland.
One of my favourite attraction has to be the Ferris wheel. I never actually go inside, but it is a very popular meeting point and I love its old charm.
|The owners of the wheel were thrilled to see people sketching their baby|
People from all over the Greater Region come to enjoy the thrills of the different attractions and savour the typical Gromperekichelcher (potato pancakes), gebakene Fësch (fried fish, usually trout) and other delicious treats you can find in the numerous food trucks and restaurants.
The beginning of the Schueberfouer always feels a litte bittersweet to me, as it brings loads of fun but also announces the end of the summer holidays.
|A clown was going from table to table|