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Join Luxembourg's charity duck race

Join Luxembourg's charity duck race

20 1 by ADW 25.04.2018 From our online archive
This Saturday, Pétrusse Valley is the place to be for the Grand Duchy's annual duck race event
Luxembourg Duck Race 2017 Photo: Guy Jallay
Luxembourg Duck Race 2017 Photo: Guy Jallay

Luxembourg's popular Duck Race will return to the Pétrusse Valley this coming Saturday, with the final tickets to enter the charity race still available.

For the seventeenth year running, thousands of rubber ducks will be cast down the Pétrusse River to raise money for a good cause.

Projects benefiting from the event this year include:

  • Caritas Buttek – A food-bank shop providing daily grocery products to those affected by poverty for one-third the market price
  • TELOS éducation – Active in the field of child welfare in Luxembourg
  • SOS Kannerduerf – The race will help fund the translation of a new helping aid for teachers and produced by this children's charity

Last year, just over €60,000 was raised for charity.

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It costs just €5 to enter the race by buying a ticket for a duck online.

Tickets are also available at the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, Asport and AutoCenter Goedert.

Each duck has a number corresponding to the number of the ticket holder.

The ducks will be released under the Viaduct in the Pétrusse Valley on Saturday 28 April at 3pm.

But the fun begins well before then at noon, with food and drink and activities for children.

There will be even more entertainment on offer continuing later into the afternoon.

A limited number of tickets will be sold on the day, but, to avoid disappointment, it is best to reserve a duck or two in advance.

A grand prize awaits the person holding the ticket of the winning duck – a car.

This year, a VW Up is on offer, with a number of other prizes up for grabs.

Organisers of the Duck Race – Luxembourg Round Table – are also asking students to compete to 'colour a duck'.

The winner will enjoy a day out in Amnéville Zoo.

Runners-up will have the chance to visit the Eifel Park in Gondorf and the Gondwana: Das Praehistorium Parc in Schiffweiler.

For full details of the event and to buy your ticket, visit