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All the fun at the fair
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All the fun at the fair

22.08.2015 From our online archive
Luxembourg mayor Lydie Polfer on Friday afternoon officially opened the Schueberfouer, with the traditional "Hämmelsmarsch" seeing a small flock of sheep herded around the funfair.

(CS) Luxembourg mayor Lydie Polfer on Friday afternoon officially opened the Schueberfouer, with the traditional "Hämmelsmarsch" seeing a small flock of sheep herded around the funfair.

The "Hämmelsmarsch", or mutton march, is a song played by a brass band to open the Fouer. In earlier days of the fair, you could win sheep in some of the games and the fairground people wanted to advertise the prizes to be won.

While the sheep are no longer up for grabs, the tradition to open the Schueberfouer with the "Hämmelsmarsch"remains.

The opening event is also a chance for Luxembourg politicians to show their faces during the summer break. Among others, Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies president Mars Di Bartolomeo and MP Laurent Mosar were spotted enjoying some of the rides.

The Fouer this year counts over 200 rides, restaurants and stalls. New rides include the Wilde Maus XXL rollercoaster, The Tower, as well as a haunted house.

The classic Ferris wheel once again offers great views across the capital, especially since the weather forecast for opening weekend is largely good.

On the culinary end, Luxembourg staples, such as fried fish, Gromperekichelcher and grilled sausages are offered alongside a whole host of other treats.

Visitors to the Fouer are urged to use public transport, with additional late night services installed on a number of lines, as well as two additional lines (37 and 38) connecting Limpertsberg with the P&R Lux Sud and Bouillon.

The 675th edition of the Schueberfouer - which started off as a cattle market and annual fair - continues until September 9. For full details visit fouer.lu