Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun

There are endless activities and ideas for summer fun in Luxembourg. Here's a list of ideas to get you started on your summertime adventures!
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20 July 2022

Summer in the City

‘Summer in the City’ is back, and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s programme kicked off on June 17th and runs until September 12th. The program is packed full of leisure activities, music, exhibitions, theatre, shopping and many other cultural activities, all taking place in Luxembourg City!

Here are some of the highlights:

*City Open Air Cinema

22 to 30 July 2022

The moonlight cinema experience promises to be “larger than life”: a huge screen, over 500 seats and a fun-filled atmosphere, for starry nights watching your favourite characters on the silver screen at Forecourt of the Grand Ducal Palace.

The programme includes a variety of mainstream films, both contemporary and classic, as well as cult movies and cinematic masterpieces, all shown in a splendid outdoor setting. This year’s selection is sure to dazzle. Screenings begin at sundown at 21:30. Admission is free!

More details and the full program is available here.

*The Bouneweger Kiermes

7 to 12 July

If you are a fan of funfairs with bumper cars, carousels, food stands and games The Bouneweger Kiermes is for you! This local fair is a proud part of the nation’s traditions and cultural heritage. It’s an opportunity for people of all ages, long-time residents and new arrivals to meet and talk.

The Bouneweger Kiermes is held on Place Léon XIII and Place Jeanne D’Arc from 2pm-8pm daily.

*LXB Street

8 July to 10 July

LXB Street is a 3-day event mixing skateboarding competitions, art exhibitions, free concerts, brand exhibitions, food village and free skate lessons. There is something to keep everyone happy! This festival takes place at Place de l’Europe from 3:30pm to 8pm daily.

*The Theaterplage

8 July to 11 September 

Situated in the tucked-away square of Place du Théâtre, this fun beach hideaway aims to breathe life into this often overlooked part of the city centre.

Think 350 m2  of sandpit with deckchairs and beach umbrellas waiting for you in the city center! Don’t worry if you get hungry – there will be chalets serving drinks and tasty snacks! The colorful beach is waiting for you every day from 11am-10pm.

The D’Stad liest (Outdoor Library)

17 August to 11 September 

All reading enthusiasts and passers-by can have a break in this outdoor library next to the Cathedral (Rue Notre Dame). Get cozy under the Magic tree that dominates this peaceful hideaway and enjoy a book, magazine or newspaper. There is a wide selection of books has for all ages! A plethora of day-time and evening readings are also planned as part of the event.

Open every day – except Monday – from 11am to 6pm, and selected evenings. Find more details and the full program here.

The Schueberfouer

19 August to 7 September

The Schueberfouer is the largest funfair in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. You can experience the magical atmosphere of Luxembourg at Champ du Glacis in the heart of the city. It offers a wonderful mix of tradition, gastronomy and thrills – there’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in Europe.

The Schueberfouer is also a hotbed of popular and innovative gastronomy. Come to eat delicious Gromperekichelcher: the famous quintessentially Luxembourgish potato pancakes.

Open every day from 2pm to 1am, and until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. You can find more details and the full program here.

Nuits de Lampions in Wiltz

September 15th, 16th, and 17th

Glowing installations, live concerts, performances – this is the Nuits de Lampions! For 3 nights Wiltz is transformed into a magical wonderland full of colourful lanterns. This fantastic light festival has been attracting more than ten thousand visitors over the past years. For more information visit their website.

Visit the Grand Ducal Palace

20 July to 31 August

Do you want to feel like the Grand Ducal Family? The summer is the only time you can visit their palace! It is open to the public for this part of the year only. The tours are available in several different languages, and the cost will vary depending on age. The palace is absolutely gorgeous and a must see for anyone who has not seen it in person yet!

Nature Reserve

Alongside the border of Belgium and Germany lies a Luxembourg nature reserve that is nearly 400 square kilometers in size. This reserve is a hikers dream, featuring massive plateaus, rivers, and rocky sections, it has everything you can want.  If you are more of an adrenaline junky and hiking is too slow for you, then be sure to go mountain biking here instead!  With over 400 kilometers worth of trails to explore, there is a high chance you discover something new while exploring.  If you are looking for guided hikes, click this link for more information. 

E-Lake Festival

12 to 14 August

Located at Lake Echternach, the E-lake festival features 3 days worth of music.  The festival consists of genres such as pop, EDM, and Hip-Hop.  The premise of this festival is to camp outside for the entire weekend, and you are able to freely choose which venues you want to attend.  For more information on the festival and the campsite, click here.

Wine Tasting

The Moselle in Luxembourg has been going toe-to-toe with the Champagne region in France for years. Bernard-Massard Winery is one of the most established in Moselle and one of our favourites.  We would definitely recommend doing a tour and trying some of their nicest wines. Boasting more than 100 years worth of history and growing, we are excited to support the local Luxembourg business!  Check out their website for more information here.

You can find a list of Luxembourg’s Wineries in the Moselle here. Most of them offer visits & tastings!

Get Your Festival On

Make a Splash!

We’ve compiled lots of resources to help you discover the best places to enjoy the water this summer:

There are plenty of other options available for fun in Luxembourg, so be sure to use this summer to get outside, travel, and spend quality time with friends and family members. With COVID-19 restrictions finally lifted, the opportunities are endless!