Don’t be sad that summer is almost over – autumn is a wonderful time of year in Luxembourg, full of festivals celebrating harvest time. So, put on your wellies and join in the fun!
The largest medieval festival of the Greater Region sees Dudelange turned into an authentic medieval village with more than 90 merchants and artisans; concerts and entertainment and of course, great food and ale!
When: September 9-10
Where: Rue de la Chapelle, Dudelange-Boudersberg
Grevenmacher Fête du Raisin et du Vin
This wine festival is the largest in Luxembourg, so expect large crowds, food, wine, Crèmant, music, fireworks, entertainment and a Wine Queen!
When: September 8-10
Nuit des Lampions
During this spectacular evening the Jardin de Wiltz and surrounding streets will be decorated and filled with a multitude of lamps and light installations. After the huge success in 2015, this year should prove to be just as impressive with a unique cultural program in a breathtaking setting – suitable for all ages. Lights, concerts and more – a bargain at 5€ entry (Under 12s – free).
When: September 23 from 16:00
Where: Wiltz Place des Martyrs, Gruberbeerig, Jardin de Wiltz
Autumn is definitely the time of year for pumpkins (kuerbis in Luxembourgish) and if you’re a fan, this is the place to be. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin ice-cream and even pumpkin cremant can be foudn here as well as lots of activities for kids.
When: September 30- October 1
Where: Beringen (Mersch)
Riesling Open (Wine Festival)
Join in the fun of yet another wine festival, where 24 wine cellars will open their doors.
When: September 15-17
Where: Wormeldange and area
A very original event for adults and children alike! A Victorian market, complete with artistic and musical performances, will be installed in the old power station. It’s a great annual event and a fun day out.
When: September 23-24, from 11:00am
Where: Fond-de-Gras, Rodange
Enjoy all things plum related at this festival, the Quetschefest in Luxembourgish and have a wonderful lunch in a gorgeous setting too.
When: September 24, 10am – 6pm
Where: Salle des fêtes, Mamer Schlass
Apples can be picked from this orchard in Steinsel from mid-August until early November (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm), but the Apple Festival itself is normally (dates still to be confirmed) over the last weekend of September and the first two weekends in October. The festival is a lot of fun and of course there are great food stands with sausages and delicious apple products and freshly made apple juice and cider. Bring boxes or something to put your picked apples in, grab one of the wooden wheelbarrows and off you go!
When: September 23-24, Setember 30-October 1 & October 7-8 (TBC)
The CinEast (ciné-East) festival aims to share the best cinema from post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, thus presenting a rare occasion for audiences in Luxembourg to find out about the culture of the countries represented in a more general sense. With around a hundred feature and short films from 18 countries screened during the 17 festival days, the CinEast film festival wishes to provide a concise, current and representative overview of Central and Eastern European cinema.
Night of the Museums
The museums of the city put on a free show for one night! Special tours, performances, children’s workshops and many other activities are programmed continuously from 18.00 to 1.00 am. With free shuttles and the museums offering various culinary delights, what are you waiting for?
When: October 14 from 6:00pm-1:00am
Where: Museums all over Luxembourg
Trauliicht is a Luxembourgish version of “Halloween”, involving beets instead of pumpkins. A great cultural experience awaits, with lantern carving, processions, songs and stories – discover Luxembourg!
When: October 21 to November 3
Where: Tourist Center “Robbesscheier”, 1 Frummeschgaass, 9766 Munhausen
You knew it wouldn’t be long before we were back to celebrating booze, right? On this fabulous day, the distilleries of the Luxembourgish Moselle open their doors to the public. Learn about the distillery process, taste great spirits and remember yet again why you love Luxembourg so much.
When: October 22 from 10am
Where: Various distilleries along the Moselle – check here for a list
Saint Nicholas Train
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip on the steam train to see the big man himself… and of course, his familiar, the creepy Hausecker (not for the faint-hearted). Sweets, steam and Santa – perfect to get you in the seasonal mood.
When: November 18-19
Celebrate St Hubert the traditional Luxembourgish way with the Haupeschfest at Berdorf. The traditional mass is on Sunday and the huge line of local art and craft stalls will be decking the streets for you to pick up a gift.
When: November 4-5
Where: 29, rue d’Echternach, L-6550 Berdorf
Celebrate Luxembourg’s diversity of cultures at this wonderful event, where you can win some serious prizes, sample different cultures, pick up interesting presents in time for Christmas and gorge yourself on food from around the world. The highlight of the season.
When: November 25-26
Where: Luxexpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Kirchberg-Luxembourg
Christmas kicks off officially with this dedicate programme to the season. Includes events, concerts, family festivals, workshops, Kleeschen and the markets. Feeling festive yet?
Where: Luxembourg City