Photos of Sechseläuten and the Burning of the Böögg in Zurich 2014

Photos of Sechseläuten and the Burning of the Böögg in Zurich 2014

Sechselaüten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

After seemingly weeks of beautiful sunny weather there was no halting the rain and drizzle this Sechseläuten in Zurich. However, it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowds or the parade, as the Guilds marched through the city carrying flowers, waving flags and dressed in traditional attire. Photographer Geoff Pegler managed to capture some special moments. Sechselaüten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

 It was the first time that the new Sechseläutenplatz had been used since the renovations and the celebrations culminated at 6pm precisely when the Böögg was set alight. Sechselaüten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Despite the cold and the damp the Böögg exploded in a record 7 minutes and 23 seconds! This means that we should (hopefully!!!) be in for a nice hot Sumer in Zurich. Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sechseläuten Zurich 2014 by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

There was even a large bear roaming the streets …

Sechselaeuten 2014 in Zurich by Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

If you didn’t get to see the Böögg exploding then here is a 9 second video by Geoff Pegler. See below:

 

Last year the Boogg took a very long 35 minutes and 11 seconds, in 2012 it lasted 12 minutes and 7 seconds and in 2011 it took 10 minutes and 56 seconds. The quickest time in recent years was 2003 when it exploded in just 5 minutes 42 seconds. Hope you had a great day and to see more Sechseläuten photos by Geoff Pegler please see our Pinterest board here.

Don’t forget that this Thursday 1st May is a Bank Holiday – and it is also the day of the “Open Wine Cellars” in German speaking Switzerland – see here for more.

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