Photos of Züri Fäscht 2019
Züri Fäscht 2019 may well be over now, but what a party it was! Zurich’s festival of all festivals only takes place once every three years, but with the number of attractions involved and the amount of planning you can imagine they probably need three years to plan the next one.
The trams stopped running in the centre of the city and most streets were pedestrianised for the duration of the three days. The lake was alive with boats as people came out on their pleasure boats to enjoy the (mostly) sunny weather and see and hear the events from the water.
After Friday’s sunny and hot opening it wasn’t plain sailing on the weather front for Saturday as the heavens opening early afternoon and there was a huge storm on the lake. However it soon calmed down again and everything was back on track in true Swiss fashion.
There were so many attractions to list it would be impossible to cover them all – but here are some photos so you can get a general overview of the event.
Freestyle and Big Stunts at Züri Fäscht
There were a number of Freestyle and bike stunts taking place, as well as high wire walking (and bikes on high wires) and wake boarding.
Diving and Sliding
The diving platform was back in place in Bellevue and in China Gardens there was a giant slide where you could apparently reach speeds of up to 45km per hour!
You could take a ride in one of the retro amphibious cars – which was great fun.
Patrouille Suisse and the Helicopters
The skies were full of amazing stunts by Patrouille Suisse and there were helicopter formations too.
Zip Lining at Züri Fäscht 2019
This year they erected a zip line between the Lindenhof and the Limmatquai.
When you’re standing right above it and about to jump it suddenly seems quite steep! However, you are safely strapped into a harness – so it’s just the first few seconds before you step off the wall which are daunting!
At the bottom you ended up on a little platform floating on the Limmatquai.
Music and Illuminations
There were all types of music playing all over Zurich, all day and into the night and many buildings were illuminated too.
Fireworks at Züri Fäscht 2019
As for the fireworks they were so spectacular that we have a dedicated article all about them featuring photos by Geoff Pegler! Take a look here.
So if you missed this year’s edition, make sure you don’t miss the next in July 2022!