“Eidgenössische” – Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

“Eidgenössische” – Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

23rd – 25th August  2019

"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

Eidgenössische Takes Place Every 3 Years

The “Eidgenössische” or Federal Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival takes place every three years in a different location in Switzerland . This year, Switzerland’s largest sporting event will take place from 23rd – 25th August  2019 in Zug.
"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

What is Schwingen?

"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

If you’ve never been before and you’d really like to experience a truly “Swiss” experience – this one is for you! Top Swiss wrestlers, known as the “wicked ones”, wearing traditional Swiss outfits with the decorated blue shirts and distinctive shorts, compete against each other in the Swiss version of wrestling on a heap of sawdust in a field. The winner is crowned the “Schwingerkönig” or Wrestling King and wins a bull!

"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

Total Swissness!

In addition to Schwingen there is Swiss food, Swiss yodelling, Swiss music, Swiss folk dancing, the Swiss Alp Horn and the traditional Swiss sports of “Hornussen” and “Steinstossen”.

"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

Stadium Seats 56,000 people

The enormous stadium seats 56,000 people and a whopping 250,000 spectators are expected over the weekend! So why not immerse yourself in a day or weekend of Swissness and go along – after all Zug is very easy to get to from Zurich! Have fun !

"Eidgenössische" - Swiss Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug

“Eidgenössische” – Swiss Wrestling & Alpine Festival

Dates: 23rd- 25th August 2019

Where: Arena ESAF, 6300 Zug

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All photos courtesy of Eidgenössisches Schwing- und Älplerfest 2019 Zug

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