Badenfahrt 2017 Switzerland

Badenfahrt 2017

Badenfahrt 2017 Switzerland

18th – 27th August

Badenfahrt 2017

Badenfahrt Takes Place Every 10 Years

The city of Baden is just 20 minutes from Zurich and has long been known as a wellness destination, famous for its thermal springs from which it derives its name. Badenfahrt is a special tradition which is synonymous with fun and festivities and it takes place in the town just every 10 years – so risk it at your peril! The next edition will be in 2027!

Baden Switzerland

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A Festival Lasting 10 Days

Badenfahrt is one of the most popular folk festivals in Switzerland and runs for 10 days, involving volunteers, societies and businesses and takes place this year from 18-27 August 2017. It first started in 1923, and since 1937 it has been taking place in the town every 10 years. The motto this time is «Versus». The word “Versus” means “opposite” or “in contrast to” and the idea behind the motto is for you to examine all the opposites or contrasts in Baden.

Badenfahrt 2017

Photo courtesy of MySwitzerland

There are three big stages where musical, dance, and theatrical performances will take place. In addition there is a massive colourful fairground and there are plenty of activities for children too.

Most evenings there Universus, a fabulous light show with music and sound, will be taking place in the Kurpark, and more than 800 spectators per night are expected to attend.

This eclectic mix of cultural events takes place in Baden with music, acts, amazing stalls and wonderful food to tempt you. In fact there are 100 food stalls to keep hunger at bay, which are operated by each of the various associations involved in Badenfahrt. So why not go along and enjoy and admire the various contrasts the city has to offer? After all, if you miss it you will have to wait another 10 years!

Badenfahrt 2017

 

Badenfahrt

When: 18th – 27th August 2017

Where: Baden, Switzerland

Festival Times: Fri 6pm to 4am, Sat 11am – 4am, Sun 11am – midnight, Mon & Tues 6pm -midnight, Weds & Thurs 6pm – 2am

Cost: CHF 15 for a day pass or CHF 45 for all 10 days (price includes free public transport within the city and surrounding area).

There is also a Badenfahrt App which you can download for your phone!

For more information please visit the Badenfahrt website here. 

 

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Top Photo courtesy of Badenfahrt

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