Swiss Traditions

The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

. The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke in Zurich!   On Monday 24th April 2017 the Böögg stood innocently on his pyre in the middle of Sechselaeutenplatz as the crowd gathered round slowly but surely until the whole of the surrounding are was packed. There was hardly breathing space on this half day holiday in […]

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What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards

. What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards     Photo credit Geoff Pegler There’s been both snow and sunshine almost simultaneously in Zurich this week so it will be interesting to discover the Böögg’s forecast for Summer 2017. Next Monday shortly after 6pm we will all find out. For more information about Zurich’s traditional Sechselaeuten celebrations […]

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10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten   Photo by Geoff Pegler Sechselaeuten is not a Switzerland wide custom but a Zurich tradition. It is a festival to celebrate the end of Winter and it was originally related to the introduction of the Summer working hours – see here for more info. Photo by Geoff […]

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What’s On in Zurich Early to Mid April 2017

What’s On in Zurich Early to Mid April 2017

. What’s On in Zurich Early to Mid April 2017     Zurich is really getting into the Food Festival movement – so check out the posts below. As well as food there’s lots more on in the city over the coming weeks – and of course don’t forget Sechselaeuten which is coming up very […]

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Top Events in Zurich in The Summer

Top Events in Zurich in The Summer

. Top Events in Zurich in The Summer     In Summertime Zurich really opens up. Flanked by the Uetliberg mountain offering fun hiking and fabulous views, Lake Zurich acts as a magnet for young and old alike to relax around or swim, sail or stand up paddle on as the city shakes off the […]

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What’s On in Zurich End of February Early March 2017

What’s On in Zurich End of February Early March 2017

. What’s On In Zurich Late February Early March 2017       White Turf at St Moritz 26th February – the last Sunday! for glamour, excitement and horse racing fun head to St Moritz to watch the last date this year of the famous White Turf horse racing across a frozen lake. For more information […]

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