Swiss Traditions

What’s On in Zurich Mid July 2017 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich Mid July 2017 Onwards

. What’s On in Zurich Mid July 2017 Onwards   Live at Sunset at the Dolder 6th – 22nd July the Live at Sunset concerts at the Dolder have started and continue on until 22nd July. See the program here. Moon & Stars Festival Locarno 14th – 22nd July with a great line up and some […]

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Great Music at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Great Music at the Montreux Jazz Festival

. Great Music at the Montreux Jazz Festival   #MJF17 30th June – 15th July 2017   Every year people from all over the world descend on the little French speaking town of Montreux in Switzerland for one of the world’s most famous music festivals  – the Montreux Jazz Festival. In fact it’s actually the […]

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Switzerland’s UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage

Switzerland’s UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage

. Switzerland’s UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage Special Open Weekend 10th – 11th June 2017   Did you know that Switzerland boasts a total of 11 UNESCO sites? This year the second edition of a special open weekend is being organised to celebrate “World Heritage Days” from 9th – 11th June 2017. It’s a great opportunity […]

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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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