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Knabenschiessen Zurich

Knabenschiessen Zurich

  Knabenschiessen Zurich   10th – 12th September 2016   One of the old traditions in Zurich which still continues today is the shooting contest known as Knabenschiessen. These days it’s open to both boys and girls aged from 12 to 17, though originally it was a “boys only” competition – hence the name “Knaben” […]

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6 Things to do in Zurich this Weekend!

6 Things to do in Zurich this Weekend!

Lots going on this weekend in and around Zurich and it looks like it will be a good one whether it snows or not. A few things to keep you busy: 1. Open Day (Tag der Offenen Tur) at Zurich Kunsthaus – the gallery is open to everyone for free and lots of special activities […]

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Knabenschiessen – Half Day Holiday in Zurich

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Knabenschiessen – Half Day Holiday in Zurich

Today is an unofficial half day holiday in Zurich to celebrate Knabenschiessen – so if you’re lucky enough be off, do enjoy the sunny weather and have a lovely day. Some of the local shops and businesses will be closing early or have reduced hours – so don’t get caught out. As well as the […]

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Knabenschiessen 8th – 10th September

Knabenschiessen 8th – 10th September

“Knabenschiessen” takes place next weekend at Albisgüetli from Saturday 8th till Monday 10th September. The custom dates back to the seventeenth century, when all boys were required to practice their shooting during the summer holidays and the final was held in September. It is no longer compulsory and since 1920, the Riflemen’s Association of Zurich […]

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