Tag: Sechseläuten

What’s On In and around Zurich End of April 2014

What’s On In and around Zurich End of April 2014

What’s On In and around Zurich End of April 2014 It’s an official half day in Zurich on Monday 28th April and there is lots to see and do all weekend in the run up to the burning of the Böögg and in the weeks ahead. Have fun and enjoy the holiday!   – Sechseläuten […]

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What’s On in Zurich at Easter and Beyond 2014

What’s On in Zurich at Easter and Beyond 2014

   Have a Happy Easter in Zurich! What’s On in Zurich at Easter and Beyond 2014 Hope you all have a fabulous Easter and get lots of Easter Eggs and Chocolate bunnies. Have fun and here are some things to do for the days and weeks ahead: – The International Arab Film Festival – continues at the […]

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Sechseläuten, Burning of the Böögg & Platz Fäscht 2014

Sechseläuten, Burning of the Böögg & Platz Fäscht 2014

Sechseläuten, Burning of the Böögg & Platz Fäscht 2014 It’s coming up for that very special time of year when the festival of Sechseläuten (Sächsilüüte in Swiss German) will be celebrated here in Zurich. This year will be the first time that the Böögg (the white snowman) will be burned on the newly renovated Sechseläutenplatz right in front […]

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Perfect Spring Day in Zurich, Sechseläuten Highlights and Video of Burning of the Böögg

Perfect Spring Day in Zurich, Sechseläuten Highlights and Video of Burning of the Böögg

Photo ©NewInZurich Monday was a perfect Spring day in Zurich. The weather was fabulous, hot and sunny and in the afternoon it even hit 26 degrees (!) marking a welcome departure from recent weeks. It was a full or half day holiday for the lucky ones as Zurich celebrated the festival of Sechseläuten and the whole city […]

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Swiss Traditions – The Children’s Parade for Sechseläuten – the Kinderumzug in Zurich

Swiss Traditions – The Children’s Parade for Sechseläuten – the Kinderumzug in Zurich

Photo © Geoff Pegler Flowers, costumes and sunshine  – the Kinderumzug or Children’s Parade, the prelude to the Parade of Guilds on Monday, took place in Zurich today in full sunshine. Photo © Geoff Pegler The Kinderumzug is the first part of the tradition of Sechseläuten and always takes place on the Sunday afternoon before […]

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Sechseläuten, Zünfte or Guilds’ Parade, Children’s Parade and the Burning of the Böögg

Sechseläuten, Zünfte or Guilds’ Parade, Children’s Parade and the Burning of the Böögg

Photo © Geoff Pegler Sechseläuten, Zünfte or Guilds’ Parade, Children’s Parade   Traditionally the third Monday of April in Zurich is Sechseläuten and that means a holiday (or at least a half day holiday for most people). Many of the streets in central Zurich will be shut to traffic and a festival mood takes over the […]

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