The wrestlers, herdsmen and Alpine dairymen are celebrating their traditional festival on Mt. Rigi. The stunning scenery and the attractive entertainment program, including a cattle drive, add additional excitement.One of the longest-held traditions of the village of Arth is the Swiss Wrestling and Mountain Festival taking place every year in July on Rigi Staffel. The event is organized jointly by the Schwingerverband am Rigi and the Sennengesellschaft Arth. The specially prepared wrestling arena, the incredible ambiance, an exciting competition, a colorful cattle drive and fantastic views always draw thousands of delighted visitors to Mt. Rigi, the Queen of the Mountains. Don't miss this event. Come and join the super sociable atmosphere and the folklore presentations of this gathering.
During a week-end, the Castle of Gruyères celebrates the St. John's day and presents a medieval fair.Potters, tailors, smiths, apothecaries and weavers are staying behind the stalls. Bakers and chefs spread the scents of their dishes. Acrobats and musicians spin in the crowd.From the court to the gardens of the castle, the medieval companies reveal the traditions and the know-how of the XVth century. Discover how craftsmen worked the material and taste the products of formerly. With the rhythm of former days musics, dance around the St John's fire and admire the jugglers and the tamers of fire.