On the Wednesday before St. Agatha's Day, the millers, bakers, and confectioners, who together form a brotherhood and guild, meet for a service of remembrance and...
This trail runs past several beautiful and traditional Jura farmhouses. The Les Tailléres lake nearby usually freezes over in winter.
The carnival custom celebrated in the towns is more recent than the one observed in the country. In Bellinzona, for example, it goes back as far as the 1860s.
The Romans were using the thermal springs – the richest in minerals in Switzerland – as early as 2000 years ago. Healing waters rise from 19 springs at 47°C, promoting...
The origins of the Lucerne Carnival, the celebration of which practically rules the town for a few days, are characterised by the figure of Fritschi, an elderly man...
The Fasnacht (carnival) in Basel is recognized as the largest popular festival in Switzerland, with some 15,000 to 20,000 masked participants taking part. The prelude...