Swiss Wrestling on the Brünig Pass

The popular Brünigschwinget, a very Swiss form of wrestling, traditionally takes place on the last Sunday in July. More than 600 spectators watch the prowess of the 130 participants. more

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Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)

The New Year's Eve Procession in Wil is associated with what was originally known as "lantern inspection". In earlier times, it was obligatory for... more

Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)
Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)

Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is celebrated. It is unique within Switzerland and thus attracts crowds of... more

Swiss Wrestling on the Brünig Pass

The popular Brünigschwinget, a very Swiss form of wrestling, traditionally takes place on the last Sunday in July. More than 600 spectators watch the prowess of the 130 participants.

Always on the last Sunday in July, the popular Brünigschwinget, a wrestling contest with 130 participants and some 6000 spectators takes place on the Brünig Pass, the watershed situated between Obwalden and Bern.

Swiss Wrestling on the Brünig Pass
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Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)

The New Year's Eve Procession in Wil is associated with what was originally known as "lantern inspection". In earlier times, it was obligatory for all houses to have emergency lighting. Compliance with the regulation was checked by a town committee.

New Year's Eve (December 31)

The New Year's Eve Procession in Wil is associated with what was originally known as "lantern inspection". In earlier times, it was obligatory for all houses to have emergency lighting. Compliance with the regulation was checked by a town committee.

Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)
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Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is celebrated. It is unique within Switzerland and thus attracts crowds of spectators.

Martinmas (November 11)

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is celebrated. It is unique within Switzerland and thus attracts crowds of spectators.

Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)
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