Swiss Wrestling on the Brünig Pass

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

Silvesterumzug in Wil (SG)

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.more

Gansabhauet in Sursee (LU)

Gansabhauet in...

In the country town of Sursee in Canton Lucerne, a well known custom is...more

Gita a Selva in Poschiavo (GR)

Gita a Selva in...

On a sunny Sunday in May - weather permitting - the schoolchildren 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.

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.

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.

Gita a Selva in Poschiavo (GR)

On a sunny Sunday in May - weather permitting - the schoolchildren of the Reformed school in Poschiavo are accompanied by many grownups on a hike to the chapel on the Selva Alpine meadow, a good hour's hike from the village.

On a sunny Sunday in May - weather permitting - the schoolchildren of the Reformed school in Poschiavo are accompanied by many grownups on a hike to the chapel on the Selva Alpine meadow, a good hour's hike from the village.