«Schwingen» is a Swiss variant of wrestling, and the Brünigschwinget is one of the most prestigous Swiss «Schwingen» competitions and has been held on the Brünig Pass for over 100 years.
Like all «Sc hwingen»festivals, the Brünigschwinget will take place within the scope of traditional folk music, yodelling, flag waving. Most participants wear traditional clothes.
Every year, over 100 sportsmen compete in front of 6000 spectators.
A top result at a «Schwingen» festival like the Brünigschwinget is very prestigious. Only two events, the Swiss national «Schwingen» festivals or the Unspunnenfest in Interlaken are considered to be more prestigious.