“Böögg, Boom, Bang!”
How fine will the summer be? Guess how long it will take for the Böögg’s head to explode.

When Will the Böögg Explode?

Zurich’s inhabitants claim that the faster the Böögg’s head explodes, the finer the coming summer will be. How long do you think it will take this year from the first spark to the big bang? With a little luck, you can win 2 nights for 2 persons at the PLATZHIRSCH Hotel & Bar in a Classic Superior room, a flight to Zurich with Swiss International Air Lines for two persons in Economy Class and a ZürichCARD for 2 persons, valid for 72 hours. Or perhaps one of 9 ZürichCARD for 2 persons, valid for 72 hours.

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Terms & Conditions of the Sechseläuten Competition 2017

The competition is organized by Zürich Tourism, Stampfenbachstrasse 52, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland.

To take part in the competition, entries are submitted via the website The competition is open to all persons of full legal capacity worldwide.

Participation is free of charge and does not depend on the purchase of services of any kind.

Only one tip per person may be submitted. If more than one tip is submitted, only the first one will be accepted.

To enter the competition, participants are required to guess how long it will take the Böögg to burn during Sechseläuten 2017 until its head explodes. They do this by submitting a tip in the form of minutes and seconds. The official time as determined by the Organization Committee shall be valid.

By participating in the competition, you automatically agree unconditionally and in full to these Terms & Conditions.

Zürich Tourism reserves the right to disqualify individual participants from the competition without informing them if there are justifiable grounds, such as misuse, technical manipulation, or any other kind of infringement of the terms and conditions of participation, whether proven or suspected. Moreover, it reserves the right to press charges against such persons.

Zürich Tourism is entitled to improve or modify the terms and conditions of the competition at any time, as well as to abandon, interrupt or discontinue the competition without giving any reason.


The competition starts on April 1, 2017 and ends on April 24, 2017 at 5.59pm.


1st prize: 1x 2 nights for 2 persons at the PLATZHIRSCH Hotel & Bar in a Classic Superior room, a flight to Zurich with Swiss International Air Lines for two persons in Economy Class and a ZürichCARD for 2 persons

2nd–10th prize: 2 x ZürichCARD 72h each

Prize winners

The entrant whose tip is the closest to the officially measured time is the winner. The prizes go to the persons who have guessed the second, third, etc. closest time.

In the event that entries for the exact official time have been received by more than one participant, the prizes will be decided by means of a draw.

Zurich Tourism will determine the winners on April 25, 2017 and contact the person concerned by e-mail during that same week.

Data privacy

Personal data relating to participants will be neither passed on to third parties nor published. They may, however, be used for internal marketing purposes.

Please note that the Internet is a globally accessible network. Whenever you send personal data via the Internet, you always do so at your own risk.

Despite extensive technical and organizational security measures, data may be lost or intercepted, and/or manipulated by unauthorized persons. Zürich Tourism takes appropriate technical and organizational safety measures to prevent this from happening on its own website. However, your computer is outside the security area that Zürich Tourism can control. As a user, you are responsible for finding out about the necessary security steps and taking appropriate measures in this regard. Zürich Tourism cannot be held liable in any way for damages resulting from data loss or manipulation.


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