February 28 – March 1, 2020
With its “Guggen” marching bands, parades and bars, the ZüriCarneval gives rise to an exuberant ambiance in the city.
Hirschenplatz in the heart of the Niederdorf quarter is the site of the “Minira Guggestadl”. Over a period of three days, in a heated marquee, various “Guggen” bands – mostly brass ensembles playing well-known melodies very loudly and intentionally out of tune – perform their repertoire of Caribbean and Latin American music, while at the Münsterhof, visitors can celebrate to the sounds of New Orleans jazz.
Another highlight in the carnival parade, a fascinating street show in the heart of downtown Zurich. The Parade takes place on Sunday, March 1, at 2.30pm.