Fasnacht in the Zurich Region
In the region around Zurich, too, Fasnacht is celebrated with a variety of events.

Fasnacht in Zurich

During Fasnacht, life in the city of Zurich and surrounding region becomes loud, colorful and wild for a few days.

Strange figures with intricately designed masks parade through the villages and towns in the region around Zurich, while the traditional “Guggenmusik” – mostly brass bands playing well-known melodies very loudly and intentionally out of tune – give rise to a festive ambiance. Fasnacht is not only a highly colorful festival, but also an age-old Swiss tradition.

February 16–18, 2018
Carnival in Zurich is a colorful public festival. Numerous restaurants, a parade, and a marquee erected on Hirschenplatz guarantee plenty of music and fun.
Hundreds of children shout “eis, zwei, Geissebei” in front of the town hall in Rapperswil-Jona, thus bringing Fasnacht in Rapperswil to a close.
February 16–19, 2018

Fasnacht in Winterthur

In Winterthur, the keys of the city are handed over to the “fools”, who then rule the city for three days.

Multifaceted Zurich

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