April 16, 2018
Sechseläuten – Zurich’s Spring Festival
Spring has arrived in Zurich as soon as the Böögg’s head has exploded.

Sechseläuten – Zurich’s Spring Festival

Monday, April 16, 2018: Sechseläuten Spring Festival

When in April the first flowers and trees start to bloom, the temperatures rise and the days become longer, the people of Zurich celebrate their traditional spring festival: Sechseläuten, or “Sächsilüüte” as it is known in local dialect. Where this tradition originates, who plays the leading role, what the Zurich guilds have to do with it and what happens when, you can find out here.

How long do you think it will take this year from the first spark to the big bang?
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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