Sechseläuten – Zurich’s 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.

April 20, 2020

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.

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