All the locals know it: the annual Sechseläuten spring festival with its legendary "Burning of the Böögg". But what are the origins of this beloved festival?
During the tour, we explain how the guilds were founded and what they mean to Zurich. Participants are also treated to an architectural feast as we pass by majestic guild houses that characterize the city´s urban landscape. We also explore the political and economic effects of the guilds and discuss the reasons why the guilds´ constitution was eventually abolished.
Finally, this exciting tour through downtown Zurich ties it all back to the present day, explaining why Zurich still celebrates these medieval traditions and festivities.
This tour is available in these languages
This tour for groups or individuals is available in these languages
German, English, French
Price Group (max. 20 Persons)
Surcharge per Extra Hour (per Group)
Time and duration
Public Tour: 03.04.2021, 4pm
Private Tour: 2 - 3 h Public Tour: 2 h
Small-group tour with max. 9 persons
This tour is available as follows
All year, On request
Carrying and wearing face masks is necessary.
The recommended safety distance between guests and the tour guide must be maintained.
Customer data, such as telephone number and e-mail address, are required when booking a tour.