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The Lucerne Carnival

For many people of Lucerne Carnival is the most beautiful time of the year. Each time, it starts on Fat Thursday with the Big Bang. Three big parades are among the highlights of Lucerne Carnival.

Carnival in Lucerne

04.02. – 09.02.2016
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Strange characters with fantastic masks and costumes parade along the narrow streets while groups of carnival musicians (“Guggenmusigen”) blow their instruments in joyful cacophony and thousands of bizarrely clad people dance away the spirits of winter. More
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Goldig Grend, 8th February 2016

Lucerne Carnival
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The wearing of masks in Lucerne is a tradition that goes back centuries. The town's Maskenliebhaber-Gesellschaft (MLG – Society of Mask Devotees) came into being over 180 years ago with the aim of preserving and promoting the custom. More
Goldig Grend
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Gesellschaftshaus
Süesswinkel 7
6004 Luzern
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Guuggerbaum (Carnival Tree)

Carnival in Lucerne
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The “Guuggerbaum” is erected at the Kornmarkt and is emblazoned as a symbol and landmark of the “United” during the crazy days of Carnival in Lucerne. More
Luzern Tourismus AG
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17
Fax +41 (0)41 227 17 18
luzern@luzern.com
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The Wooden Masks of Kriens

Carnival in Lucerne
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While Carnival in Lucerne is dominated by Guggen musicians, the neighbouring borough of Kriens is still more the home of the traditional "Fasnacht". The people of Kriens are not only proud of their carnival tradition, but especially of their very own carnival characters and the hand-carved wooden masks. More
Luzern Tourismus AG
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17
Fax +41 (0)41 227 17 18
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www.luzern.com

Carnival in Lake Lucerne Region

Lake Lucerne Region
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Here you will find an overview of the Carnival events in the Lake Lucerne Region. More
Luzern Tourismus AG
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17
Fax +41 (0)41 227 17 18
luzern@luzern.com
www.luzern.com

Hirsmändig

Flühli
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The Hirsmändig Society in Waldemmental has revived one of the oldest Shrove Monday customs in Flühli and once again celebrates the Hirsmändig according to the old Entlebuch rules - a custom that had been forgotten for almost a century. More