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Gansabhauet

Sursee - Martinmas (November 11)
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The small town of Sursee upholds a custom, which is unique in Switzerland. Participants of all ages try to cut down a suspended dead goose with one single sabre cut, while blindfolded. More
Sempachersee Tourismus
Centralstrasse 9
6210 Sursee
Tel. +41 (0)41 920 44 44
Fax +41 (0)41 920 45 28
info@sempachersee-tourismus.ch
www.sempachersee-tourismus.ch
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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

Klausjagen in Küssnacht am Rigi

5th December
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The Klausjagen in Küssnacht am Rigi is one of the most imposing St. Nicholas customs in Europe. The procession with around 200 Iffele (illuminated ornaments), followed by St. Nicholas and archaic noise from over 1,000 chasers is watched every year by up to 20,000 spectators. More
Luzern Tourismus AG
Kommunikation & PR
Bahnhofstrasse 3
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 05
media@luzern.com
www.luzern.com

Carol singing

Lucerne
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The traditional carol singing always takes place on the "golden" Sunday: the last Sunday before Christmas. With their lamps and songs, the Lucerne minstrels stroll through the Old City and practice a centuries-old custom. 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

Alpine Cattle Drives

September - October
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More than 200 cattle, accompanied by alpine herdsmen and dairymen with vans and traditional carts as well as various folk groups, come down from their alpine pastures More
Luzern Tourismus AG
Tourist Information
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17
Fax +41 (0)41 227 17 20
luzern@luzern.com
www.luzern.com

Swiss wrestling

The sawdust arena
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Visit the mountain wrestling festival at Stoos, Rigi or Brünig, and experience the Swiss national sport with its very special atmosphere first hand. 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

Show Cheese Dairy

Engelberg Monastery
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Spicy Alpine cheese has been produced in Engelberg since the 12th century. Now, the Show Cheese Dairy at Engelberg Monastery turns fresh mountain and Alpine milk into various soft cheese specialities. More
Schaukäserei Kloster Engelberg
Klosterhof
6390 Engelberg
Tel. +41 (0)41 638 08 88
Fax +41 (0)41 638 08 87
odermatt@schaukaeserei-engelberg.ch
www.schaukaeserei-engelberg.ch

Charcoal burning – the black gold

Romoos
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Let yourself be swept up in the art of charcoal burning, and discover this ancient trade. Find out directly at the charcoal kiln or in the charcoal burning exhibition, how charcoal emerges almost mystically from wood. More
Köhlerverband Romoos

Tel. +41 (0)41 484 17 79
info@koehlerei.ch
www.koehlerei.ch

Glasi Hergiswil

Hergiswil
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The “Glasi” is Switzerland’s oldest glassworks and offers tours explaining its history. More
Hergiswiler Glas AG
Seestrasse 12
6052 Hergiswil NW
Tel. +41 (0)41 632 32 32
Fax +41 (0)41 630 21 57
info@glasi.ch
www.glasi.ch

Pilgrimage in the past and today

Einsiedeln
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Pilgrimages have a long tradition in Einsiedeln. The abbey is one of the best known and largest catholic abbeys in Switzerland, and can be explored daily in guided tours. More
Kloster Einsiedeln
8840 Einsiedeln
Tel. +41 (0)55 418 61 11
Fax +41 (0)55 418 61 12
kloster@kloster-einsiedeln.ch
www.kloster-einsiedeln.ch

Einsiedeln Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 85
8840 Einsiedeln
Tel. +41 (0)55 418 44 88
Fax +41 (0)55 418 44 80
info@einsiedeln-tourismus.ch
www.einsiedeln-tourismus.ch
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