Lucerne Carnival – tips for novices

Carnival time in Lucerne is both age-old and chaotic. For the locals, it's the best time of year – they're very enthusiastic about their "fifth season". It comes as no surprise, then, that much time is invested in the preparation of costumes and masks. People celebrate with friends and family to the sound of Guggen street bands. We've put some tips together so novices can make sense of it all.