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Pocket Böögg

This coming weekend Zurich will celebrate Sechseläuten, the annual spring festival.  The highlight of the festivities comes at the very end: a giant snowman called "Böögg" is burnt on a stake in the very center of the city. The longer it takes for the Bööggs head to explode (it's got large firecrackers in there), the colder and wetter the summer will be.

For those who would like some Sechseläuten atmosphere at home as well, there is now the Pocket Böögg. It is a small version of the real Böögg or better: a do-it-yourself Böögg since it arrives unassembled in a box. There are two available sizes: original (34cm) and mini (21cm). Both Pocket Böögg sets include firecrackers for the Bööggs head (so it'll actually explode with a bang) and a small stake.

The idea of a miniature Böögg is interesting. What makes this project even better is the fact that all Pocket Böögg are produced by mentally handicapped people in the workshops of Stiftung RgZ. Well done!

You can order yo…

All You Need to Know About Sechseläuten 2016

This article was about Sechseläuten 2016. You can find information and details about this years Sechseläuten in Zürich here: Sechseläuten in Zurich!


In just a few days Zurich will celebrate it's annual Sechseläuten or "Sächsilüüte" in Zurich dialect. I've covered the origins of this spring festival in one of my older posts. Nonetheless, I'd like to share the most important information about this years event with you:

Date: 15-18 April 2016
Date and time of Zug der Zünfte (main procession): Monday 18 April 2016 15.00 - the procession will follow the usual route
Date and time of Kinderumzug (childrens event): Sunday 17 April 2016 14.00 - the children walk a slightly different route (a bit shorter)
Visiting canton (Gastkanton): Lucerne
Participating Zünfte: Gesellschaft zur Constaffel, Zunft zur Saffran, Zunft zur Meisen, Zunft zur Schmiden, Zunft zum Weggen, Vereinigte Zünfte zur Gerwe und zur Schuhmachern, Zunft zum Widder, Zunft zur Zimmerleutern, Zunft zur Schneidern…