WE WELCOME YOU TO THE "ZUGER CHESSLETE"
Ever since the Middle Ages the people of Central Switzerland have been celebrating «Fasnacht» which takes place before the Fasting Season.
It starts on Shrove Thursday and ends 6 days later in the early morning hours of Ash Wednesday.
In Zug the Fasnacht starts with a loud bang early in the morning and the whole days consists lots of noise, music, a parade with fantastic costumes and a wonderful atmosphere – all in all a fabulous day for everybody!
05.00 hours - Wake up call at the Lands-gemeindeplatz. Free bus ride if you arrive from within the canton, free croissant and coffee.
06.00 hours - Family breakfast – alcohol free breakfast in the Rathaus at Fischmarkt offered by the Zuger Chesslete Society.
09.00 hours - Start of the Metalli-Guggete, Guggenmusic concerts in the Metalli Shopping Center
10.00 hours - Create your own costume and face painting on the Bundesplatz (Just for KIDS).
11.30 hours - Risotto lunch on the Bundesplatz offered by the local businesses accompanied by the Guggenmusic.
14.30 hours - Traditional parade with lots of themes and colorful costumes
BIG CONFETTI BATTLE on the Bundesplatz.
16.15 hours - End of the Day Welcome Concert at the Bahnhof for all who had to work that day!
16.30 hours - Children’s Fasnacht on the Landsgemeindeplatz with many attractions and a concert by «Caroline Superhaas».
19.30 hours - „Big anniversary show“
From 20.15 h Chesselwy in the Old Town: Guggen Music on three different stages until 01.30 h, many Tents, Bars and Restaurants are open until the early morning hours!
Complementary busses at 1, 2 and 3 o’clock in the morning
How can I support Chesslete?
The Zuger Chesslete is organized by a non-profit organization. All members are volunteers. This event is possible only through the financial contributions from private individuals. How can you support them?
1. Buy a Button! You may purchase them beforehand from the Zug Tourism Office at the train station or on the day of the parade.
2. You may become a Sponsor and contribute to the following account at the Zuger Kantonalbank, 6301 Zug.
Vereinigung Zuger Chesslete, 6300 Zug
IBAN: CH30 0078 7000 0719 1700 7