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! Under the current circumstances, the "Fasnacht" will be slightly smaller and different from previous years. 

05.00 h - ish - Wake up call at the Landsgemeindeplatz. Free bus ride if you arrive from within the canton, free croissant and coffee.

06.00 h - Family breakfast – alcohol free breakfast in the Rathaus at Fischmarkt offered by the Zuger Chesslete Society.

09.00 h – Music in the city. Guggenmusicbands play at different places all over the city center

10.00 h - Face painting on the Bundesplatz (Just for KIDS).

11.30 h - Risotto lunch on the Bundesplatz offered by the local businesses accompanied by the Guggenmusic.

16.30 h - Children’s Fasnacht on the Postplatz with many attractions and a concert by "Marius der Verschreckjäger".

16.30 h - After-work music. Again, Guggenmusic Bands will play in the city center From 19.30 h Chesselwy at the Landsgemeindeplatz and the Postplatz: Guggen Music on two different stages until

02.00 h, many Tents, Bars and Restaurants are open until the early morning hours! Complementary buses at 0.30 h and 1.30 h in the morning

How can I support Chesslete?

The Zuger Chesslete is organised by a nonprofit 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 Badge! You may purchase them beforehand at the Zug Tourism Office at the train station or during the day.

2. You may become a Sponsor and contribute to the following account at the:

Zuger Kantonalbank, 6301 Zug.
Information: Vereinigung Zuger Chesslete,
6300 Zug.
Konto: 00-719.170-07;
IBAN: CH30 0078 7000 0719 1700 7
Reason: Sponsor

3. Or you may choose another way of contributing, please contact (they speak English):Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!





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