Here are some events which take place weekly or annually. If your tour
happens to fall on this day, we will take you to see and experience
festival takes place annually on 1st March. Children celebrate it by
dressing up in traditional Swiss costumes and gathering at certain
places to chase the winter away by making loud noises with cow-bells
worn around their waists etc. They also go into shops to ask for
permission to "carol" in these shops.
is popularly taken on the morning of the Swiss national day. Visit an
alp* in the mountain and try Swiss specialties cooked or made by
* An alp is a place between a valley and a mountain where animals like
cows, sheep, goats, pigs etc go to for their 3-month summer holidays.
Lots of handmade christmas gifts, local specialities like chocolates,
cheese, air-dried meat etc are sold here. You may want to try Swiss
bite size food like take-away raclette or little apple donuts with
vanilla sauce / sugar or drink Glühwein, a warm spice wine.
(Available from beginning December to 23 December.)
See how Christmas carolling is done in the Swiss countryside.
Morning Market - Bellinzona
Stalls are set up along the main street at Piazza Collegiata.
Vegetables, fruits, flowers, pasta, home-made jams, herbs, cheese,
biscuits, cakes, souvenirs, accessories and many more can be found
here. (No frogs, snakes etc.)
Ski World Cup (Alpine Skiing) 2013- St Moritz - Sat
& Sun - 11 & 12 Dec 2010 (St Moritz), Sat &
Sun, 12 & 13 Jan 2011 (Adelboden), Fri to Sun, 16 to 20 Jan 2011
Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championship - 2-Seater
Bob and Team Competition - Fri to Sun, 25 to 27 Feb 2013;
Graubünden Championship - 9 Feb 2013 (9:30 a.m. - 11:30
a.m.); Skeleton & 4-seater Bob - Sat, 2 Feb 2013 (9:00
a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), Sun, 3 Feb 2013 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). Olympia
Bob Run St
Moritz-Celerina. The world's only natural-ice bobsleigh run.
Dog Sleigh Race 2013 -
Sats & Suns: 12 & 13 Jan (Splügen); 19
& 20 Jan (Lenzerheide), 26 & 27 Jan (San Bernardino).
World Cup on Snow, St Moritz
- Thurs to Sun, 24 to 27 Jan 2013. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake of St Mortiz.
Top polo teams from four continents battle it out for global supremacy
on the frozen lake.
White Turf St
Moritz 2013 -
Sun: 3, 10 & 17 Feb 2013. 12:45 pm to 3:45 pm.
Horse-racing on a frozen lake. International horse-racing event -
prestige & tradition since 1907.
Ski World Cup Finals (Alpine Skiing) 2013 - Lenzerheide - Mon
to Sun, 11 to 17 Mar 2013.
Wed 11 to 13 Mar - Downhill; Thur 14 Mar
- Super G; Fri 15 Mar - Team; Sat 16 Mar - Women's Slalom & Men's
Sun 17 Mar - Men's Slalom & Women's Giant Slalom.
Ski World Cup (Freestyle Skiing) 2013 - 7 & 8 Feb 2013 (Silvaplana)
Ski World Cup (Speed Skiing) 2013 - 15 to 18 April 2013
of Appenzell Music. Every
Thurs (Jun to Sep) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Loosmühle, Nov to Mar, every Sun, Music and Dance 3 p.m.
Urnäsh - New
Year's Mummers (Silvesterklausen)
- 31 Dec & 13 Jan every year.
Urnäsch & Waldstatt
- New Year's Mummers (according to the Julian Calendar) 13 Jan every