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Luzern Fasnacht starts again this week, if you've never been, it's crazy and worth seeing at least once.

Parades, guggen music, drinking, partying, dancing, costumes and general mayhem are the order of the day.

It starts with a bang 5:00am Thursday, Friday through to Sunday are quiet nights, mostly private parties, kicking off again on the Monday and winding down Tuesday.

Wearing a costume is considered good form, but not required, the vast majority do elect to dress up.

The two wildest nights are the Thursday and the Monday. The town is generally jam packed, with bars and food stalls opening everywhere. Unter der Egg is a hotspot with outdoor discos, drummers, and all the guggen bands marching down the steps by the Rathaus, there's also lot's going on in the squares around old town with floats, plays and who knows what.

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Old 08.02.2010, 09:12
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Go to the calendar and "Add New Event" in the lower right hand corner. (or click here.)

Absolutely fantastic! We'll be heading down there again this year, probably Tuesday night.
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Old 08.02.2010, 09:25
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Go to the calendar and "Add New Event" in the lower right hand corner. (or click here.)

Absolutely fantastic! We'll be heading down there again this year, probably Tuesday night.
Ta, done it now, could you merge the threads?
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Re: Lucerne...things to do on a day trip?

Is there anything to see over the weekend on the Fastnacht ?
or late evening on weekdays.. I cant take a day off from work ..
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Is there anything to see over the weekend on the Fastnacht ?
or late evening on weekdays.. I cant take a day off from work ..
Late evening yes - weekend, doesn't seem to be much.

Here's the website with calendar (in German, sorry):
http://www.luzerner-fasnacht.ch/
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Is there anything to see over the weekend on the Fastnacht ?
or late evening on weekdays.. I cant take a day off from work ..
The weekend is dead, everyone has private parties. For the weekday, go for Thursday or Monday.
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The weekend is dead, everyone has private parties. For the weekday, go for Thursday or Monday.
I can go on Thursday, but only at 6pm, can I still get to see some parades ? anything to do for non-beer drinkers ?
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Re: Luzern Fastnacht

Goldau has a nice fasnacht on Saturday. I've been there every year for the past century.
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I can go on Thursday, but only at 6pm, can I still get to see some parades ?
Yes, they go till 1:00 am I think.

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Re: Luzern Fastnacht

maybe one of the mods would like to correct the title at least!!
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maybe one of the mods would like to correct the title at least!!
The spelling is a pain, I've seen it spelt both fasnacht and fastnacht. Fasnacht gets more hits though I guess.
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Goldau has a nice fasnacht on Saturday. I've been there every year for the past century.

what is Goldau? is it a location or an actual establishment (ie bar/restaurant)?
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Re: Luzern Fastnacht

http://maps.google.ch/maps/place?sou...ed=0CAgQ8gEwAA

It's a town located at the foot of the Rigi and is known for it's train station and its connections
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what is Goldau? is it a location or an actual establishment (ie bar/restaurant)?
see here : www.goldauerfasnacht.ch
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Re: Luzern Fastnacht

I'm already taken Thursday. But if anyone is going Monday, I would love to join.
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It's a town located at the foot of the Rigi and is known for it's train station and its connections
Goldau is also well-known for its 'Tierpark' (Zoo) on the Site of the 'mountain slide' which wiped out the village in 1806. A new area for bears and wolves has been added to the zoo and this part opened last year.


sorry Cyrus - that was pretty off-topic.

and from the station in Goldau, you can go by train to Lucern. (on-topic now??)
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Re: Luzern Fastnacht

Heading down to Luzern tonight! Anybody else up for it?


Meeting in Zürich HB at fiveish, proceeding to Thalwil to pick up a few more folks and then on to Luzern. The plan is to stay for a few hours and come back... mind you, I remember how well the same plan worked last year...
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Me! Me! Can I come, too?
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Do we wish MN and DB a happy 1st anniversary.
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