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Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

Anyone in the Zug area hear what sounded like loud explosions this morning at about 8 o clock?

Any idea what it was?
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Re: Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

It's funny but my daughter was also asking me what the noise this morning was, we must be neigbours!
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Re: Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

They must be testing avalanche cannons.
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Re: Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

There were also fireworks (a little north of Zug/Baar) earlier still (I think at around 5.00am). Apparently a wedding...
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Re: Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

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They must be testing avalanche cannons.
Avalanche cannons are ordinary light mortars which have been around for ages and needn't be tested, let alone on a Sunday morning.
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Re: Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

The Swiss air force doesn't work at weekends, so not a sonic boom. Maybe some US people marking 9/11 ?
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There were also fireworks (a little north of Zug/Baar) earlier still (I think at around 5.00am). Apparently a wedding...
Fireworks at 4am or 5am or 6am ? Night exercises of the Swiss army end at 3am. I looked through the ZugerZeitungOnline and could not find anything, sorry
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Anyone in the Zug area hear what sounded like loud explosions this morning at about 8 o clock?

Any idea what it was?

There are those who still let off loud fireworks in the mornings to celebrate a wedding. This 'tradition' has dropped off a bit now.
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Re: Loud noise (explosions) - Zug, this morning

They celebrate "Knabenschissen" these days (they do at least in Zurich today) and I believe that part of the tradition is also to shoot with mortars (whatever they are really called - no granade, just a loud bang).
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