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Old 03.08.2008, 09:17
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

We waited for the fireworks in Bellvue from 9 pm to 11 pm but no spectacular fireworks was displayed. It was like one fire works here and one there. I was expecting much more or may be I returned too early.
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or may be I returned too early.
No you didn't.

There are always 2 spectacular fireworks at the Züri Fäscht held every 3 years.

This is when you should be at Bellevue.

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Old 03.08.2008, 23:58
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

This might be a weird question but I was stood on Quaibrucke and over on Ueitliberg there was a lot of red floating things... not fireworks cos they lasted over 5 mins before dying out one by one... They looked like an alien invasion. Does anyone know what they were?

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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

Probably little paper hot air balloons with tealights suspended underneath. They seem to be all the rage at the moment, and I find them rather pretty.

I don't know what they're called, but I'll try and dig up a picture for you to see if they're what you saw...
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Do these look familiar?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_lantern

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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

Thanks so much DB!!!!! Thats it... I did suspect it was something of this kind as I remembered the part in Danny the champion of the world where they made such a thing but this is brill... thank you... respect!
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You're welcome!
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

I am SOOOO going to make one of these. You watch.. house in Oerlikon catches on fire with lantern lunatic pyrotechnic disaster!
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You could use a 35 litre plastic rubbish sack, with a Gaz stove underneath... see how that goes up!
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

Are the fireworks this year on Saturday or Sunday?
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Are the fireworks this year on Saturday or Sunday?
Check with your Gemeinde, some are now doing it the day before. As always in Switzerland, it varies from Canton to Canton.
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Check with your Gemeinde, some are now doing it the day before. As always in Switzerland, it varies from Canton to Canton.
Cant find anything for Zurich city
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

We don't usually have an official fireworks display, for that you would have to go to a Gemeinde that is more passionate about the whole 1291 thing, like Sisikon. If you post yourself with a view of the lake in the direction of Rapperswil, the Goldcoast people usually let of quite a lot of stuff, but again, it's not a coordinated effort.
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

The hotel on Uetliberg has a firework display planned. The website only discusses it as part of their dinner or bbq events.
Clearly anyone can go up there but it's unclear to me whether the public will have access to the viewing terraces that night or whether it'll all be reserved for the hotel's event.
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

Im with Stamp's idea this year too! Basel is good if you havent been before though Bring on the weather htis weekend!!!
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

We are staying in Horgan on the lake southeast of Zurich will we be able to view the fireworks from here or do we need to go closer to Zurich?
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We are staying in Horgan on the lake southeast of Zurich will we be able to view the fireworks from here or do we need to go closer to Zurich?
It's a bit far to see the Zurich fireworks properly, but there will be fireworks at ten o' clock this evening at the Seerose park in Horgen.
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Old 01.08.2011, 11:46
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We are staying in Horgan on the lake southeast of Zurich will we be able to view the fireworks from here or do we need to go closer to Zurich?
Hello and welcome to the Forum.

You'll see fireworks from wherever you are. Head to the lake shore and bring a bottle. Guaranteed prettiness in the sky for a few hours once dusk settles. They already started in ZH city on Thursday
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It's a bit far to see the Zurich fireworks properly, but there will be fireworks at ten o' clock this evening at the Seerose park in Horgen.


Thanks a lot for the info.
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Re: Anything in Zurich for August 1?

For 2015, are there any fireworks or cool events (wrestling?) going on in Zurich? I've heard that there are fireworks on the Uetliberg, a parade in the city during the day, and also at some places outside the city, but are there none on the lake or nightlife events? Appreciate any and all cultural recommendations! Merci vilmal!
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