Eidgenössischen Schwing- und Älplerfest(ESAF) 2022

Aug 26, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Pratteln im Baselbiet

The "Eidgenössische Schwing- und Älplerfest" is the largest recurring sporting event and one of the largest folk festivals in Switzerland. In 2019 it will take place in Zug, a good half hour from Hotel Alexander by train or car.

Anyone who wants to see and experience a Swiss national sport up close should travel to the "Eidgenössische", as the festival is often abbreviated. Here the best wrestlers, the "bad guys", fight in a sand circle for the title of "Wrestling King". And whoever wins in the end will receive a living "Muni", Swiss German for a bull, as the main prize.

Our traditional family-run Hotel Alexander is located in the old town of Zurich. The train station is a 5 min walk away and you have trains that take you to Pratteln for the festival in just under 70 minutes.