Easter in Switzerland
Several events around Switzerland offer the chance to experience unique activities during the Easter holiday.
The Corvatsch Easter Special offers adventurous fun in the Eastern Alps. The event is held from April 3-6 atop Corvatsch mountain in the Engadin region.
Highlights include a fondue feast and nighttime ski descent on April 3, and a delicious barbecue with views of the Upper Engadin Lakes on April 4. On April 5, be the first to ski down freshly prepared pistes, just as sunlight breaks the horizon. This Early-Bird Day begins with an ascent at 5:45 a.m. to the Panorama Restaurant, which is 3,303 meters high. Enjoy an Alpine breakfast buffet before strapping on the skis for your descent. And on April 6, stop by the Hossa Bar for the Après Ski Party. Participate in a hunt for the Golden Egg to win prizes, or simply enjoy live music.
BernFor a more traditional celebration, participate in an egg smashing contest, otherwise known as "Eiertütschete," in Bern. Each year on Easter Sunday, people meet at the Kornhausplatz with their lovely painted eggs and slam them together to see who has the toughest egg — the one that doesn’t break first. This fun Bernese custom starts at 10 a.m. Bring your own egg and your sense of humor.
BremgartenBremgarten, in the canton of Aargau, has one of the largest Easter markets in Switzerland. For more than 800 years, people have enjoyed this holiday tradition. With 50,000 visitors, 400 exhibitors and 90 artisans, there will be a large variety of handmade arts and crafts.
Take part in the fun Swiss tradition of Zwänzgerle at the Rudenplatz in Zurich. The event features one row of children holding hard-cooked eggs and another row of adults that try to throw 20-Rappen coins into the eggs. If the coins stick, the adults win the egg with the coins. If the adults miss, the children keep both.
However you decide to spend the holiday, the Enterprise Switzerland team wishes you a Happy Easter!