Exciting event 4 o’clock in the morning
Turning to the most important and impressive event, the ‘Morgestraich’: On Monday at 4.00am on the dot, the entire inner city is plunged into darkness including the street illumination.
Then, out of the black you hear the sound of drums and pipes.
Then illuminated, huge lanterns come into view and the long line of cliques in their traditional costumes and masks.
Prominently the Wäggis, slowly wind their way through the prescribed route, past the thousands of spectators who have been standing in the cold for hours to get the best view of the procession.
The earie spectacle is well worth the ´suffering´.
After that, the many restaurants, known as ‘baizes’ fill to breaking point with masks and spectators alike to warm up with Mehlsuppe, another tradition, and mulled wine.