An annual open-air festival that takes place in the medieval Old Town of Rapperswil.
Three stages, over 200 artists, and 25,000 guests make for a fabulous three days of sultry sounds.
Then there is Gastronomy.
In addition to being surrounded by restaurants and bars, there are catering facilities onsite at the festival grounds offering an array of delectable bites.
Places to stay
Choose from a Bed & Breakfast, a youth hostel, or a hotel in the historic centre of town.
You’ll find Hotel Jakob in the car-free Old Town, just two minutes walk from the station and only 200 m from the ship pier on Lake Zurich.
A popular place to stay. It has free WiFI, a restaurant, spacious and tastefully decorated rooms, making this a top choice for visiting the blues’n’jazz festival.
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How to get there
Rapperswil-Jona is situated on the north shore of lovely Lake Zurich, approximately 40 km south of Zurich.
If flying to Switzerland, Zurich Airport is the closest.
The train journey from Zurich will take around 40 minutes, and by car, you can expect about 45 minutes.
To reach the festival venue, the organisers recommend taking public transport.
And a handy tip: they also suggest you buy a day ticket, so you don’t have to wait at the ticket machine to purchase a return.
Things to see and do
Rapperswil-Jona is known as the town of roses, and you’ll find over 15,000 roses from 600 varieties in bloom from June to October.
The medieval Old Town is a protected historic monument, and a castle towers above the town, offering panoramic views over the lake and the Alps.
The town is also home to the longest wooden bridge in Switzerland, and pedestrians can cross to the other side of the lake.
In short, it’s a picturesque town well worth visiting.