Eleven singing groups will sing to nine couples in Zug's old town at the Chrööpfelimee event on 18 February.
From 5 p.m. on 18 February 2024, the traditional and popular Chrööpfelimee Singing will once again take place in Zug's Old Town. Nine couples have registered so far, but more are welcome.
On the Chrööpfelimee evening, lanterns and candles are lit in Zug's Old Town. They indicate that a couple is waiting to be serenaded. This year, eleven singing groups will present their songs and chants to the couples, and will be rewarded with doughnuts and wine.
A song for a couple is in Zug's old town Photo: Mathias Blattmann
The origin of the Chrööpfelimee Singing dates back around 250 years. Friends who had observed or heard the mutual affection of a couple would sing songs customised for the young couple. When the couple opened the window, the singing groups demanded doughnuts (Chrööpfeli) and wine. Both were then lowered down to them in a basket.
The organising Guild of Tailors, Drapers and Tradesmen of the City of Zug (Zunft der Schneider, Tuchmacher und Gewerbetreibenden) is already looking forward to a wonderful evening with lots of spectators, a great atmosphere and beautiful songs. The Chrööpfelimee master Martin Kühn invites other couples to register for the Chrööpfelimee Singen 2023.
Registrations are welcome by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further information, including the locations of the couples, can be found online at www.schneiderzunft.ch.