The main festivities will start on Shrove Thursday and end 6 days later in the early morning hours of Ash Wednesday. Kanton Zug too will be under siege by a variety of gaudy, historic and sometimes downright scary costumes as once again carnival descends on all municipalities.
In Stadt Zug, Fasnacht will start with a bang in the early morning hours of the 20th of February. The entire day will consist of plenty of noise, parades and activities – all in all, a fantastic day for everybody!
05.00 am - Wakeup call at the Landsgemeindeplatz. Free bus ride if you arrive from within the canton, free croissant, and coffee.
06.00 am - Family breakfast – alcohol-free breakfast in the Rathaus at Fischmarkt offered by the Zuger Chesslete Society.
09.00 am - Start of the Metalli-Guggete, guggen music concerts in the Metalli shopping center.
10.00 am - Children's face painting and entertainment at the Bundesplatz.
11.30 am - Risotto lunch at the Bundesplatz offered by local businesses and accompanied by guggen music.
2.30 pm - Traditional parade with lots of themes and colorful costumes. Starts at Kolinplatz - Postplatz - Bundesplatz. Followed by a BIG CONFETTI BATTLE at the Bundesplatz.
2.30 pm - Children's parade in the old town.
4.00 pm - Children's entertainment at the Landsgemeindeplatz with many attractions and a drawing competition.
4.30 pm - End of day welcome concert at the main train station for all who had work that day.
5.00 pm - For the first time, end of day welcome concert at Freiruum.
8.00 pm - Chesselwy begins in the old town: guggen music across three stages until 01.30 am. Many tents, bars, and restaurants stay open until the early morning hours!
Complimentary busses at 1, 2 and 3 o’clock in the morning from Postplatz.
In addition, each municipality has its own carnival festivities so make sure to browse our list below to find out what’s happening near you (links to websites in German):
18.01.2020, Schiessvereinssamstag, Walchwil, 11.00 am, Website
25.01.2020, Inthronisation Eiche Zunft, Hünenberg, 5.30 pm, Website
26.01.2020, Fasnacht parade, Neuheim, 2.00 pm, Website
29.01.2020, Bäckermöhli Fischmarkt, Zug, 4.15 pm, Website
29.01.2020, Bäckermöhli Kolinplatz, Zug, 4.45 pm, Website
01.02.2020, Inthronisation of the Räbevater, Baar, 7.00 pm, Website
01.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Morgarten, 1.15 pm, Website
20.02.2020, Children's parade, Unterägeri, Website
21.02.2020, Children's fasnacht, Rotkreuz, 3.00 pm, Website
21.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Steinhausen, 2.30 pm, Website
22.02.2020, Schränzegg, Baar, 4.00 pm, Website
22.02.2020, Aamuesetä at Rathausplatz, Baar, 7.00 pm, Website
22.02.2020, Schnitzelbank, Rotkreuz, 7.30 pm, Website
22.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Allenwinden, 1.30 pm, Website
22.02.2020, Fasnacht parade by Herti, Zug, 2.00 pm, Website
23.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Rotkreuz, 2.00 pm, Website
23.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Baar, 2.30 pm, Website
23.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Unterägeri, Website
24.02.2020, Children's parade, Baar, 2.30 pm, Website
24.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Oberalosen, 1.00 pm, Website
24.02.2020 Usrüerä in the village, Oberägeri, 4.30 pm, Website
24.02.2020, Greth Schell in the old town, Zug, 4.00 pm, Website
25.02.2020, Grand finale burning of Räbechüngs, Baar, 7.00 pm, Website
25.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Hünenberg, 2.30 pm, Website
25.02.2020, Fasnacht parade, Oberägeri, 1.15 pm, Website
01.03.2020, Chrööpfelimee, Zug, 5.30 pm, Website
Image credits: Zuger Zeitung
Source: Zug Tourismus and www.zugerchesslete.ch