Special Events

Meiringen-Hasliberg Events

The Trychlerwoche between Christmas Day and 30 December each year is one of the longest and noisiest events in the Alps. This historical and deeply traditional event may not be the most melodic but it’s an amazing spectacle nonetheless – Swiss costume or fancy dress and bizzare face masks obligatory!


Between Christmas Day and 30 December each year the normally quiet town of Meiringen is the setting for the Trychlerwoche, one of the longest events in the Alps that reaches a peak on 30 December with a mass procession of local “bands”. Each group repeats a monotonous and consistent rythmn of drum beats and bell ringing as loudly as possible in competition with each other to ward off evil spirits. Participants wear traditional Swiss costume or fancy dress including bizarre face masks. On the final night, the noisy bands march up and down the main street, stopping periodically at local bars for refreshment and continue “playing” through the night and most of the next day(s) until the last man standing, playing or drinking then suddenly fade away.

Meiringen Winter Sports Festival

The Meiringen wintersports festival is an annual event in the last week of February at Bidmi which includes games, activities and entertainment for families and children including a tubing-run, magic park, inflatable castle, face painting, introduction to boarding and/or telemarking, children’s ski race and live music.

Coop Skicross FIS World Cup by BMW xDrive

Meiringen (together with Grindelwald) is one of two Bernese Oberland ski resorts chosen for the fourth year running to host the Skicross FIS World Cup. The spectacular Skicross races involve four skiers racing head to head and the World Cup event early in March attracts around 120 of the World’s elite male and female Skicross athletes. Racers ski down an obstacle course which includes bumps, jumps, banked turns and rapid changes of direction. The vertical elevation is 200m and the run takes about 60 seconds to complete flat out. Skicross is a knock out event – the two fastest skiers qualify for the next – and provides exciting viewing for spectators. Further Information contact Verein Skicross Berner Oberland. Tel: +41 33 972 50 21; Email: [email protected]; Web: www.skicross-worldcup.ch.

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