Zuger Märlisunntig

Zuger Märlisunntig: on 10 December 2023, 2 to 6 pm 28 fairy tale parlors with storytellers and many outdoor attractions await guests young and old.

40th Zuger Märlisunntig

Where Rapunzel meets Santa Claus

"And if they haven't died, they're still alive" - and, "Simsalabim!", they just turn up in Zug's old town: Fairies, witches and wizards, jugglers, storytellers and musicians. On 4 December, it's that time again: from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the 39th Zuger Märlisunntig awaits young and old with numerous attractions. Just hop aboard the fairy tale carriage and off you go on an adventure!

At 2 p.m. the Märlisunnig is heralded with the sound of fanfares from the Zytturm, Zug's landmark. Then 28 fairy tale parlors will open their doors. The storytellers look forward to whisking their young and old guests away to fairy tale land. Magicians, musicians, jugglers, clowns, balloon and fire artists are also on the road between the fairy tale parlors to enchant young and old. Around 8000 visitors from Zug and the surrounding cantons are expected. The old town is traffic-free from 2 to 6 pm.

From the Schminkstübli to the fairytale forest
Carriages will be running from the government building along Bahnhofstrasse to the suburbs and back to the government building - simply queue up, get in and take a free ride. Little guests who would like to take a spin on a pony or on a historic carousel are welcome on Landsgemeindeplatz. Here you will also find a Christmas bazaar and the popular make-up and photo booth. Psst: There are new glitter tattoos in the Schminkstübli! This year, two petting zoos with animals ranging from pygmy goats to donkeys will be visiting Grabenstrasse. And if you're looking for adventure, swing over the suspension bridge in Rapunzel's fairytale forest. Here, at Gärbiplatz, you can also decorate a gingerbread heart or sit comfortably by the fire with a hot drink.

Delicacies from Santa Claus
As always, the Zug Märlisunntig takes place on the 2nd Sunday in Advent. Therefore, Samichläuse and Schmutzlis, Trychlen, Iffelen and Geisselchlöpfer may not be missing. Whoever meets a Samichlaus can look forward to a treat - by the way, Samichlaus would also be pleased, namely with a little poem. Speaking of treats, many Zug associations will be offering drinks, "Guetslis" and other delicacies. In addition, there is a Glühwein-Stübli in the Zollhaus and most restaurants also have a warm cookie ready.

Drums and fireworks
From 5 p.m., around 50 tambourines will march from Hirschenplatz to Landsgemeindeplatz, where from 5.30 p.m. all the Chläuse and Schmutzlis, Trychlen, Iffelen, Geisselchlöpfer, jugglers, magicians and fairy tale figures will gather to ring out the Märlisunntig and enjoy fireworks together with all the guests.

Free admission to the fairytale world
Admission to the Fairytale World is free of charge. Anyone wishing to support the non-commercial event can purchase a Märlisunntig button for 3 francs at the information stand near Kolinplatz or from the Märlisunnitg mascot "Märlin" and his court staff. The Märlistuben would appreciate a collection.

Further information on the program at: maerlisunntig.ch.

Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

Event dates

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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