Each December, Geneva's residents celebrate the traditional Fête de l'Escalade.
The citywide holiday is dedicated to an event that occurred in the night of December 11 to 12, 1602. Read more about the historical significance in our blog post. But the point is that you can be a part of Europe's largest historical parade right here in Geneva. (On Friday night, expect some 800 people dressed in historic outfits in the parade that starts at St. Peter's.)
Fri, 6 - 7:30 PM: "Tribute to victims" procession from the old town to Saint-Gervais
Sat and Sun: Various activities in the old town
Sun, 5 - 8:30 PM: Great historical procession.
(Photographs copyright by Luc Buscarlet)
Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.
Latest posts by Dimitri Burkhard (see all)
- Live from Switzerland: the future of luxury hospitality - December 4, 2019
- The 2020 Roger Federer coin: here’s all you need to know - December 3, 2019
- A rejuvenating stay at Grand Hotel Quellenhof Bad Ragaz - November 28, 2019