Learn About Fasnacht
If you or your kids were fascinated by Fasnacht and would like to get a closer look at what it would take to be a Fasnacht participant, be sure to join in “Die 1. Lektion” (the first lesson). This event, which normally takes place on the Friday and Saturday immediately following the Fasnacht has been postponed this year until the end of April. Children and their parents are invited to come to Barfüsserplatz to learn all about the tradition of Fasnacht and to try out one of the two traditional instruments, hence the name, “Die 1. Lektion.” Under expert guidance, children and young people can elicit their first sounds from the piccolo flute or drum on a 'Böggli' (the practice device for drumming) and get a whiff of carnival atmosphere. The creative part of the carnival—handicrafts, painting, and creating—will be demonstrated with hands-on opportunities. Active carnival members from various cliques will be on hand to explain everything to children and parents and answer their questions.
Participation is free of charge.