Enjoy the 1 August fireworks on Swiss National Day. Many of Nidwalden's communities hold celebrations with speeches, folk music and traditional specialities such as cheese tart and älplermagronen. Many bonfires, prominently located so as to be seen from afar, are lit in Central Switzerland's mountains.
The Swiss Confederation has its roots in the Rütli Oath, sworn in 1291. 1 August, a federal holiday only since 1994, is treated as a Sunday under employment law. The date was derived from one of the first treaties between the three original cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.
01.08.23 | 1st August celebrations - brunch, Wirzweli
01.08.22 | 1st August celebrations - Titlis
01.08.23 | Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg Brunch Gasthof Wilerhorn
01.08.23 | 1st August Melchsee-Frutt
31.07.23 | 1. August Stansstad
01.08.23 | 1. August Cruises with SGV
01.08.23 | 1. August in Engelberg
01.08.22 | Swiss national day at the Swiss Open-Air Museum, Ballenberg Brienz
01.08.22 | Fireworks at the lake Sarnen (Obwalden), from 10 p.m.
01.08.22 | Swiss national day at Melchsee-Frutt
01.08.23 | 1. August BBQ, Bergrestaurant Musenalp Isenthal