Carnival

Gugge concerts

The traditional Gugge music concert takes place from 7.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Tuesday evening of Fasnacht on Marktplatz, Barfüsserplatz and Claraplatz.

The organised groups of musicians meet at the Mustermesse at 6.30 p.m. and march from there across the Mittlere Rheinbrücke to Marktplatz or Barfüsserplatz. 

The Gugge musicians who are not organised into groups meet at 8 p.m. on Claraplatz to perform their deafening, discordant but often very catchy tunes. 

They then disperse through the streets, forming groups that spectators like to tag along with, and march through the centre playing their music into the small hours.