"Fritschi Brunnen & Fritschi-Fasnacht" Top 5 Page for this destination Fritschi Fountain - Fritschi Brunnen Tip by globetrott

Fritschi is a person of the swiss carneval-history. Fritschi is a nickname for Friedrich and obviously the Fritschi-Fasnacht dates back to the year 1446, when the troops of Luzern and the cantons of Innerschwyz won a battle in Ragaz, although the austrian troops had been much stronger. So it all started at march 6th, 1446, at "Fridolintag" : a "Fritschi-Umzug" was done every year at that date and all young men of Luzern had to march in full iron-armourtage through the city. This day always ended with a lot of alcohol & food, so the date was finally transfered to the 1st day of the Luzerner Fasnacht. Fritschi was first a straw-puppet in a blue-white coat, that was carried through Luzern, nowadays there is a "Fritschi-wagen" with a total of 8 persons in it, and when the people of Luzern are getting drunk that day it could happen, that other carneval-comunities might get the idea to steal Fritschi and the people of Luzern have to buy him back with a lot of beer...
See Fritschi-brunnen on my 1st picture and Fritschi-restaurant at my 2nd pic

Address: Kapellplatz
Directions: Old town
Website: http://www.luzern.com

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  • Written Jan 12, 2007
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