One of the highlights of Swiss National Day in Zermatt is the national celebration at Leisee Lake, 2,232 metres above sea level.

This year it will include a devotion from pastor Sefan Roth and an address by slam poet Kilian Ziegler. Bell ringing to mark the occasion and a firework display will follow in Zermatt in the evening.

The Zermatt fireworks are unique. They are broken down into two parts. First, Bengali flames burn high above Zermatt in the Turuwang to the west of Zermatt. The Turuwang remains intensively lit for many minutes – the cliffs take on bizarre light and shadow forms. The result is a quiet and very special romantic setting.

After the Bengali flames have burnt out, the rockets of the great fireworks ascend into the heights from a hill next to the Triftbach in different colours and bouquets.

04.00 – 05.00 pm Wolli celebrates the Swiss National Day – drawing fun on Bahnhofplatz
05.00 – 11.00 pm

Street Party in Zermatt

You will find a huge range of delicacies and beverages from the Bahnhofplatz to the Kirchplatz.

With entertainment by DJs and bands

Subsequent Nightlife in the clubs and bars of Zermatt
10.30 – 13.00 am

Swiss National celebrations at lake Leisee (2’232 m)

With a devotion by pastor Stefan Roth
Speech by slam poet Kilian Ziegler
Musical entertainment with the Alphornfreunden and the MG-Matterhorn

In case of bad weather, the celebration will be held in the church square.

Afternoon Musical entertainment in the village by folklore groups
Evening Special menus in the restaurants of Zermatt
22.00 pm Festive bell ringing and firework
22.15 pm Big fireworks with Bengal fires in the rock face above Zermatt

Recommendation for good visibility: "Obere Matten" festival site with beverage stand of the Zermatt Matterhorn Brewery (from 9.30 pm)