11 September 2023
Knabenschiessen(Boy shooting) often causes some confusion among the uninformed. For this popular public festival does not entail shooting boys. Quite the contrary: at this rifle shooting competition, local boys – and for number of years now, girls too – have the opportunity to test and demonstrate their shooting skills. This tradition harks back to the 17th century. It was first mentioned in a document in 1656, when around 150 boys took part in a shooting competition known as “Knaben Schiesset”.
The modern-day, annual “Knabenschiessen” exists in its present form since 1899 and is organized by the City of Zurich Rifle Association in Albisgütli. Since then, the festival has been held in conjunction with Zurich’s largest annual public festival, and from Saturday to Monday attracts countless visitors with its varied culinary delights and many market stands and amusement rides.
Since the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation in 1991, girls have also been allowed to participate in this competition. However, the rule that only boys and girls resident in the city and canton of Zurich are allowed to shoot is still upheld to this day. The festival, on the other hand, is naturally open to all visitors from near and far.
1. Go to the official website and double check the event availability, prices and regulations.
2. Check below the accommodations in hotels in Zurich available during the the event. ⤵︎
2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.
2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.
🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.
👨👩👧👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.
📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.
2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it Booking.com, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.
2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.
2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!
2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.
3. Check the flight, bus, and train travel options to the event location
4. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets
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