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Customs and Traditions

Uri's Specialities

For Body and Soul
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«Cabbage and mutton» stew is the best known dish in Uri. This popular dish is served especially during the autumn fair. Uri's culinary scene has many things to offer to all gourmets.
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1st of August High Altitude Bonfire

A Light in the Dark
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On the 1st of August, high altitude bonfires gleam everywhere on the surrounding mountains. Glowing points of light in the bluish sky of aprroaching night. Here, in the heart of the «old» Switzerland, this special experience will cling to you as something memorable.
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Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
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info@uri.swiss
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Alpine Call of Prayers

The Prayers of the Alp farmers
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Far and wide in the alps, the ancient call of prayers through a wooden milk funnel is sung every sunset during summer. Its ancient tone sequence awakens memories of the creation of mankind in us.
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Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
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info@uri.swiss
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Carnival and the Cat music

The Jesters are on the loose.
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The Carnival in Uri begins traditionally with the «Ytrummletä» ( the banging of the drums) on Wednesday evening, a week before Ash Wednesday. Drums, kettle drums and trumpets unite to form a colourful parade around Uri's villages. After the official concert, the musicians split up into big or small groups and play their special kind of music (Katzenmusik). This is called «Gässlä», (going around the alle …
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

Men from the Woods

Cultural Heritage
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They have nothing to do with bad spirits, despite their loud entrance. Every year the men from the woods provide spectacle and excitement.
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
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info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

Swiss Wrestling and other Alpine Cele …

Hoosälupf (pants lift) and a Folk's Feast
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Swiss wrestling and other alpine celebrations belong to the summer traditions. Swiss wrestling events are always popular and attract a large audience.
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
info@uri.swiss
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Taking the Cows up to the Alpine mead …

Up to the alpine meadows
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Every year, dairy farmers take their cows up to the alps in summer and in autumn, before the onset of winter, they come down to the valley with their cows adorned in flowers and with bells.
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

The Bull in Uri's Coat of Arms

Uri's Bull
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Uri's national emblem is a head of a bull with a nose ring. Whether it's on a seal, a flag or a coat of arms, the national emblem of Uri is always the same.
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

The Fair

Fair
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In autumn, when the dairy farmers are back from the alps, the fair takes place throughout Switzerland. There is dancing and folk music. Typical fair meals like mutton with cabbage and venison or mountain goat stew are the culinary highlights of this autumn feast.
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Uri Tourismus AG
Schützengasse 11
6460 Altdorf UR
Tel. +41 (0)41 874 80 00
Fax +41 (0)41 874 80 01
info@uri.swiss
www.uri.swiss

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