Friday, August 12, 2011

20 years of Street Parade Zürich

Feel like traveling to Zürich for the city's wildest weekend of the year?  Then head to The Street Parade this Saturday.

The Street Parade is the most attended Technoparade in Europe. The Street Party is one of the largest techno parties in the world and the largest annual event in Zurich.

The first Street Parade took place on September 5, 1992, initiated by student Marek Krynski and officially called the Demonstration for Love, Peace, Liberty, Generosity and Tolerance. About 1,000 people took part in dancing behind two Lovemobiles.

Today, the Street Parade has all the character of a popular festival, however legally it is still a political demonstration. The Street Parade continues to be one of the safest mass events in the world. This is not just a consequence of the peaceful nature of dance parades, but is also thanks to a widely thought-out prevention concept.  In typical Swiss fashion there is a "do&don't" list which most participants seem to stick to. Clear advice on healthy behavior is part of the informational campaign of the Street Parade.

At least 600,000 people are expected in the Limmat city for this year’s parade, which is taking place under the motto: “20 years Love, Freedom, Tolerance and Respect”.

In anticipation of the large influx of people for Saturday, August 13, SBB offers special tickets and 105 extra trains. If you feel like partying right from the word "go" make sure you join ReteTre (the local Radio station) special train to Zurich. Departure is at 08:54 from Chiasso. The return is scheduled at 22:00 the same day. Otherwise check the train schedule for regular train times.

The details on the Street Parade's schedules, Love Mobiles and other related events are available at all stations, as well as sites, or from Rail Service on Tel. 0900 300 300.

So, join the spirit on August 13th, 2011 and experience a wonderful, peaceful 20th Street Parade!

1 comment:

Lisa Pickup said...

I will be attending the festival this year. We have a 4 year old is it possible to attend this with him... Thank you and happy days

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