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Switzerland welcomes the new year

Switzerland will welcome in the year 2019 with the bells and fireworks, people in Switzerland have bells in the night on Tuesday with a bell, and in many places with fireworks and firecrackers, the new year assured of a warm welcome. It moved the buildings down to the water or to large sacral.

In Zurich, celebrated as in previous years, over 150'000 visitors from home and abroad, to the party mile around the lake, a new year's eve party. The beginning of the New year was celebrated with the traditional new year's eve magic fireworks above the lake of Zurich.

The new year's eve fireworks in Zurich. (Video: Tamedia)

As in the previous year were also fired at the beginning of 2019, the rockets for the fireworks over the lake basin. This prevented the colourful images could disappear in the clouds and in fog.

last year, the weather had been tried a variant for the first time and they had proven themselves. For a single, a few accents, however, were fired, nevertheless, some rocket up to the height of 350 meters. Of the Zurich city police, it was said in the new year's eve at the request of the news Agency Keystone SDA, the situation is so far calm. There are currently no special events.

bell ringing in Bern

In Bern, there was the new year's eve, night, no big fireworks, the bells impression rang. Like every year, thousands of people gathered shortly before midnight on the Cathedral square - equipped with champagne bottles and glasses for the traditional Toast rich on the new year.

fireworks of any kind was inflamed, while the münster ausläuteten bells from a quarter to twelve, the old year. The twelve bell strikes at midnight, the Turmwartin with the castle bell. Thereafter, the powerful was heard ringing, while in the square below, the champagne corks popped.

conclusion until Tuesday morning

The city of Basel, the new year celebrated with fireworks over the Rhine. This began at half past one, and was financed by Private as well as the Swisslos-Fonds. On the Cathedral square, the traditional contemplative Celebration took place in the night. The prelude to this was at half past twelve of the city trombone choir.

Shortly before midnight, the tradition was ringing, according to the Old year with the big bell in the Martin tower of the Basler münster. All the bells of the city ringing in the New year. The cantonal police of Basel-Stadt declared to Keystone SDA, it is currently quietly. However, it is still too early to draw a General conclusion for the night. This would only be carried out on Tuesday morning.

consideration to historical buildings

Many hundreds of people celebrated the beginning of the year, in addition to the St. Gallen monastery square. A official Celebration there is. The people came together there, but just so.

Out of consideration for the Unesco-world cultural heritage-buildings, and for security reasons it was forbidden in the convent of fireworks or firecrackers to burn down. The Canton and the city of St. Gallen called on the population to dispose of glass bottles and other waste in the provided waste containers.

At the first annual "ice magic" on the cross-bleaching in St. Gallen rose this year, a new year's eve-ice-Disco. The Party on skates began at eight o'clock and midnight, a fire was ignited.

In the city of Lucerne only in the evening of the 1. January fireworks instead. The "new year magic" is funded by tourism, and illuminates the Bay. Was celebrated in the new year's eve but, nevertheless, in Hotels, Clubs, theatres and on ships.

thousands to Promenade

In Lausanne, it is at 31. December is a Tradition that the tower of the Cathedral in red lights. Music lovers were also invited from the half-elf to an organ concert.

The city of Geneva invited as per tradition, to a large folk festival on the shores of the lake. The Quai du Mont-Blanc was specially closed to traffic and more than 40'000 visitors along strolled the Promenade. Three stages were also from nine to three o'clock in the various music groups. And at midnight a big fireworks illuminate the Scene. (roy/SDA)

Created: 01.01.2019, 01:50 PM

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