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Chienbäse

One of the most impressive and downright crazy thing I've seen in Switzerland.  You have to see it at least once in your life.

Links here to get an idea. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chienb%C3%A4se

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/service-updates/events/event-265612006.html

http://www.chienbaese-verein.ch/bilder/bilder.php

We will meet under the blue angel at 16:45 and then take the 17:08 direct train from Zurich HB to Liestal.  The return time is open.  Please buy your train tickets in advance.  As we are a large group we will walk to the front of the train and sit there.  If you are late walk down the train until you find us.

We arrive at 18:00 in Liestal which gives us some time to 'enjoy' the Guggenmusik, look at the stalls and have something to eat/drink for those of you who want to.  Most importantly it gives us time to find a good viewing spot before the parade starts at 19:15.

While it's not dangerous there is a lot of fire and some airborne burning embers so please use common sense.

In particular:

Stay well back from the burning wagons and brooms.  Follow the instructions of the marshals and fire brigade.  There is a heat wave from the wagons so if you are at the front it's a good idea to duck down to avoid the heat and turn your face away.

I'd recommend you wear a wooly hat and not your Sunday best clothes as there are burning embers.  I will be wearing a leather jacket, jeans and solid shoes.  Of course you are free to stand at the back if you are concerned.

Once the parade has started don't cross the street.

Further safety advice here http://www.chienbaese-verein.ch/chienbaeseumzug/chienbaeseumzug.html

By participating you accept the organiser is not responsible for you and you will independently assess the risk level and take reponsibilty for your own safety.



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  • Ahoo

    Photos are here finally. =)
    http://lothlorien.aasemoon.com/chinbase-2014/
    If it looks like the fire was right in my face, it's because it was. ;)

    March 17, 2014

  • Craig

    Cool photos. Looks like Hell on Earth which is pretty much how I remember it. Anyone else got any good ones to upload? Thinking of you in particular Ahoo.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Susanne

    That was indeed a very impressive event! I'm glad I participated. Thank you very much for organizing, Craig!

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to see Chienbase :) thanks for organizing Craig :)

    March 9, 2014

  • Craig

    Hope you all enjoyed it. Sorry if you ended up on your own. I did my best to avoid that happening.

    March 9, 2014

  • Fiorella

    Very interesting! Thanks for organizing and great start of the week to everyone!

    March 9, 2014

  • Markus

    Great event! Thanks to Craig for organizing.

    March 9, 2014

  • Burkhard P.

    Thanks for organizing.

    March 9, 2014

  • Craig

    Walk into the centre. We are near the archway. I have a long brown leather coat.

    March 9, 2014

  • Burkhard P.

    I will be on the 18.08 Train ...

    March 9, 2014

  • Cristina D.

    I'm stack in traffic!! I'll take the next train and I'll be there at 18:30 ! Let me know where I can join to the group! Thanks!

    March 9, 2014

    • Craig

      Hi cristina. I will email you my number.

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • Lenka

    Hi Craig, I am already in the train. Cu all there ..

    March 9, 2014

    • Craig

      Ok we are at the front upstairs.

      March 9, 2014

  • gabriele

    Sorry, I really wanted to come, but I will not because of some annoying back pain. Hope you'll have a great time.

    March 9, 2014

  • Marc

    Hey everybody, I just read this and it seems fun! I'm gonna try to make it! Looking forward to meeting you all.

    March 9, 2014

  • Simone

    Not feeling well. Sorry. I was so looking forward to this. Post pics!!!

    March 9, 2014

    • Craig

      Get well soon. Not the Thai food i hope.

      March 9, 2014

    • Simone

      Hahaha no no. I've had a sore throat for a few days and fear it may get worse when it gets colder later in the evening

      March 9, 2014

  • Agnes

    Sorry won't be able to make it today :-( have fun!

    March 9, 2014

  • Anh T.

    I will go by car. Connect to You at the station 6PM. Have a good ride by train! :)

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm ill. Hope to come next year!

    March 9, 2014

    • Craig

      Sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting me know and get well soon.

      March 9, 2014

  • Craig

    Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow. Please be on time and buy the ticket to Liestal before we meet. If you are late the train leaves off platform 17 and we will be at the front.

    March 8, 2014

  • Richard

    I'll be arriving from France but a friend (Gaye) is in your group from Zurich, so we will stay in touch with Gaye and meet you in Liestal.

    March 8, 2014

  • john

    very well, I meet you 6 pm on Liestal platform.

    thanks!
    John

    March 8, 2014

  • john

    hi guys, I will coming by car to Liestal. Can anyone let me know if I can meet you at Liestal? or better still can anyone contact me with his/her cell phone number?
    thanks
    John

    March 8, 2014

    • Craig

      Hi John, if you or anyone else wants to meet us on the platform at Liestal then I'm ok with that. We will be at the front of the train. However please be there before the train arrives as it's not reasonable for a large group to wait for you. Also bear in mind that the town centre is closed to cars and there are a lot of people attending so you may have difficulty finding a parking space.

      March 8, 2014

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