This weekend fans can support both upcoming and experienced wrestlers with a passion for Schwingen, as it’s known in German.
The annual Bernese Oberland Wrestling Festival begins Saturday, June 15 in Gstaad’s Center Court with an assortment of high-spirited activities.
The youth wrestling tournament runs until 5 pm Saturday, followed by a dance and opening party at 8 pm. The event will feature local delicacies, yodellers and a live band.
The adult competition will be held from 7:30 am onwards on Sunday, June 16, with a closing ceremony at 5 pm. It will showcase local talents as well as special guest wrestlers from other cantons.