Trycheln in Meiringen - Fridays in Concert
Everyone swings its small or big cow bells in the same rhythm. Drummers indicate the tact. These drums do not beat any military march, however, but this unforgettable "Trychel"-march, which every real Haslitaler has in his blood, and the effects of which are very contagious: it forces a slow, almost dance-like, sliding step, while the torso sings rhythmically, to swing the bell. And so it goes up and down the narrow streets for hours - in tact, days - on end. The faces are often masked and the faces and costumes are very fear-exciting.
The Trychlen begins on 26th December and lasts up to the last working day in the year, called the Ubersitz. The night of the Ubersitz is the crowning conclusion of the Trychelns.