18 September 2020

Distance from hotel: 0.3 km

Schützenfest Kaarst

A Schützenfest (German "marksmen's festival") is a traditional festival or fair featuring a target shooting competition in the cultures of both Germany and Switzerland

At a Schützenfest, contestants compete based on their shooting abilities, for example by shooting at a wooden representation of an eagle. The winner of the competition becomes the 'Schützenkönig' ("king of marksmen") until the next year's competition.

The four days of Schützenfest in Kaarst, with more than 1.150 participants and more than ten bands parading through the city's streets and the funfair mark the height of the summer season.