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2° Edition Gotthardbahntag - Bellinzona meets Erstfeld
In 2007 the Gotthard Railway celebrated its 125th anniversary and in 2016 the Gotthard Base Tunnel was opened. To ensure that the mountain route is not forgotten, the Erstfeld Tourist Commission has set itself the goal of commemorating this route with a special event, which this year will be held in Bellinzona on 10 June 2023.
Bellinzona is hosting the second Gotthardbahntag, an event in cooperation with Erstfeld on the theme of mobility and cultural exchange, which this year will welcome the "Lucerne Museum of Transport", which will be on the Piazza del Sole for the occasion with lots of fun family activities. In addition, there will be music, a market and medieval entertainment at Castelgrande in cooperation with various Sword in the Fortress groups.
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PIAZZA DEL SOLE
Animation, stalls and music on the entire Piazza del Sole in cooperation with the town of Erstfeld and local partners.
Special Guest: THELUCERN MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT on the square with family activities, vintage vehicles.
MEDIEVAL ANIMATION IN CASTEL GRANDE
Medieval animation in cooperation with "La Spada nella Rocca" in the outdoor courtyard of Castel Grande. Free admission.
Wide choice of local products and handicrafts in the old town centre of Bellinzona.
Runs free of charge between the old town centre and the castles of Montebello and Sasso Corbaro.
Departure from Piazza Governo: 10.00/11.20/13.30
Departure from Piazza Collegiata: 3.00/16.30 pm
Possibility of lunch at all bars and restaurants in the town centre. Polenta on the Piazza del Sole and medieval specialities at the Bellinzona Fortress restaurants.
Castel Grande - Grotto San Michele www.castelgrande.ch
Sasso Corbaro - Osteria Sasso Corbaro www.osteriasassocorbaro.ch
Fortress of Bellinzona:
Installation by Swiss artist Zimoun.
Archaeological Museum. Montebello exhibition route.www.fortezzabellinzona.ch
Sound Installations Playlist
Villa dei Cedri
Exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures curated by Roberto Bassetti, Director of the Centre d'art contemporain Yverdon-les-Bains.
Guided tour of the old town and Castel Grande
Meeting point Infopoint Piazza del Sole
[email protected] / 091 821 21 31
2 p.m. - Archaeology workshop - Stories on the rock
With Emanuela Guerra Ferretti, cultural mediator of the Ticino Archaeological Association (AAT). Activities for children and young people to discover rock engravings, among the most significant testimonies left by the first men who inhabited the Alpine arc. An opportunity to delve into an important chapter of local archaeology and to try out the techniques of engraved rock relief.
Duration about 1h / Max 15 participants (school age)
2 pm - Guided tour of the Montebello Archaeology exhibition
With Moira Morinini Pè, collaborator of the Cantonal Office for Cultural Heritage (UBC). Guided tour of the new exhibition itinerary through the spaces of the Palazzetto and the keep of Montebello Castle (historical archaeological exhibition)
Duration about 1h / Max 15 participants (for all)
1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Performance by the Pro Ticino choirs from all over Switzerland.
OFFERS FOR YOUR TRAIN JOURNEY
SOB offers a special experiential journey to Bellinzona and back as part of the 10 June 2023 programme.
From CHF 79 (2nd class, half fare), with the "Experience Gotthard and Bellinzona" offer you can combine a stay in the south with a modern and traditional train journey. Enjoy the outward journey on the Gotthard line in the comfortable Gotthard train to Bellinzona. A full programme awaits you there; the traditional market takes place in the Old Town and a guided tour starts at 11 a.m. from the Info Point at the Tourist Office; reservations are recommended. The return journey from Bellinzona will be the highlight of the day with the Gotthard Experience Train; travel as in the old days in historic carriages ("Ce 6/8 II 'Crocodile'") from Lavorgo to Erstfeld and experience the nostalgic journey home.
IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER THE EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED!
More information on 091 821 25 31 or [email protected]
- CATEGORIES Market , Exhibitions and fairs , Get-togethers