25 Years and Still Growing

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on July 26th, 2010

Next month, the Swiss Alps village of Chur will be holding one of the most unique events around the world.  The International Beard Meeting takes place during the Chur Festival each August.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of an  event that started a hairy tradition.

From 20-22 August, there will be facial hair of epic proportions as far as the eye can see. Stately handlebar mustaches, whiskers galore and beards that rival those of such famous bewhiskered men like Jerry Garcia, Santa Claus & the members of Z.Z. Top will be on display.  Over 150 men from all over Europe will travel to Switzerland to take part in this championship.

There are three categories that participants can be placed in: Mustaches, Chin & Whiskers, and Beards.  The winner of the contest receives the highest honor of Best Alpine Beard and is declared the Grand Master.

Find a cheap flight to Zurich and drive over to Switzerland’s oldest city for this fun-filled weekend.  Chur is approximately 74 miles from Zurich and the drive is absolutely beautiful, through mountainous landscapes and past Lakes Zurich, Obersee and Walensee.  Call for a free quote on a trip to Zurich and ask about receiving an additional discount when you pair it with your car rental and hotel reservations.

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One Response to “25 Years and Still Growing”

  1. Brett Deiser says:

    Such a tempting destination. I’d love to go someday.

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