This weekend turned out to be big on sports. First, the Luzerner Stadtlauf took place downtown on Saturday. Over 10 000 runners took part, nearly half of which were in the family category. Numbers may have been down compared to pre-pandemic times but a good time was had by all despite the capricious weather.
In ice-hockey the EV Zug won the national final playoffs beating the ZSC Lion (Zürich) team 3 -1.
In football, the FC Zürich assured its title as football champions by beating the FC Basel 2-0. This although there remains four games to be played before the end of the season. Meanwhile Lucerne managed to climb up a place to 9th with a victory against Lausanne 3-0, leaving the last place in ranking to Lausanne.
Finally at the LUGA, the Eiertütsch (boiled egg cracking) competition was won by Sviatoslav Yefremeniuk, a 22 Ukrainian refugee, who beat the competition to become the Swiss Egg-cracking Champion!
You may have noticed that tourists are back in town. Whereas Chinese tourists are only expected to come back in groups as of 2023, Americans seem to be the biggest demographic to make a comeback. The tourism office is looking at solutions to avoid a return to the coach chaos of previous years.
Expect sunny days with chances of rain and temperatures in the high teens this week. Gardeners hang in there, the Eisheiligen days (and danger of frost) aren’t over until mid-May.
(It’s good to be back!)