St. Nicholas Monuments in Switzerland
St. Nicholas is found in many places besides churches. Click for larger images.
Küssnacht am Rigi
The annual Klausjagen festival is commemorated in public art in Küssnacht.
The Klausjagen figures were dedicated on Clausjagengasse during the 2010 festival.
Relief carving showing men with cowbells and iffelen.
The statue of St. Nicolas is on a residence near the St. Nicolas Cathedral. It looks as if it were at one time the Confiserie de St. Nicolas.
St. Niklaus, Canton Valois
Beginning in 1998, the Pfarrkirch St. Niklaus dresses its tall medieval bell tower as the largest St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) in the world. The Guinness Book of Records so declared in 2000. The figure is present from December 6, St. Nicholas Day, until January 6, Three Kings Day. The tower is more than 36 meters high and 350 years old. The onion dome, the largest in Upper Valais, forms the head. The figure is also used on the region's logo.