History

1996 Brunnen
The sport and holiday adventure – central Switzerland, your sport and holiday region.

„Over 3000 people have chosen central Switzerland as their holiday destination and many of them have chosen the Swiss O Week as their sporting highlight of the season. It is a marvellous competitive experience to take part in this natural sport in the glorious landscape of central Switzerland.“

Franz Marty, former member of the cantonal government of Schwyz and President of the patrons, SOW 1996

2003 Rapperswil
The open public races during 20th WOC 2003 in Rapperswil took place as Swiss O Week

2006 Zermatt
Get high …! Orienteering at the foot of the Matterhorn and surrounded by the fantastic scenery of 38 mountains over 4000m high.

„Organising a multiday orienteering event at the foot of the Matterhorn shows the vision, power and success which characterises the Swiss orienteering scene. The trade mark “Zermatt” shines out much further than our national borders, and the Matterhorn is a world-famous symbol for Switzerland.“

Adolf Ogi, former Federal councillor, President of the patrons SOW 2006

2011 Flims-Laax
Discover the adventure – orienteering in the Flims rock fall forest and at the foot of the Vorab gacier.

„Graubünden has a fascinating landscape with a wide range of possibilities for leisure and tourism. The holiday region Flims Laax Falera is part of it and at the same time something special. The SOW Flims-Laax combines holidays and sport, the beautiful mountain scenery and top sporting performances.”

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, former Federal councillor, President of the patrons SOW 2011

2009 Muotatal
Breathtaking …! Orienteering in a completely special, unspoilt landscape with its fascinating culture.

„The rather crazy idea of holding a multiday orienteering event in wild and romantic Muotathal will be worth it. There is a wonderful orienteering festival waiting for you! We have helped organise the SOW with great expectations and enthusiasm.“

Franz Föhn, Community President Muotathal, member of the organising committee SOW 2009

2014 Zermatt
Get high …!
Orienteering at the foot of the Matterhorn and surrounded by the fantastic scenery of 38 mountains over 4000m high.

„The Matterhorn and orienteering: a combination with a strong attraction. Over 4500 participants will combine sport and holiday for a week in Zermatt”

Adolf Ogi, former Federal councillor, Honorary President SOW 2014

2016 Engadin St. Moritz
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