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Der nächste Flusskommers findet am 12. August 2023 statt

2022 Jahr feierte die AV Notkeriana die bereits 700-jährige Geschichte der Ausrichtung des traditionellen Flusskommerses. Stolz blicken wir in die Vergangenheit und führen bewährte Traditionen fort, ohne die Zukunft aus den Augen zu lassen. Wir laden alle Studenten von nah und fern dazu ein, auch nächstes Jahr diesen Tag gemeinsam mit uns zu feiern. Wenn auch Du mit uns anstossen willst, fülle bitte die Anmeldung am Ende dieser Seite aus.

The traditional Flusskommers

Every summer, those in need of a drink travel to St.Gallen to commemorate the miracle at the Sitter. With food and drink, a festive “Kommers” takes place in the river in August, which is the culmination of the celebrations surrounding Notker Pressulus.

In my active time I have never missed a Flusskommers. I want it to stay that way!
Directeur Général du BIERBAR



Le Bureau, BIERBAR or to be more precise le Bureau international pour l'exécution et la réalisation des bonnes activités récréatives is a Lausanne-based association dedicated to the implementation of the traditional river commemoration for the AV Notkeriana. After the traditional Flusskommers had been organized by members of the AV Notkeriana for almost 700 years and had become increasingly popular, the organisational effort exceeded the possibilities of the connection in the Gallus city and so the Bureau was born. Since then, the numerous members have dedicated themselves to preserving this Saint-Gallic heritage.

As Senior of AV Notkeriana, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 700th year of the traditional Flusskommers. With the great support of the bureau, we are allowed to set up our benches, tap the barrels and have a good time at the river bbq. Hospitality is very important to us and we would like to offer our friends from Far away only the best. In addition to a place to sleep (also for Fuxen), we offer all participants a high-quality supporting program consisting of city and pub tours as well as a hangover brunch. In order to meet our high quality demands, we ask that you register.
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On the traditional Flusskommers we generally recommend the tenue river. This consists of swimwear bottoms, as well as a shirt, tie, coulours and veston. Nautical forms of clothing or monks' robes like those worn by our founder, St. Notker Pressulus, are also welcomed. For practical reasons, we also recommend river-appropriate shoes. For windier hours, it is also advisable to pack a bathrobe.

The river beer tap system is in operation during the Flusskommers and the chef de bar takes care of other delicacies during the opening hours of the river bar.

Smaller snacks are served at the Flusskommers. For something more substantial, the river grill is available. We ask students of higher educational institutions to bring their own barbecue food and use the river grill for preparation.

A partial cost-covering beer price flat rate is charged. High school students and Fuxen are invited. 

We urge you to register using the registration form on this website. This helps us to take the necessary precautions and to provide enough beer barrels. Short-term registrations are possible on the day of the Flusskommers at the réception.

We only charge a beer flat rate to cover the costs of serving. The exact amount of the lump sum is set at the Flusskommers itself after a committee consisting of, among others, the Director General of the Bureau and the Senior Notkerianae have determined the consumption to be expected. As a rule, the amount is in the lowest two-digit range. Fuxen drink to the Burschen and High school students are invited.

The river is basically always open. However, the Bureau can decide to have the Kommers take place above the river at the covered old Spisegg Bridge. There, the festival community is protected from precipitation. 

If you don't want to rely on the flow of the Sitter river, you can use the exclusively rented, permanently installed toilet facilities in the Flusskommers area.

The Flusskommers area is well developed via the European waterway network. We recommend that inexperienced seafarers who arrive via the Rhine switch to land transport at the Rhine Falls.

The postal service provides rides with its lines 120 and 121 departing from the St.Gallen train station also reach the Flusskommers at the Spisegg stop.

We are happy to offer overnight accommodation to guests from far away. A requirement can be requested via the registration form.

Contact us

We are always happy to see new faces at our events. If you are interested, contact us via one of our social media channels or by e-mail.



Michael Hochhauser v/o Aastand
AV Notkeriana
9000 St. Gallen

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