Flusskommers a.D. 2024

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We proudly look to the past and continue established traditions without losing sight of the future. We invite all students from near and far to celebrate this day with us again next year after this year’s successful event. 

The traditional Flusskommers

Every summer, the thirsty travel to St.Gallen from near and far to commemorate the miracle on the Sitter. Anually on the second Saturday in August, a Flusskommers takes place in the river with food and drink, which is the highlight of the celebrations centred around 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.

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As a former president of the AV Notkeriana, it is my pleasure to invite you to the traditional Flusskommers in its 702nd year. With great support from the Bureau, we will once again be able to set up our festival benches in the Sitter, tap the barrels and enjoy the river barbecue. Hospitality is very important to us and so we want to offer our friends from afar only the best. In addition to a place to sleep (also for Fuxen), we offer all participants a high-quality supporting programme consisting of a guided tour of the town and pubs as well as a hangover brunch. In order to fulfil our high quality standards, we ask you to register in advance.
Komiteefoto Magellan
Altsenior Notkerianae

The invitation to download

We will be happy to send your student association an invitation by post. Please contact us at flusskommers@notkeriana.ch. If you have not received an invitation by the end of May. For all those who cannot wait, we provide the invitation in digital form here.


Read about the experience from guests who have travelled from far and wide to the Sitter.


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 tap is open and small delicacies and refreshments are served. 
The river grill is available for more substantial meals.
We ask students from higher education institutions to bring their own barbecue food and use the river grill for preparation.
A flat-rate beer fee will be charged to cover some of the costs. Secondary 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 the beer barrels. 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.

In principle, the river is always open. However, the Bureau can decide to have the Kommers take place above the river at the covered old Spisegg Bridge. There, the Flusskommers 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.

Das Flusskommers Areal ist über das europäische Wasserstrassennetz gut erschlossen. Unerfahrenen Seeleuten empfehlen ab den Ufern des Bodensees den Umstieg auf Landverkehrsmittel.

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.

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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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