Three kings are on 24. and 25. August in Zug sawdust Nöldi Forrer (40), Kilian Wenger (29) and Matthias Glarner (33) are:. All three once again fight for the crown, at least, but another Federal crown. And then a real king comes to the Federal: Tupou VI of Tonga has announced.

No joke! A South sea king comes to the sawdust-kings. And he takes a pretty long journey. To the North of new Zealand in the South Pacific is located, then you make it from Nuku’alofa, the capital of the 172-island-state, by-line flight not less than 27 hours and 35 minutes travel time to Zürich.

Missed the ship Threaded led to the love happiness

the visit of the king befriended Zug-based lawyer, Luka Müller. His great-grandfather missed about 150 years ago in-the-world trip during a stopover in Tonga, once the journey of his ship. “So it says the legend,” says Müller to VIEW.

Before three months later, the next ship came along, and had fallen in love with the great-grandfather in a Tongaerin and remained. The following generations are shuttled between Switzerland and Tonga back and forth. “Ours is the first that is entirely in Switzerland”, the spouse of TV Star Sandra Studer.

The Kingdom of Tonga is located in the South Pacific Southeast of Fiji and North of new Zealand – and directly to the international date line. Means: Tonga is located in the time zone where the day first begins. Time difference between Switzerland and here in the summer: plus eleven hours. The 100 or 700 inhabitants spread across 36 inhabited Islands – a total of 172 Islands in the territory (the official languages: Tongan, English, etc.).

Tupou VI. was appointed in 2012 after the death of his brother to the king. He is the head of the parliamentary hereditary monarchy, whose capital Nuku’alofa is on the island of Tongatapu. In the national Parliament with 26 deputies sit. 17 of whom are elected by the people, 9 by the nobility. In an inglorious category, the country is leading the world: 2014 Tonga of the medical journal “Lancet” has the “fattest country” in the world.

The world health organization, WHO, put Tonga in 2016, with an average Body Mass Index of 30.2 (anything over 30 is considered obese) to 4th place behind the South Pacific neighbors Nauru, the Cook Islands and Niue.

The contact in the South seas not a tear however, and one day he told the king that the Switzerland get all the three years, a new king – the swinging king. “He is a sports enthusiast, he was interested. And so we invited him two years ago.” That Tupou comes to train, it is no coincidence that 35 years Ago he lived here for three months.

Tupou VI is not the only aristocrat to visit the ESAF

“We have the chat when he comes in,” says ESAF-OK, President of the Heinz Tännler on the high-profile visit, is expected on Thursday in Switzerland. “This is not to say, however, that we do so, everything on the head.” An official appearance by the Polynesian king is not at the Federal.

After all: A Meeting with the Federal President Ueli Maurer agreed. The is known to be rough-and-tumble wrestling followers will be able to explain to the ruler 100’000-Rugby-crazy Tongans, so one or the other character. “I hope he likes it,” said Tännler. “I can well imagine that it the Sport, the Arena and the crowds of people to impress.”

Tupou VI is as a carrier would not be alone on the ESAF: Also Prince Albert II of Monaco is expected on the Federal.

23. to 25. August dominate giants, sawdust, and put on their drill trousers, Switzerland – the Swiss Federal wrestling and Alpine sport festival in train. Here you will find everything you need to know about the Mega-Event.