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Hornussen catching.jpg
Stopping the hornuss in flight
Country or regionSwitzerland
Hitting the hornuss
The hornuss on the bock
A schindel (shingle)

Hornussen is sport played in Switzerland. Its name comes from the puck which is called a "Hornuss" (hornet) or "Nouss". When hit, the hornuss can whizz through the air at up to 300 km/h (186.4 mph) and creates a buzzing sound.[1][2] It is a team sport, played between two teams of 16-20 players. Teams take turns to see how far they can hit the hornuss, while the other team attempts to stop it in the air with a type of bat, called a "schindel".

Together with Schwingen and Steinstossen, Hornussen is seen as a Swiss national sport. There are only a few teams in other countries.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hornussen - Where the Nouss flies from the ramp and into the playing field". MySwitzerland.com.
  2. "Hornussen - Living traditions". www.lebendigetraditionen.ch.