Historically, Carnival festivities have helped Europe get through the long dark winter. And the Swiss — so famous for being proper and controlled — really let loose in Luzern. In this extended clip from “Rick Steves’ European Easter,” you’ll see the normally staid city being overtaken by raucous music, surreal parades, and a spirit of anything goes.
Want to watch more? The full, hour-long special is streaming now at http://www.ricksteves.com/easter. Enjoy!