Steinstossen is the Swiss variant of stone put, a competition in throwing a heavy stone. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The stone put is one of the main Scottish heavy athletic events at modern-day Highland games gatherings Practiced among the alpine population since prehistoric times, it is recorded to have taken place in Basel in the 13th century. "Basilia" redirects here For the Fly Genus, see Basilia (fly. During the 15th century, it is frequently recorded to have been practiced alongside the Schützenfeste of the Old Swiss Confederacy. A Schützenfest (German "marksmen's festival" is an annual traditional festival celebrated in the Northwest regions of Germany as well as in Bavaria. The Old Swiss Confederacy was the precursor of modern-day Switzerland. It is also central to the Unspunnenfest, first held in 1805, with its symbol the 83. Unspunnenfest is a festival held in the town of Interlaken, Switzerland, near the old ruin of Unspunnen Castle, in the Bernese Alps, approximately 5 kg Unspunnenstein. The Unspunnen Stone (Unspunnenstein has been a symbol of the Unspunnenfest since 1805.
In 1860, Steinstossen was introduced as a track-and-field discipline in Germany, retaining the name in spite of the stone being replaced by a 15 kg block of iron. Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.