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Welcome to the website of the Naeff family and relatives


Soon the Naeffs will meet again - hundreds of them - to the biggest and probably oldest family reunion in Switzerland. A celebration that started over 150 years ago with a small family has now grown to 300 people, and everyone is related to you!


Here you can get information all about the family Naeff, including the history of the Naeffs, their hometown Altstätten SG and of course the Naeffen reunion.



The date for the Naeffenfest 2024 is set: June 21st - 23rd


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Most Recent News:

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Registration Ending

With less than 3.5 weeks remaining and over 350 registered people throughout the 3 days we will close the reunion registration by the end of May. For changes to your registration or last minute registrations please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. When you are registered for the reunion and you log in through the online-family tree you can view the list of all participants here.

Some of you will receive an e-mail after we close the registration with a note that your registration has bee modified or finalized again. You do not have to do anything, there are just some modifications needed from our side to ensure all registered participants will appear correctly on their name cards.


Family tree printing:

Starting May 26th we began with the creation of the family tree tableaus for the reunion Marquee. This means that changes after May 26 will (most likely) not be visible on the printed family tree in the reunion tent. You an, however, still update your information in the online family tree at any time - for the next reunion, for the next round of updates for the family tree downloads or simply for all your relatives to view :)

Desserts and Volunteering:

Please let us know through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you...

  • can contribute anything for the Vesper/"Dessert buffet" (cake, sweets, fruits, ...) for Saturday afternoon but you have not listed it on the registration. Hand them to us Saturday morning until 10am in the Prestegg courtyard (when you pick up your name tag) or find a committee member if you arrive later.
  • would like to help with the reunion. You will also be able to sign up as volunteer during the reunion. A volunteer corner and a list of tasks will be placed somewhere in the reunion tent.

Reunion fee:

We still have a few reunion registration payments pending. Please make sure you can complete the payment as soon as possible (or let us know if you can not participate) - it might take a few days to show up in our account and we might not have the possibility to verify late payments during the reunion. See here for payment instructions. Donations can also be sent via the same information any time.

Only 6 more weeks until the festival

We now have reached a count of over 300 participants! We currently have 341 registered family members throughout the 3 days and I am sure a few more will trickle in.

If you have not paid your fee yet: Please send the payment as soon as possible (unless we have an agreement that it can wait). We must receive your payment by the end of May, so that we can see it on our account. Payments at the reunion will be possible only for special circumstances (for example if you end up arriving earlier or decide to stay later) - the cash amount should then be exact, as we will not have much change on hand.

You can review the details about the payment in your registration through the online family tree or here on the website (do not forget the registration code when sending the payment).

The family-reunion films 2014 and 2019 are now available online. The films are password protected, to get the password please search for it on the Facebook group or ask via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are looking for a better solution, also hopefully the older films can be viewed online in the near future.

A festival with over 300 participants needs a lot of help. Please contact us through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case you would like to volunteer but did not select that during your registration. Another option is to sign up to volunteer during the reunion.

Registration 2024 Extended

We now have just about 200 registered participants for June. Thank you very much for everyone that signed up!

The registration will get extended up until April 30. - we hope to reach some more of our family members, we have about 90 E-Mail addresses which could not get delivered (out of a total of about 860). It seems like that quite a few e-mails ended up in various recepients spam. Please ask around within your family circles to confirm that they received the invitations.

Will we reach the number of over 300 participants again like in previous years? :)