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Tradition as far as the eye can see
The French and German-speaking region of Fribourg/Freiburg is known throughout Switzerland for its tasty cheese, creamy milk, Gruyère double cream, and the finest meringues.
The cows spend the entire summer consuming the various herbs that grow on their high mountain pastures, giving their milk and the Alpine cheese that is made from it their unique flavor.
A special event takes place in the spring and in the fall, as the herdsmen drive their cows and sheep up to the alp, and then back down to the valley. The Alpaufzug/montée à l'alpage and Alpabzug/désalpe respectively are two of the best-known traditional alpine festivals. The cows wear magnificent bells and colorful flower arrangements on their heads. Meanwhile, the herdsmen dress in their brezdon (jacket) and the women in their dzaquillon (haymaking outfit).
Various villages also hold their own Swiss wrestling tournaments. Swiss wrestling is a national sport, in which the winner is rewarded not by money, but by cowbells. The overall winner is presented with a muni, or bull. Top wrestlers are known throughout Switzerland and enjoy sports celebrity status.
Anyone wanting to get away from it all after all these festivities should take a trip to the Schwarzsee lake at the eastern end of Fribourg's alpine foothills. The area is known for its romantic, untouched scenery and the Breccaschlund, a mystical valley formed by glaciers. Starting in Riggiswald, an easy circular walk takes you from alpine hostelry to alpine hostelry and then back into the valley.
If you prefer to take it a little easier, stroll through the medieval city of Fribourg, stop for a coffee, and drink in your bilingual surroundings.
There are pretty accommodation options in bed and breakfasts, apartments, homestays and hotels, with host families who still set great store by tradition and personal hospitality.
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Storyteller of Spiez
As the storyteller of Spiez, I have been offering scenic city tours since 2004. During various walks, you will participate in a true local or regional historical episode in an authentic setting. Learn more about the specific circumstances of the era and about the fate of certain people. You will get to know our community and our region in an exciting and special way. www.eva-frei.ch
Enjoy Nature in a White Paradise
3 nights in the BnB during the week (Sunday to Friday) for 2 people (CHF 300.00). Or on the weekend 2 nights for 2 people (CHF 200.00). Ski pass CHF 49.00 per day per person. Participation in a three-hour ski course for every level is possible: Downhill, freeride, ski trekking, snowshoeing with a trained ski instructor CHF 225.00 for 1 person or CHF 250.00 for 2 people.
Apartment with a Sleeping Loft
A cosy weekend with friends, a little togetherness by the fireplace, happy family holidays in the immediate vicinity of countless sights…. We are happy to rent out the entire apartment with 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft in the living room for private use. More information at www.schillingsherberge.com
We offer individual menus. From simple local specialties, such as Gersauer Käsekuchen (cheesecake) with green salad variation, to a 6-course surprise menu paired with our carefully-selected wines, we have the perfect dinner for every taste and palate. (We are also mindful of various special dietary needs). From CHF 15.00-65.00. Wines CHF 30.00 - 80.00.
Bathing and Relaxing with a Breath-Taking View
Do you love something special? Would you like to treat yourself to something exclusive? Then, you've come to the right place. After a strenuous day, you will find peace and relaxation in a wood-heated hot tub, filled especially for you. You will sit in the warm water and enjoy the breath-taking view of Lake Lucerne. Is there anything more beautiful! Price: CHF 70 for a maximum of 6 people.
In today's overly intellectual world, we now know how important it is to restore balance and "return" to our body. Massage helps us to counteract constant stress and pressure, to relax the muscles, to let go, and to gain energy. We offer the following massages: classic full-body, relaxation, ayurvedic, foot and head reflexology, lymph drainage, deep connective tissue, Lomi Lomi. https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Massage_en
Adventure in the "Tipi Redfire"
Immerse yourself in the world of the Indians! Authentic adventure feeling in the middle of nature. The "Tipi Red Fire" consists of one room and is equipped with a double bed and two single beds (bed linen included), which can accommodate four people. In addition, two camp beds can be set up. Cost per unit: two persons CHF 142, four persons CHF 163, all fees included.
Luggage Rack: Handcrafted in Gruyère
Luggage rack made of beech wood, handcrafted in Gruyère. Treated with natural oil. Foldable and easy to store. Can be used as a table by placing a tray on the durable textile straps. Standard size: 64 cm (H) x 55 cm (L) x 41 cm (W). Made to measure upon request, spare parts. Price: 1 = CHF 115; 2 = CHF 110 / piece; from 3 = CHF 95 / piece Transport costs: 1 = CHF 12; 2 = CHF 18
Wellness: Sauna, Steam Bath, Physiotherapy, Massages
Our appealing wellness area includes Finnish sauna with stone oven, steam bath, physiotherapy, massages, and a terrace for sunbathing and admiring the view. Towels, slippers, and bathrobe are included. Sauna: CHF 20.00 Steam bath: CHF 15.00 Sauna + steam bath CHF 25.00 Physiotherapy, massages, and donkey milk-based beauty products are available upon request. https://www.lanave.ch/spazio-benessere/#
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