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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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Alternative Activities while Visiting Basel
• "Runner's Breakfast". Companion jogging, followed by a rich breakfast. • "Sightseeing by Bike”. Discover Basel's sights on two wheels. • “Picnic”on the banks of the Rhine, in a park, ... or wherever you wish. Enjoy a well-filled picnic basket with treats from our kitchen. • "It's Teatime". The English tradition of afternoon tea with pastries and savory snacks.
Spend the Night under the Magnificent Weeping Beech Tree
A place of power that not only promises rest and a relaxing sleep, but where you can also recharge energy. A suitable place for yoga, to embark on an inner journey, to pray, to enjoy, to relax, to let go...! Bookable in good weather, CHF 140 incl. breakfast for one or two people.
Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
Alpine Wellness & Beauty for HER and HIM
Enjoy the beautiful high valley of Engadine and be professionally pampered by THE LION BEAUTY (for HER + HIM)! In addition, various culinary highlights are included. Three nights in the CHESA STAILA **** with alpine breakfast and STAILA’s great complete services. Starting at CHF 635.- per person. https://www.chesa-staila.ch/room-rates/special-offers
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
My Rose Garden
When the garden is most beautiful (the month of June), I invite guests every year to share with them the wealth of countless flowers in this stimulating environment. Both the historic and the English roses attract with their seductive fragrances. The climbing and rambler roses enchant the pavilions and provide a pleasant shade in which to linger.
Brunch “Göttinnenbrunch” by Reservation for Guests of the House
The romantically laid breakfast table is complemented by various types of cheese from the cheesemonger, meat specialties from the butcher around the corner, fresh fruit salad, a breakfast egg from a happy chicken, and optionally a Prosecco or freshly squeezed juice. Plus, much more. And because brunch takes a little longer, a late check-out until 1:00 pm is included. Cost per person: CHF 40.00. There is also a vegetarian option available upon request.
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