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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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Valais Blacknose Sheep
Our Valais Blacknose Sheep live in the pastures around our farm all year round. You and your children can watch them up close, pet them, and occasionally accompany them when they change pastures. They are very sociable sheep who enjoy visitors. Their presence will fascinate you!
Sleeping in Straw
Sleeping in straw is a unique experience. You lie on a soft layer of straw in one of the two cosy straw rooms, each with 10 beds. The straw room can also be used alone with a smaller number of people. The beautiful outdoor area with its playground and trampoline, well-kept toilets, and a shower are at your disposal.
Dynamic Integrative Massage DYMA
The massage “DYMA” is unique and combines the healing arts of South Pacific cultures. The area of application ranges from a wellness treatment to very specific work on targeted body issues. The following options can be booked with us: - DYMA massage: tailored to the physical and mental needs of the customer - DYMA joint treatment: for stiff joints, arthritis, rheumatism, etc. https://wirkstatt-auboden.ch/institut/praxis-begleitung/dyma-2/
Individual Theme Packages 2024
Relax for a weekend or for several days. Or actively discover nature! We offer various themed packages (starting at CHF 245 per person / 2 nights): Wellness, Active Yoga & Wellness, Active Hiking & Relax, Active Biking & Relax. New: Stand Up Paddle or Stand Up Paddle Yoga & Relax on Lake Lugano. Each package includes one or more soothing, professionally performed massages: https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Wellness_Packages_2_en
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.
Therapeutic massage followed by vascular therapy
Enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage followed by 20 minutes of vascular therapy to aid microcirculation. Excellent for recovery from extreme sports or injury. Choose from shiatsu, deep tissue wellness, trigger point, and foot reflex. Beautiful ambience in one of the most historic buildings in the old town of Zurich. www.good4yew.com/
Enjoy a partial body massage combined with a foot reflexology massage before or after your activities! As certified health massage therapist, I offer you relaxation in my office. Prices: Partial body massage (for example, back) with foot reflexology massage 60 min. CHF 90 Partial body massage 30 min. CHF 60 Reflexology 60 min. CHF 90 30 min. CHF 60
Combination Offer: Overnight Stay with Breakfast plus Ski and Railway Passes
Enjoy winter sports in the Gotthard region or in the Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis ski area. Combined with one night’s stay with breakfast at B&B “Gottardo”. Free travel on the train Airolo - Andermatt. A: One night in B&B. Ski pass for one day for Airolo Pesciüm or Carì, plus one day for Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis. Special price CHF 132/person in a double room and CHF 102/person in a family room (two adults and two children up to 15 years). B: One night in B&B. Ski pass for two days for Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis. Special price CHF 148/person in a double room and CHF 111/person in a family room (two adults and two children up to 15 years). Additional information available from the host. https://www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch/en/offers/details/Winter-special-offer-2019-20/125348.html
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