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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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Fir Wood Waste Basket, Handmade in Gruyère
Fir Wood Waste Basket treated with natural oil. Standard size: 34 cm (H) x 26 cm (L) x 26 cm (W) Customisation available upon request, lid not included Price: 1 = CHF 75; 2 = CHF 65 / piece; 3 or more = CHF 60 / piece Shipping costs: CHF 12 / piece
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 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.
Three different foot massages of 60 minutes each: CHF 70.-- each - Relaxation foot massage cleanses and harmonizes all organs. - Soul-energetic foot massage works against stress and anxiety, and releases blockages. - Restorative foot massage works on all levels of existence and supports the guest in his/her individual process.
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
Yoga and Hiking Holidays 2022
Yoga, hiking, and relaxing in beautiful Malcantone. We start the morning with an inspiring yoga class. After a hearty brunch, we enjoy the day hiking, reading, and relaxing. The arrangement also includes a soothing massage, and on some days, a relaxing Yin Yoga session is offered before dinner. For our own courses, Christian personally guides his guests on full- and half-day hikes. https://www.casa-santo-stefano.ch/Workshops_&_retreats_2022_en
Our farm not only offers you the opportunity to stay overnight in the listed Stöckli, but also to explore the beautiful Bernese Mittelland and our alpacas. Plan enough time. Alpacas are leisurely animals and move slowly. Alpaca trekking prices: CHF 40.- for our guests and CHF 70.- for non-residents. The number of guests does not matter. Children's birthday parties upon request.
Circular Hikes with Information on Nature Starting from our Farm
I offer our guests short, circular hikes starting from the farm. While walking, I will spontaneously talk about the nature that surrounds us, about the trees, and the herbs along the way. Upon request, it is possible to book a Kneipp hydrotherapy or an exercise session with the Smovey system. We will also be happy to give you a few tips for improved health and well-being. Price upon request.
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