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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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Warm the Soul
Our well-being offers include a little bit of warmth for your soul, a little relaxation for your mind and body, a moment away from everyday life, with pleasant feel-good body treatments that boost your strength. In addition to our packages “Arrival”, “Time Out”, and “Moments of Well-Being”, we also offer individual treatments. Further information: www.zwirgi.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.
Cook Together; Stay Overnight; Discover
Under the direction of Doris Weyeneth, you will prepare vegetarian dishes for a buffet. Then, you will stay overnight in our BnB. The next day, discover the region and the beautiful baroque city of Solothurn, or take a trip to the Aare, or visit the Weissenstein (our local mountain). On Saturdays, the colourful market takes place. Charges: CHF 200.00 / person (min. 5, max. 8 persons)
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.
The sounds produced by my instruments create deep and lasting effects, and will give you space, let you reflect, and will transform you. With a lot of devotion and deep intuition, I play more than 20 SoundBodies, some of which I built myself or were specially created for me. More information is available here: https://callofremembrance.com/remembrance_english.html For groups, a brunch, snack, or meal is available upon request. Look forward to moments that will strengthen you!
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
Spacious and Cosy Dormitory for a Maximum of 8 People
Our house has a spacious and cosy dormitory with 8 beds, a bathroom, and a small balcony with a view of the mountains. It is the ideal accommodation for hikers. We ask our guests to bring their sleeping bags and towels for their stay. See you soon!
Painting Courses with Acrylic Paints
Have you ever wanted to take a painting course but never had the time? Now would be the ideal time to combine holidays with such a course. We will show you how to use colours and how to use templates for your paintings. This course is free of charge.
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