Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks)... more

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Cathedral of St. Nicholas

Climb all 368 steps to the top of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral tower and enjoy an exceptional view of the village and the Alpine foothills around... more

Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein

At the point where Lake Constance again becomes the Rhine River, you will find the little town of Stein am Rhein. It is famous for its... more

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

Cathedral of St. Nicholas

Climb all 368 steps to the top of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral tower and enjoy an exceptional view of the village and the Alpine foothills around Fribourg. The gothic Cathedral, its magnificent stained glass windows and its organs deserve to be visited (commentary available on request)!

Climb the 368 steps and you will be rewarded with an unforgettable view of the town of Fribourg.

Stein am Rhein

At the point where Lake Constance again becomes the Rhine River, you will find the little town of Stein am Rhein. It is famous for its well-preserved Old Town featuring painted facades and half-timbered houses, for which it received the very first Wakker Prize.

At the point where Lake Constance again becomes the Rhine River, you will find the little town of Stein am Rhein. It is famous for its well-preserved Old Town featuring painted facades and half-timbered houses, for which it received the very first Wakker Prize.