Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP

Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP

This cheese is characterised by its distinctive flavour and reflects the entire palette of scents found in the flora of the Freiburgerland. Thanks to its melt-in-the-mouth and fragrant body, Freiburger Vacherin AOP assumes a high rank among cheese...more

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

Living heritage: patois, carnival and...

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...more

Schnapps Theatre

Schnapps Theatre

In Europe's first Schnapps Theatre one can hear "red hot" stories about...more

Seeberg Lake

Seeberg Lake

High above the Diemtigtal, at the end of a little side valley and on the...more

Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP

This cheese is characterised by its distinctive flavour and reflects the entire palette of scents found in the flora of the Freiburgerland. Thanks to its melt-in-the-mouth and fragrant body, Freiburger Vacherin AOP assumes a high rank among cheese specialities. It continues to be made to an old, unique original recipe. As the base ingredient, it lends the "Fondue moitié-moitié" creaminess and flavour.

The creamy delicacy

As a genuine regional product, Freiburger Vacherin AOP is a subtle reflection of the entire palette of aromas of the flora found in the foothills of the Alps and on the Freiburg high plateau.

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.

Schnapps Theatre

In Europe's first Schnapps Theatre one can hear "red hot" stories about the production and consumption of pure single-variety schnapps. Ruedi Käser stages unforgettable, fruity experiences with freshly picked fruit and berries from his own farm. During the meal schnapps is distilled on the spot. Under his direction, more than 130 spirits play leading roles in vying for the public's favour.

Seeberg Lake

High above the Diemtigtal, at the end of a little side valley and on the way over to the Simmental, is the picturesque Seeberg Lake (1831 m). This nature conservation area attracts both walkers and bikers. A typical mountain lake with cold, clear water, a very popular place for a day out. There are mysterious underground streams flowing in and out of the lake. The nearby mountain hut is manned in summer.