Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

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

Schnapps Theatre

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...more

Wilderness Park Zürich

Wilderness Park...

Switzerland’s first nature experience park harbours many a secret: a...more

Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP

Vacherin...

This cheese is characterised by its distinctive flavour and reflects the...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.

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.

Wilderness Park Zürich

Switzerland’s first nature experience park harbours many a secret: a genuine idyll and even a few puzzles for researchers.

The first nature experiences park in Switzerland offers a unique combination of forest, wilderness and animals. The Wilderness Park Zürich is home to the Sihlwald forest, a visitor centre with museum in the Sihlwald forest and the Langenberg peak.

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.