Situated at the base of the Simplon Pass in the Swiss Canton of Valais is the small town of Brig which dates back to the Bronze Age. Here is the perfect departure point for many adventures around alpine Switzerland as well as into Italy. My Bernoise friend arrived about the same time as my train […]
This year’s edition of the International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex marked the return of the David Niven Cup. On February 10, 1979, the famous “Around the World in 80 Days” actor, David Niven, launched the first edition of the festival and endowed the long-distance flight competition with a trophy.
Opportunities for Authentic Music Lovers The radical and rapid evolution of the music and recording industries since the development of home recording technologies and the advent of the Internet has completely changed the manner in which musicians can practice their profession. One of the consequences of these changes is the increase in the number […]
During the weekends of December before Christmas, the castle organizes the Medieval Market and Storytelling Festival. Craftsmen and women, minstrels and troubadours, archery demonstrations and medieval guards give life to the courtyards and rooms of the castle and turn a visit to the castle into a step back in time and a unique experience while storytellers recount the legends of former times around the fire.
The Jungfraujoch is certainly among the highlights for every visitor to Switzerland. It is a mountain pass situated at 3’471 m (11’388 ft) between the Mönch Mountain at 4’107 m (13’474 ft) and the Jungfrau Mountain at 4’158m (13’642 ft) in the Bernese Alps which are in the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais. The Jungfraujoch belongs to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site of Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn.
On beautiful late summer days under a deep blue sky and high temperatures, the many visitors could enjoy watching craftsmen at work, groups performing demonstrations of fencing, chivalry, Italian flag throwers, watch a falconer with his birds, sheep dogs and geese demonstrations or listen to various storytellers. A lot of scenes in the colorful medieval streets and corners of the village performed not only by the invited groups but also by villagers dressed accordingly.