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Swiss Castle Day is known in Switzerland as Schweizer Schlössertag. During this day in Oktober, more than 20 Swiss castles will welcome you with open arms. Switzerland is home to more
Swiss Castle Day is known in Switzerland as Schweizer Schlössertag. During this day in Oktober, more than 20 Swiss castles will welcome you with open arms.
Switzerland is home to more than 500 castles and fortresses scattered all around the country. Most of them are located on important trading routes to secure passage. Some castles and fortresses are carefully restored and house a museum. Others are mere ruins reminding us of other times.
During Swiss Castle Day around 20 castles will open their doors for visitors of all ages. There is the opportunity to stroll through the corridors and elaborate ballrooms and dining halls. And you might take this opportunity to learn how to be an archer. Or what about some medieval food tasting or dancing?
You can choose between 20 castles all over Switzerland. When you are near Spiez you can visit the 1300-year-old castle on a peninsula in Lake Thun. A visit to this castle will be an exciting experience for young and old. There is a special trail for children and there are regular art exhibitions. Try the Hotel-Restaurant Seegarten-Marina if you stay in Spiez.
All Day (Sunday)
Schloss, 5600 Lenzburg, Switzerland
The Alpkultur Festival is a great way to learn more about the culture and folklore of Switzerland. This festival is held in the rural mountain town of Lenk im Simmental.
The Alpkultur Festival is a great way to learn more about the culture and folklore of Switzerland. This festival is held in the rural mountain town of Lenk im Simmental. During two full weeks, you can enjoy all the traditions and customs this area has to offer.
At the center of this festival are the alpine ladies who show their cows adorned with colorful flowers. The ladies and their cows will walk in a small parade to compete to be this year’s, Miss Lenk. You can vote on your favorite cow and win a calf in the raffle.
This festival is all about culture and tradition. You will be able to taste all of Lenk’s delicacies and treats. Join the alpine brunch to make sure you don’t miss out on any of these delights and make some local friends.
If you are curious about yodeling and alphorns, this is your chance to experience these musical art forms. Maybe you can even try it yourself!
Check the official website of the Alpkultur Festival to learn more about the program. Try the Hotel Sternen in Lenk and read our article about other festivals in Switzerland and Austria. Switzerland is close to Austria, so check out our best hotels for families with children in Austria.
october 9 (Saturday) - 23 (Saturday)
Lenk im Simmental
Bühlbergstrasse 1, 3775 Lenk, Switzerland