Listen to the Primordial Sound

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The sound of bells ringing is as much a part of an Alpine summer as are herbs and cheese. From time immemorial the cows here have been wearing bells: smaller pasture bells when on the alp, and large, forged cowbells when going up or coming down from the alp. Nobody knows more about cowbells than Gstaad veterinarian and bell researcher, Hannes Moor. "The craft of bell casting has a long tradition in Saanenland. Bells are also status symbols as they represent the wealth and prestige of the farmer. Beautiful collectibles already cost over ten thousand francs."


Exhibition tip

With the theme of "PASSION Saanerglocken", Hannes Moor will be displaying his unique collection of "Gloggi" (cowbells) at the Museum of the Countryside in Saanen. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 2 pm to 5 pm (7 June to 16 October 2016)."

More information: www.museum-saanen.ch

Nobody knows more about cowbells than Gstaad veterinarian and bell researcher Hannes Moor.
Nobody knows more about cowbells than Gstaad veterinarian and bell researcher Hannes Moor.
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Gstaad

The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.

Contact

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83
info@gstaad.ch

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