Listen to the Primordial Sound
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."
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