Traditions & customs

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Traditions in the Region of Bern

Traditions are part of Bern’s everyday life. To this day, Gstaad has retained its Alpine authenticity, and the AlpKultur® Days in Lenk offer insights into the centuries-old traditions of the Simmental.
If you are interested in culture, come to the Bern Region and the Bernese Oberland where you will experience Bern in its full authenticity – yodelling, the Swiss sports of Hornussen and Schwingen as well as lacemaking are part of everyday life here. In the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum, 100 traditional houses are waiting to be explored. Actors portray in different plays how the rural population lived and worked in the olden days. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, it gets spooky in Kandersteg when the Pelzmartiga move through the village to frighten people.

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