Belle Époque

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Belle Époque
January 20th – 27th, 2019

Time travelling in style to one of history‘s most beautiful periods

Back to the past – for one whole week. Every year in winter, the Belle Époque returns to Kandersteg. Authentic events and atmosphere transport the visitors back in time.
You know when the Belle Époque has returned to Kandersteg. For one week, cars are suddenly replaced by horse-drawn carriages on the streets and people are wearing long, ruffled skirts, muffs and top hats. A splendid era is brought back to life in a winter setting, from the elegant afternoon tea directly to the sumptuous Belle Époque ball in Art Nouveau style, which is unparalleled in the region. Sports fans will also not be disappointed. Curling, skiing and iceskating invite visitors and locals alike to try their skills – however, utilising authentic equipment from the olden days.

Raise the curtain for food and more from the good old days

Kandersteg also delights visitors with its culinary creations from the olden days, such as pretzels made in a traditional wood-burning stove and other delicacies. The restaurants’ menus are inspired by dishes from the past. A stroll around Kandersteg is equally worthwhile. The façades are elaborately decorated and bring the era back to life. Even some of the shops present themselves in the style of the Belle Époque. The many top hats and other hats do not only serve as an item of clothing. A contest is dedicated to the indispensable accessory of this period.

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