“The six o’clock ringing of the bells” is a traditional spring holiday in Zurich celebrated usually on the 3rd Monday of April, since the early 20th century. Following the parade of the Zuenfte (guilds) Winter is being burnt in form of the Böögg, a figure of a snowman prepared with explosives.
This was the first time I’ve seen it live and I liked the parade with the beautiful horses and the Böögg-figure a lot.
Seeing the Böögg being burnt was fascinating to watch, but I still don’t find it ok to burn the poor thing. It is cruel. My camera thought the same and broke down after a lifespan of almost 72’000 pictures.
Sunday was a wonderful day with my brother’s family walking along the wood-path near Balsthal. There’s a ruin “Neu Falkenstein” with fireplaces and great view on the area.
Have a good time everyone and never forget to explore the world.
What a wonderful time! Thank you all for your friendship. These days were overwhelming.
We ate together, went to circus Monti, visited Wildlife Park Goldau and Seewen Museum of Music Automatons.
It was amazing and I am so grateful for having such warm-hearted friends and family.
Here are some impressions from the wildlife park:
Here are some impressions of another wonderful location I visited last Friday for a friends wedding.
Candles in the church (the picture with the ten candles shaping a heart) we usually light wishing all the best for beloved people and I wish all the best to all of you.
Snapdragons (the flower on the stem) are around here called “lions-mouth”, because when you slightly squeeze their blossom, they open, as if it was a mouth.
I experienced a lot during my fall vacation.
We visited Europapark, were in Brienz and went there to the Giessbach Waterfall, Reichenbach Falls and the Museum of Clocks and Mechanical Musical Instruments.
In the Ballenberg Museum I gained my first experience in blacksmithing and made a nutcracker for walnuts!
A friends wedding in the mountains including a carriage ride was the final highlight and I am meanwhile well back into everyday life. I wish you all a good day.
With a historic train, led by the well 100 year old SLM locomotive Ae 3/6 I we went from Zurich HB via Saeuliamt to Lucerne. From there, the steamboat “Stadt Luzern” took us during lunch to Vitznau , where we took the 150 year old Railway via Rigi to Goldau. From Goldau we traveled along the Sihl Valley back to Zurich HB.
It was a wonderful day and the weather was perfect once more.
On Friday we went from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm in the saloon car “Belle Epoque, accompanied by the stories of Niklaus Riggenbach. The view was amazing and the dinner delicious. Thank you very much my dearest for this wonderful evening.
In one picture below you can see Rigi’s shadow across lake Aegeri.
Today we took the cable car from Sörenberg to Brienzer Rothorn, where we had a nice lunch. We were lucky! The weather stayed dry and we saw the lake and many mountains around. In the afternoon we took the steam train to Brienz. It was a very nice day with my parents and my dearest.
We hoped for sun and great views, but got mist and it made the day even more special. The walk was nice and the air fresh as always in the mountains. On the chairlift I had to giggle a lot, it felt very surreal to ride into the whiteness. In the Bergbeiz some young local men played Ländler with contra-bass, handörgeli and accordion. It was cozy to sit in the warm and hear live music again after a long time missing it.
Seleger Moor is a world full of delicate floral scents, birdsong, ferns, peonies, frogs, water lilies, azaleas and rhododendrons. My favorite smells there are the yellow azaleas and the peonies.