This is an historical building which you cannot enter but can read about its sad story, enjoy its façade that looks like a scene from a Wes Anderson movie and discover its beautiful surroundings on foot.
The Truelete or wine festival in Twann is usually held at the end of October. During the weekend you have the opportunity to sample wine from the region and a local speciality called the Treberwurst which is a smoked pork sausage. It is often served grilled and flambeed with the spirit, Marc.
This awesome open air museum displays over 100 traditional Swiss buildings, gardens and architecture plus has traditional artisan demonstrations, runs farmyard animals and you can buy the resultant products as well.
I love the Swiss National Day because it is a total Swiss cultural experience - from the aesthetics, to the entertainment, the food, and the friendliness of the community. When the 1st of August comes around, Swiss flags of all sizes decorate the streets, windows of houses, and flower boxes.
During spring, farmers transfer their many cows and goats to mountain pastures to feed on alpine grass and to enjoy the summer. That usually happens without a celebration. However, when the animals are led down at the beginning of autumn, there is usually some kind of parade.