A few of the traditional Alphorns in action. It has been said that the instrument was first made 500 years ago. It takes an apprenticeship of around 2 years to play this difficult and heavy insturment in Switzerland.

A few of the traditional Alphorns in action. It has been said that the instrument was first made 500 years ago. It takes an apprenticeship of around 2 years to play this difficult and heavy insturment in Switzerland.

Alphorn practice on the Rigi

Alphorns at 2,200 meters--A Swiss summer tradition

Alphorn practice on the Rigi

Zermatt, Switzerland - 508 alphorn players on the Gornergrat ridge breaking the world record for the largest alphorn group performance.

Zermatt, Switzerland - 508 alphorn players on the Gornergrat ridge breaking the world record for the largest alphorn group performance.

A tour of the alphorn workshop will provide substantial insight into this traditional instrument. Interested visitors can learn first-hand about customs and traditions in the Emmental Region.

A tour of the alphorn workshop will provide substantial insight into this traditional instrument. Interested visitors can learn first-hand about customs and traditions in the Emmental Region.

Alphorn Bau - Hansruedi und Walter Bachmann - Eggiwil

Alphorn Bau - Hansruedi und Walter Bachmann - Eggiwil

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