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.
Allgäu, Alphorn, Alphorn Wind Meeting
Alphorn practice on the Rigi
Zermatt, Switzerland - 508 alphorn players on the Gornergrat ridge breaking the world record for the largest alphorn group performance.
The Alphorn, Lenk, Bern
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 Treffen 2010, Grindelwald
Alphorn Bau - Hansruedi und Walter Bachmann - Eggiwil