© 2012 Kim Kim, Sharon, Zach and Katelyn on the Chapel bridge after the show

Maximum “Swissness” at The Stadtkeller

This afternoon we decided to hop a train to Luzern to show Sharon some of our favorite sights around Luzern. We saw Chapel Bridge, the Löwen Monument and Old Town before heading to the Stadtkeller for an evening of traditional Swiss food and music. If you ever want a true Swiss experience of food and music, Stadtkeller is the place to go.

Luzern never disappoints with the majestic beauty of Chapel Bridge lined with flower baskets and the Alps. To our surprise, they were also setting up for Luzernfest that was going to be taking place tomorrow. On the way back from the Löwen Monument we arrived at the Stadtkeller early and found a band staged outside. A short while later, they moved down towards the main street, so we decided to follow. They did a short parade with music and dignitaries to kick off Luzernfest. Reminded me of a mini version of Fasnacht.

Back at the Stadtkeller, we were still a bit early for our reservation, but because it began to rain, we were able to be seated. While waiting, Aaron and Zach approached band member, Peter, about what kind of Alphorn’s were lining the wall and enjoyed a brief conversation. Shortly after our food arrived, the band began to play a variety of Swiss and German folk style songs. Many of which were very familiar to us, having grown up in the midwest: Beer Barrel Polka, Edelweiss, Matilda, the chicken dance, and so many more. During audience participation, they called up guests to try to play the Alphorn, try a traditional folk dance and a group to Yodel. Zach was chosen for the Alphorn group and he WOWed the crowd with a song he learned for his grade 10 project. We also heard them demonstrate other unusual instruments such as a saw, a bowl, a broom and bottles. A very uniquely fun evening.

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  1. By The Cooper Family » 2012 Memories and Reminiscing on December 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    […] generated memories from time in England, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Holland and Switzerland with guests who came to visit, including Kim’s parents and Sharon Schneider. We toured Istanbul […]

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