© 2012 Kim

Alphorn Echoes

This is part 1 of 2 of our adventure with our dear friend, Joel, today. First, Joel took us in the mountains to a power dam for Zach to play his Alphorn and hear the amazing echoes. The next post is of the Thermal Baths in Bad Ragaz.

We met up with Joel in Maienfeld, Switzerland, which is the village of where the story of Heidi comes from. It is a cute little village. We then followed him up the narrow mountain valley along the Gigerwaldsee, where we passed the dam that Zach would play against later in the afternoon, to a tiny Walser settlement in the Calfeisen Valley. We visited the Church of St. Martin, dated to 1350. We then headed back to the dam, where Zach pulled out his Alphorn. He played a couple traditional songs and some improvisation. The echoes were amazing.




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  1. By The Coopers In Switzerland » Heidiland Heidipfad on September 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    […] relocating to Switzerland, and had spent a few hours there with Joel before heading to a dam where Zach played the alphorn. However, we discovered there are a few nice hiking paths in the area and thought it would be a […]

  2. By The Cooper Family » 2012 Memories and Reminiscing on December 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    […] Zach travelled to Tarragona, Spain on a tour with the Kadettenmusik band of Zug. He also learned to play the Alphorn and built the website, http://www.learnalphorn.com. He is looking into universities and continues to show […]

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