Some people seem to think that all the mountains just shut come the end of April. Whilst it’s true that May is a quiet month as many prepare for the shift towards summer there is still plenty going on. Here are a few interesting events taking place in May:
We couldn’t resist mentioning this one. On Wednesday 9th May in the mountain village of Saanen, located next to Gstaad, it’s the annual goat show from 1pm. There isn’t an awful lot to say about it but if you want to admire the local Saanen mountain goats then it is certainly worth a watch (if anyone does make it over please share your goat photos with us on our Facebook page.)
International Firefighters Festival
On May 18th to 20th Interlaken will host the International Firefighters Festival. This event celebrates firefighters and their crucial roles in our society and has a very fun vibe. There’s live music, open air firefighting demonstrations, a parade, fantastic food and a whole bunch of other stuff. Plus being held in Interlaken it’s a great location, not only the event, but also to explore afterwards.
Spending a great deal of time in Switzerland means that we’ve acquired quite a taste for cheese. Sitting at the foot of the Alps is the town of Gruyères, which is well known for its excellent cheeses. On 6th May this medieval town plays host to the cheese festival. Local producers will be showing off their products and there will be plenty of demonstrations of the towns traditional cheese making methods and processes.