Kandersteg and Belle Epoque Week

 Belle Epoque Week Kandersteg

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Kandersteg and Belle Epoque Week

20th – 27th January 2019

 

Fancy stepping back in time for a week? Why not visit the Swiss town of Kandersteg during what is known as Belle Epoque Week?

Under the slogan “Things were better in the old days” the idea of Belle Epoque Week was conceived in Kandersteg in 2010. Since then, during the last week in January every year, this mountain village steps back in time and both visitors and locals dress up in Belle Epoque apparel and walk through the snow covered streets looking like something from a movie.

Belle Epoque Week Kandersteg

Horse drawn carriages tinkle past, ladies wear extravagant long skirts and beautiful hats and men are in top hat and tails or in appropriate dress from this period in time time which is roughly around 1884 – 1914!
There are organised bobsleigh races using old fashioned sleds, ice hockey is played at Bahnhofsmatte on historic skates and skiers take to the slopes on wooden telemark skis.

A formal dinner takes place in the historic Belle Epoque buildings and the highlight of the week is a Belle Epoque Ball with live music from the glorious past.

Belle Epoque Week Kandersteg
All photos by Carmen Sirboiu

Kandersteg Belle Epoque Week

Dates: 20th – 27th January 2019 

Where: Kandersteg, Switzerland

Tips: Feel free to dress up in Victorian clothes to fit in or you can buy some suitable attire at the market stalls at the event. If that’s not for you simply wrap up warmly and enjoy the spectacle.  You can easily get to Kandersteg by SBB.

For more information please visit the website here.

See the Google Maps coordinates here.

See Kandersteg on Google Maps below:

Kandersteg and Belle Epoque Week

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