bobsleigh run Kandersteg 2012



bobsleigh run, ursprünglich hochgeladen von eyeflyer

Belle-Epoque Woche Kandersteg
Ferien wie vor 100 Jahren

Die Belle-Epoque um 1900 brachte eine Blüte in Europas Kultur, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Auch der Tourismus erlebte einen Höhenflug: Die ersten Herbergen wurden zu Hotels ausgebaut, immer mehr Menschen entdeckten die Lust am Reisen, viele – noch heute populäre – Wintersportarten etablierten sich.

Kandersteg lässt diese Zeit wieder aufleben – in der letzten Januarwoche zieht die Belle-Epoque mit allen sportlichen und gesellschaftlichen Events wieder in Kandersteg ein.
Belle epoque week Kandersteg mountain guides mountain guide

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Belle epoque week Kandersteg
Holidays such as 100 years ago

The Belle Epoque 1900 brought a boom in Europe’s culture, economy and society. Tourism experienced a boom: the first hostels have been converted into hotels, more and more people discovered the joy of travel, many – still popular – winter sports were firmly established.

Kandersteg is this time back to life – in the last week of January attracts again the Belle Epoque with all sporting and social events

about bobsleigh roots :

Although sledding on snow or ice had been popular in many northern countries, bobsleighing is a relatively modern sport. It originates from two crestas (skeleton sleds) being attached together with a board and a steering mechanism being attached to the front cresta. The beginnings of the Bobsleigh were humble, starting when English tourists were enticed to stay over the winter in the mineral spa town of St. Moritz, Switzerland by the successful marketing of hotelier Caspar Badrutt. Badrutt successfully ’sold‘ the idea of ‚winter resorting‘ to some of his English regulars as he was annoyed with a four month long season for the rooms, food, alcohol and activities he sold. A year or two later some of his more adventurous English guests began adapting boys‘ delivery sleds for recreation and began colliding with pedestrians whilst speeding down the village’s lanes and alleys and roads.