PHOTOS OF SWITZERLAND

Click on the links to view some photos of Switzerland, home of the Zeller, Dähler, and Kratzer families.

Peter Kratzer house, Wengi bei Reichenbach, built by my great-great-great grandfather

Property in Oberried bei Zweisimmen, owned by Jakob Matti, my great-great-great-great grandfather.

Pasture in Oberried bei Zweisimmen, owned by Jakob Matti until his death in 1866

Oberried bei Zweisimmen, where Jakob Matti owned property; with photo taken from the southern edge of Zweisimmen

Obersimmentaler Heimathus Zweisimmen, built in 1647 by my sixth great Grandfather Solomon Martig

1706 stained glass window owned by my 6th great Grandfather Solomon Martig, in the collection of the Obersimmentaler Heimathus Zweisimmen

1795 wooden chest owned by my 5th great Grandfather Johannes Zeller in Zweisimmen

1648 wooden chest owned by my 6th great Grandfather Solomon Martig, in the collection of the Obersimmentaler Heimathus Zweisimmen

1699 Communion Wine Flask donated to the Zweisimmen Church by my 9th Great Grandfather Christian Werren

Houses in Zweisimmen, where my fifth great grandfather Johannes Zeller was born

Zweisimmen in 1876 - Photo courtesy of Werner Zeller Foto in Zweisimmen

Business Card of Albert Dähler of 93 Rue de Carouge in Geneva, Switzerland

93 Rue de Carouge in Geneva; birthplace of my grandfather George Dähler

View of Niesen Mountain from Spiez Castle garden, Spiez, Switzerland

Same view downward to Aeschi bei Spiez, Interlaken, and Lake Thun from summit of Niesen Mountain

Spiez Bay and Thunersee

School attended by my great grandfather Albert Dähler in Seftigen

Heavy traffic on Simmental Highway between Zweisimmen and Spiez

Yet another traffic jam, this time in Reichenbach im Kandertal.

Jodlerklub Bärgfründe Boltigen at Jodlerabend 2002 in Reidenbach Merzweckhalle

Jodlerklub Bärgfründe Boltigen at Jodlerabend 2003 in Reidenbach Merzweckhalle

Jodlerklub Frutigen at Jodlerabend 2003 in Reidenbach Merzweckhalle

Cow auction on runway at Zweisimmen airport

Purple Cow in Lenk

The famous Lenk Purple Cow was retired in 2004, and has been replaced by these two new cows of a more conventional color

Zweisimmen Bahnhof more than 100 years ago

Two radio stations in Switzerland play Swiss folk music via the internet on a daily basis. Radio Berner Oberland in Interlaken plays excellent Volksmusik daily for about three hours after 10:30 Eastern time, or at 0230 UTC. You need the RealAudio Player to hear their broadcasts. Most computers have a RealAudio player, but if you don't have one you can download the player for free

Radio Eviva, a cable and satellite radio service in Zurich, Switzerland, has an extensive 24 hour schedule consisting primarily of Swiss Volksmusik. Their RealAudio server has been out of order for some time, but they recently added a Windows Media Player audio service to their web site. If you have a Windows Media player, check out the link below to their web site, which includes a link to the Media Player stream. .

Radio Berner Oberland - Interlaken, Switzerland

Radio Eviva Web Site - Zurich, Switzerland

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