Long before each farmer carried a cell phone around with him, the shepherds and herdsmen communicated over long distances by shouting and yelling. These original sounds later evolved into yodelling, that meditative and wordless form of singing that even stirs the hearts of the most jaded Rock'n'Roll fan. Each year, the Region of Bern hosts numerous yodelling festivals that not only make for acoustic delights but also provide the opportunity for you to view the beautifully crafted costumes.
No matter whether it is the almost forgotten Gramswürmleni (a pastry baked in fat and resembling a caterpillar), the Gumpesel (a raw sausage with a strong smoke flavour), the famous meringues or the Burrehamme – the culinary specialities on offer in the Region of Bern are just as varied as the landscape. If you would prefer not to just sample these, you can always do so in conjunction with an excursion. For example, you can visit the Emmental and follow the Kambly Experience Tour while on an e-bike. Visit various producers along the way and end your tour at the Kambly factory in Trubschachen.