Saas Fee Museums
If the weather is wet then the small local museum will help to pass a few hours. Housed in a typical valais farm house there are fascinating pictures of the villages, the changes it has seen over the years in changing lifestyles and avalanches. Also there are room displays of olden times - kitchen and bedrooms and this old loom seen here.
The local bakery also has a small museum - not much to see really but once a week kids can have a go at making bread there.
A local preist has his statue in the village centre by the fountain and town hall. Father Johann Josef Imseng (1806-69) worked as a hotelier in the valley and as a mountain guide, bringing visitors to the valley.
Barns and Crucifixes
Typical of the Valais region are these sun darkened barns - they can be seen in Zermatt and the other Sasstal villages too.
This one houses the Saas Fee museum now on its 3 floors.
Many crucifes were seen on our travels too in this area - all of a similar appearance with the same decorations hanging on them - hands and nails etc..
Fasnacht is the word the swiss use for carnival.
This event takes place in February and last for approx 14 days.
The event is opened by a huge parade of swiss dressed in funny costumes during the day and in the evening with a concert of what they call gugenmuzik. The concert will be held at the leisure centre.
On the last day of the event there is a huge party at the gemeinde haus until early in the morning. Most restaurants will open at 5am to serve "kater-fruhstuck" (breakfast).
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