German Word Of The Week

Posted at 8:02 am on 19th June, 2017

Ein Jodelfest – a yodelling festival

Yodelling is popular in Switzerland and if you visit in the summer, you are sure to hear some at a local festival. The Eidgenössisches Jodelfest is the most famous one; held every three years with over 15,000 participants! Yodelling is thought to have originated in the Stone Age as a call between mountaintops. 

 

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