Madeleine Bianchi - Rumpelstiltskin knows the right answer!
What's the most important SWISS INVENTION?
The CUCKOO CLOCK?
The BANK SECRECY?
The MILK CHOCOLATE?
IT'S THE GESSLER HAT!
It's the story of Swiss national hero WILLIAM TELL and his adversary,
the tyrannic bailiff GESSLER, who let put his HAT on a pole!
EVERYONE, who passed by, were FORCED to SALUTE this HAT, as if GESSLER himself would been PRESENT!
ARMED GUARDS made sure that any SUBJECTS obeyed this DIKTAT!
Everyone of you has already learned how to salute a GESSLER HAT!
EVEN IF YOU ARE NO SWISS!
MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER
That's our SHORT SPEECH to the SWISS NATIONAL HOLIDAY:
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, SWISS NATIONAL HEREO WILLIAM TELL SHOT THE TYRANT GESSLER WITH HIS CROSSBOW!
NOWADAYS THERE ARE NO MORE WILLIAM TELLS!
AND THE KILLING OF PERVERSE TYRANTS HAS TODAY GONE OUT OF STYLE!
NOT SO THE GESLER HAT! - THIS ONE IS STILL IN VOGUE!
AS WELL-TRIED SUCCESSFUL MODEL, ITS NUMBER HAS MEANWHILE REACHED ASTRONOMICAL SPHERES!
CLEAR WATER CASCADE
- Madeleine shows you the treasure of the Swiss Alps!
EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - experience vertigo together with Madeleine!
WITH MADELEINE AND ERIC IN HARDROCK LAND!
ACTION PHOTO SHOWS
SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS
©Photos by MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER of SKATETRIX SPORT COMPANY