Off to Grimmialp, where Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), «jungle doctor» and Nobel Peace Prize winner, spent his summer holidays eight times from 1901-1909 (excluding 1906)! Here he received inspiration for his «Honour before Life». We cordially invite you to the 10th Albert Schweitzer Grimmialp Days. A lecture, an excursion and a film on the topics of world fields, food systems and biodiversity as well as a church service on Sunday morning promise another varied weekend.
Friday, 31 May 2024
5.15 pm Welcome aperitif Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
6.30 pm Dinner Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
8 pm «Why do we need biodiversity and how does diversity get onto our plates?» Lecture by Dominik Füglistaller, lecturer in agroecology and resource-conserving land use at Bern University of Applied Sciences for Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, Zollikofen
Saturday, 1 June 2024
8.30 am Breakfast at Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
9.30 am Visit to a farm in the Diemtigtal
Topic: Biodiversity on the farm. A farmer explains the tension between biodiversity and food production.
12.30 pm Lunch at the Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
Afternoon at leisure:
Hike / excursion on the Grimmialp and / or in the Wiriehorn region.
Hike on the Albert Schweitzer Trail
6.30 pm Dinner at the Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
8 pm Biodiversity of Switzerland - The meaning of diversity Film contribution from the series «Netznatur» by Andreas Moser, biologist, animal filmmaker and television presenter
Sunday, 2 June 2024
8.30 am Breakfast at the Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp
10 am Church service with Rev. Thomas Bornhauser, Board of Trustees of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation in the Schwenden Chapel
11 am Concert by the Erlenbach-Wimmis-Reutigen Youth Music
12.15 pm Lunch at Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp and conclusion of the Grimmialp Days