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Ostermontagsschwingfest auf der Grossen Schanze in Bern um 1775, Farbstich von Marquard Wocher (1760-1830)

Ostermontagsschwingfest auf der Grossen Schanze in Bern um 1775, Farbstich von Marquard Wocher (1760-1830)

Holy shit, who would’ve thought: the Swiss not only invented chocolate and clocks, they also have some weird martial art called Schwingen, also known as Hosenlupf (English & German wiki entry)! Apparently it’s a form of grappling that goes waaay back.

Who knew?

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