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    Switzerland's Mount Tracouet hosts 13th world alphorn festival


    by PressTV

    3-thousand five-hundred people have made it to the heights of Switzerland’s Mount Tracouet to attend a traditional music festival.

    The hills were alive with the sound of music as 1-hundred and fifty alp-horn players took part in the thirteenth world alphorn festival. The musical instrument was used by shepherds to gather herds in the mountains from the sixteenth century onwards. Today, Switzerland has around 4-thousand alp-horn players. These musicians traditionally gather for the world's largest alp-horn event and three days of festivities. The location on Mount Tracouet is 2-thousand 2-hundred meters high, and can be scaled by cable car.