The portal for a lively Walchwil
Das Portal für ein lebendiges Walchwil

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Mini sledging day

On 15 January 2022, a group of altar boys from Walchwil set off to go sledging. The start was still under the fog, but we were allowed to take the sledges on the Rigi in the best winter weather. After that, we set off on the first run – some of us still a little cautious and hesitant, others already experienced and with a lot of drive.

After two descents, we were able to enjoy refreshments in the Rigi Kulm restaurant and in the afternoon we experienced two more rapid descents. We had to return our sledges to Rigi Klösterli at exactly the right time. Afterwards, the Rigi cable car took us downhill again – back into the fog.

When we arrived in Walchwil, the minis went home satisfied but also tired - the accompanying persons were also looking forward to a relaxing evening!

Many thanks for this great sledging day.

Benjamin Meier, parish pastor/parish leader

 

Walchwil represented in the Kulturpunkte project

Walchwil is now represented in the Zug Catholic Church's Kulturpunkte Zug project with two objects – in addition to the parish church, now also the Antonius Chapel in the upper village.

The canton of Zug is home to a great wealth and impressive variety of religious cultural assets that are worthy of increased attention: Churches, monasteries, chapels, ossuaries, each with all their furnishings, as well as wayside shrines, wayside crosses, cross paths, etc.

The "Kulturpunkte Zug" project aims to arouse interest in these cultural assets and to communicate them in an attractive way using modern media, to bring them closer digitally – with videos, audio files, picture galleries, with short, informative texts and many links. But above all, with stories – with stories of what and how people believed in past centuries, how they lived and mastered life with the help of their faith.

These diverse forms of faith and their material manifestations, as well as their changes, have had a significant impact on our culture and continue to do so to a not inconsiderable extent today, albeit often unconsciously. Finding access to Zug's cultural points or deepening it therefore also means understanding the present and ultimately oneself better.

Particularly in a multicultural and multi-religious society, knowledge of one's own regional traditions and a certain familiarity with them are fundamental to finding one's identity. And both are just as essential for mutual understanding, dialogue and peaceful coexistence as they are for responsibly shaping the future.

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