Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, and during the Oktoberfest, Rudi Lechner's
Restaurant is alive with the sounds of music. From foot stomping
polkas, to other favorites, this group really gets the house swinging.
of the specialties that make ALPENFEST much more than an Oompah
Band include: four thirteen foot Swiss Alphorns, a tuned set of
Austrian Cowbells, Holzanes G'Lächter (German Xylophone), tuned
musical hand saws and yodeling.
The Swiss Alphorn is a very rare instrument in this country. The
alphorn was originally used as a means of communication before
the telegraph, telephone or television. Hand carved from mountain
pine trees, it takes about a month to create these instruments.