Franz Gwerder made a curious find when he wanted to convert the screed into a bar: an ancient sausage. But there is also a piece of family history behind the sausage.

Franz Gwerder, owner of a Bed and Breakfast in Steinerberg SZ, has found a sausage that is over 40 years old .

 After 40 years, a sausage comes to light in a smokehouse

Gwerder found the ancient sausage in this former smokehouse in the screed of his farmhouse when he wanted to clean and remodel the chamber.

 After 40 years a sausage comes to light in a smokehouse

The find is also a piece of nostalgia for Gwerder: he and his father smoked sausages here. That was over 40 years ago. Now he would like to set up a bar for his guests in the attic.

That's what it's about

  • Franz Gwerder wanted to convert the screed into a bar for his bed and breakfast. During the renovation, he discovered an ancient sausage in the small smokehouse.

  • It smells strongly of soot and feels like a log.

  • He would now like to hang the good piece over the smokehouse in order to preserve a piece of family history for posterity.

Franz Gwerder from Steinerberg actually only wanted to convert the screed into a bar for his bed and breakfast. A small, forgotten chamber caught his eye. Unsuspecting what to expect inside this chamber, he finally entered the small interior. When he had made his way through the thick soot and dust, he discovered something inconspicuous: a small, long-forgotten pair of sausages. Gwerder says of his curious find: “The sausage smells strongly of soot and it feels like a small, rough log.” Even countless worms apparently could not withstand the sausage, because they left numerous holes with their eating through the sausage. Gwerder: “The sausage must also be over 40 years old because the smokehouse was last in operation around 1980.”

An ancient sausage in the estate is reminiscent of a piece of family history

After all, 54-year-old Gwerder has to know, because he was there when the smokehouse was still used regularly. “I grew up in this farmhouse with my three siblings:“ When I found the sausage, it was a nostalgic journey through my childhood and youth. I can still remember exactly how my father and I smoked sausages in this room. ” In the meantime he has inherited the farmhouse, which has been on its beams for over 300 years. Gwerder converted the house into a bed and breakfast in 2018. «I asked myself what should happen to the house. Demolishing it or making rental apartments out of it was out of the question for me. Because I work as a mountain guide, I quickly came up with the idea of ​​offering beds with breakfast. ” Because of Corona, business is sluggish at the moment. If available, however, his guests would very much appreciate the “homely” atmosphere.

Sausage hangs framed above the smokehouse

“When I found it, I of course sent pictures of this sausage to all of my family and friends.” In the first moment after the discovery, Gwerder wanted to move the sausage onto the skin with a knife and cut it open, as the “Bote der Urschweiz” (payment article) reported. But in conversation with another person, the idea of ​​a different use for the antique piece germinated: «It should be framed. I thought it was a great idea, ”Gwerder continues. As he revealed to 20 minutes, he immediately went to a shop to find a suitable setting for his find. “When I go on a week-long mountain tour, I can't just leave them lying around.”

He has already found a place where he would like to immortalize this good piece. «It should hang over the entrance to the smokehouse and remind of my beautiful childhood but also the history of the farmhouse. I am sure that it will be a topic of conversation among the guests when the bar in the attic is up. ”

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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