Oh, all this snow here in NYC is making me feel nostalgic. I wish I had a Davoser Schlitten (sled) here in NYC to take Ella sledding. Everyone in Switzerland grows up with these…
Untill the early eighties, these were the only sleds you could buy in Holland as well. I never realized they came from Switzerland!
I have one – but didn’t use it for quite a while…
In which case Switzerland would extend deeply into Germany. I come from Northern Bavaria and the name on my sled is “Davos”. Can children grow up without?
I’m glad I have a store in Toronto that sells those. ( http://www.inquisitivekid.com/ ) Next year Little A will need one. They even have a tiny one for kids of her age.
Toll, den Schlitten hab ich auch seit meiner Kindheit und er funktioniert immernoch. Leider fehlt in Deutschland jetzt der Schnee :(
We received a family size one as a wedding present, signed by all our guests. It was a reminder of our encounter as my boyfriend-then-husband-to-be made us have an on-purpose “accident” on one of these 20 years ago already! Great souvenirs…and we’re still using it…
In this case, Switzerland extends all the way throughout Germany: i grew up in Hamburg and everybody had a “Davos” sled!
My children, here in the Netherlands, grew up with these in the 80’s, as did their Daddy. :-) We had a handy accessory too: a back support which curves flexibly and clamps onto the slats, like this:
they have a great one here too! http://domitp.com/sleds/wooden-sled-sanki/prod_2964.html
I live in TX, but grew up with Davoser Schlitten in Switzerland. I think I need one in my living room! Even looking at one makes me feel good!
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