Posted 4 years ago
Last summer I was traveling with my family near Interlaken in Switzerland when we came across this weird old hotel that had been converted into a massive second-hand store, with various rooms all over its 6 stories filled with odds and ends (typically grouped by theme). Most of it was really cheap, in contrast to the rest of Switzerland, and though I had only an hour, I combed the entire building for a few treasured finds that I could pack into my carry-on bag.
In the rooms filled with militaria, I picked up some interesting medals and this little tin cup. I loved the anchor emblem, and the phrase "FEST und TREU," which I first assumed meant "Fast and True," though knowing a little German I realized "fest" more likely means strong, solid, or unwavering.
I believe this is some sort of Swiss naval-issue cup, but does anyone recognize the insignia? Perhaps it is German after all?