Cancelled - Return of cattle

25.09.2021 from 09:00

The return of cattle is one of the best known, traditional Alpine Herdsman festivals. After a four-months summer spent in the hills, the colourfully decorated cattle returns to the valley on Saturday 25th of September 2021.

After four months at lofty altitudes, cows, goats and sheep return once more from the mountains. Finely trimmed and covered with wreaths of flowers, they trot through the village with chiming bells. This is called the Alpabzug. The farmers lead the animals to their winter quarters and are celebrated afterwards during stunning festivals, so called Älplerfeste, which take place in numerous regions of Switzerland during this time of the year.

The return of the cattle takes place in late summer, between the end of August and the beginning of October. In the Schwarzsee region, this year’s Alpabzug and Älplerfest will be held on 26 September 2020 from 9:00 a.m. onwards. Over a thousand animals will flock to the village center of Plaffeien, accompanied by the enthusiastic applause of the spectators. Lots of music and delicious local products round off the celebration.
  • Schwarzsee Tourismus

    Schwarzseestrasse 212
    1716 Schwarzsee


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