Culture in the Lötschental

Tschäggättä (02.02. - 09.02.2016)

Because of its isolated location, the Lötschental has become a source for a multitude of stories, legends and myths. Wild figures that raced through the Lötschental‘s...

Chiächlini

Food belongs to carnival as much as disguise and music. A special treat are the cookies "Chiächlini" (small cakes) baked for the shrovetide carnival at the Lötschental...

Easter Donation in Ferden (28.03.2016)

With the conservation of the ritual of the Easter Donation, Ferden has managed to preserve a memorial of a Christian sense of community, i.e. a custom that used to be common...

Grenadiers of God (26.05. + 29.05.2016)

Has anyone not heard of the Lötschental Grenadiers of God? Along with the womenfolk in their brightly-coloured Lötschental traditional costumes they have been part...

Services of Dedication (several dates)

Religion and faith are deeply rooted in the Lötschental. The churches and chapels are still among the most important locations of the local population. In fact, each of...

Pilgrimages (several dates)

The Lötschental has a total of 54 chapels, churches and shrines waiting to be discovered by visitors. At the tourist office in Wiler or online under www.loetschental.ch/brochures...

Chapel feasts (several dates)

Chapels can always be found on ways and places, where life is going on. In the early days, people's life in the Lötschental concentrated on the surrounding alps during...

All Souls\' Donation (01. & 02.11.2016)

On November 1st and 2nd - All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day - people in Catholic regions are commemorating the dead in a special way. People visit the cemetary, light...

Lötschental Museum (all-the-year)

The Lötschental Museum leads you into a world full of tradition and customs. More than 60 wooden masks offer an unbroken history of the development of the basic traits...

Albert Nyfeler Gallery

The Lötschental was and is a source of inspiration for artists, painters and photographers. See for yourself by visiting this gallery with works by the painter and photographer...

Rye Bread Baking (all-the-year)

Bake your own bread in the village oven of Blatten - a great experience for groups, societies, companies and schools. Group bread baking is available for groups...

Mask Carving (all-the-year)

Follow in the footsteps of the Tschäggättä and create your own Lötschental mask! Group mask carving with professional instruction is available for 5 people...

Wine culture (all-the-year)

It is an old tradition that the people from the Lötschental possess vines outside the valley. This tradition can also be seen on our valley flag, on which vines are embroided...

AUDIO adventures in the Lötschental

Audio tours Lötschental: Become your own village guide and enjoy interesting insights into the history of the Lötschental on a signposted route around the villages...