Stories, legends and myths

The remoteness of the Lötschental has been the source of a multitude of stories, legends and myths. Wild creatures hunted through the history of the Lötschental and left their traces behind. They are regarded as the origin of the Tschäggättä tradition, which is still celebrated today with great attention to detail. The masked carnival figures typical of the Lötschental, the so-called Tschäggättä, appear between the Catholic feast day of Candlemas and "Gigiszischtag" (i.e. the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). Every evening (except Sundays), after work, these wild creatures roam the valley and scare the living daylights out of anyone who happens to be on the streets at this time.

You can find the whole programme here.

Due to the limited availability of parking spaces, we would like to kindly ask you to consider traveling by public transport. Thank you very much!

Lötschental Carnival programme

Tschäggättu-Loif from Blatten to Ferden

Thursday, 08 February 2024
From 20:00 hrs
Guggenmusik Wäschgärra


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