Tschäggättä / Carnival

During carnival week, "Tschäggätta" (frightful figures, clad in furs and wearing grotesque masks) liven up village life in the Lötschental. This pagan custom is practised from 3 February onwards in the Lötschental.

 

Tschäggättu-Procession / Carnival Procession

Curious? Then experience this living tradition at first-hand on 23th february 2017 at the traditional Tschäggättu-Procession or on 25th february 2017 at the Lötschental...

Tradition

The remoteness of the Lötschental has given rise to a wealth of tales, legends and myths. Wild figures that raced through Lötschental's history and have left...

Clothing

The Tschäggättä wear old clothes outside-in, with the fur facing outwards; they also carry two sheep or goatskins over their backs and chests held in place...

Mask carving

Follow in the footsteps of the Tschäggättä and create your own Lötschental mask! On request, groups (5 people or more, max. 20 people) can carve their...

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