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 8th february 2018 at the traditional Tschäggättu-Procession from Blatten to Ferden (Start 08.00 pm...

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 their...

Clothing

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

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...

Further information

         Carnival Programm 2017