Tschäggättä / Fasnacht

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.


Dates 2023

Lötschental Carnival from 03.02.2023 to 21.02.2023

16.02.2023: Tschäggättu-Loif from Blatten to Ferden

18.02.2023: Lötschental carnival procession in Wiler 

Here you will find the whole programme.



The remoteness of the Lötschental has given rise to a wealth of tales, legends and myths. Wild figures that raced ...

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Adventure World

Lötschental carnival exhibition in Wiler

The Blaue Stube is a world of experience around the Lötschental carni...


The Tschäggättä wear old clothes in-side-out, with the fur facing outwards; they also carry two sheep or goatski...