Alpaufzug Engstligenalp
Alpaufzug Engstligenalp en

A unique procession
For 500 cows, the 70 day long summer stay on the high plateau at Engstligenalp in on June 29th 2019 with the traditional procession up the narrow pathways, called “ Alpaufzug ”.
The cows of the Frutigen region are not afraid to tread the narrow path, for it leads to the lush meadows of the alpine plateau! Accompanied by experienced shep-herds, they take their 600m early-morning climb to Engstligenalp easily in their stride. Only the calves are transported by mountain cableway.
While the more sporty nature enthusiasts walk with the procession, others prefer the more relaxed route by cablecar to the high plateau, from where they view the zigzag of climbing cattle from an eagle’s perspective. Having safely arrived at the plateau, everyone enjoys a well-deserved alpine breakfast. The Engstligenalp Mountain Hotel and the Mountain Restaurant Bärtschi will be serving a special breakfast on this day.

This colourful and traditional migration is one of the most spectacular in all Switzerland.



Hôtels partenaires

  • hotel La Grande Bastide
  • hotel La Métairie



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