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On beautiful Sunday afternoons in the olden days, the people of Bettmeralp and Betten would go up to Lake Bettmersee to have some fun. Here on the slightly sloping terrain below the lake, they played Gilihüsine – a primitive form of Hornussen – with great passion and enthusiasm. We want to revive this beautiful old tradition at Bettmeralp.

Whether expert or beginner, everyone is welcome to watch the traditional game, have a go themselves or even enter a team.

Sunday Programme

  • 10:00 Information on the technique and evolution of Gilihüsine, followed by a demo game for everyone.
  • 10:30 to 16:00 Gilihüsine group games (max. 16 groups)
Anyone can join in free of charge. Each team fields 6 players at a time. Groups are allowed to substitute players. Max. 16 teams can take part.

Recommended dress code: historical dress
Registration by 17 September 2021 (see registration link)
Catering: Hot and cold food is available on the field.
Everyone is welcome to join us in reviving this ancient tradition.

Aletsch Arena AG
Contact details
Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
3983 Mörel-Filet
Phone: +41 27 928 58 58

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3992 Bettmeralp

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