After spending summer in the Alps, the sheep make their way to Bettmeralp for the Schafscheid ceremony. Once there, the animals are returned to their owners, who take them back to their “winter residences”.
The Schafscheid is a much-loved social occasion where Valais hospitality and cuisine play an essential role.
Friday, 20 September 2019 from 4pm
- Arrival of the sheep
- Apéro – the Aletsch Arena will provide the shepherd's wine
- Raclette and lamb specialities
Saturday, 21 September from 9am to 2pm
- Schafscheid and canteen service