Corpus Christi processions

Corpus Christi processions

The Saas Valley has a long and turbulent history. The Celts, Romans and Saracens all settled here at one point, braving life in this harsh Alpine environment. Religion helped people to cope with these difficult living conditions, and many customs...more

Swiss Folk music evening

Swiss Folk music evening

Folk music.Artists:• Trio Aaregruess, Boll• Kapelle Echo vom Gätterli, Gersau• Oergeli-Chracher• Plakat Ländlerabend • Jahresprogramm 2016more

Guided village tour english

Guided village...

If you're wondering why store houses in Valais stand on wooden posts...more

Guided Village Tour French / Italian (on request)

Guided Village...

Guided Village Tour French / Italian (on request)If you're wondering why...more

Corpus Christi processions

The Saas Valley has a long and turbulent history. The Celts, Romans and Saracens all settled here at one point, braving life in this harsh Alpine environment. Religion helped people to cope with these difficult living conditions, and many customs and traditions from our past have remained to this day.Taking place on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the Corpus Christi processions in the villages of the Saas Valley are among the most beautiful in the Valais. After High Mass, the processions set out from the various parish churches, moving through the village and the surrounding hamlets before returning to the church square and ending with a vist to the cemetery.Following High Mass in the parish church, the processionwill set out from the church and move through the village.The centrepiece of the procession represents Heaven and is carried by four councillors. The priest walks beneath it, holding up the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament, followed by communicants in white robes, young girls with garlands, flag-bearers, musical societies, the choir, women in traditional dress, rosary flag bearers, local youth groups, soldiers and worshippers. The procession stops four times at Corpus Christi altars, which are specially decked out for the occasion. Here, the priest will give a blessing with the gleaming gold monstrance. This tradition goes back to the Middle Ages. On this day the whole village, including the hotels, restaurants, barns, streets and alleyways, is decked out with flags.

The Saas Valley has a long and turbulent history. The Celts, Romans and Saracens all settled here at one point, braving life in this harsh Alpine environment. Religion helped people to cope with these difficult living conditions, and many customs and traditions from our past have remained to this day.Taking place on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the Corpus Christi processions in the villages of the Saas Valley are among the most beautiful in the Valais. After High Mass, the processions set out from the various parish churches, moving through the village and the surrounding hamlets before returning to the church square and ending with a vist to the cemetery.Following High Mass in the parish church, the processionwill set out from the church and move through the village.The centrepiece of the procession represents Heaven and is carried by four councillors. The priest walks beneath it, holding up the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament, followed by communicants in white robes, young girls with garlands, flag-bearers, musical societies, the choir, women in traditional dress, rosary flag bearers, local youth groups, soldiers and worshippers. The procession stops four times at Corpus Christi altars, which are specially decked out for the occasion. Here, the priest will give a blessing with the gleaming gold monstrance. This tradition goes back to the Middle Ages. On this day the whole village, including the hotels, restaurants, barns, streets and alleyways, is decked out with flags.

Swiss Folk music evening

Folk music.Artists:• Trio Aaregruess, Boll• Kapelle Echo vom Gätterli, Gersau• Oergeli-Chracher• Plakat Ländlerabend • Jahresprogramm 2016

Folk music.Artists:• Trio Aaregruess, Boll• Kapelle Echo vom Gätterli, Gersau• Oergeli-Chracher• Plakat Ländlerabend • Jahresprogramm 2016

Guided village tour english

If you're wondering why store houses in Valais stand on wooden posts with stone plates, or how people in Zermatt earned their living in the time before the rise of tourism or if you wanted to know about the life of the legendary mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen, who reached the age of 104, you should join a guided tour of the village given by our knowledgeable guides. You will find yourself looking at Zermatt with other eyes.• Insider information from local guides• Hotspots in Zermatt• Official village tour through Zermatt Tourism• This village tour is in English• Length: 1½ to 2 hoursMeeting point: Tourist Office Zermatt at 4.30 pm

If you're wondering why store houses in Valais stand on wooden posts with stone plates, or how people in Zermatt earned their living in the time before the rise of tourism or if you wanted to know about the life of the legendary mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen, who reached the age of 104, you should join a guided tour of the village given by our knowledgeable guides. You will find yourself looking at Zermatt with other eyes.• Insider information from local guides• Hotspots in Zermatt• Official village tour through Zermatt Tourism• This village tour is in English• Length: 1½ to 2 hoursMeeting point: Tourist Office Zermatt at 4.30 pm

Guided Village Tour French / Italian (on request)

Guided Village Tour French / Italian (on request)If you're wondering why store houses in Valais stand on wooden posts with stone plates, or how people in Zermatt earned their living in the time before the rise of tourism or if you wanted to know about the life of the legendary mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen, who reached the age of 104, you should join a guided tour of the village given by our knowledgeable guides. You will find yourself looking at Zermatt with other eyes.• Insider information from local guides• Hotspots in Zermatt• Official village tour through Zermatt Tourism• This village tour is in French and / or in Italian• This village tour is on request and takes place up from 5 persons• Registrations are possible till Wednesday, 11.30 a.m. Meeting point: Tourist Office Zermatt at 4.30 pm

Guided Village Tour French / Italian (on request)If you're wondering why store houses in Valais stand on wooden posts with stone plates, or how people in Zermatt earned their living in the time before the rise of tourism or if you wanted to know about the life of the legendary mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen, who reached the age of 104, you should join a guided tour of the village given by our knowledgeable guides. You will find yourself looking at Zermatt with other eyes.• Insider information from local guides• Hotspots in Zermatt• Official village tour through Zermatt Tourism• This village tour is in French and / or in Italian• This village tour is on request and takes place up from 5 persons• Registrations are possible till Wednesday, 11.30 a.m. Meeting point: Tourist Office Zermatt at 4.30 pm