Cattle descent from Alpine pastures

At the start of September, around 340 cows descend from the Alpine pastures of Dürrenwald adorned with flowers and ribbons - after the summer on the Alp. Accompanied by the farmers and cowherds they are welcomed back into the village of St. Stephan by spectators from near and far.

In the middle of September, around 340 cows descend from the Alpine pastures of Dürrenwald after the summer months - adorned with flowers and ribbons. Accompanied by the farmers and their owherds, they are welcomed back into the village of St. Stephan by spectators from near and far.

Cattle descent from Alpine pastures
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Folk music to fall for

A double bass, a fiddle, a dulcimer and a dance floor – that’s all the people of Appenzell need to be able to celebrate until the early hours. The charming custom of the “Stubete”, a relaxed get-together of folk musicians, is highly popular to this day.

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Alphorn

The alphorn is the Swiss national instrument and symbol of dairy farming. The alphorn is crooked like a fir grown on a hillside it resembles. The wooden mouthpiece facilitates the generation of natural sounds, which are touching and heart-warming. Since 1910, the Swiss Yodeling Association has promoted the alphorn tradition in courses.

Alphorn
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