Hornussen

The team initiating this game beats the Hornuss, called "Nouss" (“Nut”) with sticks as far as possible into the opponents’ field. With a “shingle” attached to a long stick, held upright or thrown high, the opposing team has to stop the Nouss (arriving at a speed of 150km/h) as soon as possible, and at the latest before it hits the ground.

Nendaz, the Capital of the Alphorn

A true love story connects Nendaz to the Alphorn.

This alpine instrument has ruled our region for a long time.

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.

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be missed!

For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.