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.
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.
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.