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Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

Sights – The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress
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Schnapps Theatre

Culinary activities – In Europe's first Schnapps Theatre one can hear "red hot" stories about the production and consumption of pure single-variety schnapps. Ruedi Käser stages unforgettable, fruity experiences with freshly picked fruit and berries from his own farm. During the meal schnapps is distilled on the spot. Under his direction, more than 130 spirits play leading roles in vying for the public's favour.

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Aletsch - the Region Surrounding the Largest Alpine Glacier

Summer mountain tips – Incredibly immense, incredibly beautiful: the Large Aletsch Glacier is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. And the most popular, for it is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes, winter sports and special nature excursions.

Incredibly immense, incredibly beautiful: the Large Aletsch Glacier is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. And the most popular, for it is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes, winter sports and special nature excursions.

Aletsch - the Region Surrounding the Largest Alpine Glacier
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