At 11:30 a.m. the quiet landscape around the Daubensee is suddenly filled with life. About 800 sheep converge to the lakeside. The annual shepherd festival starts when the shepherds and a multitude of people from Bern and the Valais meet for a casual one-day get-together.
From 06:00 Ascension with the Sunnbüel’s and Gemmi’s cableways
06:00 - 09:30: Breakfast on the Gemmi
09:30: Mess on the Gemmi, by the Daubensee (lake Dauben)
11:30: spreading out the “Gläck“ (salt and bran) to the 800 sheep
14:00: tug of war between Berne-Valais
Dance music: “Hüsmüsig“, yodelling club Grindelwald,
Flag thrower and Alphorn player (brothers Grichting and friends)
Information by doubtful weather: Phone 1600 (canton Valais 027 - public events 5) from 06:00.
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