The Lake Schwarzsee Cattle Descent

Schwarzsee

Kaiseregg im Schwarzsee / Freiburg

Kaiseregg im Schwarzsee / Freiburg

Schwarzsee im Kanton Freiburg

Schwarzsee im Kanton Freiburg

Hostellerie am Schwarzsee

Hostellerie am Schwarzsee

After spending four months in the mountains, the Alpine herdsmen and their cattle return to the lower regions. A festive cattle descent also takes place in Plaffeien.

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The Lake Schwarzsee Cattle Descent is a big folk festival with over 700 colorfully decorated animals and a market with diverse crafts and culinary delicacies. This occasion has great significance for the Alpine cattle farmers since it revives a tradition that was forgotten for some time. Through a festive procession the Alpine inhabitants are shown respect and esteem for their tireless work.

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