The Lake Schwarzsee Cattle Descent

Schwarzsee

Schwarzsee im Kanton Freiburg

Schwarzsee im Kanton Freiburg

Kaiseregg im Schwarzsee / Freiburg

Kaiseregg im Schwarzsee / 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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