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Alpine Descents in Eastern Switzerland (2015 Schedule)

Sep 5, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015

- Free
Alpine Descent Switzerland

Watching the cows descend from the alpine pastures is one of those Swiss bucket list items for autumn.

For the occasion of returning the cows to their owners, the livestock is decorated with flowers and dressed with their most precious bells. Usually on Saturdays in September, herdsmen, their family members, goats and dogs can be seen as they descend from the mountains into the flatlands. And just as the returnees approach civilization after spending several months on the alps, townspeople will welcome them back with refreshments and encouraging shout-outs…

 

Where to experience alpine descents in Eastern Switzerland

Autumn season offers many discoveries here in Switzerland, and alpine descents should be high up on your list. Why not spend a perfect weekend in Eastern Switzerland, including a stay at a typical Swiss hotel?

 

Saturday, Sept 5

Churwalden SG
11:30 AM: Arrival in Churwalden
How to get there and more information
 
Flums Dorf SG
10 AM: Tannenboden Dorf, 11 AM: Bergheim
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Lenzerheide/Valbella GR
1 PM: Valbella, 1:45 PM: Lenzerheide
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Be among the first to stay in one of the specially converted alpine huts at Mäiensässhotel Guarda Val. Our advice: Try the log sauna and soak in the open-air hot pot under the starry sky…

Mäiensässhotel Guarda Val
 
Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
2 PM: Arrival in Vaduz Aubündt
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Saturday, Sept 12

Breil/Brigels GR
Steady arrivals at Plaun Rueun at Hotel Vincenz
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Mels SG
12 – 3 PM: Arrivals at Dorfplatz in Mels
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Corpus Christi Procession (Appenzell)

 

Saturday, Sept 19

Flims Dorf GR
12:30 PM: Arrival at Bargis, 3 PM: Departure for Flims Dorf
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Spend a night at one of Switzerland’s top spa hotels, Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa. This five star house comes with an enormous spa area, a museum and a 14 points GaultMillau restaurant.

Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort & Spa
 
Flums Dorf SG
11 AM – 2 PM: Arrivals on Marktstrasse in Flums Dorf
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Klosters GR
9:30 AM: Start of parade
Take the free shuttle from Klosters Station to Monbiel, find out more information

After a day of festivities, stay at Sunstar Hotel Klosters, a chalet style property with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Sunstar Hotel Klosters
 
Urnäsch AR
AM arrivals expected at parking lot in front of Krone (no fixed times)
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To round off a perfect day, hop on the cable car to the top of Mt. Säntis (last run at 6:30 PM). Up on top, a traditional room will be waiting for you at Berggasthaus Alter Säntis. Peace and quiet, as well as sweeping vistas of six countries: What else can you ask for?

Berggasthaus Alter Säntis
 

Saturday, Oct 3

Breil/Brigels GR
1 PM: Descent with goats at Berggasthaus Cuolm Sura
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Tuesday, Oct 6

Appenzell AI
9 AM: As part of the cantonal cattle show, farmers will gather to honor the most beautiful cows of the Appenzell region.
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After the cattle show, treat yourself to an autumn getaway at Romantikhotel Säntis in Appenzell. Located at the historic main square (Landsgemeindeplatz), the kitchen has been awarded 14 Gault Millau points for its regional specialties.

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Romantikhotel Säntis

 

Saturday, Oct 10

Küblis GR
11 AM: Arrivals as part of the Alpspektakel festival
How to get there and more information

 

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Typically Swiss Hotels by Switzerland Tourism
How we brought home the cows in Lenzerheide

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Start:
Sep 5, 2015
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Oct 10, 2015
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Free
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Various Locations
Switzerland

Details

Start:
Sep 5, 2015
End:
Oct 10, 2015
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,

Venue

Various Locations
Switzerland