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When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

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When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

I remember 2 years ago hiking in the Grindelwald area and being treated to dressed-up cows coming down from the mountains in September. I'm not sure if they do the same thing in Zermatt, but I'm going to be hiking there for a week starting Sept. 12th. Can I look forward to this tradition at that time?

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1. Re: When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

if you do --- take pictures!

i just returned from a week in switzerland and was disappointed I didn't see many cows -- time didn't afford going up in the mountains to see them.

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2. Re: When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

Maybe there aren't that many left, I heard some time ago when Kindergarten children where asked if they knew where the milk comes from, their answer was.... "from COOP".

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3. Re: When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

Why not ask the Zermatt tourist info. office?

Send an email to "info@zermatt.ch"

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4. Re: When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

Like someone suggested best to ask the tourist office in Zermatt.

At least you will know if cows even come down in this region,.

We were in various Bernise Oberland regions last year at the same time.

We asked at the tourist office in Interlaken as we had heard about the cows coming down the mountain at St Stephens.

They told us they never know until a day or two before when the cows come down, as it all depends on how much grass is still available for them up there.

It was only accidental we caught a glimps of some making their way through Brienz as we were getting a train.

Happy Cow Spotting!!

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5. Re: When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

The cows come down from the mountains towards the end of September. I jsut read in our local paper that the "Dèsalpe" as it is called, will take place around Martigny on the weekend of 19th September. In Vaud, Fribourg and the Oberland they have different dates but all will be around the same time - between 19th and end September.

I am not sure they have any "alpage" in Zermatt. If tehy don't, there won't be any cows to bring down. Maybe they do (most likely!) down at Täsch or Randa. Anyway, the Tourist Office should know.

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6. Re: When will the cows be coming down the mountains?

First cows already went down last week from Schwägalp (eastern Switzerland)

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