There is always something happening at Tradition Julen and in Zermatt! We have picked our highlights and top events for this summer. It's going to be exciting!
Tradition Julen events
Hike to the black nose sheep
Join us on a hike to the flock of the black nose sheep above Stafelalp, where you get to know more about this traditional race of sheep while you enjoy a good glass of wine with some air-dried meat. More about the hike!
E-bike tour to the black nose sheep
Join us on an e-bike ride up to see the black nose sheep grazing on the alpine meadows and find out lots of interesting facts about this race of sheep. You are invited to enjoy a good glass of wine with air-dried meat. More about the tour!
From mid June until mid July and with good weather, you can help us with the hay harvest and enjoy the «Tradition Julen tea break» on the field. Option to book with exclusive Hay Harvest menu at restaurant Julen. More information here!
Tradition Julen event packages
National day celebrations – 31.7.-2.8.2018
Celebrate Swiss National Day with two overnight stays in a Tradition Julen Hotel. Food stands are set up on the 31st of July in the centre of Zermatt and locals and guests mix and mingle at the long tables and chairs which are set up in the middle of the road. The official 1st August ceremony takes place in the morning at the idyllic location of Stellisee at 2'537 metres above sea level. A magnificent fireworks display takes place in the evening with a spectacular display by Zermatt’s mountain guides and firemen. Choose your favourite hotel to celebrate with us:
Cow fighting «Reine du Cervin» – 17.-19.8.2018
A traditional weekend at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn with 2 nights accommodation in a Tradition Julen Hotel and a visit to the „Sommerstechfest“ at Zen Stecken in Zermatt. On Sunday, August 19th, you can experience the powerful scene of 70 Eringer cows battling against each other to establish hierachy in the herd. Enjoy the large range of food and drinks available, the Swiss folk music and the special entertainment for children. Proceeds go to the Zermatt Alpine Cooperatives to be used for sustainable infrastructural maintenance. Choose your favourite hotel:
Shepherd's festival – 7.-9.9.2018
Join Tradition Julen on September 7th – 9th and experience the Sherpherd’s Festival and all its facets. Take advantage of our 2 or 3 night package and go behind the scenes as we prepare our own Julen sheep for the crowning of „Miss Zermatt“. The sheep are washed and combed in our stable in preparation for the beauty pageant. Join us at the official Shepherd’s Festival at Schweigmatten at Furi on Sunday and enjoy the atmosphere with Swiss folk music, raclette and grilled food. Choose your favourite hotel:
Get from Zermatt to Trockener Steg in style with the luxurious VIP gondola. Leather chairs and champagne won't be missed! More about this luxurios ride!
Sunrise at Rothorn
Early birds get to enjoy the colors of the rising sun at the Rothorn during the cozy gondola ride. A delicious breakfast buffet awaits you at the Rothorn restaurant. More information here!
Coop Family Hike – 8.9.2018
A very special hike with games and a lot uf fun for families with kids at 4 to 12 years of age. With the theme "Alice im Wanderland" (Alice in Hiking Country) you get to explore the Zermatt area and are immersed in exciting stories (in German and French). More information please!
Cheese fondue and wine from the Valais for once in a different way! Enjoy the stunning view as you pass by the Matterhorn. More about this offer!
Folklore Festival – 11.8.2018
Enjoy the Yodelling mass in the morning and the folklore parade with traditional costumes and dances in the afternoon. On the church square, you will find food and entertainment. More about this festival!
Zermatt Music Festival & Academy – 7. - 16.9.2018
Enjoy the musical performances around the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin. Every concert takes place in a very special location and inspires music lovers from all over the world. More information!