Suldtal cattle drive

September 2023

A truly quaint traditional event

Experience a slice of Switzerland in the idyllic Suldtal. Admire the beautifully decorated and well-fed cows and goats as they are paraded before visitors after a long alpine summer. Enjoy regional specialities and sample some delicious cheese at the "Älpler-Märit" (farmers' market).

The Suldtal cattle drive at a glance

  • Date: September 2023

  • Time: from 11.00 am

  • Location: Suldtal

  • Food/Drink: Refreshments marquee available on site, Restaurant Pochtenfall open

  • A shuttle bus will run from Aeschiried to Suldtal. Tickets cost CHF 5.00 but children up to 16 years travel free of charge

Romantic and wild Suldtal

Geschmückte Kuh auf grüner Wiese während dem Alpabzug Suldtal

The cattle drive in the Suldtal is an extraordinary spectacle for young and old alike, and is visited every year by many locals and visitors from around the world. A shuttle bus is available, running from Aeschiried to Restaurant Pochtenfall in the Suldtal, where tables and benches await visitors. The journey into the wild and romantic Suldtal is an experience in itself, and a perfect opportunity to take in the impressive natural surroundings and beautiful autumn colours. At midday, admire the cattle drive and its throng of smiling children dressed in traditional costumes, along with the white and multicoloured goats and the cows wonderfully decorated with colourful flowers. The alpine dairymen skilfully ensure that all the animals remain in line, and the well-fed cows parade with pride after a long summer in the Alps. You can also explore the Suldtal on foot while taking a leisurely hike.


"Älpler-Märit" (farmers' market) with regional products

Käse wird am Älpler Markt im Suldtal verkauft

Treat your taste buds with a bratwurst or a selection of cheese and sausage specialities in the small refreshments marquee or in the Restaurant Pochtenfall. You can buy a piece of alpine cheese and other delicious regional specialities at the various stands in the Älpler-Märit (farmers' market), then enjoy this delicious produce in the open air. Listen to the traditional sounds of the Alphorn, or Alpine horn, and soak up the stunning natural landscape.


Five reasons why you should attend the Suldtal cattle drive

  • Wild and romantic Suldtal

  • Stunning natural idyll

  • Beautifully decorated animals

  • Regional specialities

  • The sound of the traditional Alpine horn

Personal tip

“We love the atmosphere during the Suldtal cattle drive. The food tastes delicious as you enjoy it surrounded by the most stunning natural landscape.”


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