Alpine experience - Be an Alpine pasture in the Diemtigtal for one day
Could you farm high up in the Alps? Book an experience day and find out. There are three Alps to choose from. In the Diemtigtal nature park, the mountain pastures are still farmed in the traditional way, and you can join in. You’ll help with the cows, milking or making cheese. And when the day’s work is done, you can break bread with us – we’ll sample the cheese and other tasty alpine produce.
Three other Alps offer unforgettable experiences when the livestock graze the mountain pastures between mid-June and mid-September. You can stay overnight, eat there and experience the unique character of each environment. It’s possible to combine individual ‘alpine farming experience’ stays into a multi-day hike.
Please note: Our hosts all speak German, and a few speak a little English or French. We therefore recommend that, to truly benefit from this unique cultural exchange, you should speak at least basic German.
The offers includes:
- 1 night's accommodation, meals, and a recreational activity on the respective alp
- Alp Menigwald - the romance of traditional mountain huts: take a look behind the scenes of the Alpine family.
- Alp Ausser Mittelberg – barn air and organic cheese dairy: visit the biggest organic Alpine cheese dairy in Switzerland and accompany the alpine farmers at work.
- Alp Wysshalti / Hösel – Alpine visit: are livestock, cheese making, and pasture maintenance totally unfamiliar to you? Culinary delights await you on Alp Hösel.
You can combine the individual offers with multi-day hikes. The starting points of all Alpine hikes are accessible by public transport.
Prices from CHF 88 per person
Bookable mid-June - mid-September