Alpine farming and other traditions

The production of cheese in the summer enabled people to preserve milk and stockpile it for the long winter months. The practice of Alpine farming gave birth to various customs such as the festive processions up into the Alps and down from the mountains, the call to prayer, the Älplerchilbi carnival and the Chästteilet cheese sharing - traditions that have been carefully maintained to this day.

Enjoy this real traditions in the Toggenburg an be a part when the cattle descent from Alpine pastures. In Nesslau you can visit the biggest cattle show in Eastern Switzerland with more than 1300 cows.