Alp festival and brunch | Lenk-Simmental

Alp festival and brunch

Experience a piece of Swiss tradition from Simmental

AlpKultur Älplerfest Lenk

Be amazed at the lovingly adorned cows as they proudly wear their bells, cowbells called «Treicheln» and flowered decorations. Stroll over to the Buremärit and enjoy, taste and buy there a wide selection of products from Lenk and the best delicacies from the region. Vote for a cow and crown the most beautiful Lenker with four legs. The next day, take delight in a hearty alpine brunch.

Mountains, cows and cheese. A stereotype indeed. And, yes, this culture is being maintained and, if we are being honest here, we are proud of it. During the Alp Culture Days in Lenk, real traditions and customs in Simmental are at the top of the list. This weekend of the alpine festival and the alpine brunch are the highlights of the Alp Culture Days in Lenk for many people.

Which cow will become last year's successor and win the honour of being Miss Lenk for the next year? At the centre of the legendary alpine festival is the election of the four-legged Miss Lenk and the small parade. Lovingly adorned cows are shown off throughout the town every hour at a parade called the «Züglete». Get involved and crown the most beautiful Lenker on four legs. Give your favourite your vote. Join in on the raffle for the chance to win a calf.

At the Buremärit, enjoy, taste and buy from a wide selection of real Lenk products and handicrafts the whole day. Music provides the festival with a good atmosphere and refreshment stands provide for your physical well-being. In the evening, the party really lets loose in the rustic alpine evening marquee with music and an atmosphere that will entice you to dance.

On Sunday, the alpine festival from the previous day will be concluded with a hearty brunch in the marquee. Enjoy a breakfast serving local products from 9 am. In addition, there will be three alpine families selling their products from the Alps and their farms in the marquee.


The alp festival is being planned as a Buremärit with a festival restaurant, music bands, a petting zoo and zügleten. The Miss Lenk contest and the evening entertainment will not take place. The alp festival will be open to the public without certificates or masks. The alp brunch on Sunday will not take place. There may be changes at short notice, please enquire at short notice about the detailed implementation. 

Alp festival
16 October 2021
15 October 2022

Programme (provisional)
11.00 a.m.: Opening of the small Älplerfest by the Treichler klub: Buremärit, festival restaurant, music bands and other supporting programme.
11.30 a.m.: Züglete
1.30 p.m.: Züglete
2.30 p.m.: Züglete
3.30 p.m.: Züglete
4.00 p.m. Closing by the Treichlerklub


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Lenk-Simmental Tourism

Rawilstrasse 3
CH-3775 Lenk im Simmental
Tel. +41 33 736 35 35

Lenk-Simmental Tourism

Rawilstrasse 3
CH-3775 Lenk im Simmental
Tel. +41 33 736 35 35