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Customs and traditions

Magical isolation

The Lötschental valley’s seclusion has given rise to a whole host of myths and legends. Wild beasts have stalked through the valley for as long as anyone can remember, leaving behind their traces in customs and traditions. This is how the ‘Tschägättä’ came about – masked wild creatures that wreak havoc every year on carnival evenings to this day and have come to be closely associated with the valley