Guided tour to the cuddly sheep


The Julen family owns 300 black-nosed sheep – the largest herd in the area. Throughout the summer 2014, visitors can go on a guided tour of the sheep-run.

© Tradition Julen

The cuddly sheep sport fluffy white wool and black heads as well as black spots on their knees and on the tips of their tails. Even the female sheep carry the characteristic spiral horns. The sheep herd owned by the Julen family grazes on idyllic pastures near the Schwarzsee mountain railway station at the foot of the Matterhorn. Sheep-breeders Paul and Paul-Marc Julen acquaint their visitors with the special characteristics of these robust but gentle animals.

The sheep tour is followed by a glass of wine, some cheese and some meat from the Julen stock at the Stafelalp restaurant.

  • The tour takes place every Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. throughout the summer 2014.
  • Price without lunch: CHF 10, price including lunch: CHF 49.
  • Cable car ticket not included.
  • Please reserve a place on the tour on +41 27 966 76 00. Further information will be provided.

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