Wolli, the Black Nose Sheep

The black nose sheep Wolli is the friend of all children. Wolli accompanies the young ones on holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, and visits with them every Wednesday afternoon along the Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt.


The Zermatt-Matterhorn destination has a mascot. It is called Wolli and is a young, adventurous black nose sheep. Black nose sheep are mountain sheep, which were originally at home in Valais. They have a cuddly, white coat and a black face, which is why they are called black nose sheep. But they also have black spots on their knees, elbows and tail. And they are strong, tough in winter, and agile in the mountains. Just like Wolli.

The idea and figure are rooted in Zermatt’s shepherd culture. Dan Daniell – entertainer, singer, cook and restaurant owner, wrote the children’s book “Wolli on the Matterhorn.” The illustrations were drawn by Martina Friedli. The caricature is seen everywhere where destination operations offer families high-quality products and services for children. Wolli helps with directions. Wolli contributes to making Zermatt an unforgettable experience for children.

  • Wolli beginner’s park at Sunnegga (in winter)
  • Wolli adventure park at Sunnegga (in summer)
  • Wolli at Christmas along the Bahnhofstrasse
  • Wolli every Wednesday on the Bahnhofstrasse during high season
  • Wolli casting Easter bunnies and on Easter along the Bahnhofstrasse
  • Wolli and the climate detectives (bookable offer)
  • Sheep festival at the beginning of September on Furi near Zermatt with Wolli and many other sheep
  • Wolli books available at Zermatt Tourism and in the ZAP bookshop in Zermatt
  • Wolli souvenirs available at Zermatt Tourism and many other shops

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