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Fairy-Tale Week Saas Valley 22 - 29 July 2017

“Once upon a time…”

Fairy tales are one of the oldest forms of literature in the world and have been delighting readers of all ages for centuries. Every country, every region, and every community has its own fables and legends. The Saas Valley’s Fairy-Tale Week is dedicated entirely to this phenomenon. Immerse yourself in enchanting worlds of wonder, sorcery, heroes and heroines!

There are countless myths and legends surrounding the origin of our village’s name, Saas-Fee. Could it have something to do with the faeries (fairy is “Fee” in German) that are said to dwell in our forests? We’re not sure, but anyone who has taken a walk among the trees in the quiet hours of the morning or evening will agree that the idea doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Come and discover more about this and many other bewitching tales.


Over the coming weeks, our faeries, goblins and mountain spirits will reveal more and more about what awaits you during Fairy-Tale Week. Prepare to be enchanted…

From 10 a.m. the kids party get started next to the school building in Saas-Grund. Different creative spots invite kids to participate et let their hearts beat quicker. Different food corners and music bands entertain meanwhile the parents.

Talis Composer Alumnus Tzu Chin Hsu (2016) has arranged Poulenc's piece about the famous story of the beloved Elephant for our youngest audience. The children will be introduced to the work through a crafts project, in collaboration with Saastal Tourismus, before hearing the piece up close performed by our Talis musicians.

2 p.m. Uhr, at the garden of Hotel Du Glacier, Saas-Fee

We are particularly excited to welcome the Klapperlapapp Fairy-Tale and Legends Festival to Saas-Fee. Engaging storytellers will regale festival visitors with delightful and exciting fairy tales from a variety of lovingly decorated stages. The stages will be situated around Melchboden, which provides just the right setting with its dreamy woodland, picture-perfect pond, and nearby Fairy-Tale Trail.

Click here to see the program

Tickets are now available on Starticket. During the week of the event, tickets are also available at the tourist office in Saas-Fee or at the box office at the fire place Melchboden.


1-day pass
normal price with citizens' pass* Family pass (4 - 6 people)
CHF 20.00 CHF 16.00 CH74.00
2-day pass
normal price with citizens' pass* Familienpass (4 - 6 people)
CHF 38.00 CHF 30.00 CHF 142.00

* Can only be purchased by showing a valid citizens' pass.

Self made puppets tell the great story of Rumpelstilskin. (in German)

14.00 - 16.00 Uhr, Community house (Room Fletschhorn) Saas-Grund


Book our package and get the full Saas-Fee fairy-tale experience.

The following benefits are included:

- 7 nights accomodation from 22 - 29 July 2017
- Citizens Pass
- Klapperlapapp Festival tickets
- Surprise gift upon arrival


Exclusive Competition from "Schweizer Familie"
Win 7 great all inclusive Family Weekends!

Price Saas-Fee
Superior Hotel Schweizerhof Gourmet & Spa ****

  • 2 overnights in a beautiful family room with balcony
  • Half-board with 6 course meal or choose from the Kids menue
  • Great breakfast buffet
  • Free use of the SPA incl. swimming pool
  • Fare-well gift for the kids
  • Free use of 10 (out of 11) cablecars in Summer in the whole Saas-Valley
  • Value: CHF 1050.00

A valley full of fairytales

Saastal Fairy-Tale Week
Theme Night at Hotel Etoile, Saas-Fee
Saastal Fairy-Tale Week
Special Family offer for Gorge Alpine
Saas-Fee Guides

Witches, magic and special decoration. Wednesdays the Hotel Etoile transforms into their very own fairy-tale. Music, food and even the clothes of the employees match the theme for the night.

Wednesday, 26. July 2017

Erlebnishotel Etoile
+41(0)27 958 15 50


The Beau-Site terrace is always a good place for an afternoon tea or coffee. For the Saastal Fairy-Tale week it get's even better! Have a have a fairy tea at the beautiful fairy-tale corner during the week. 

Sunstar Boutique Hotel Beau-Site Saas Fee
Obere Dorfstrasse 30
Saas Fee
T +41 27 958 15 60



The most spectacular way from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund

From 22 - 29 July you can enjoy the upper part of the Gorge Alpine, called "The Teaser", for a special family price.

Meeting Point: 3.00 p.m. Busterminal / Post
Duration: 1.5 hours
Priceen: CHF 200.- for the whole family (max 5 people)

Terms of condition:
Minimum 1 child + 1 adult per group
Max. 5 people per group
The kids are at least 120 cm big (6 years)
If a kid is younger thant 9 years it needs to be accompanied by 2 adults.
Not afraid of heights.

IVBV-certified guide
climbing gear an helmet

personal gear:
Good shoes (Outdoor or trekking boots)
Outdoor clothing
Backpacks can be taken with you

Saas-Fee Guides
Obere Dorfstrasse 53
Tel +41 (0)27 957 44 64



Did you know that there are dwarfes living in the middle of the village in Saas-Fee?
They built their little home in Cesar Sport Alpin. Dwarfs? You don't believe us? Come by and take a look at yourself.

Cesar Sport Alpin
Dorfstrasse 12
+41 27 957 37 33



Legendary holiday ideas

A short walk along the Fairy-Tale Trail is a real treat for all fans of fabulous tales. The trail is open year-round and signs placed along the path will tell you why, for example, no more serpents can be found by the road from Saas-Almagell to Saas-Fee.

Those who prefer to stay nice and cosy indoors should head to the Storytelling evening in the Saaserstübli.

There are also plenty of mystical and spectacular experiences to be had at the redesigned Ice Pavilion. Journey deep into a secret and beautiful ice palace at an altitude of 3,500 m. Discover the rich and glittering treasures hidden beneath the thick ice of the Fee Glacier, guarded by giant ice dragons, spiders and bears. Welcome to a very magical place!