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Fairy tale week
Fairy tale week

Fairy tale week

Retrospective Program 2020

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

This summer the "Fairy tale week Saas Valley" will be staged new.

The "Klapperlapapp - Märchen- und Geschichtenfestival", which was one of the highlights of the "Fairy tale week Saas Valley" for the last three years, will no longer be there.

Our guests should be reminded of the fairy tale theme throughout the valley this week and thus immerse themselves all the more in this world.

Countless myths and stories entwine themselves around the origin of our village name Saas-Fee. Could it have something to do with the fairies that supposedly romp about in our forests? We are not quite sure. Anyone who has ever taken a short walk here in the quiet morning or evening hours will find this idea not entirely undecided. Get involved in this and other wondrous stories.


Fairytale Pass for the Shows of Astrid Anthamatten | Ismael & Tanja | Jolanda Steiner

Price Fairytale Pass (4-17.9 Jahre): CHF 20.-

Price per day (4-17.9 Jahre): CHF 10.-

Parents can accompany their children free of charge

26. - 29.07.2020 | Fairytale Train "Allalino"
Go on tour with our beautiful red train "Allalino" and listen to a great fairy tale while you cruise trough the glacier village Saas-Fee.
Time: Fairy tale train
Prices: Adults: CHF 6.- | Children (6 - 16 years): CHF 4 | Children (up to 6 years): Free of charge
Note: Day off Thursday & Friday
Language: German


26. - 31.07.2020 | Mountain Restaurant Felskinn | Saas-Fee
"We paint a fairy world of dreams" The guardians of the Stone Fairy folk of the rocky chin have had enough of their grey home - they want colour and we will help them with that.  It will be colourful! Many colours, big and small brushes. For refreshment there will be a magic fairy feast (main dish, dessert and drink). The event is for adults and children
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Prices: Painting and Magic Fairy Feast | Adults: CHF 22.50 & Children: CHF 15.50
Important: Old clothes from top to bottom, rubber glove included


26. - 31.07.2020 | Aqua Allalin | Saas-Fee
With a regular admission to the indoor pool you can fish a duck or a fish in the baby pool with a rod and get a voucher for an ice cream. The ice cream is available in Bistro4000


26. - 31.07.2020 | Weissmieshütte| Saas-Grund
Find all 5 dwarves from Kreuzboden to the Weissmieshütte, note the individual letters and name the solution word at the Weissmieshütte.  Afterwards enjoy a delicious dwarf tea.


26.07.2020 | Story time with Astrid Anthamatten
Astrid Anthamatten the storyteller with passion.
Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Place: Stafelwald (near the marmots)
Arrival: On foot or with our Fairy tale train
Prices: Children CHF 10.- per day (adults free)
Language: German


27.07.2020 | Street Chalk Competition with the Swiss Ski School Saas-Fee
Street Chalk Competition, there's delicious fairy tale icetea and cotton candy.
Time: 2 - 5 p.m. 
Location: Village Square | Saas-Fee
Prices: Street Chalk Competition: Free of charge  |  fairy tale icetea and cotton candy: each CHF 3.-


28.07.2020 | Hike to the fairytale forest Melchboden
Accompany us to Melchboden and explore the fairytale forest.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Tourist office Saas-Fee - Melchboden
Prices: Free of charge


29.07.2020 | Warm-up dance with Kian
Dance in with Kian our dragon for the exciting show of Ismael & Tanja.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: At "Waldegg" junction Furggstalden | Saas-Almagell
Prices: Free of charge
Note: Barbecue areas are available | Please bring your own food


29.07.2020 | Ismael and Tanja
A surprising game show with Ismael and Tanja - also to participate! We play with sound, air, fire and together with you. Besides you can listen to the exciting story of Mirabelle the Dragon Girl.
Time: 10.30 a.m & 3 p.m.
Location: At "Waldegg" junction Furggstalden | Saas-Almagell
Prices: Children CHF 10.- per day (adults free of charge)
Note: Barbecue areas are available | Please bring your own food


29.07.2020 | Dragon crafting and flying
Paint your own dragon and let it fly high into the air.
Time: All day
Location: At "Waldegg" junction Furggstalden | Saas-Almagell
Prices: Free of charge
Note: Barbecue areas are available | Please bring your own food


30. & 31.07.2020 | Valais Forest (Touring exhibition)
All day
Location: Post Square | Saas-Fee
Prices: Free of charge


30.07.2020 | Planting a tree with forest ranger Urs Andenmatten & Visit to the marmots
9.30 a.m.
Location/Meeting Point: Tourist Office Saas-Fee 
Prices: Free of charge


30.07.2020 | Storytelling with Christoph Gysel
Walser legends by candlelight & wine.
Time: 8.15 p.m.
Location: Saaserstübli | Saas-Grund
Prices: incl. 1 drink CHF 12.- | with SaastalCard CHF 10.-
Registration: Until Thursday 12 a.m.
Information: Christoph Gysel | +41 79 412 75 18 |


31.07.2020 | Story time with Jolanda Steiner
Voice, facial expressions and gestures are her instruments. Jolanda Steiner has been a professional storyteller for about 25 years. She slips vocally into countless roles and stages fairy tales as events.
Time: 10 a.m. & 2.30 p.m.
Location: Kreuzboden | Saas-Grund
Arrival: Gondola ride from Saas-Grund to Kreuzboden (exclusive)
Prices: Children CHF 10.- per day (adults free of charge)
Language: German

Legendary ideas for a magical holiday

A short walk along the Fairy-Tale Trail close to the fire place Melchboden 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.

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!

Fairytale Pass CHF 20.-/children