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Fairy-Tale Week Saas Valley

21 - 28 July 2018

“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.


Magical moments for little and big ones

The program will be published continousely. Click on the title to see more information.

Children's Concert Saas-Fee - 23 July 2018

The children will be introduced to the piece "the animals' carnival" through a crafts project before hearing the piece up close performed by the professional musicians from Talis Festival & Academy

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Village square, Saas-Fee

Fairy-Tale train "Allalino" - 23.-27 July 2018

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.


• 23.07.2018
Frau Holle, Hans im Glück, Kännchenvoll

• 24.07.2018
Dornrösschen, Tapfere Schneiderlein, Aschenputtel

• 25.07.2018
Gestiefelter Kater, Wolf und die Sieben Geislein, Prinzessin auf der Erbse

• 27.07.2018
Brüderchen und Schwesterchen, Schneewittchen, Rotkäppchen

Time / Meeting point: 4.10 p.m., Post square Saas-Fee
Possible exit spots: Gletscherbrücke, Village square, Alp-Hitta, Post square
Price: Free of charge
Language: German
Attention: No Allalino running on Thursday, 26.07.2018

"Klapperlapapp" Fairy Tale and Legends Festival Saas-Fee - 24.-25. July 2018

We are very excited to welcome the Klapperlapapp Fairy-Tale and Legends Festival in Saas-Fee again.

Engaging storytellers will regale festival visitors with delightful and exciting fairy tales from a variety of lovingly decorated stages. The four stages will be situated around Melchboden, which provides just the right setting with its dreamy woodland, picture-perfect pond, and nearby Fairy-Tale Trail.


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The following artists will perform on four different stages between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.:


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The following artists will perform on four different stages between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.:


Food and drinks
Food and drinks will be available in the witch’s house on site. From sausages to grill on your own over to candyfloss, Snow White apples, Fairy tale tea and cakes you find everything that the heart desires. Pricelist

How to get to Melchboden
Follow the steep road from the chirch up to the Restaurant Schäferstube. The road leads you to the hamlet "Hohnegg". From there it's only a short walk to Melchboden. Map Melchboden



Tickets are available from mid of July at the tourist office in Saas-Fee or on July 24/25 at the box office at the fi

1-day pass

normal price

with citizens' pass*

Family pass** (5 - 7 people)

CHF 18.00

CHF 15.00

CH 70.00

2-day pass

normal price

with citizens' pass*

Family pass** (5 - 7 people)

CHF 34.00

CHF 28.00

CHF 135.00

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

** Family pass is also valid for groups, but the passes need to be purchased together

Storytelling - 26 July 2018

Relax by candlelight with wine in hand, in the traditional Saaserstübli. Here you can listen to exciting tales from Valais along with helpful notes and explanations.(Only in German!)

20.15 p.m.

incl. 1 drink CHF 12.-, with Citizens' pass CHF 10.-

until Thursday 12 a.m.
Tourist office Saas-Grund
Tel. +41 27 958 18 55

Freiburger Puppenbühne Saas-Almagell - 27. Juli 2018

Ein Kasperlitheater mit Blick hinter die Bühne. Geniessen Sie mit Ihren Kindern märchenhafte Geschichten. (ab 4 Jahren)

14.30 Uhr - Kaspars Reise zu Prinz Aladin
15.15 Uhr - Mini-Workshop mit Blick hinter die Bühne
15.45 Uhr - Viel Dreck bei Hexe Klapperzahn

Eventpavillon, Dorfplatz Saas-Almagell

Kaspars Reise zu Prinz Aladin
Lassen Sie sich einfangen vom Zauber der Märchen aus Tausendundeiner Nacht.
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Es besteht die Möglichkeit Fragen zu stellen, einen Blick hinter die Bühne zu werfen und auch einmal eine Puppe in die Hand zu nehmen.

Viel Dreck bei Hexe Klapperzahn
Hexe Klapperzahn ist ganz wild auf Süßigkeiten, Cola und Bonbons. Immer wieder verlässt sie ihr Hexenhaus auf der Suche nach neuen Leckereien. mehr erfahren

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!

Buch Sauxa-Fei

Ein wahres Märchen aus den Walliser Bergen. Auf 24 Seiten erleben die Leser das Abenteuer der Entdeckung von Saas-Fee durch die beiden mutigen Strolche Alice und Felix aus dem Unterland.

Ab sofort können Sie dieses wunderbare Kinderbuch auf dem Tourismusbüro in Saas-Fee beziehen.

CHF 15.-