Black-nosed sheep on the Gornergrat in summer

Meet the Sheep

Up close and personal with the black-nosed sheep in Zermatt

Do you know the famous, Blacknose sheep from the Valais? Their spiralled horns, black faces and ears and the white woolly coat - which is special in itself. The Wallis Blacknose sheep are gazing in the Gornergrat area.

Once the sheep have moved up to the Gornergrat area visitors have the chance to visit them in their natural habitat. Using GPS localisation, you can find the woolly sheep no matter where they are on the mountain.

The most flexible way to see them on the Gornergrat is to buy a return ticket from Zermatt to the Gornergrat. Leave the train and hike to the sheep. Afterwards you can continue the trip by train.

To ensure that the sheep also enjoy your visit, please note the following:

Find the black-nose sheep with a GPS signal

To make sure you get to see the sheep when they're on the Gornergrat this summer, we've made it easy for you. The sheep will wear collars equipped with GPS. This gives every visitor the opportunity to locate the blacknose sheep. Once you have found their signal, all you have to do is follow the map to see the blacknose sheep up close. The best time to visit is between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. They are pleased about every visit. The sheep are in the Gornergrat area until 8. September 2024. They are usually found between Rotenboden and Riffelberg.

Meet the Sheep - Map on the phone

Accompanied and protected

From June to September, our shepherdess accompanies and cares for the flock of blacknose sheep on the Gornergrat and never leaves their side. She protects, guides and accompanies the flock through the wild mountain landscape with her whole heart and soul.

The mountains are my place of longing and the animals that live in them are my companions. I'm looking forward to spending the summer in my heart's home at the Matterhorn with the Blacknose sheep and getting to know each one personally and telling you all about them, especially how different and special they are.
Helen, Sheperdess

Every week, from Tuesday to Sunday she likes to tell hikers and visitors about everyday life on the alp and answers guests' questions in different languages. Also the shepherdess can be found through GPS.

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