Meet the Sheep for families

from summer 2021

Who has never heard of Wolli? The famous, black-nosed sheep from Zermatt makes children's hearts beat faster. This summer in Zermatt you will not only meet Wolli, durin the months from June to September real black-nosed sheep will graze on the Gornergrat.

Find the black-nose sheep with a GPS signal

Turn the family hike into a very personal treasure hunt. Searching has become very easy this summer: You can easily locate the black-nosed sheep on your smartphone. The sheep can be tracked with a GPS signal and found wherever they may be on the Gornergrat. The sheep are accompanied by shepherdess Deborah, who will be happy to answer your questions about the sheep and their summer on the alps, from Tuesdays to Sundays between 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm.

Shepherdess on the Gornergrat

Accompanied walk with Zermatt guides

Would you prefer not to locate the animals yourself, but to be led to the flock of sheep by a guide?

Every Wednesday and Saturday we have guided walks for you. Your guide from ‘the Zermatters’ will not only take you to the sheep but give you a lot of insider information and tips about the local region.

You can book your walk for the same day up to 9.30 am.

Wednesday: Walking with the flock


  • Walking to the black-nose sheep

  • Information and insider tips from your local guide

  • Information about black-nose sheep from the shepherdess


  • In July: 07.07. / 14.07. / 21.07. / 28.07.2021

  • In August: 04.08. / 11.08. / 18.08. / 25.08.2021

  • In September: 01.09. / 08.09. / 15.09.2021


  • Trip with the Gornergrat train at 10.48 am

  • Start your walk on the Gornergrat at 11.30 am (meeting point)

  • End of the walk at the Riffelberg between 13.00 pm und 1.30 pm

  • Trip from Riffelberg to Zermatt (departure at 1.27 pm or 1.51 pm)


  • Adults: CHF 15.00*

  • Children: CHF 5.00*

The train trip up to the Gornergrat and back is not included and must be purchased separately. The Junior Card is valid at the Gornergrat Bahn.

Hike to the black-nose sheep with aperitive

every saturday
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Important information Meet the Sheep

Meeting Point

You meet the guide at the Gornergrat. At the meeting point you start the hike directly. We recommend that you arrive early so that you can visit the viewing platform and the new Zooom the Matterhorn adventure world individually.

Meeting point Gornergrat, 11.30 a.m.

The meeting point on the Gornergrat is at the Gornergrat station. After exiting and passing through the turnstiles, it's directly on the right side.

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What you should take with you
  • Comfortable shoes with a good sole

  • Possibly: hiking poles/walking stick

  • Sun protection, a head covering, sunglasses, sun cream

  • Plenty of water to drink

  • Warm and windproof clothing

The guided walk is not suitable for persons with limited mobility.

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