Black nose sheep with Gorner glacier in background, Zermatt, Switzerland

Meet the sheep themed trail from Gornergrat to Riffelberg

Theme trail with exciting facts about the black-nosed sheep on the Gornergrat

Difficulty: medium | Duration: 1h 30 min | Distance: 5.7 km

Discover fascinating information about the blacknose sheep on the Meet the Sheep themed trail between the Gornergrat and the Riffelberg railway stations at 11 sites.

Why exactly do the people of Valaiskeep blacknose sheep? What happens to their soft, woolly fleeces? You can find out all about these things when you walk from cairn to cairn. Every cairn is a site with information and a question for the quiz. When you use the QR codes you’ll find videos, facts and figures all about these typical, local sheep. What’s more, you’ll find interesting information about grazing on the alps, and also the flowers and animals that thrive on the Gornergrat as well as on the Gorner glacier.

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