Zermatt: Home of the Queens

Date of publication Winter 2019-2020

Winter may have just started, but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer. On July 19, 2020, Zermatt will welcome the Sommerstechfest (summer Ring Cow Fight), where 100 Herens cows will fight for their place in the herd’s hierarchy, at the base of the Matterhorn, to earn the title of “Queen.”  The preliminary rounds start at 09:30, with the final fights taking place around 15:00. Music and Valais culinary specialties will naturally be part of the day’s festivities.