Do you have what it takes to work on the Alp?

Apply now for a two-week summer job on the Alp

Fresh mountain air, thriving herb-filled meadows and absolute peace and quiet. If this sounds like the kind of place you'd like to work and you're not afraid to get stuck in, why not take part in this fantastic UBS alpine summer competition? In collaboration with Switzerland Tourism, we'll turn you into a dyed-in-the-wool alpine herdsman in late summer, and by doing so bring you even closer to nature.

Apply now for a two-week stay at an alpine farm in Diemtigtal in the Bernese Oberland.

Get back to nature and experience the fascinating daily routine on an alpine farm at first hand from August 28 to September 9, 2017. And actively help out in the cowshed, on the pasture and with cheese production.

You can also win a voucher worth CHF 5,000 that you can put toward a relaxing vacation in an alpine hut or vacation apartment in Switzerland.

8 facts about the Alpine way of life in Switzerland

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Visit to a picturesque alpine farm

A sensational panorama, peace, quiet and nature at 1,500 meters above sea level: The high-level alp occupied by the Murith family in the Fribourg Alps makes an idyllic impression on visitors. Gruyère d’Alpage AOP cheese has been produced here in the traditional way summer after summer for five generations. Discover the Murith family's way of life on the Alp and the secret behind their fine cheese in impressive surroundings.

High-altitude vacation experiences

Rent an alpine hut

Fancy getting back to nature, while enjoying peace, quiet and a slower pace of life in the Swiss mountains? You can now rent one of over 200 alpine huts that are not used by alpine farms from Switzerland Tourism directly. The accommodation available ranges from very simple to very luxurious. But the huts all have one thing in common - you'll get a good night's sleep whichever one you choose.

Book an experience on the Alp

Would you like to produce Alp cheese together with Alpine herdsman Sälmi Töngi? Taking part in an alphorn workshop run by gifted musician and herdsman Werner Erb? Or perhaps you'd prefer to stay in a hayloft on Jakob and Erika's Alp? Experience unique moments on the Alp and book the new leisure offers from Switzerland Tourism here too.


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