16 September 2023

Alp-descent Flimserstein

Every September, after the cows have spent the warm summer months on the lush pastures, the traditional alp-descent Flimserstein takes place. Around a two hundred cows and calves are gathered in the high valley of Bargis in front of a breathtaking scenery.

Guests as well as locals gather in Bargis for a delicious breakfast, called Buura Z'Morga, to watch this wonderful spectacle. The farmers round up the decorated cattle in the mountain valley and brings them back to Flims via Fidaz. With a funfair, market stands, live music and much more, the traditional Alpabzug event is a wonderful experience for both young and old.

Online ticket sales will start in on 5 July 2023.

Get your ticket now!

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Schedule Saturday, 16 September 2023



8:37 – 11:00

Farmes breakfast called "Buura Z'Morga" at traditional cabins in Bargis (reservation and advance booking required)

9:00 – 17:00

Shuttle bus service from Flims Dorf Post to Bargis and back

10:00 – 14:00

Food corner with delicious specialties from the farmers

Salsiz, Chees from the alp and more homemade specialties

Traditional musicians

10:00 – 18:00

Berghaus Bargis

Brings the alp in your ear, glas and on your plate


Arrival of the cows in Bargis


Departure of cows from Bargis to Flims via Fidaz



9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shuttle bus service Flims Dorf Post to Bargis and back

from 11.00 a.m.

Alp festival with traditional Music at FidazerHof

from 3 p.m.

Feast "Stalltchilbi" at Lerchihof in Scheia with the musicians «Servus aus Tirol»


Until the cattle reach the Bargis valley 500 metres below, the farmers move them over the steep and exposed Scala Mola. The brunch hut and the Flims farmers' tavern in Bargis are the ideal place to watch the farmers perform their challenging task. In the cow fan mile in Fidaz and later at the Stallchilbi on Scheia, people meet to let the successful day come to an end together.

Transportation / Tickets

The best place to watch the cows walking down Scala Mola is Bargis.

On the day of the event, the regular bus runs every half hour from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. from Flims village post office to Bargis.

Bus tickets will be available from 5th of July 2023 via online ticket sales and on the day of the event itself at the post office square in Flims Dorf.

Online Tickets

Prices pre-sale from mid August*


Price return

Adults, locals, guets card

CHF 24.-

Children, Halbtax, GA

CHF 12.-

Children under 6 years

free of charge: for presale tickets you still need a ticket for a guaranteed seat. Please send info (name, first name, departure time) to [email protected].

*Bus tickets will be available from 5 July 2023 in the online ticket shop

*Pre-sale bus tickets are slightly higher priced than on-site tickets, as a pre-sale ticket guarantees a seat and departure time and does not require queuing

*Junior card valid

Bus tickets on-site


Price one-way

Price return

Adults, locals, guets card

CHF 9.-

CHF 18.-

Children, Halbtax, GA

CHF 5.-

CHF 10.-

Children under 6 years



Shuttlebus "Stallchilbi"

From Flims Waldhaus to Scheia
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Stop at any bus station, every ½ hour.
The shuttle is free of charge

From Scheia to Flims Waldhaus

6.15 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.
9.15 p.m. - 10.15 p.m.
11.15 p.m. - 12.45 a.m.
1.45 a.m. - 2.45 a.m.

Stop at any bus station, every ½ hour.
The shuttle is free of charge

Pre-sale from end July

Farmer breakfast called "Buure Z'Morga" in Bargis

Marvel at the descent of the cows over the Scala Mola while you enjoy a wonderful breakfast, prepared by your hosts the Attenhofer family and the Berghaus Bargis. The number of places is limited and it is therefore necessary to book in advance.

The Buura Z'Morga in the Berghaus Bargis is already sold out, there are still a few places available with the Attenhofer family.

  • Departure 8.37 a.m. from Flims Dorf Post
  • Adults CHF 59.- / Children 11 - 16 years CHF 39.- / Children 6 - 10 years CHF 20.-
  • Children under 6 years free of charge


Additional information

  • It is possible to get into the bus in Fidaz but you need to pre-register with your name, number of people and time via [email protected]
  • In Flims Dorf Post the first bus in the row „Reservierte Plätze“ is always reserved for the pre-booked bus tickets. Guaranteed departure times and seat incl. applies to all who buy the ticket in advance.
  • Dogs are not allowed to walk with the cows. We recommend leaving your dog at home.
  • Due to the Alp descent from the Flimserstein, the path "Scala Mola" (Tegia Grond to Bargis) is closed from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for safety reasons. There is a risk of falling during the cattle drive.
  • It is not wished that the spectators help the farmers to lead the cows down the valley. Please always walk behind the cows and not in between them.
  • The bus follows the usual timetable "Fidaz - Flims Dorf" or, exceptionally, line 101 leaves Falera as early as 8.00 a.m. to ensure the connection to the Buura Z'Morga bus at 8.37 a.m.
  • WC facilities are available at the Buura Z'Morga cabins and at the Bargis restaurant
  • The event will take place in all weathers. From 14 September 2023, you will receive information about the definitive staging under Regio-Info 1600 (subject to a charge) under Canton Graubünden, heading "public events, culture, exhibitions" (from abroad: +41 848 80 1600).

Further information

Guest information Flims Laax Falera
Telefon: +41 (0)81 920 92 00
E-Mail: [email protected]