Swiss traditions and customs are part of daily life in Obwalden: herdsmen's fairs, alpine cattle drives, St. Niklaus procession, carnival, Swiss wrestling.
Experience local traditions: the annual alp transhumance in Kerns involving cows, alphorns, market stalls and folk music.
During Advent, each one of Obwalden's municipalities hosts a St. Nikolaus procession. The saint (translated as Santa Claus) throws sweets to those watching the procession.
Experience the Swiss national sport of Schwingen (Swiss wrestling) at the Brünig Schwinget or Fruttschwinget festivals in Obwalden. You'll be amazed!