Country Hunter Blog

The management of Landjä has decided to open a blog at the beginning of the new year to inform you regularly about activities and news.

So visit us regularly and you will be the first to know about new products, discounts etc.

Who is Landjä

Mario Lang, the owner of the company, secured the internet domain 20 years ago. However, this domain lay fallow until 2020, when the now associated fashion label came into being. And why did he want this domain in the first place? Landjäger are first and foremost known as sausages, a purely Swiss meat speciality, and thus a true symbol of what is original about Switzerland. Tradition and fame all in one! Just like Cervelats, Rösti, cheese fondue, raclette and many other specialities that are immediately associated with Switzerland, even by foreigners. In addition, Landjäger are generally very popular and accompany many a Swiss on a hike, where they bring the necessary salt and spice. An ideal snack that is already very popular with children.

But where does the name Landjäger actually come from?
The Landjäger has existed under this name since the 19th century. At the end of the 18th century, in parts of the German-speaking world, Landjäger was the name given to special police forces who were responsible for keeping order in rural areas. Whether the name of the sausage is an ironic allusion to the red skirts and the civil servant-like stiffness of the Landjäger, however, remains a matter of speculation. The square shape of the Landjäger was already common at that time.

It is clear from the Atlas für Volkskunde that the Landjäger tended to be a sausage speciality of eastern Switzerland that slowly spread westwards. In the 1930s, the atlas's contributors describe that the German Swiss gendarme was also becoming increasingly popular in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.


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The Landjäger - the sausage

Landjäger is the name given to portioned roasted raw sausages. The origin is assumed to be in the Alemannic cultural area. The name is said to go back to the comparison with Landjäger.

According to the Swiss Idiotikon, the word Landjäger may be derived from the dialect "lang tige(n)", which means "long smoked", "long air-dried". The jocular reinterpretation is possibly inspired by the fact that the stiff appearance of the sausage was compared to the military stiffness of a uniformed man.


For pleasure and also for marketing, we give a pair of Landjäger to any customer who requests and orders them. These are of high quality from a well-known butcher's shop and of course absolutely hygienically and vacuum packed.

Should a Landjäger be peeled?

The Landjäger from Landjä do not have to be peeled to be enjoyed. If you still want to do this, it is best to proceed as follows:

Wrap the Landjäger with a damp cloth or hold it under warm water for a few seconds. Then leave for one to two minutes and cut the skin lengthwise with a knife. The skin can then be easily separated from the sausage. However, this also means that a significant part of the flavour is lost.

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