Aletsch Glacier

Aletsch Arena
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

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The Aletsch Glacier (in German Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the Alps, with a length of about 23 km and a surface of more than 120 sq km. It is situated in the Eastern Alps of the canton of Valais.


Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

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Clinging to the mountain slopes above the upper Rhone Valley, Bettmeralp is a car-free village, just like Saas Fee and Zermatt. You can get there by cable car... or on foot!


Munizipal- und Burgergemeinde Blatten
Gisentell 41
CH-3919 Blatten
+41 27 939 12 05

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Highest inhabited part of Lötschental, 1540 m above the sea, this picturesque village and the neighboring hamlets are Swiss Heritage Sites, and the region is included in the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area (UNESCO World Heritage site).

Brig / Brigue

Brig Belalp Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
CH-3900 Brig
+41 27 921 60 30

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Brig (in French Brigue) is the last town at the upper end of Valais, where very important railway lines meet, mainly the Geneva-Milano and the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon lines.


Gemmistrasse 12
CH-3954 Leukerbad
+41 27 470 18 39

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This natural lake lies at an altitude of 2207m north of the Gemmi Pass, in the Valais part of the Bernese Alps. Its circumference of just over 4km is covered by a beautiful hiking trail.


Eggishorn Tourismus
Furkastrasse 44
CH-3984 Fiesch
+41 27 970 60 70

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In the Goms Valley, at the foot of Eggishorn, a peak overlooking Aletschgletscher. Goms Valley stretches from Brig to 3 alpine passes connecting Wallis (Valais) to Tessin (Nufenen), Bern (Grimsel) and Uri (Furka). Great area for summer hikes and winter sports.


Furka Railway Association postal address: Verein Furka-Bergstrecke
Steinacherstr. 6
CH-8910 Affoltern a/A
+41 848 000 144

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The Furka Pass, 2429 m over sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, connecting the Goms Valley (Valais/Wallis), to Andermatt (Uri, Central Switzerland), along the Rhône Glacier. Scenes of Goldfinger, with Sean Connery as James Bond, were shot here.

Gemmi Pass

Gemmistrasse 12
CH-3954 Leukerbad
+41 27 470 18 39

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The Gemmi Pass, at an altitude of 2270m, is one of the few passes that once provided a link between the Valais and the Bernese Oberland. It has never been passable by car, and its side overlooking Leukerbad was long considered impassable. Nowadays, a cable car climbs it in both summer and winter.


Office de tourisme de Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz 5
CH-3920 Zermatt
+41 27 966 81 00

More info about Gornergrat...


The Gornergrat is, together with the Matterhorn, the big star of Zermatt. It is a summit ridge at 3133 m altitude offering breathtaking views of the glaciers and the highest peaks of the Alps.


Haslital Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 12
CH-3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 51 51

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The Grimsel is a Swiss high mountain pass, 2,165 m above sea level, connecting the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river, in Bernese Highland) to the Rhone Valley, in Valais. It is situated near the source of the Rhone River.


Reisezentrum Kandersteg
Bahnhof (Railway Station)
CH-3718 Kandersteg
+41 58 327 41 14

More info about Lötschberg...


Many mountain passes connect north and south of the Alps, but most are not accessible by car. Loetschberg Tunnel car shuttle train, between Kandersteg and Goppenstein, is the only connection open all year long between Bern and Valais.


Lötschental Tourismus

CH-3918 Wiler
+41 27 938 88 88

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One of the most remote alpine valleys of Switzerland, where during carnival week, in February, the dreadful figures of Tschäggätta, clad in furs and wearing grotesque masks, streak through the valley after dusk and invade the villages to hunt down and frighten anyone who is still out of home...


Bahnhof 5
CH-3952 Susten/VS
+41 27 473 10 94

More info about Leuk...


Between Sierre and Gampel, a satellite communication station will catch your eye. It's the big ears of the Swiss Intelligence Service. Have a look to the left: you'll see the little city of Leuk, with its castle renovated by renowned architect Mario Botta.


My Leukerbad - Tourist Information
CH-3954 Leukerbad
+41 27 472 71 71

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Leuk's Baths (Loèche-les-Bains in French), at the foot of the Gemmi. The history of the springs dates back to the Roman times and the Gemmi Pass has been an important connection between Valais and Bern in past centuries.

Matterhorn / Cervin

Office de tourisme de Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz 5
CH-3920 Zermatt
+41 27 966 81 00

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Matterhorn... or, in French, Cervin... The most mythical summit of Switzerland, or even Europe! South of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, peaking at 4,478 m (14,691 ft) above the sea.


More info about Mattmark...


Dam and lake at the end of Saastal. West of the lake, there are three summits of the Mischabel Massif that peak over 4000 m: Strahlhorn (4190 m), Allalinhorn (4027 m) and Rimpfischhorn (4199 m).


Aletsch Arena
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

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Situated in the upper Rhone Valley, 10 km north-east of Brig, the small village of Mörel is the departure point for the cable cars to Riederalp and the Hohfluh and Moosfluh viewpoints on the Aletsch Glacier.


More info about Novena/Nufenen...


Highest mountain pass with paved road in Switzerland, 2,478 m (8,130 ft) above the sea. It connects Ulrichen (Wallis/Valais) to Airolo (Ticino/Tessin). Open June-October.

Pfynwald / Bois de Finges

Parc naturel régional Pfyn-Finges
Kirchstrasse 6
CH-3970 Salquenen
+41 27 452 60 60

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The forest of Finges (Pfynwald in German) is one of the largest pine forests in Central Europe. It is located in the Rhône Valley and marks the border between the French-speaking and German-speaking parts of Valais. It is a nature reserve of national importance, home to an exceptional wealth of species.


Service-Center Saas-Almagell
CH-3905 Saas-Almagell
+41 27 958 18 88

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Saas-Almagell is the last of the three villages lined up along the Saastal, the valley above which the famous destination of Saas Fee is perched.


Tourismusbüro Saas-Balen
CH-3908 Saas-Balen
+41 27 957 24 56

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Saas-Balen is the first of the three villages lined up along the Saastal, the valley above which the famous destination of Saas Fee is perched.


Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
CH-3906 Saas-Fee
+41 27 958 18 58

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High above the Saastal, Saas Fee is like Zermatt a village without cars, at the foot of 13 mountains over 4,000 m above sea level.


Infocenter Hohsaas
Seilbahnstrasse 18
CH-3910 Saas-Grund
+41 27 958 18 55

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When driving from Visp towards Zermatt, in Stalden the alpine valley divides in two: the right branch is the Mattertal, climbing to Zermatt and the Matterhorn, and the left branch is the Saastal, nicknamed Free Republic of Holidays.

Salgesch / Salquenen

Gemeindeverwaltung Salgesch
Kirchstrasse 6
CH-3970 Salgesch/Salquenen
+41 27 452 21 31

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Salgesch (Salquenen in French) is a wine-growing village on the language border to the east of Sierre and the Finges Woods (Pfynwald). It is an exceptional wine-growing region, producing some of Switzerland's finest vintages, which have won numerous international awards.

Simplon Pass

Brig Simplon Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 2
CH-3900 Brig-Glis
+41 27 921 60 30

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This high mountain pass connects Brig (Wallis/Valais) to Domodossola (Italy). Highest point is 2,006 m (6,578 ft) above sea level and it is open all year long.


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A village in the Goms Valley (Vallée de Conches), above Fiesch. Start of the Nufenen (Novena) Pass connecting Wallis (Valais) to Ticino (Tessin).

Varen / Varonne

Gemeinde Varen
CH-3953 Varen
+41 27 473 15 77

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Situated between Salgesch and Leuk, Varen (Varonne in French) is a small wine-growing village whose vintages have nothing to envy those of its famous neighbour Salgesch, even if they are much less well-known.

Visp / Viège

Tourist Info Visp
Bahnhofstrasse 10
CH-3930 Visp
+41 27 946 18 18

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Visp (in French Viège) is a town in the German-speaking part of Valais, at the lower end of the Mattertal and Saastal valleys climbing to Zermatt and Saas Fee.


Office de tourisme de Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz 5
CH-3920 Zermatt
+41 27 966 81 00

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Probably the best known Swiss place in the whole world: situated at the foot of the Matterhorn (Cervin), the most picturesque mountain of Europe, it is an ideal starting point to discover the highest peaks of the Alps, some 4,000 m above sea level.

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