Valais

The most beautiful excursion destinations in the Valais region: from the Matterhorn, Zermatt, Saas-Fee and the Aletsch Glacier to idyllic vineyards and castles.

Together with Ticino, Valais forms the southern part of Switzerland.

Approximately 50% of its border adjoins German-speaking Switzerland, while one-third abuts Italy and another third borders France.

Renowned for vineyards, it boasts a rich cultural history, from Roman ruins to charming villages. Tourism thrives with ski resorts like Zermatt and thermal baths like Leukerbad.

The capital, Sion, impresses with a medieval core. Valais is multilingual with German, French, and Italian. The region celebrates local traditions, culinary delights like Raclette, and a vibrant art scene. The valley is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking, skiing, and wine tasting in a captivating alpine setting.

Matterhorn - Wahrzeichen der Schweiz
Here are our highlights in the Valais region:
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Drama on the Matterhorn

Drama on the Matterhorn

The first ascent took place on July 14, 1865 by Edward Whymper in a team of 7 climbers, four of whom lost their lives. The legend of the Matterhorn still attracts up to 3,000...

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Tradition and customs in the Valais region: