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Lötschental

The unique Lötschental is nestled between the Bernese and Valais Alps and is probably one of the most authentic valleys in Switzerland. Until the opening of the Lötschberg tunnel in 1913 and the construction of the road in the 1950s, it was difficult to reach. This is how the «gateway to the Valais» was able to retain much of the charm that made Switzerland famous as a tourist destination and that many holiday resorts have now lost.

Winter

Fun in the snow for young and old. The Lötschental is considered one of the most snow-sure Alpine valleys in Switzerland. The sunny Lauchernalp lies amidst an impressive mountain backdrop of 40 four-thousand-metre peaks. At an altitude of up to 3111 metres above sea level, 55 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes, a first-class freeride area, 50 kilometres of marked winter hiking trails and a snowshoe trail await winter…
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Summer

A tranquil haven. Far away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism, the Lötschental valley is the ideal place to escape from all the stresses and strains of everyday life. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, you can find the most beautiful hiking and climbing routes in the canton of Valais here. Take a dip in the crystal clear mountain lakes, enjoy spiritual moments at the many chapels, churches and shrines on the way and…
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Customs and traditions

Magical isolation The Lötschental valley’s seclusion has given rise to a whole host of myths and legends. Wild beasts have stalked through the valley for as long as anyone can remember, leaving behind their traces in customs and traditions. This is how the ‘Tschägättä’ came about – masked wild creatures that wreak havoc every year on carnival evenings to this day and have come to be…
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UNESCO World Heritage Site

The majestic mountain backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the Great Aletsch Glacier together with the spectacular Aletsch Forest of ancient larches and Swiss stone pines, the old cultural landscapes of the Baltschiedertal valley and the Walliser Felsensteppe steppe surrounding the Bietschhorn mountain all add up to a diverse and beautiful setting. And that’s why the UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted to add…
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