Upper Valais (Oberwallis)
It is the eastern part of the Valais, between two Alpine mountain ranges, bordered to the north by the Bernese Oberland and to the south by Italy.
An exceptional tourist region, with prestigious destinations such as Zermatt and the Matterhorn, the Saas Fee valley, the Lötschental and the Aletsch glacier.
It is of course a winter sports and summer hiking paradise, with impressive Alpine passes giving access from spring to autumn to other beautiful regions of Switzerland.
It is a German-speaking region, which speaks dialects quite different from those of the rest of Alemannic Switzerland.
Some villages are car-free but easily accessible. Bettmeralp (above the Goms Valley) is reached by cable car, Zermatt by train and there are car parks at the entrance to Saas Fee.
A la découverte du Haut-Valais
- Aletsch - 112 panoramas of Fiesch, Fiescheralp, Eggishorn, Mörel, Mitte, Blausee, Moosfluh, Bettmeralp, and Bettmerhorn
- Furka - 8 panoramas of the mountain pass connecting the Goms Valley (Upper Valais) to Andermatt (Uri, Central Switzerland)
- Grimsel - Cinq panoramas of the only road pass connecting the Upper Valais to the Bernese Oberland
- Lötschental - 94 panoramas of the picturesque village of Blatten and 27 of Fafleralp, high up in the valley
- Mattertal - 66 panoramas of Zermatt, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn, Schwarzsee, Rothorn, Blauherd, Rotenboden, and Sunnegga
- Nufenen/Novena - 38 panoramas of the mountain pass connecting Upper Valais and Ticino
- Saastal - 100 panoramas of Saas Fee, Saas Grund, Saas Almagell, Saas Balen, Mittelallalin, Spielboden, Längfluh, Hannig, Kreuzboden, and Hohsass
- Simplon - Some panoramas of the Alpine pass connecting the Upper Valais to Italy
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