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, the Aletsch glacier, the Gemmi...

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.

Discover also the west of Valais, the French-speaking part of the canton!
Upper Valais Discovery

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