Randa

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Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Randa VS › West: Bisgletscher - Weisshorn

Randa VS › West: Bisgletscher - Weisshorn

Randa VS: Gemeinde Randa

Randa VS: Gemeinde Randa

Randa VS: GrabenGufer

Randa VS: GrabenGufer

Randa VS: Grabengufer - Grabenhorn

Randa VS: Grabengufer - Grabenhorn

Randa VS: GrabenGufer C

Randa VS: GrabenGufer C

Randa VS: Täsch, Golfplatz

Randa VS: Täsch, Golfplatz

The village and its many hamlets was founded in 1290, but was first documented in 1305. Together with Täsch it belonged to the municipality of Naters until 1552, at which point it became part of the municipality of Visp. The name Randa probably comes from the word "Rand" meaning border. The extended Baroque church, built in 1717, is a real gem.

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Randa (1,406 metres above sea level) is the third-highest municipality in the Mattertal valley and is situated between Visp and Zermatt, which is about 9 km away. The lowest point in the municipality is situated around 1,270 metres above sea level and is close to the border with the municipality of St. Niklaus. The highest point is the summit of the highest mountain in Switzerland, the Dom, which stands at 4,545 metres above sea level.

The village of Randa has often been struck by natural disasters over the course of the centuries. In the early morning of 18 April 1991, huge boulders plunged into the valley. Three weeks later on 9 May, huge rocks plummeted into the hamlet of Lerch, the road linking Zermatt and the Brig-Zermatt Railway. Some 30 million cubic metres of rock tumbled down from the mountains within a period of three weeks.

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