Pfyn-Finges Nature Park

Pfyn-Finges

Burgerbad Leukerbad

Burgerbad Leukerbad

Gemmipass Richtung Alpensüdkamm - Leukerbad

Gemmipass Richtung Alpensüdkamm - Leukerbad

Leukerbad - Rhonetal

Leukerbad - Rhonetal

Leukerbad - Torrent

Leukerbad - Torrent

Leukerbad Burgerbad Therme - Switzerland

Leukerbad Burgerbad Therme - Switzerland

Salgesch

Salgesch

Die Schweizer Rotweinmetropole Salgesch

Die Schweizer Rotweinmetropole Salgesch

Camping + Restaurant Bella-Tola

Camping + Restaurant Bella-Tola

Crans-Montana - Randogne

Crans-Montana - Randogne

Rhonetal

Rhonetal

Dorf Albinen

Dorf Albinen

Albinen

Albinen

Bürchen

Bürchen

Sennerei

Sennerei

Untere Feselalp, Jeizinen

Untere Feselalp, Jeizinen

Feselalp milieu gauche

Feselalp milieu gauche

Feselalp milieu droite

Feselalp milieu droite

Gampel Jeizinen Feselalp

Gampel Jeizinen Feselalp

Feselalp droite

Feselalp droite

Kehr

Kehr

Unterems

Unterems

StobFesel

StobFesel

Oberems

Oberems

Panorama zoom

Panorama zoom

Feselalp gauche

Feselalp gauche

Eischoll

Eischoll

Jeizinen Dorf

Jeizinen Dorf

Stafel

Stafel

The Pfyn-Finges Nature Park is home to an amazing variety of landscapes, natural habitats and cultural distinctiveness. The change from glacier to vineyard, wetland to rocky steppe, Alpine hut to castle and German to French makes this nature park in Central Valais singularly attractive.

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Pfyn-Finges extends from Gampel to Sierre and from the terraced vineyards near Salgesch to the Bishorn. The nature park’s twelve towns and villages are spread over 279 square kilometers and are situated between 500 meters and 4,153 meters above sea level.

Thanks to its dry climate and hot summers, Central Valais exhibits an extraordinary variety of species – a variety reminiscent of Mediterranean conditions. Besides the climate, diverse dynamic processes influence the natural landscape: debris flow, landslides, fire and, naturally, the wild Rhone River with its landscape of pastures and meadows.

The Nature Park is easily accessible by public transportation and is well known among ornithologists. Besides natural gems such as the Turtmann Valley with the Barrhorn, Switzerland’s highest hiking mountain, or the rocky steppes of Leuk, the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park includes also one of the country’s most important wine growing includes. In addition, it boasts such cultural treasures as the Castle of Leuk, renovated by Mario Botta.

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