Fiesch-Eggishorn (Aletsch Arena)


The Valais village of Fiesch on the sunny side of the Rhone valley is located in the stepped Upper Goms valley, just at the entrance to the Fiescher valley. This family-friendly resort is the ideal starting point for excursions into the area round the Aletsch Glacier, the Goms Valley, over alpine passes and into the little town of Brig.

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Fiesch is situated on a low hill on the sunny side of the valley of the upper Rhone, where it is met by the Fiescher valley. In the old part of the village you can see the typical weathered houses of the Valais. In the heart of the forest on the edge of the village is the well-known "Fiesch Sport and Leisure Centre", offering accommodation for groups, professional and amateur sportsmen and women, and numerous sport and leisure facilities such as an indoor pool, sports halls, outdoor climbing wall etc. Fiesch is one of the family-friendly Swiss resorts to have been awarded the "Families Welcome" seal of quality.


In summer the Aletsch resorts of Fiesch, Fiescheralp, Bettmeralp, Riederalp and Belalp offer a pleasant walking area close to the Aletsch Glacier in the UNESCO natural World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn.

From spring right through to autumn, the holiday destinations of Fiesch – Fieschertal – Lax offer you the most beautiful high-altitude walks, glacier crossings and breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps. Rest and relaxation go hand in hand with a varied and action-packed cultural and sports programme. Families with children will definitely get their money's worth in this holiday destination. Attractions vary from discovery tours in the animal park to exciting film shows to hikes with the dwarfs.

The region around Fiesch is a paradise on earth for mountaineers and hikers. There are innumerable mountain tours, over 100 kilometres of hiking paths and 100 kilometres of mountain bike trails where you can experience the unique mountain scenery and regain your strength. The most popular tourist destination is the Eggishorn at 2927 m, reached by cable-car from Fiesch. The walk is called "From the ice to the water" and takes you in four hours down to the Fiescheralp. From the small but charming Märjelensee, walkers enjoy a wonderful view of the nearby ice-sheet of the Aletsch Glacier.

And if you're looking for something more exclusive – you definitely won't get bored paragliding at Fiescheralp.


  • Eggishorn – from the summit, at 2927 m, beautiful views over the whole length of the Aletsch Glacier, the smaller Fiescher Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau right as far as the Matterhorn.
  • Huge Aletsch Glacier – the largest glacier in the Alps, 23 kilometres long, 27 billion tonnes of ice, the high point of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn.
  • Fieschertal – a spick-and-span village consisting of seven hamlets, with fine views up to the Fiescher glacier, a vast area including most of the Aletsch Glacier and extending as far as the Mönch and the Jungfrau.
  • Binntal – a side valley of the Rhone valley near Fiesch, unspoilt nature, a walker's paradise with the largest mineral reserves in Europe.
  • Goms – a sunny upland valley in the Upper Valais, with unspoilt villages clustered round white churches, a cross-country skiing paradise in winter.

Top Events

  • Aletsch Half Marathon – in the week before the Half Marathon there is a training week on the Bettmeralp, led by professionals and aimed primarily at amateur runners (June).
  • Aletsch Alpine Open-Air Film Festival – less well-known films are shown at Riederfurka, with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and the full moon (July).
  • Riederalp Alpine Festival – big alpine festival with procession (August).
  • "Gratzugnacht" beside the Märjelensee – spooky full moon event based on the legend of the Gratzug, where the traditions of witches, goblins and dwarves (Gogwärgini) are revived (August).
  • Big Advent market – Christmas market in Fiesch (November).


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