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Valais

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Champoussin piste de Sépaya

Champoussin piste de Sépaya

Grächen Seetalhorn

Grächen Seetalhorn

Grächen - Weiler Egga

Grächen - Weiler Egga

Place du Village 3

Place du Village 3

Rückfahrtspiste Hannigalp

Rückfahrtspiste Hannigalp

Milleggapark 2

Milleggapark 2

Grächen Hannigalp Nord

Grächen Hannigalp Nord

Place du Village 4

Place du Village 4

Grächen Hannigalp SiSU Kinderpark

Grächen Hannigalp SiSU Kinderpark

Grachen

Grachen

Talstation Gondelbahn Grächen-Hannigalp

Talstation Gondelbahn Grächen-Hannigalp

Wettercam Grächen

Wettercam Grächen

Nordansicht

Nordansicht

Milleggapark 3

Milleggapark 3

Milleggapark

Milleggapark

Grächen Hannigalp Süd

Grächen Hannigalp Süd

Riedgletscher

Riedgletscher

Sessellift Bärgji

Sessellift Bärgji

Hannigbar mit grosser Ausichtsterasse

Hannigbar mit grosser Ausichtsterasse

Aussicht von Night&Day Bar auf Dorf

Aussicht von Night&Day Bar auf Dorf

Grächen / Kirche / 1620 m

Grächen / Kirche / 1620 m

Piazza

Piazza

Wettercam Grächen Dorf

Wettercam Grächen Dorf

St. Niklaus VS - Gugla2 - Bielzigji

St. Niklaus VS - Gugla2 - Bielzigji

Dirru - Geisstriftbach

Dirru - Geisstriftbach

Weiler Spieli

Weiler Spieli

Weiler Bina & Egga

Weiler Bina & Egga

Night & Day Bar 2

Night & Day Bar 2

Piste Paradiesli

Piste Paradiesli

Gugla - Bielzigji

Gugla - Bielzigji

Jungen

Jungen

Wettercam Weisshorn

Wettercam Weisshorn

Hockenhorngrat

Hockenhorngrat

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp Piste

Lötschental

Lötschental

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Wiler

Wiler

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Rhonegletscher

Rhonegletscher

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Gelmer Staumauer

Gelmer Staumauer

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Oberwald - Schweiz, Wallis: Blick zu den Bahnhöfen der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke und der Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn

Oberwald - Schweiz, Wallis: Blick zu den Bahnhöfen der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke und der Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Unterbäch Dorf

Unterbäch Dorf

Unterbäch Ski- und Wandergebiet Ginals

Unterbäch Ski- und Wandergebiet Ginals

Ginals

Ginals

Brandalp

Brandalp

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Tignousa 2000 above Rhone Valley Switzerland

Tignousa 2000 above Rhone Valley Switzerland

Touno nord

Touno nord

Teleski Tignousa

Teleski Tignousa

Matterhon et Dent Blanche

Matterhon et Dent Blanche

Becs de Bossons

Becs de Bossons

Piste Tignousa

Piste Tignousa

Observatoire FXB - Tignousa Saint Luc Switserland 2000m

Observatoire FXB - Tignousa Saint Luc Switserland 2000m

Pas de Boeuf

Pas de Boeuf

Restaurant Tignousa

Restaurant Tignousa

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Eischoll Striggen

Eischoll Striggen

La vue depuis ...

La vue depuis ...

Eischoll 2

Eischoll 2

Bergstation Rothorn, Visperterminen

Bergstation Rothorn, Visperterminen

Visperterminen - Giw

Visperterminen - Giw

Top wines and gastronomic traditions.

From the Rhone glacier down to Lake Geneva, from small villages on steep mountainsides to Sion, the historic capital of the canton at the foot of the rocky hills of Tourbillon and Valeria, a gastronomic journey through the Valais has unlimited diversity.
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The specialities

Many of today’s residents of the Valais had ancestors who lived off the land in the remote mountain valleys, cultivating their own produce to feed their families. They tended apricot, pear, apple and peach orchards, and baked their own rye bread. They grew vegetables on their land. Milk, cheese and occasionally meat were the staple foodstuffs with which they created frugal meals, using a great deal of care and imagination. Today you will still find these traditional products and preparations, but new ones have also emerged, such as the spring crop of exquisite asparagus grown in the sandy soils of the Lower Valais, and brought to the table within hours of being harvested.

Food lovers’ heaven

For their recipes, the people of the Valais have tradition to thank, created by the imagination of their ancestors. Today these creations are still widely served: croûte aux champignons, a dish of mushrooms and toasted bread; Valais vegetable soup with leek, celery, turnips and onions; traditional bean soup; rice cooked with locally grown saffron from Mund; traditional polenta dishes; Gsottus, a variety of air-dried meats cooked with cabbage and potatoes; buttered chestnut brisolée, served with mountain cheese, dried and cured meats; or gâteau de Savièse, a leek, cheese, potato, and bacon tart.

The people of the Valais may be passionate about their traditional cuisine, but as descendants and spiritual heirs of the Valais hotel pioneer César Ritz, they are also open to influences from all over the world, and their own cooking shows exceptional imagination and creativity. For the last two years, chefs from the Valais have been named GaultMillau Swiss Chef of the Year: Didier de Courten in 2006, and Markus Neff in 2007.

To accompany this inventive and traditional cuisine, the Valais produces a variety of top-class wines. In addition to the wellestablished classics – whites Fendant (light, fruity, dry) and Johannisberg (ample, flowery and smooth); and reds Dôle (ample, full-bodied and well-balanced) and the powerful Pinot noir, there are exquisite grape varieties that only grow in the Valais, such as the Petite Arvine, Amigne and Humagne blanche.

In the Valais and its cuisine gastronomic skill is equal in importance to the atmosphere at the table: a warm welcome and a cosy, convivial ambiance. For it is at mealtimes that you can best experience the traditions of the Valais and its people’s joie de vivre. The Valais looks forward to welcoming you!

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