The visitor-friendly village of Unterbäch, with a population of 460, lies on a high sunny plateau at an altitude of 1,239 metres above sea level.
The village grew from several hamlets and, in 1957, it became famous throughout Switzerland for allowing women to vote at the ballot box for the first time, against the will of the Swiss government. Unterbäch therefore became known as the ‘Swiss women’s Rütli’. There is a theme trail devoted to this particular aspect of Unterbäch’s history, featuring quotes from famous women.
A family-friendly, homely and reasonably priced Valais holiday destination, where traditional and modern come harmoniously together. A warm welcome and culinary delights await summer visitors to our down-to-earth restaurants, tennis courts, Pit-Pat, beach volleyball and football pitches, sauna, solarium, indoor swimming pool, 60 km of mountain bike trails, children's playground, fire site and extensive, well signposted network of hiking trails, offering everything their hearts could desire.
The "Women's Quotation Path", with quotations by famous women, leads you through hamlets, mountain meadows full of flowers and past babbling mountain streams. Sunset over the Augstbordhorn is an experience you will not forget in a hurry. After visiting the Alpine cheese works, you can enjoy a rapid descent on a monster scooter. An unspoiled landscape with clear mountain air and a stunning panorama.
We can offer you broad, well cared for pistes for beginners, experts, Alpine skiers, snowboarders and ski tours. Our mountain railways take you directly from the village to an easily accessible winter sports region where snow is guaranteed. Forget your everyday cares and enjoy your holiday to your heart's content with après ski, snowshoeing, tobogganing, winter walks or soaking up the sun on the sun terrace of one of six restaurants whilst savouring a glass of Valais wine and a cheese fondue.
And we organise a "Find the Fox" game in the snow for our smaller visitors. Hiring monster scooters, "Brandalp-Blitz" or taking part in a gastro-safari offers each visitor not only culinary specialities, but also adventure, fun and sport of a somewhat different kind.