Ernen

Valais

Whether you visit in spring, summer, fall or winter, our region offers you a diverse “entertainment programme” during any season: numerous mountain and bike tours, hiking tours, as well as mule trekking tours are offered in our beautiful mountain region.

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Are you interested in culture and music? Then you are at the right place in Ernen that was awarded the Wakker Prize in 1979: various museums and historic village tours are offered. Or you may visit Mühlebach that has Switzerland’s oldest compact village centre constructed in wood. Of course, Ausserbinn and Steinhaus also offer many beautiful areas and small chapels.

The magic forest (between Ernen and Ausserbinn) invites families with children between 3 and 10 years old to participate in creative games with natural materials at some 20 stations.

Summer

Lovers of classical music will know "Ernen Musikdorf" (music village) with its writing seminar under the direction of Donna Leon, its baroque, piano and organ weeks and the Festival der Zukunft (festival of the future) presenting international musicians. Enjoy together with us the symphony of the four seasons in our holiday region. Golden opportunities in spring, setting the tone in summer, colourful in fall and magical in winter.

Highlights

  • Magic Forest – great adventure trail with around 20 stations for children aged 3 to 10 to play.
  • Mühlebach – the village of Mühlebach has Switzerland’s oldest village centre constructed in wood.
  • Village square – numerous historic buildings are grouped around the village square, e.g. the St. Georg tavern (1535), the "Tellenhaus" (1576) with the oldest Tell frescos in Switzerland or the "Zendenrathaus" (former district town hall dated 1750).
  • Top Events

    • Musikdorf Ernen – classical concerts with international musicians (July and August).

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