Randa

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Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Täsch, Golfplatz

Täsch, Golfplatz

Grabengufer - Grabenhorn

Grabengufer - Grabenhorn

GrabenGufer C

GrabenGufer C

Gemeinde Randa

Gemeinde Randa

GrabenGufer

GrabenGufer

The village and its many hamlets was founded in 1290, but was first documented in 1305. Together with Täsch it belonged to the municipality of Naters until 1552, at which point it became part of the municipality of Visp. The name Randa probably comes from the word "Rand" meaning border. The extended Baroque church, built in 1717, is a real gem.

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Randa (1,406 metres above sea level) is the third-highest municipality in the Mattertal valley and is situated between Visp and Zermatt, which is about 9 km away. The lowest point in the municipality is situated around 1,270 metres above sea level and is close to the border with the municipality of St. Niklaus. The highest point is the summit of the highest mountain in Switzerland, the Dom, which stands at 4,545 metres above sea level.

The village of Randa has often been struck by natural disasters over the course of the centuries. In the early morning of 18 April 1991, huge boulders plunged into the valley. Three weeks later on 9 May, huge rocks plummeted into the hamlet of Lerch, the road linking Zermatt and the Brig-Zermatt Railway. Some 30 million cubic metres of rock tumbled down from the mountains within a period of three weeks.

Highlights

  • Matterhorn cross-country trail:
    12 km of cross-country skiing pistes in Täsch - Randa
  • 9-hole golf course between Randa and Täsch

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