Randa

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Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Ried: Zermatt

Ried: Zermatt

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Randa: Grabengufer - Grabenhorn

Randa: Grabengufer - Grabenhorn

Randa: GrabenGufer C

Randa: GrabenGufer C

Randa: GrabenGufer

Randa: GrabenGufer

Randa: Gemeinde

Randa: Gemeinde

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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