Visp

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Visp: Bahnhofplatz

Visp: Bahnhofplatz

The Valais is known as the sun terrace of Switzerland and Visp enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year. Lying at the foot of Europe's highest vineyard in the lowlands of Upper Valais, Visp is the starting point for holidays in an unforgettable natural and cultural setting.

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Visp is a shopping and leisure destination. Besides the farmers' market (Pürumärt) held every Friday evening, the weekly and flea markets, the spring exhibitions at the Visp indoor ice rink, the car-free and attractive Bahnhofstrasse with a wide variety of shops and inviting garden terraces, and the “La Poste” cultural and conference centre with regular performances and events, visitors can also enjoy a tour of the pretty old town of Visp with its many historic buildings.

Summer

Visp offers plenty of attractive leisure opportunities. The well preserved old town with its eventful history is one of Visp's greatest assets, as is “La Poste”, a theatre that has offered a mixed programme of guest performances every season since November 1991, including concerts, opera, operetta, ballet, plays and musicals by visiting companies as well as local societies and organisations. The spectacular hike along the Visperi irrigation channel (Suone) is another inviting option.

Highlights

  • Old town of Visp – Visp is the centre of the region and has a pretty little town centre.
  • Ice hockey tradition – EHC Visp and many other clubs make Visp a sporting town.
  • LaPoste cultural centre – Visp is regarded as the cultural capital of Upper Valais.
  • Jazz-Chälli – live jazz performances.
  • Staldbach Velodrome – the only cycle circuit of its kind in Switzerland.
  • Visperi irrigation channel hike – walk along one of the Valais' most spectacular waterways, just fifteen minutes from the NEAT railway station.

Top Events

  • Pürumärt – local produce for sale and a popular Friday night rendezvous for young and old (every Friday).
  • Visp Summer Party – Swiss National Day in the “Lonza town” (31 July).
  • Visper Brisolée – a Valais tradition on the Kaufplatz (October).
  • Visp Weihnachten – Christmas market (December).

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