Pfyn-Finges Nature Park

Regional Nature Park, Valais

Leukerbad: Bodmen

Leukerbad: Bodmen

Leukerbad › Nord-West: Leukerbad Therme

Leukerbad › Nord-West: Leukerbad Therme

Gemmipass: Aire de jeux

Gemmipass: Aire de jeux

Gemmipass: Richtung Alpensüdkamm - Leukerbad

Gemmipass: Richtung Alpensüdkamm - Leukerbad

Leukerbad › Nord-West: Torrent

Leukerbad › Nord-West: Torrent

Leukerbad: Burgerbad

Leukerbad: Burgerbad

Leukerbad: Rhonetal: Torrent Richtung Unterwallis

Leukerbad: Rhonetal: Torrent Richtung Unterwallis

Salgesch › Ost

Salgesch › Ost

Albinen

Albinen

Albinen: Dorf

Albinen: Dorf

Albinen: Rhonetal

Albinen: Rhonetal

Gampel: StobFesel

Gampel: StobFesel

Gampel: Sennerei

Gampel: Sennerei

Gampel: Stafel

Gampel: Stafel

Gampel: Jeizinen Feselalp

Gampel: Jeizinen Feselalp

Gampel: Eischoll

Gampel: Eischoll

Gampel: Bürchen

Gampel: Bürchen

Gampel: Kehr

Gampel: Kehr

Jeizinen: Dorf

Jeizinen: Dorf

Fäsilalpu: Untere Feselalp, Jeizinen

Fäsilalpu: Untere Feselalp, Jeizinen

The Pfyn-Finges Nature Park is home to an amazing variety of landscapes, natural habitats and cultural distinctiveness. The change from glacier to vineyard, wetland to rocky steppe, Alpine hut to castle and German to French makes this nature park in Central Valais singularly attractive.

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Pfyn-Finges extends from Gampel to Sierre and from the terraced vineyards near Salgesch to the Bishorn. The nature park’s twelve towns and villages are spread over 279 square kilometers and are situated between 500 meters and 4,153 meters above sea level.

Thanks to its dry climate and hot summers, Central Valais exhibits an extraordinary variety of species – a variety reminiscent of Mediterranean conditions. Besides the climate, diverse dynamic processes influence the natural landscape: debris flow, landslides, fire and, naturally, the wild Rhone River with its landscape of pastures and meadows.

The Pfynwald conservation area forms the centrepiece of the Regional Nature Park. It includes of the largest continuous pine forests in the Alps, an important protected wetland area with uniquely diverse wildlife and plants as well as an amphibian breeding site of national importance.

Besides natural gems such as the Turtmann Valley with the Barrhorn, Switzerland’s highest hiking mountain, or the rocky steppes of Leuk, the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park includes also one of the country’s most important wine growing. In addition, it boasts such cultural treasures as the Castle of Leuk, renovated by Mario Botta.

The Salgesch Natural History and Countryside Centre is the administrative headquarters of the nature park. This 300-year-old commandery of the Knights of St. John has been renovated and attached to a modern building that houses the park's reception and shop. An exhibition, multi-purpose room and library can be found in the former barn.

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