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Washing Gold on the Simplon

Thirty-three kilograms of gold were found one hundred years ago in Zwischbergental, a beautiful, pristine Valaisian valley. Equipped with boots, shovels, and pans, prospectors still find gold dust and nuggets.

Silent Nanztal Valley Crossing

Three mountain passes, a silent valley and ancient irrigation channel on the way across the Simplon Pass to scenic Giw, high above the Vispertal valley.

City tour: Stockalper Path - Brig

The historic path from Brig via the Simplon Pass to Simplon-Dorf (Village). Traversing the imposing Gondo Gorge up to Gondo is a secret tip.

On the trail of history in the Simplon region

On the trail of history in the Simplon region

Simplon Pass was an important Pass Crossing connecting the Valais to Northern Italy as early as the Middle Age. The renowned merchant Kaspar von Stockalper used the route for his transactions, as did Napoleon later on. The region of the Simplon offers hikers an incredible mountain panorama and an impressive alpine flora. Alpine roses as far as the eye can see...