Valais

Valais

Wurzenbord

Wurzenbord

Champoussin piste de Sépaya

Champoussin piste de Sépaya

St. Niklaus VS - Gugla2 - Bielzigji

St. Niklaus VS - Gugla2 - Bielzigji

Blick von Grächen auf das Weisshorn

Blick von Grächen auf das Weisshorn

Wettercam Grächen

Wettercam Grächen

Hannigalp

Hannigalp

Dirru - Geisstriftbach

Dirru - Geisstriftbach

Gugla - Bielzigji

Gugla - Bielzigji

Sessellift Bärgji

Sessellift Bärgji

Wettercam Grächen Dorf

Wettercam Grächen Dorf

Wettercam Weisshorn

Wettercam Weisshorn

Hockenhorngrat

Hockenhorngrat

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp Piste

Lötschental

Lötschental

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Wiler

Wiler

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Gletsch mit dem Bahnhof der Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Obergoms - Hungerberg

Gelmer Staumauer

Gelmer Staumauer

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Grimsel Richtung Aaretal

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Grimsel Hospiz, Grimselsee

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

A panoramic view of Mont Fort, La Chaux, and the Verbier valley

A panoramic view of Mont Fort, La Chaux, and the Verbier valley

Ginals

Ginals

Brandalp

Brandalp

Unterbäch Ski- und Wandergebiet Ginals

Unterbäch Ski- und Wandergebiet Ginals

Unterbäch Dorf

Unterbäch Dorf

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Bellwald Sesselbahn Talstation

Bellwald Sesselbahn Talstation

Bellwald Dorf

Bellwald Dorf

Touno nord

Touno nord

Restaurant Tignousa

Restaurant Tignousa

Piste Tignousa

Piste Tignousa

Tignousa 2000 above Rhone Valley Switzerland

Tignousa 2000 above Rhone Valley Switzerland

Teleski Tignousa

Teleski Tignousa

Observatoire FXB - Tignousa Saint Luc Switserland 2000m

Observatoire FXB - Tignousa Saint Luc Switserland 2000m

Matterhon et Dent Blanche

Matterhon et Dent Blanche

Pas de Boeuf

Pas de Boeuf

Becs de Bossons

Becs de Bossons

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Verbier Hauptplatz, Place Centrale

Verbier and the Médran ski area

Verbier and the Médran ski area

La vue depuis ...

La vue depuis ...

Eischoll 2

Eischoll 2

Eischoll Striggen

Eischoll Striggen

Bergstation Rothorn, Visperterminen

Bergstation Rothorn, Visperterminen

Visperterminen - Giw

Visperterminen - Giw

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Aletsch Arena - Fiescheralp Eggishorn Aletschgletscher

Monthey Place Centrale (South)

Monthey Place Centrale (South)

Monthey - Central Square

Monthey - Central Square

Münster Hotel Landhaus; Goms Weisshornsicht

Münster Hotel Landhaus; Goms Weisshornsicht

Anzère Place du Village

Anzère Place du Village

Anzère Pas-de-Maimbré

Anzère Pas-de-Maimbré

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Mont-Collon

Arolla Pigne

Arolla Pigne

Arolla Hôtel Kurhaus

Arolla Hôtel Kurhaus

Hotel Kurhaus

Hotel Kurhaus

Tsarmine

Tsarmine

Arolla

Arolla

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Dent Blanche et Matterhorn

Thyon - Les Collons

Thyon - Les Collons

Snowpark Centralpark

Snowpark Centralpark

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Mont-Blanc et Grande Dixence

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Veysonnaz, station supérieure de la télécabine

Les Masses - Thyon 1600

Les Masses - Thyon 1600

La Fouly et terrasse des Glaciers et piste de ski

La Fouly et terrasse des Glaciers et piste de ski

Finding, enjoying, understanding. Balmly summer warmth bathes the valley. Water gurgles from pond to pond in pine forests and vineyards.

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A cool breeze wafts down from the glaciers. The mountain tops seem closer to reaching the heavens than anything else on earth. The Rhone River is like a blue ribbon, fed by numerous tributaries that emerge from steep valleys. In Goms, the river is wild, in the lower Valais, gentle. It flows past mountain villages of sun-scorched houses, past towns where ancient history and modern impulses combine, past orchards and vineyards, until, well tamed, it enters Lake Geneva. In short, it is a landscape of opposites; of steep rock faces and soaring Alps; of German and French; of northern and Mediterranean flair. It is a region of 4,000 metre peaks, the twelve largest glaciers and a multitude of Alpine passes.

5 Comments

  • 1
    Wagner Saes

    Best vacation I had with my wife was in this magnifique pays! We expect to return soon...

    Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 7:43 PM

  • 2
    Mary Duffy

    what an amazing country. Not somewhere you would go on a typical summer holiday. what a beautiful prize to win.

    Friday, Jul 22, 2011 1:10 PM

  • 3
    Norah

    Wish I was there now

    Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 4:36 PM

  • 4
    Val

    Wish I was there now

    Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 10:29 AM

  • 5
    brian cotter

    like the good healthy air in switz the weather is only secondary=love the old places this where you relax and take in a glass of wine with cheese

    Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 10:36 AM

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