Swiss Parks

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The Swiss Parks are exceptional places, where local people are dedicated to maintaining their glorious landscapes, lively traditions and sustainable regional economies. Genuine natural experiences, fascinating stories and delicious regional specialities are just waiting to be discovered.

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  • 19 Swiss Parks throughout Switzerland.
  • 12.7% or 5,269 km2 of the country’s land is covered by Swiss parks.
  • 12 There are Swiss Parks in 12 of the 26 cantons.
  • 270,000 residents lived in Swiss Parks in 2020.
  • 4 There is at least one Swiss Park in each of Switzerland’s four language regions.
  • 1914 is the year the Swiss National Park was founded. It is the oldest national park in the Alps.
  • 548 km2 is the size of the largest Swiss Park, Parc Ela.
  • 120 km2 is the size of the smallest Swiss Park, Parco Val Calanca.
  • > 1,700 regional products are certified with the “Swiss Parks” label.