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.
Biosfera Val Müstair
The Biosfera Val Müstair nature reserve is a little world of its own on the other side of the Ofen Pass. With its lush green meadows and well-kept villages, it provides a contrast to the untamed nature of the nearby National Park.More info
UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch
Seemingly endless moorlands, craggy karst formations and wild mountain streams make for special experiences and views. Switzerland's first biosphere reserve offers natural beauty at its finest. Almost no other region in Switzerland has as many natural treasures as the “Wild West” of Lucerne.More info
Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park
The park is located in the cantons of Fribourg and Vaud, between the shores of Lake Geneva, La Gruyère and Pays d'Enhaut. Alpine dairy farming and agriculture are among its typical features.More info
Nestled between the rivers Aare and Rhine, are the rolling hills of the Aargau Jura. A multifaceted stepped landscape of valleys, Jurassic plateau and mountains is the largest vacation region between Basel and Zürich.More info
Binntal Nature Park
World-class classical music and outstanding cuisine in a mountain village, exceptional architecture in an attractive landscape – the Binntal valley is full of surprises, not to mention unspoilt nature from the mountain peaks down to the edge of the villages and all the way to the Rotten (Rhone) river.More info
Diemtigtal Nature Park
Seemingly secluded from the rest of the world, this lowermost but typical side valley of the Simmental is a cosmopolitan and welcoming place. The Diemtigtal valley is a 16km-long oasis of wilderness and pristine beauty.More info
Beverin Nature Park
The 2998-meter Piz Beverin, located in the middle of Beverin Nature Park, dominates the park’s scenery. Majestic, serene, frugal, persevering and peaceful – these are the characteristics defining this habitat of the capricorn (Rhaeto-Romanic for ibex). The park covers 412 square kilometres from Thusis to Schams and includes large parts of the Safien Valley.More info
Gantrisch Nature Park
Forests, gorges and the unique Gantrisch mountain chain dominate the landscape in the Gantrisch Regional Nature Park. But the virtual absence of light pollution is also characteristic of the park and means guests can marvel at a magical, starry sky – in short, wonderful surroundings in which to unwind.More info
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
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.More info
Schaffhausen Regional Nature Park
The Schaffhausen Region has a unique, traditional cultural landscape. The Randen hills, the vast vineyards, and the Rhine, define this region.
Thal Nature Park
The route to the Thal Nature Park leads through the compact township of Klus in the Balsthal. But an expansive, wondrous world of nature unfolds beyond this: the gentle rolling hills of the Jura.
Doubs Nature Park
The river Doubs lends its name to Doubs Nature Park. Forty kilometers long, the river forms the border of the French Departement bearing the same name. To the south, the Freiberg Mountains with their typical forest and meadow landscape are part of the 378-square-meter Nature Park.
Switzerland’s largest regional nature park lies in the heart of Graubünden. Untouched nature, original villages and a Unesco World Heritage site all meet here.
Jura Vaudois Nature Park
The Jura Vaudois Nature Park extends from the summit of La Dôle to the medieval monastic town of Romainmôtier. To the north lies the Vallée de Joux at an altitude of 1,000m. Visitor programmes are offered by the park office and local tourism organisations.
Jorat Nature Discovery Park
The heavily forested “Jorat”, a hilly area north of the final stop of the Lausanne metro, is the largest contiguous woodland in the Swiss midland region. Located between Lausanne and Moudon, the road that used to be the main thoroughfare to Bern is passing through the edge of it.More info
Valley of Trient Regional Nature Park (candidate)
Situated in the French-speaking part of Valais, the Valley of Trient Regional Nature Park covers an area of natural beauty that stretches from the Arpille to the Cime de l’Est. Its wild, unspoiled nature offers magnificent landscapes and plenty of opportunities to sample delicious products of the terroir with an authentic heritage.More info
Chasseral Nature Park
Located in the triangle between Neuchâtel, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Biel/Bienne, the summit of the Chasseral is both the high point and centre of the nature park. The reserve covers 387km2 - 1% of the surface area of Switzerland – and a total of 21 municipalities.More info
Parco Val Calanca
Well protected by high mountain ranges and far away from transit traffic, the Parco Val Calanca nature reserve is located in the Italian-speaking part of Graubünden. It is characterised by wild and unspoiled nature, traditional settlements built from stone and wood, well-preserved mule tracks, art and architecture dating back to many different centuries, as well as excellent local produce.More info
Swiss National Park
Everything is nature-oriented in the Swiss National Park in the Engadine. All this can be enjoyed in an area of over 170 square kilometers. Thanks to 80 kilometers of hiking paths, nature trails and excursion destinations for children and families; everyone can have a good time. The Swiss National Park, founded in 1914, is the oldest in the Alps.More info
Wildnispark Zürich Sihlwald
The first nature experiences park in Switzerland offers a unique combination of forest, wilderness and animals. The Wilderness Park Zürich is home to the Sihlwald forest, a visitor centre with museum in the Sihlwald forest and the Langenberg park.More info
- 20 Swiss Parks throughout Switzerland.
- 14 % or 5,839 km2 of the country’s land is covered by Swiss parks.
- 12 There are Swiss Parks in 12 of the 26 cantons.
- 303,000 residents lived in Swiss Parks in 2022.
- 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.