Mysterious Nature Park
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In the heart of Valais, Pfyn-Finges Nature Park extends over 12 park municipalities between Gampel and Sierre. In practically no other region of Switzerland is the visitor confronted with such a widely contrasting and fascinating spectrum of unique natural and cultural values as in the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park. The region is popular with ornithologists because of the many species of birds that can be seen here, some very rare.
The place of unusual dynamic biodiversity at the language boundary
The heart of the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park is the nature reserve forest, one of the largest pine forests in the Alps. It covers 17 km2 and its biodiversity is one of the most important in Switzerland. The region is not only popular with visitors but is also extremely interesting for researchers. The wild River Rhone and the ponds characterise the area as do the steppes, water meadows, jungle-like stretches and rich flower meadows. The landscape tells many stories; the geology here shows what has changed during the centuries. An imposing contemporary witness is the Illgraben - one of the wildest torrent channels in the Swiss Alps.
Welcome to the Nature and Landscape Centre of Salgesch
The office of the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park is located in the Nature and Landscape Centre in Salgesch. It is the contact point and administrative centre for both local guests and visitors.