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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU/Roland Gerth
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU/Roland Gerth
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU/Roland Gerth
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU/Roland Gerth
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU/Roland Gerth
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Switzerland Tourism - BAFU/Roland Gerth

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Regional Nature Park since 2013
Rocky steppes and biotopes, idyllic mountain villages and charming small towns, hillside vineyards and one of the largest Scotch pine forest in the Alps. On a very small surface area, Pfyn-Finges Nature Park reveals the wide variety of nature and amazes with its varied landscapes and the abundance of its flora and fauna.
«Staunen von Berg bis Tal!»

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Kirchstrasse 4
Postfach 65
CH-3970 Salgesch

Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
admin@pfyn-finges.ch
www.pfyn-finges.ch

 

Mysterious Nature Park

Surprise yourself! Exciting nature - pure joie de vivre - discover the moment - take it easy.

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.

Regional Nature Park since 2013

jArea : 277 km2
fPopulation: 11'200
kMunicipalities: 12
nCantons: Wallis

Images

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © NetzwerkSchweizer Pärke/Samuel Devantery
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Marie-Thé Roux
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - © Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges video

Switzerland Tourism film about the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park.

Events & offers

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Gastronomy, Accomodation, Restaurant, Hotel, Direct selling, Cafe

Gastronomy, Accomodation, Restaurant, Hotel, Direct selling, Cafe

Hotel-Restaurant Emshorn
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Visitorcenter

Visitorcenter

Nature and landscape centre
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Snow shoe-route

Snow shoe-route

Oberems snow-shoe trail
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Theme-Trail, Hikingroute

Theme-Trail, Hikingroute

The classic wine-path
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Aliment, Producer, Shop for regional products

Aliment, Producer, Shop for regional products

C. Varonier & Söhne AG Cellar
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Infrastructure Summer, Infrastructure Winter

Infrastructure Summer, Infrastructure Winter

Gemmi
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Accomodation, Hotel, Guest house, Room / Holiday flat

Accomodation, Hotel, Guest house, Room / Holiday flat

Hotel Residenz Paradis
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Natural landscape / Habitat

Natural landscape / Habitat

Pfyn-Finges Nature Reserve
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Nature experience, Guided tour / Excursion, Offer for groups

Nature experience, Guided tour / Excursion, Offer for groups

Wine walks in Valais
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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Kirchstrasse 4
Postfach 65
CH-3970 Salgesch

Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
admin@pfyn-finges.ch
www.pfyn-finges.ch

 

How to get there

Connection (www.sbb.ch)