The people of the Valais enjoy a reputation in Switzerland as an especially cheerful, charming and party-loving lot.
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Known as the St. Petersburg of the Valais (1632m) has a thousand-year history thanks to its location on the trail leading across the famed Great Saint Bernard pass.
Driving south from Visp up through the Saas Valley, the first town of the “Free Vacation Republic of Saas-Fee” is the mountain village of Saas-Balen.
Where the vineyards emerge from the foot of the Rhone Valley lies the former market township of Saillon. Today the medieval village is renowned for its thermal baths.
View, experience and savour the latest trends and products: Valais trade fairs display only the best products from all branches of industry.
They are the best-known and most-loved rescuers in Switzerland. The gentle St Bernard dogs from the Great Saint Bernard Hospice have become icons.
The sun shines through forests with snow-covered trees. The snow crunches underfoot, your eyes take in the mountain scenery – a winter hike in the Valais is pure relaxation.
Nurtured by a gentle climate with an extraordinary amount of sun, Valais features perfect natural...
With its dense economic structure and wide variety of business activities, Valais possesses undisputed...
According to legend, Léon was the name of the Valais wine-grower who invented Raclette cheese. On a cold...
In the past, the tough climate in the Alps compelled the natives to store away durable items in order to...