Even in prehistoric times people wandered through the Lötschen Valley and across the pass of the same name - as attested to by finds from the Bronze Age and the Ice Age. Up until the Middle Ages the Lötsch Pass was an important connection between the Bernese Oberland and Valais.
Even today the Lötschen Valley is the starting point for innumerable mountain tours in a pristine landscape. Two hundred kilometres of hiking trails lead through the valley, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Region Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. Old customs such as the well-known shrovetide tradition "Tschäggätä" have been preserved here. Locals continue to live and celebrate them.
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