Attractions

Top Choice Glacier in Upper Valais

Aletsch Glacier

At 23km, the Aletsch Glacier is the longest glacier in the European Alps and a Unesco World Heritage site. While most view the glacier from its head at Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Oberland, the best views are from E…
Top Choice Gallery in Martigny

Fondation Pierre Gianadda

This renowned gallery harbours a stunning art collection with works by Picasso, Cézanne and Van Gogh. The sculpture garden (with cafe and picnic area) features Henry Moore’s organic sculptures, Niki de Saint Phalle’…
Top Choice Chateau in Martigny

Château de la Bâtiaz

Clinging to a crag above town, 800-year-old Bâtiaz Castle is worth the 15-minute uphill climb. Once there, add another 120 steps to the top of castle for far-reaching views over the surrounding vineyards and Rhône V…
Top Choice Cable Car in Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Views from Zermatt’s cable cars are all remarkable, but the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the icing on the cake. Ride Europe’s highest-altitude cable car to 3883m and gawp at 14 glaciers and 38 mountain peaks over …
Top Choice Gallery in Crans-Montana

Fondation Pierre Arnaud

Don't miss this stunning art gallery with mountain peaks looming large on its dazzling mirrored facade and silver-leafed edelweiss in the Alpine rooftop garden. Inside is equally brilliant, with the gallery hosting …
Top Choice Natural Feature in Upper Valais

Furka Pass

Marking the cantonal frontier with Uri is the vertiginous Furka Pass (2431m), the run up to which offers superlative views over the fissured Rhône glacier. From the tiny Valais village of Gletsch (1762m) the road cl…
Top Choice Chateau in Sion

Château de Valère

Slung on a hillock opposite Château de Tourbillon is this 11th- to 13th-century château that grew up around a fortified basilica. The church interior reveals beautifully carved choir stalls, a frescoed apse and the …
Top Choice Railway in Zermatt

Gornergratbahn

Europe's highest cogwheel railway has climbed through picture-postcard scenery to Gornergrat (3089m) – a 30-minute journey – since 1898. On the way up, sit on the right-hand side of the train to gaze at the Matterho…
Top Choice Glacier in Furka Pass

Rhône Glacier

Coming from Valais, the mesmerising Rhône Glacier is first seen from the tiny hamlet of Gletsch. This glacier is the source of the Rhône River, which flows the length of Valais, into Lake Geneva, then south to the M…
Top Choice Museum in Zermatt

Matterhorn Museum

This crystalline, state-of-the-art museum provides fascinating insight into Valaisian village life, mountaineering, the dawn of tourism in Zermatt and the lives the Matterhorn has claimed. Short films portray the fi…