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Switzerland's only national park covers 172 sq km and is a stunning collection of peaks, glaciers, woodlands, pastures, waterfalls, high moors and lakes. This was the first national park to be established in the Alps, in 1914, and over a century later it remains true to its original conservation ethos, with the aims of protecting, researching and informing. Admission to the park and its car parks is free. Take only photographs, leave only footprints.