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The Local Resident’s Card of the Valais municipalities provides an easy way to save money. Many cable car companies offer discounts to local residents, as does the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway on journeys in the Mattertal valley. The offers aren’t usually obvious at first glance, so it’s worth asking for clarification before you buy your tickets. For example, some ski schools and thermal baths also offer discounts with a valid Local Resident’s Card. The Card is issued by the municipalities and must be renewed at the municipality every year. Fees for issuing and renewing the card vary by municipality. The fee charged for issuing the Card is often CHF 10, while renewal is generally free.
A worldwide unique visitors-, study and congress center in Naters is the base camp of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. In the interactive exhibitions the visitor will experience with all its senses the property and immerse into the thrilling and varying sceneries of the Alps.World Nature Forum
Top places international
within a radius of about 4 to 5 hours
|Lyon||A 3.5-hour drive from Visp takes you to the junction of the Saône and Rhone rivers, where you’ll discover a vibrant city with unique Renaissance architecture.|
|Strassbourg||The capital of Alsace offers a mixture of German and French influences, and is less than four hours away.|
|Paris||Get on a train in Visp in the morning and enjoy gastronomy, art, fashion and culture in the French capital at lunchtime.|
|Piedmont||Piedmont, with its capital Turin, shares a border with Valais and is internationally renowned for its cuisine and Barolo wine.|
|Milan||The metropolis in the northern Italian region of Lombardy is known worldwide as a centre for fashion and design, and is only two hours away from Visp.|
|Cinque Terre||Particularly renowned for its climbing, the national park and its five villages on the Ligurian coast are only five hours’ drive away.|
|Lake Garda||Italy’s biggest lake is less than four hours away. It is surrounded by a host of beautiful destinations and attractions such as the Gardaland theme park.|
|Venice||Known for its canals and churches, Venice is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Europe, and is only five hours’ drive from Visp.|
|Lake Constance-region||Less than four hours away is a diverse region in the heart of nature that’s nonetheless home to vibrant cities like Constance and Bregenz.|
|Black forest||Guests who make the three-hour journey from Visp to the Black Forest are rewarded with dense forests, picturesque villages and a renowned wellness region.|
|Provence||Five hours by car from Visp, this multifaceted region featuring the Côte d’Azur at its southern tip is a dream destination for many tourists.|