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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.

Culture and leisure time for locals and guests.

Magazin "unnerwägs" (11/2019)  (German)

Top modern museum

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 Valais

Gornergrat, Zermatt The highest open-air rack railway in Europe leads up the Gornergrat (3,089m) to an unrivalled view point of the Matterhorn, as well as a host of other four-thousand-metre peaks.
Aletsch Forest and Aletsch Glacier At the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the oldest trees in Switzerland look out over the largest glacier in the Alps.
Mittelallalin, Saas Fee In the highest revolving restaurant in the world at 3,500 metres above sea level, you can enjoy the delicious cuisine and a unique view of countless mountain giants.
Eggishorn, Aletsch Arena You can enjoy an impressive view of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the towering mountain peaks from the view point at Eggishorn (2,869m). There is barrier-free access from Fiesch.
Bettmerhorn, Aletsch Arena Bettmerhorn mountain combines sports, nature and culture and offers its own view point at 2,647m.
Moosfluh, Aletsch Arena Modern cable cars take you quickly and easily from Riederalp to viewing points where the Great Aletsch Glacier seems close enough to touch.
Gemmipass, Leukerbad “The most audacious buildings in the world can hardly give a better understanding of human courage and power than this suspended path in the air, which crosses immeasurable, indestructible masses with ease.”
Binntal natural paradise Binntal Nature Park delights with top gastronomy, amazing architecture and lush nature.
The ossuary, Naters At the unique ossuary in Naters, the skulls and bones of around 30,000 people are stacked carefully on top of each other.
Stockalper castle, Brig Stockalper Castle is the remarkable legacy of the ingenious merchant Kaspar von Stockalper (1609–1691), and offers an attractive setting for film festivals, exhibitions and concerts.
World Nature Forum, Naters The World Nature Forum (WNF), a unique visitor, study and congress centre for the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site, was opened in Naters on 22 September 2016.
Barryland, Martigny This lively museum is a meeting place that brings people together with the St Bernards of the Great St. Bernard Pass.
Fondation Gianadda, Martigny The exhibition building was constructed in 1978 by Léonard Gianadda in memory of his late brother and has hosted works by some of the great artists, including Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse and Renoir.
Plaine Morte, Crans-Montana You can taste different types of fondue at the highest restaurant in the area (approx. 3,000m) as you enjoy a breathtaking view of the Alps stretching from Mont Blanc to the Simplon Pass.
Thermal baths, Leukerbad Energy for body, mind and soul is provided by the 3.9 million litres of mineral-enriched water that bubble into Leukerbad’s 30 thermal pools every day.
Barrage de Dixence, Hérémence The Val des Dix is home to the Grande Dixence, the highest gravity dam in the world. At a height of 285 metres, it breaks every record around.
Barrage d’Emosson, Finhaut The Emosson reservoir, located above the Trient valley, was put into operation in 1972 to meet the strong demand for electricity throughout western Switzerland.
Moosalp, Bürchen-Törbel Moosalp offers an extensive hiking network with everything from short walks to high alpine tours where you can admire unique upland and lowland moors as well as rare plants and animals.
Mont Fort, Verbier-Nendaz Head to the Mont Fort viewing platform at 3,300 metres to admire the surrounding peaks, including the Matterhorn, the Dent d’Hérens, the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc.
Sion Old town The old town of the cantonal capital is picturesquely situated between the Valère and Tourbillon hills and is home to a wide range of attractions.
Turtmanntal natural paradie The Turtmann valley presents all the unique qualities of Upper Valais: it is perfect for hikers, fans of scary legends and anyone interested in cultural history and natural diversity.