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Blatten

Situated at 1,540m above sea level, Blatten is the last village in the Lötschental valley. It is the main village in the municipality of Blatten – the valley’s largest municipality in terms of surface area. It also comprises the hamlets of Eisten, Ried and Weissenried. The townscape is characterised by magnificent natural surroundings and the summit of the Bietschhorn, which towers over the Lötschental valley.

Until the opening of the Lötschberg tunnel in 1913 and the construction of the road in the 1950s, the Lötschental valley was difficult to reach. The valley’s former seclusion has given Blatten a unique charm, with sun-darkened wooden houses, typical Valais storehouses and unspoilt nature.

In addition to the beautiful landscape, Blatten is distinguished by its residents’ strong identification with the place they call home. This is reflected in the vibrant customs and the many traditions that have been preserved over the years. Blatten’s residents are actively involved in the village clubs and contribute to municipal life.

 

Altitude:
1'540 (m. above sea level)
Number of inhabitants (as of 31.12.2018):
290
Languages of municipal administration:
German, French
Travel time by car to/from Visp:
25 min
Distance by car to/from Visp:
18 km

Gemeinde Blatten
Platz 13
3919 Blatten (Lötschen)

Phone: +41 (0)27 939 12 05
info@blatten-vs.ch
www.blatten-vs.ch