The sunny plateau of Bürchen with its breathtaking panorama and unique view of the striking Bietschhorn is home to around 750 residents.

They are proud of their village, a residential and holiday destination that has moved even closer to the rest of German-speaking Switzerland since the opening of the New Railway Link through the Alps. They are proud of its friendly, liveable and adaptable nature, its cultural and touristic diversity, its old stables, churches, and buildings and its historic, well-preserved village centre. And finally, they are proud that Bürchen has retained its original character despite its modern infrastructure.

The municipality of Bürchen belongs to the Moosalp region and has remarkable potential thanks to its scenic surroundings, unspoilt nature, healthy Alpine air and excellent recreational offering.


1'360 (m. above sea level)
Number of inhabitants (as of 31.12.2019):
Languages of municipal administration:
German, French, English, Portuguese
Travel time by car to/from Visp:
17 min
Distance by car to/from Visp:
11 km

Gemeinde Bürchen
3935 Bürchen

Phone: +41 (0)27 935 88 88