Kippel is one of four typical Valais communities in the Lötschental valley, which is part of the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site. The valley offers unspoilt nature with a variety of flora and fauna, and is a well-connected tourist destination. In winter, sporting challenges come in the form of the Lauchernalp ski area with its guaranteed snow, as well as the 24km-long network of cross-country skiing and winter hiking trails. 200km of hiking and mountain biking trails are available for nature lovers during the snow-free period.

Residents can enjoy the perks of living in a tourist destination without foregoing close links to the city: Brig, Visp, Sierre and Sion are around 30–40 minutes away by car thanks to an accessible road that’s safe to use in winter. An efficient PostBus network, Goppenstein railway station and the car shuttle train are the backbone of public transport.

Kippel is home to a bakery, a grocery store, two hotels, a restaurant, the orientation school, the valley’s care home, the Lötschentaler Museum and the Albert Nyfeler gallery. The valley’s primary school and kindergarten, the medical practices and the cheese dairy are within walking distance in the neighbouring village. The choice of active clubs in Kippel adds to the appeal of this liveable municipality.


Altitude (m. above sea level):
1'376 (m. above sea level):
Number of inhabitants (as of 31.12.2022):
Languages of municipal administration:
German, French, English
Travel time by car to/from Visp:
31 min
Distance by car to/from Visp:
27 km

Gemeinde Kippel
Hauptstrasse 61
3917 Kippel

Phone: +41 (0)27 939 14 16