Unchanged and original
Swiss National Park
Winter rest in the National Park
As a rule, the hiking trails are closed from mid-November to mid-May. The exact time of closure and opening depends on the weather and the altitude of the hiking trail. In winter, the animals live off their reserves and should be disturbed as little as possible. Therefore, the National Park is not accessible to visitors during the cold winter months.
King's Tour to the Macun Lakes
Golden larch splendour, crystal-clear mountain lakes in the middle of a barren high plateau, bearded vultures circling above and a fresh autumn wind in your face: the hike to the Macun lake plateau is THE recommendation for hiking enthusiasts who love sporty tours in remote areas.
The mighty spectacle of nature in the Swiss National Park.
The Swiss National Park is a symbol of the region's unique diversity and an attraction for nature lovers and hikers alike. The largest wilderness area in Switzerland covers 170 square kilometres unspoilt natural landscape and 100 kilometres of marked hiking trails. Founded in 1914, the National Park is not only the only one in Switzerland, but also the oldest in the Alps and Central Europe. This unique natural oasis is characterised by its unique high alpine flora and fauna: Deer, marmots, bearded vultures and the national park's heraldic animal, the pine jay, reside here all year round, while the rich flora really blossoms, especially in July and August. The National Park also includes the "Macun" high plateau at 2600 m above sea level above Lavin with its more than 20 mountain lakes – it is particularly rich in ibex and chamois. Together with Val Müstair and parts of the Lower Engadine municipality of Scuol, the Swiss National Park was also officially recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Engiadina Val Müstair on 13 June 2017.
Swiss National Park.
- Do not leave the marked hiking trails
- Do not leave any waste lying around
- Natural objects such as animals, plants, wood or stones may not be taken along
- No carrying of dogs, not even on a leash
- No winter sports (skiing or snowshoeing), bicycles or flying machines
- No swimming in lakes and streams
- Do not light a fire (danger of forest fire!)
- No overnight stays, not even in vehicles along the Ofenpass road
- Nature must not be changed
You can find more information on the Swiss National Park at nationalpark.ch.
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