Unchanged and original
Swiss National Park
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. Switzerland's largest wilderness area comprises 170 square kilometres of 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, live here all year round, while the rich flora really blossoms 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.
Regulations for protecting the park’s pristine, untouched natural environment. Thank you.
Hikers must stay on the marked trails at all times
Do not leave behind any kind of rubbish
Do not take any items found in the park, such as animals, plants, wood and rocks
Dogs are not permitted in the park, even if they are on a leash
No winter sports (skiing or snowshoe treks), cycling or flying devices
No swimming in the lakes and streams
No fires (risk of forest fires!)
No sleeping overnight in the park, not even in vehicles parked along Ofenpassstrasse
Do not make any changes to the natural environment
For more information about the Swiss National Park nationalpark.ch.
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