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Swiss National Park

Wanderung im Schweizerischen Nationalpark
After the winter dormancy, the Swiss National Park reawakens every spring in its most beautiful colours. Especially during the summer months, it offers a unique landscape that is known for its diverse flora and fauna. Binoculars are therefore a must on any hike!

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.


Experience report.

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.

Protective provisions

  • it is strictly forbidden to leave the marked paths as well as the resting areas marked with posts
  • no littering
  • no natural object may be picked or removed: animals, plants, sticks, stones, etc.
  • Visiting the National Park is only permitted during the day. Daytime is defined as the time from the beginning of the so-called civil twilight in the morning until the end of the civil twilight in the evening. The same applies to overnight stays in vehicles alongside the Pass dal Fuorn (Ofenpass) road.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the Park, not even on a lead.
  • Bathing in lakes, pools, streams and rivers is not permitted.
  • no camp fires
  • No cycling or flying of any kind (e.g. drones) are permitted (see see Civil Office of Aviation website).
  • Nature must be left undisturbed.
  • The National Park is closed in winter, entry is forbidden (Designated wildlife area).
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The Round Trip Experience Alpine Circle

On the three different routes of the «Alpine Circle» you will pass Zernez and have the opportunity to get to know the natural experiences of the region.

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im Schweizerischen Nationalpark mit Not Armon Willy

Learn more about the National Park. Guided tours in the National Park

Would you like to discover the national park on a guided tour and experience spectacular wildlife viewing through a telescope? No problem, the national park offers a variety of guided tours.

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The lived sustainability of the Naue family

Nicole and Turi Naue run the Chamanna Cluozza with a creative sustainability concept. They want to inspire guests and enable them to have a good time in this unique place.

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